Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Play Kitchen

The kids received a play kitchen for Christmas this year.They were pretty excited to discover it in front of the tree that morning. Harvey was most interested in the tap lights. Cecilia loved the removable sink and knobs. Neither one really cares about the dry erase board on the door.

Harvey kept saying "You build it!" He had watched Captain and I turn an old entertainment center we found on craigslist into this new toy. We had most of the supplies to make this, but wound up spending about $20  for the extra parts. Still, $20 isn't bad for such a big Christmas gift.

The nice thing about the kitchen is it is sturdy enough for my kids. They are not gentle with toys yet. In fact, the biggest disappointment was when Harvey tried to crack a wooden egg on the kitchen counter. He was upset that the egg didn't open. I was grateful nothing was chipped.

We keep it in the kitchen now, and so far one of the kids has "cooked" with me every time I've made a meal. Also, I'd like to point out that I built that oven door from scratch. I mean, Captain did all the drilling, but I did the design and the cuts.

To those who are wondering, no, I don't have a before picture. I was in a hurry, but it basically looked the same. Except it was brown with a glass door and one big drawer underneath. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Cecilia eats her dinner.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

When Uncles Visit

When Uncles come to visit, we show off all our toys.

When Uncles come to visit, we fall asleep in all the noise.

When Uncles come to visit, we get to try new food.

We love it when our Uncle visits, he is one amazing dude.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pig Tails

Soooooooo I did Cecilia's hair today.
18 months old, and it is only the 2nd time we have done this. She screamed through 2/3rds of it.

Still turned out adorable, much less mullet-y that normal.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


It took me 3 years of procrastination, but I finally finished Captain's Christmas quilt.

I actually had the top done in time fore Christmas of 2009. That part only took a few weeks. It is a tossed nine patch pattern.

The quilting took FOREVER Apparently I don't enjoy that part at all, so I kept putting it off. I did a few sections at a time over the next few years. I did a combination of stars and free motion quilting.

The binding went on in one episode of the heart of Dixie. Lesson Learned: I'll do straight sewing any day of the week over quilting.

On a completely different note, Harvey failed his will save as Cecilia cast her sleep spell. Grandparents please note this image is sized for desktop backgrounds.