Friday, July 16, 2010

Crafting for a good cause!!

So I've been crafting like crazy lately, and I finally finished everything I wanted to make this past Monday. Then I shipped it all to my sister Hailey for something really fun that she's doing!

Hailey and her husband Steve are hoping to adopt another baby! She has two good friends who wanted to help her, and suggested a fundraising boutique to help them spread the word. So Hailey asked me and other friends and family if we could help her make items to sell.

Other girls have made burp cloths, car seat blankets, binky clips, and many other flea market treasures!! Hailey has made gorgeous cupcakes and diaper cakes, and my mom has made divine marshmallow brownies. Katie Waltman Jewelry will also be there, so that's really fabulous!

Here are the details:
It will be held

Saturday, July 17
10 am-4 pm
in the parking lot of a shop in sugarhouse called "Abode"
1720 S. 900 E.

It's an outdoor flea market/boutique featuring all different vendors, and should be lots of please go and shop!!

Here are the items I made: Headbands, little girl hair clips, and wipes cases!

(just in case people want to get Christmas accessories early)

Here are the items Hailey has made: cupcakes and diaper cakes!

"Abode" wanted to feature Hailey's story on their blog, so here's the link if you'd like to read more about it. Also, (since I don't have a direct link on my blog) if you'd like to check out her personal blog, her address is

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Yankee Doodle

Years ago, my hilarious sis and I made up obnoxious dances (while singing) to "perform" for our fam. I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy was one of our faves, and we also did a great rendition of You're A Grand 'Ole Flag. It made each holiday fun, dressing up in full costume and lashes!
Happy 4th everyone!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Today's Walk

Gretel has had a cold lately, and has had a rough time sleeping. Yesterday morning and this morning she woke up screaming at 5:45. I am not a morning person-I just hate mornings, and I tell Johnny that every day!
Anyway, she fell asleep on our walk today at 10:30, so I wanted to take a picture.
What a little angel!
Lately when Gwen gets hot and tired, I scoop her up and put her in the bottom of the stroller! She loves it!
She's such a pampered little pup!!
I have the two sweetest girls in the whole world-I just love them!!

Here are some other random pics I took last night:
I want to remember what kinds of things she loves to say and what she's learned recently, so this is more for me to look back on later.

Right now Gretel's favorite book is "Princess Baby." She wants to read it all day-over and over. It is so torn and beat up, and I've scotch-taped every single page. It is well loved to say the least! She says "baby" in a desperate, high-pitched voice when she wants to read it.
Also, her favorite song is "If you're happy and you know it" and she also says "happy" in a high squeaky voice when she wants to sing it.
She counts to ten if you start her at 1 & 2. She is so good at all her colors and shapes. She knows oval, circle, heart and triangle. She also knows blue, green, orange, pink, yellow, purple and red which she calls "reddy." She was adding a Y to the end of a bunch of words for a while. Like "foody" and "trucky." But now she's just shortened it to "truck" which unfortunately sounds exactly like the naughty word. She says it several times a day, very loudly-whenever she hears a truck drive by outside.
She tries to say everything, and she's at the cute stage where I can tell her to say whatever word I want and she does it.
Her favorite things are books, and she falls asleep with them tucked all around her body, so when I check on her before I go to bed I take them all off her bed so she's not uncomfortable rolling around on board books all night.
She also loves to say "The End" when we finish each story, so..... THE END!!