Thursday, October 30, 2008
I just love this picture because of her cute little toes pointing together. Oh, and her cute chubby legs and awesome little wings, too.
Take a look at this video of Brighton walking around at the trunk or treat!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Well, Brighton's been working on walking for a little while now, and we just wanted to wait until she was a little bit better at it (read: not taking two steps and face planting) before we shot some video and shared it with you all. Well, here it is. I couldn't decide between these three videos, so you get to see them all! These were taken on Monday night and ever since then, she is pretty much walking all over the place now.
I like this one because she's just so excited about the camera. You can hear her say at the very beginning "what's this (high unintelligable squeal)?" She's gotten really good at saying that and pointing at things.
Now this one is not of Brighton walking, but playing with Sawyer. Sawyer likes to run around like a crazy dog every once in a while and Brighton just thinks it's the best thing ever. We have to kind of encourage him to keep going crazy but it's worth it. Don't you just love her little laugh!?
red velvet eyeball pops, I also made this awesome kitty litter cake for the party. It was so realistic looking, even though I made it, it was really hard to dive into eating it. Let me know if you want the recipe and I'll put it up here.
Oh, here's mine again, up close.
For more info about the party, and more fun pictures check out Brandon and Laura's blog here. Be sure to check out their online album, too.
We were a little afraid to let her get too close to the geese, but she was just fine to watch from a safe distance.
This goat has to be the ugliest thing alive. I don't know what kind of goat it is, but it's eyes were pink and went off in different directions. Plus it had a really weird curly coat. Not normal for a goat, at least in my experience. But Brighton was still excited to say hi.
The sheep were pretty cool. They kept "baa-ing" at us, which freaked me out more than it did Brighton, who in turn got freaked out because mom did. But they were nice and woolly.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
It's finally happening! Grosgrain Kathleen is finally opening an online store to sell her fabulous things! I'm so excited! I first stumbled upon her blog when she was giving this same skirt away and I have been a hugely devoted fan ever since. She's my idol, and she is just so amazingly talented! Now, I can continue trying to win the giveaway every week, but I can also wander aimlessly in her online store! YAY! This is the BEST giveaway ever! Not only do I have another chance to win this awesome skirt, but Kathleen's also including the two other versions, as well as all the reversible tops to match! How awesome is that? She truly is the most generous crafty person out there! If you win, I'll be really mad at you...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
patterns from Joann's because it's so hard to find modest dresses that are stylish and that don't cost a fortune (read: not in my budget).
I am completely in love with the fabric. It's has weird birds all over it and what makes it even more wonderful is that it only cost me $2 total. I found it at a second hand store! I don't know why anyone would want to give this away! Maybe I just have awful taste, I'm not sure, but I think it's fabulous! The zipper was $3 (it's an invisible one, and trust me when I tell you that I'm a zipper PRO!), and the pattern cost $1. So my total cost for this dress is $6! You really can't beat that! I added a little belt with it because there's no waste line which doesn't flatter an hour glass figure. I think I'm might have to go and buy one that matches better, but it'll do for now. And notice my incredibly awesome shoes! I had been eying them at Target for a while now, and then they went on SALE last week! With just one left in my size! It really was fate, so I bought them for my early anniversary gift. The traditional third year gift is leather, so faux leather from Target counts, right?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Well, I know some of you have been gripping your seats for a few weeks now wanting to know Brighton's stats. I'm so sorry to have kept you waiting for so long! Brighton went to the doctor a few weeks ago for her first birthday check-up. She's healthy as a horse, which we already knew. She is 28.5 inches tall which puts her in the 30th percentile. That means she's only taller than 30 percent of one year olds. Maybe she's taking after mommy? She weighs a wopping 19 lbs and 5 oz, putting her in the 25th percentile for weight. Though my little girl is growing up, she's still trying to stay a "little" girl. We're hoping that she'll break 20 lbs in the next month! She had some shots to get, too: measles-mumps-rubella, chicken pox, and her flu vaccination. Isn't it amazing how far medicine has come in the last 20 years? I had chicken pox, and now they have a vaccine for it! So awesome that our children don't have to go through all that, or if they do, that it won't be nearly as bad as it could be. I love science! Anywho, she cried for about 20 seconds and then was fine. She's so tough! Enjoy those 6 pearly whites, which we brush twice a day (honestly!).
Oh my gosh, this dress is FABULOUS! I'm going to cry if I don't win this time, for reals. It is amazing! I want it so badly for Brighton! I sometimes wish that I was a 3T-5T so I could fit into these dresses that Kathleen makes. Serisouly stunning. As always, if you want to enter into the contest, I won't be mad. But if you win this time, I'm going to hunt you down and make you give it to me!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Until then, enjoy this picture from Dale's mutual activity a few weeks ago. They had a photo scavenger hunt, and they're in front of my house, doing who knows what.
Friday, October 10, 2008
hideous zebra print. Hey, it's not ducks, ok? And it was only $5 for a yard of it, so I have plenty of extra to make something else out of this amazing fabric! I just used one of her smaller ones as a reference for how/ how big to make it. Oh, and I had that amazing red zipper already- so it cost me only pennies to make! Yay for saving money to spend it on other stuff!
Another great giveaway from Kathleen. She's awesome. I want to win everything so that everything she makes can make up Brighton's wardrobe. Man, I need to keep practicing so I can make this stuff, then I won't have to be so bummed out when I don't win the giveaway every week. One of these days though, it'll be my turn!
I am IN LOVE with the 30 days blog, as I'm sure some of you are as well. So if you haven't checked it out in a while, there's this cute quiet book giveaway. The lady she's featuring is amazing! You've got to check out her cute stuff in her ETSY shop. I wish I was that amazing. But at least I'm amazing at stealing people's ideas and being able to make my own. That'll come in handy if I don't win the giveaway.