Monday, April 23, 2012

Relaxing, but very productive weekend

This was the frist weekend since Baby Iris was born that I've been able to get some sewing and crafting done.  I even cleaned!  I told Mark at the beginning of the weekend to not let me clean - that I had too many projects lined up to spend all of my free time doing what I do every day (clean!).  I snuck behind his back and cleaned, anyway.  Why?  Because I had time!

Just look at these two.  I love watching them nap together.  Good thing Lily wasn't there napping with them, that would have been cuteness overload.  I can only take so much! 

Anyway, while they were napping and being all cute and stuff, I did the dishes, scrubbed the kitchen, and finished this beauty:

cotton cord basket

She will hold my fabric that I intend to use in the near future.  Maybe eventually just scraps (I save a lot of my fabric scraps - why?) or yarn, but right now this is what she does.  Oh, and looks pretty.  Mark told me it looks like something you'd find at West Elm.  I'd say that's pretty successful!

basket weaving
I think this may be the first project in a really long time that I have started and finished in one weekend!  If ever.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend

We had a fun Saturday at Sagebrush Ranch!  Lily rode her first horse, we went on a hayride, pet cute mini horses, and hunted for easter eggs!  I spent half the time nursing Iris in the car, but Daddy got some great photos of delighted little Lily on her horse!  We will have to try harder to get some other family members in photos - Lily is just so cute to photograph...

On Sunday, we woke up to bunny paw tracks coming from our front door to the living room where Lily's Easter basket was!  There was also a huge mess from carrot crummies!  Lily was so excited - we are working extra hard to keep the magic in her life! 

We made really yummy caprese eggs benedict for breakfast (I used this recipe).  It was good, but very rich!  Definitely a fun holiday breakfast.

My Easter girls are so beautiful, aren't they? We are lucky parents.

Please excuse Iris's nudity.  She was getting ready for a bath and was so awake - I had to use this photo (plus, she's looking up at her big sister.  So sweet.)!  Here's the one of her dressed, not as alert..

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!  We sure did!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lily is the sweetest big sister!

Lily is at the zoo today with her grandma with a $5 bill in her pocket to spend at the gift shop for being a great helper and a sweet big sister on her spring break vacation!  I'm so proud of her.  She is one well-behaved little girl.  She loves to help dress Iris, check on her while she's sleeping, and is great at helping mommy around the house.  She is a joy to have around and I'm so grateful to be her mom!