Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My first quilt

I have finally finished my first quilt project!

What did I learn? Lots of stuff. The main one being: Don't do a king sized quilt for your first project. Anyone with half a brain knows that right?

The reason I did a king sized quilt is because Adam needs a "summer" quilt. One that is thinner and doesn't make him sweat at night.

This quilt has pinwheel squares in the middle. This is one of the easiest if not the easiest squares to make. They aren't all perfect but I think it turned out better than I was expecting it to about 3/4 of the way through. I just got so tired of working on it!

I used old fashioned cotton batting in the middle. This is a little more expensive but I used a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby and it wasn't bad. It's thinner and breathes a little better I think.

Finished it off with some floral fabric on the back, tied it and there you have it! Quilt #1 is in the books.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Look at this smile. It's hard to remember the early days when she was in pain because of her stomach and unhappy most of the time. These days, Lauren is a pretty darn happy baby. She almost always has a smile for anyone.

She was playing in her crib yesterday while I was trying to catch some video of her doing something cute (maybe you'll get to see it later if I can catch it!) and what I caught instead was her smiling face. Love it :)

But I also caught this shot which is even more accurate of her personality.

She is still always in motion. Especially now that she can walk. Back and forth. Around and around. She will pick up one item and walk until she finds another. Then she'll carry that around for a while and so on and so forth. Good thing I can hear her little feet walking around so I can easily keep track of her! This personality trait can make her a difficult baby sometimes but that is just something that mom and dad have to deal with. It doesn't bother her one bit - She's still oh so very happy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Walk In Daddy's Shoes

Not literally. Just daddy's favorite KIND of shoe.

Lauren bought her dad a pair of shoes for fathers day. They were for herself but they were superstars. Which is daddy's favorite kind of shoe. She figured he'd like to see her wearing some because a while back he bought mommy a pair also. So now we are a superstar wearing family.

They aren't soft soled shoes so they were a little harder for her to walk in but she got the hang of it. She even scuffed them up. Soon they'll be broken in and she won't want to wear any other kind. I figure even if they are a little difficult for her to walk in they probably have better support so hopefully they will be good for her.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lauren Walks!

She suddenly started walking after a nap one day and hasn't stopped since! She also figured out how to stand herself up which she had never done before.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some videos of the cutie pie

She's pretty much walking these days. She can walk in between people/things and will let go to walk somewhere if it isn't very far.

Cute noises and faces: