Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What We've Been Up To

I have just not had a desire to blog for awhile. A big part of it is because I've been so busy lately. My sister, Kim (who lives in Chile), was visiting for a month with her family and then on the day she left Joel's sister, Jenn, and her family came to visit. We've been hanging out with all of them and having a blast! And when we weren't hanging out I've been trying to clean and working on crafts (I'm a little obsessed lately).

I'm going to try to play catch up with this post. I actually haven't been very good at taking pictures, so this won't really show the true extent of our busy-ness, but it can give you an idea.

Some of the things we did while Kim was here:

Jinnie and Kaylee are both hair twirlers. Especially when they have a bottle or sippy. We gave them one about the same time and then noticed they were both wandering around drinking it and twirling their hair. So cute! (We got Macee in the picture too because she was drinking a sippy).

Some of the highlights of the visit were going to the cabin (this swing is at the cabin), The Children's Discovery Museum, and just how much fun Kaylee had with her cousins!

During the time they were here our ceiling leaked. It was like a waterfall coming down from our light fixture. Here's a picture with the light cover off to show the damage to the ceiling. Apparently, the rain gutter in the building couldn't handle the huge amount of rain we got within 10 minutes and it caved. The water soaked into the insulation like a sponge and eventually let it all out.

We had our bed in the living room for 2 weeks while we waited for them to repair our ceiling. That was fun at first, but I was going nuts by the end. (We did end up putting sheets on the bed once we realized it was going to be longer than a few days.)

While they were gone for a few days at a family reunion for Dave's family we went to Lagoon for Joel's work party. Paige came with us so Joel could have someone to go on rides with (since pregnant me could only do the train and merry-go-round). They only ended up making it on 2 "big" rides and Puff with Kaylee. But we all had a great time watching Kaylee on the rides. She loved it!!! She looked so small on everything.

This was her very first ride of the day. Joel showed her how to ring the bell and she was doing that and turning the wheel the whole time. She kept clapping after rides and didn't want to get out when they were over (except maybe Puff... she didn't seem quite sure about that one... but she didn't cry).

Some of the things we did while Jenn was here:
This wasn't with Jenn's family, but we had the Wilkey family reunion. It was fun! Joel wasn't able to go, but me and Kaylee went up on Thursday and came home Friday. I was surprised at how well she did sleeping in the tent.

We also got to attend two 4th of July celebrations (it should have been 3, but we all got sick on the day of the Hilton party :( ). This one was with Grandma Mum and it was a lot of fun for all of the kids!

This is from the Wilkey 4th party. Always a blast. I didn't realize Kaylee would love the sandbox so much. That's where she spent most of her time. She kept getting sand beards and moustaches because her face was always sticky from candy from the candy cannon and from ice cream.

We went to the Children's Treehouse Museum with Jenn and her girls. Here's Kaylee as the President of the United States.

The girls on the Grandma story chair.

Pretending to be firemen just like their grandpa and great-grandpa (2 great-grandpa's for Kaylee). There were tons of dress-ups and the girls were so cute and helpful, always helping Kaylee into an outfit.

While both Kim and Jenn were here I worked on my craft obsession any time we weren't hanging out with them:

Here are just a few of the craft projects I've been working on...

I can't paint the walls (or at least I haven't asked if I can or not), so I decided to spruce up the furniture in the kids room. I'm not sure it'll stay like this (it might be too busy), but I think it looks pretty cute.

I've, of course, been working on more bows even though Kaylee has way more than she needs. It's addicting! I've been doing more magnets and Lost Socks boards for my Functional N Fabulous blog too.

I've been working on decorating their room. It had too much pink in it for our boy, so I'm trying to make it gender neutral.

I've been practicing my sewing. Those are some I Spy bags and a crinkle ribbon toy. I plan to make lots more of these even though I stink at sewing.

I made some cool ribbon dispensers. They're double-sided and I love them! (Not that they look cute, but they're very functional.)

We needed more places to hang towels in our bathroom with the new baby coming, so I made this. It matches the Lost Socks board we have in our bathroom (since it doubles as our laundry room).

This might be my favorite of all. It's a chalkboard on the side of the crib. Kaylee loves it!!! I used chalkboard spray paint, so Kaylee had to sleep in our room for a few nights while her room aired out (she doesn't have any windows), but it was worth it.

Kaylee will often help me when I'm painting. She was painting some wooden insects...

...and then decided to paint her hand.

We really have had a great past few months! I'm almost 34 weeks and look like I have a basketball under my shirt, but I've been feeling great! The tiredness and aches are just starting to really kick in, which is much later than it did with Kaylee so that's good. I'm going to try to be better at blogging (and commenting on others posts... I read them, I swear! I just don't comment much anymore), but honestly, I doubt that'll happen. (Joel still wants me to finish the cruise posts because I haven't done his favorite day yet- Castaway Cay. We'll see.)


Brooke Bennett said...

Wow! You sure have a lot more craftiness than I do! I love the dresser and the crib!!!! So fun! I need to look through your bows and buys some for Macee! And a lost socks board, how much is a little peg board for towels? And I might need one for by my entryway too for coats.

Sara Ann said...

I can't beleive how far along you are! You looked great for the few min I saw you on the 4th:) I am excited to buy some bows from you too!

Ponczoch Family said...

Holy cow, girl! So fun to see all of the projects that we keep talking about! Now I feel totally unproductive though.

Brown Family said...

I love all the projects and crafts are seriously addicting, especially when you find a talent in a specific one or two are many :) I also love the picture of the girls twirling their hair! Too cute!

Mike & Aubrey Janowicz said...

i love the i spy bag and crinkle toy!!! and i think your ribbon dispenser is cool! i'm curious about the inside...how the ribbon is held in...

Naomi Johnson said...

cute pictures and super cute projects. love them...

Jessica said...

Wow- you have been busy! Awesome projects!