Saturday, February 26, 2011

Family Play Date

We went to the base to meet up with another family yesterday for a family play date. The little girl Lily is 2 so Alexia pretty much watched in amazement at everything she was able to do. We played at the community center for a bit and decided to skip the movie we went there to see and go bowling instead. The girls played in the little arcade and we ate some pizza. Alexia ate 2 pieces so I guess likes pizza.

At the bowling alley



Alexia running around as usual.



Today Nick and I built Alexia's birthday present. I will be painting it during the week but first I need to get some accessories for it. Pictures will be posted on her birthday, or the next day depending on your time zone.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Toy Box

Here is the toy box Nick and I made for Alexia. We had her toys in a little canvas box and it was over flowing. So Alexia and I sorted her toys out and put some in her new toy box and the rest in animal bins that Grandma and Uncle Joe got her for her birthday.





Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blanket



So I finished Alexia's blanket last night. It definitely took a while to get it done. I had issues with my sewing machine that took a few days to sort out and then I had to tinker with the setting to get it right for the material. Alexia picked out the polka dot fabric (really she did) and I picked the pink to match. She loved that fabric so much she hugged it the whole time we were in the store and when we got home. It is super duper soft and cuddly. This was the practice blanket for all the other ones I an going to make. as of right now I have to make three of them.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Boo Boo

Alexia got a cut on her finger. She didn't even notice it, but the band aid made a great new toy for her to play with.



Nick gave it a kiss to make it all better

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pretty Dress



Thank you Grandma for this beautiful dress. It looks so freakin cute and it is actually really comfy because it is a knit. I now know what you meant by saying you couldn't not buy it. I definitely have those moments too. That is very evident if you look into her closet.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Starting it

We got Alexia's chair in the mail and it is so cute. We also got Grandma and Uncle Joe's birthday gifts for Alexia. We purchased the materials for her toy box that we plan on building on Sunday. Nick is working on Saturday so we have to get it all done on Sunday, but I am pretty sure we can do it. We also picked paint colors for most of the house. We want to paint the living room but we don't have one of those crazy twisty turny ladders for the funny angles above the stairs. Maybe next year we will make that purchase (they are expensive!!!) and it will get done. After Alexia's birthday we will start the painting, yay. I also got fabric and stuff for all the baby stuff I plan on making. Hopefully I can start making them this weekend. I also picked out two possible fabrics for reupholstering my two chairs in the living room and also our dining room chairs. The dining room chairs have a white fabric now and that is a no no with kids. Thinking about it now I might even do the barstools too. Reading this now even I am beginning to think this is a lot but it will be spread out throughout the spring and summer I'm sure. Now on to the things that have been done so far:

For my goddaughter I made her Easter candle already and a flower hair bow to match her dress. I obviously didn't make the dress but I searched high and low on the internet to find a dress for her and I did hit the purchase button myself if that counts.



Then I made my two adorable nieces bow holders and I put all the bows I made for them on it. I actually was thinking of waiting and putting them in their easter baskets.



I also made an attempt at making shoes for Alexia. I knew it wouldn't be pretty the first time out so I used a scrap fabric for the inside lining and it was too stiff to make the best stitches at my skill level. Here is a pic of it anyway but I will be making more with the right fabric soon and I will post those pictures more proudly, lol.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Spooning

Alexia has been trying to use a spoon for a while and this is the first time I let her scoop her own food up. Usually I put a little bit of food on the spoon and she puts it in her mouth. I decided to just go with it and let her do it. I bought a new super duty stain remover so I am ready for the laundry that awaits until she masters this skill.


Alexia was doing really good but by the time Nick came over with the camera she was pretty much done eating. Hopefully I'll get a better video of her feeding herself soon.

video

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pho Lena



When Nick came home today he told me about this place everyone says is delicious, so we decided to try it out tonight. It is a place really close called Pho Lena. It is a little place but very nice. The food was so good. They have a bigger restaurant a little bit further away as well. I can't wait until we go get a chance to go back.