Grainy iPhone pictures and I have been making things!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

{Surgery Update: I called 2 days ago and found out that "My paperwork got lost in the shuffle" yeah... so that is why we hadn't heard anything yet. It should be scheduled by the end of next week. I'll let you know! The good news is I got my blood test results back and I don't have any of the cancer markers! Yay!}

Claire's hair is getting so long! 

 She does this really funny thing where she completely throws her head back to rock back and forth. It is hilarious! I need to get a better video of it! 

Kenley's BFF, Gracen's birthday party was last Saturday! The theme was art party and April did such a great job with every detail! Kenley absolutely loved being at the party! 

I assembled a church bag for Gracen since she turned 3 and will now be sitting in the church service. I missed getting a picture of the bag and contents (probably because I was putting the finishing touches on it at 2 am) but I had a pink tote bag embroidered with her name on it and inside the bag I had a bunch of things that Kenley enjoys in her church bag. Contents included a pencil pouch with small coloring books, a pencil pouch with stickers, a pencil pouch with color wonder paper, a clip board, 2 little books, a crayon roll, and a color wonder marker roll! The idea is that April will be able to pull out a coloring book, a few sticker sheets, and a few pages of color wonder paper and clip that to the clip board and put that in the bag and go. That way the bag has something a little different each week! 

Here is the crayon roll and the marker roll that I made. I sort of followed this tutorial... but I am really bad at following instructions :) 

While I was in crazy crayon roll sewing land I was also in happy rainbow cake making land! 

I was totally thinking about this little 1 year old whose rainbow cake I made... 

 In addition to the church bag I also made Gracen some felt food for her play kitchen! Cinnamon rolls and Strawberries! I loosely followed this tutorial for the cinnamon rolls and then kind of made the strawberries up... {basically I traced a CD onto my red felt, cut those out and then cut those in half, sewed the cut sides together and then hand stitched the seeds, struffed them and stitched them closed and then added the green tops on... does that make sense? I got 6 strawberries from 1 piece of red felt} 

Here is the finished cake with the banners that I cut with my Silhouette machine! I swear, I love that Silhouette machine more and more each week! 

The birthday girl with her cut cake! 

Best Friends! 

Silly Face! How cute is that apron that April made for the girls to wear at the party??? 

While we were making crafts and birthday partying, Brian was at WSU for Dad's weekend. My Dad couldn't make it so Brian went for him! 

Kenley's face drawings make me so happy! 

Kenley has never fallen asleep during church before! I was shocked! 

 After church, and a nap, I took her temperature and it was 102.6... so that explains the sleeping in church thing. She was super lethargic that day and woke up in the night but by Monday morning the fever was gone and she was back to her usual bubbly self! 

I am the worst present wrapper... and honestly I am okay with that.... It just gets ripped off anyway... right?

Kitty helper. Did you even know that we have a cat? He was a stray and has snuggled his way into our hearts. His name is Elvis... that's a long story. I usually call him Elvie... He doesn't like Claire and Claire doesn't like him... he is supposed to be an outside cat, but we are softies and let him in sometimes... he is a sweet cat! 

This morning I set out some beads and pipe cleaners for Kenley to do some color sorting. It was a hit!

Claire liked it too but she just wanted to hand me the beads :) 


Carol Blanchet said...

First of All. Praise the Lord for no signs of cancer!!

I loved your crayon pouch - thanks for the tutorial link. I think I'll make some for my girlies.

Your felt food is so ADORABLE!

Just so you know.... you are a great mom and an inspiration to me! :-)

Kimberly Hiegel said...

I'll wrap all your Christmas presents for you(:
And thanks for letting your hubby come visit me! We had a good weekend of sibling bonding.
Love you!