Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sick Princess

We have had quite the sick princess this past week. Princess E came down with another stomach virus last Monday. She would have a good day and then a bad day. Thursday was her worst day. She slept a straight twelve hours Wednesday night and woke up very lethargic and pitiful. I could not keep her awake for more than 45 minutes at a time. By the afternoon, she wasn't drinking and she refused to sit up or crawl. We went to the doctor and they gave her an IV. We thought she was good to go and then she threw up when we were getting ready to leave the doctor's office. Our little angel was then admitted to the hospital. I felt so bad for her. She was so weak and pitiful. They kept her on the IV fluids until Friday at lunch. Once she was able to tolerate fluids, they let her eat some bland food. After a very long and tiring week of sickness, we were able to go home Friday night and she has been much better. She is back to singing, talking and getting into everything. I took a few pictures of her in the hospital. She was very happy to get balloons from her Memphis relatives.

We are happy she is better. I have spent most of the day today trying to disinfect the house and get rid of the germs that cause this yucky virus. Luckily, no one else in the house has been affected by it. Maybe tomorrow I will be able to relax. I have a project in the works and I hope all of my friends, family, & readers will be able to get involved and show support for a great cause. I will be posting about that project soon. Have a great week!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

What a Great Day!!

Today is a great day!! It is 60 degrees and the sun is shining! I have plans today to take the kids to McDonalds for lunch (I know the food is terrible for them, but hey it's only once a week and they eat Chicken Nuggets and Apple Dippers without the dip) and then we are going to the library. It gives A-man the opportunity to get out of the house and socialize with other children. Also, we check out books to read throughout the week. Hopefully, tomorrow will be pretty too and we can catch a few hours at the park! I love going to the park and it wears the kids out!!

On another note: I have been in a sewing frenzy for the past two weeks!! It takes me awhile because I have to do my sewing during nap time. I am happy to say that every time I complete a project, I get so excited I have to blog about it to show it off! I did the diaper bag last week and this week I have completed 2 of my 5 crayon bags. These crayon bags are just adorable. I actually created this pattern on my own from seeing other peoples versions of this type of bag. They hold a full size coloring book, have 12 crayon slots, and plenty of room for a few more small toys. It is awesome for keeping the kiddos busy while waiting at the doctor or at a restaurant. A-man loves to take his to church and it keeps him occupied during the sermon. Here are a few pictures of the bags I just finished. I made a matching sippy to go with one of them. If you are interested in ordering one you can visit my website or email me directly.

Oh and I must post this cute picture of Princess E. She is always looking so adorable!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Check Out Leelou's Baby Shower!!

This is a blogger baby shower being held to raise money for two little girls that have been fighting for their lives since the day they were born. They have tons of giveaways and prizes that you can enter to win. You can read their stories at Baby Kayleigh's blog or Baby Mia's blog. You can also make donations on Leelous blog. They both have millions in medical bills from the NICU. So just click the button to head on over and have some baby shower fun!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

In Nashville for the Weekend!!

I am so glad to be sitting here blogging this early Saturday morning. I was afraid that I was not going to have internet access this weekend. I cannot survive without the laptop! We are staying in a hotel in Nashville while Big E has guard duty this weekend. We figured since we had to be up here for a funeral yesterday, we might as well stay all weekend. It's exciting for me to get away from the house and to get to visit with my friends. The only thing that is difficult is traveling with a 1 year old. Her pack and play will be where she sleeps, snacks, and plays!! I am not fond of her crawling around on the floor in a hotel room..Yuck!! Hopefully we will get out and find lots to do since it is supposed to be 70 degrees all weekend!! YAY!!! I think we might find a park and we also have to go to the fabric store and I must go to Opry Mills. The sales there are awesome at Children's Place and Gymboree outlets. I can honestly buy both of my kids an entire wardrobe for the next winter season for like $50 right now. Everything goes on clearance at the end of each season and most of it is like $1.99 per piece at the Children's Place. I love to shop, but being a one-income family doesn't really allow me to do so. I have to just enjoy it when I am getting really awesome deals! Well, I think I will head down to the free hotel breakfast and grab something to eat and start my day! Happy Saturday!!

Here are some pictures of Princess E this morning in the pack and play:

With her toys and cheerios

This is her way of playing Peek-A-Boo

She is just to dang cute!! She is talking up a storm and can already sing H, I, J, K of her alphabet!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lots of Laundry Tuesday!!

Well....I am proud to say I am on load of laundy #5 and it feels great! Piled up laundry is the worst!! I decided yesterday that I would accomplish some cleaning and cook a good meal for my husband and kids for dinner. I did do a little (by little I mean I made the living room look nice) cleaning and I made Chicken Spinach Fettucine Alfredo. Man, it was AWESOME!! I have started trying to feed the fam a little more variety that is on the healthy side. We have learned that A-man likes Parmesan Crusted Tilapia and will eat anything leafy green you put in front of him. I made a strawberry and feta cheese salad with balsamic dressing that he just wanted to keep eating more. I think he was impressed with the strawberries being in the salad. Tonight, I have no idea what I am cooking, but need to figure it out in the next half hour or I will have a bunch of hungry unhappy people in my face! What's for dinner? Can we order a pizza since you haven't cooked yet? I am trying my darndest to keep us from eating out as much as possible. Now, I promised pictures of my latest work, so here you go! What do you think? I love making diaper bags! They seem to just keep getting better everytime!

The Diaper Bag

The Changing Pad

The Whole Set

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ahhh....It's Monday Again!

Even though I am a stay at home mom, I still dread Mondays. It seems the weekend family time with my husband and our sweet babies goes by too fast! My sweet husband always lets me sleep in on Saturdays even though he gets up at 4:30 am every morning for his 1.5 hour commute to work. I know he loves me lots to get up even on the weekends just to allow me a few extra hours of uninterrupted rest. I always get up during the night with Princess E. She still doesn't sleep all night. I think she has been cutting teeth for about 6 months straight! So, I am always walking around like I haven't been to sleep in a I guess it's just Big E's way of showing his appreciation for me. There is no sweeter gift to me than a NAP!! My weekend was a good one! I finished up a sewing project on Friday. It is a diaper bag, with coordinating changing pad, burp cloths, and a bib! It turned out great, but I can't post the pics until it gets to my friend since she reads this blog! I will post them as soon as I hear from her! Now that I have completed that project, I am going to spend this week on a crayon bag binge! I have promised 3 bags to my nephews and my cousin's little girl, so keep watching to see the finished products! Also, I am totally excited....I ordered a new Amy Butler Book- little stitches for little ones. It has lots of cute patterns for baby items! It should be here in a day or two!

Also, I got my new EnV2 phone last week and ordered the cutest pink leather cover. My husband laughed and said he loves my teenager!! What can I say...I am a PINK fanatic! I gave up a PINK Blackberry Curve to get this phone. Verizon just charges too much for that Blackberry data plan and I am always looking to save us money!
Well, since I cleaned NOTHING this weekend and did NO laundry... I better get to work! Happy Monday!
PRAYER REQUEST- Please pray for my sister S. She is having some liver trouble and is undergoing some testing to determine the cause this Wednesday. Please pray for positive news and her good health.