Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Magnolia had a visit from her Papaw this past weekend. Oh how she loves her Papaw! They had a great time visiting the Children Museum, reading books, playing the harmonica, and singing songs. Thanks Papaw for visiting!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Magnolia spent Saturday morning with her one and only Valentine, her daddy. To say Magnolia is a daddy's girl is an understatement. I have never seen someone turn corners at such a high rate of speed to greet her daddy every night. So when our local children's museum was having a breakfast with Little Nutbrown Hare from the book Guess How Much I Love You on Valentine's Day, I bought two tickets for them. They had a wonderful time and I cried when she came home wearing the bunny hat she made with her face painted in whiskers and handed me a beautiful handmade Valentine. We opened presents or as Magnolia calls them, "presidents." She loved everything especially the chocolate. I put her to bed a little early while George cooked a delicious Valentine dinner for the two of us. It was a very nice day. Here's Magnolia getting one last look at herself before heading off with her daddy.

Opening her Valentines

Children's Museum

Apparently Magnolia didn't eat the breakfast and didn't want to go near Little Nut Brown Hare although she knows him well from the book. She did say hello from afar. She's been sick for the past few days with no signs of feeling better. We'll be off to the doctor tomorrow. Poor thing, I hate to see her feel so bad.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

We traveled to my niece, Lilah's, 4th birthday party this weekend. My other sister, her girls, and my mom and dad also made the trip. We decided to make a weekend out of it and stay in a hotel with a pool. My doctor gave me the okay to go and boy was I excited to get away! We had so much fun visiting and swimming. Cedarburg is a very quaint town north of Milwaukee. When we arrived on Saturday they were having their Winterfest. We got to see a two hump camel and artists doing ice sculptures along the street. We stopped at the wonderful chocolate shop and then my sister's adorable salon where the girls were treated to hairdos and cuts complete with lollipops! On Sunday we went to Lilah's birthday party which was a lot of fun!!! I was sad returning home as it was all over and I'll have to wait for the baby to come before we can get away again.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Welcome February! I hope this month goes by as fast as it always seems to. It's been cold, too cold to do anything. Being pregnant in this weather is hard! With that said, I've been back in the sewing room. Not doing a whole lot but at least doing some things. I've been trying to gather my projects and take them downstairs so I can sit with my feet up in front of the fire. I'm enjoying the hand sewing far more than standing at my machine. For most of my pregnancy I've been needle pointing. Needle pointing a belt for George. I know that sounds strange but it's a St. Louis thing and if you're from STL then you'll know what I'm talking about. In doing that, I've discovered that it's the only thing to really relax me. Now I'm onto baby things and a couple of things for Magnolia. I made some beanbags and hair bows to give to her for Valentine's Day. I saw hair bows similar to these on JCr*w's Cr*wcuts site. Anytime they're having a sale things go so fast. I saw these one minute and then they were gone the next so I decided to try to make them. I used ribbon and tulle I already had. I like how they turned out but I'm having the hardest time finding alligator clips to glue them to. The first picture is of Magnolia wearing a hand knit sweater and hat by my sister, Emily. Thank you Emily, they are both beautiful! The last picture is Magnolia in the sewing room pouring me a cup of tea on top of the baby blanket I'm making out of a cashmere sweater. We have a lot of fun in that room!