Sunday, 19 April 2009

Housecoats and A Craft Show Dilemma

Again, I've been working on a project for Logan. It seems that I spend most of my time making things for that little boy. He keeps growing! It's hard to keep up!

Every weekend I get to sleep in or write blogs or read in bed while Terry and Logan go downstairs and have breakfast and play in the morning. For example: right now they are playing Wii downstairs while I prepare this blog. Terry always gets up and puts on his robe. Logan admires this robe. It's very "daddy."

Terry in his robe on Easter morning

So I decided to make Logan a robe of his very own. I even got the perfect fabric for it - soft, fuzzy and blue, just like daddy's!

Isn't he so cute?


The other part of this blog deals with something I've been thinking about for a long time. A friend of mine from Alberta frequently purchases a table at the local craft shows. She seems to be making a few extra bucks for her family with her sewing talents (she's waaaay better than me!)

I'm thinking about doing the same thing. There are tons of summer craft shows coming up. And, of course, there are tons coming up later in the year for Christmas. I'm a little worried about it. As most of my readers know, I'm not that social, and I'm not sure if I have the confidence to try this out. Has anyone had experience with it that they'd like to share? Should I just do it and quit worrying? The tables only cost a maximum of $20 anyway, so it might be worth it.

Let me know what you think in the poll posted below or share your ideas in the comments. Thanks!

As a reminder of the crafty things I can make, the following is a picture of the bookmarks I made yesterday:

Friday, 17 April 2009


It started with Logan watching the Weird Al video "Jurassic Park" and it went from there. Now there are dinos all over our house! Watch:

... and they can do this for at least a half hour until Terry is out of breath. Logan, of course, is still ready to run from dinos while daddy rests.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter Morning 2009

Now that Logan is in his "big boy" bed, he can get out of the bed in the morning and wake us. This morning we heard little footsteps running across the hallway at 7:00. He came into our room and informed us that he had a nice sleep. He also asked if we had a nice sleep. Then he pronounced that it was, "Easter Time!"

So, we brought him downstairs to see if the Easter Bunny visited. Logan was very thoughtful the night before and left some of the sprinkle cookies that we made together for the Easter Bunny. I think the Easter Bunny must have liked them, because he left Logan all sorts of nummy goodies.

There is Logan after he found his Kinder Surprise. The Easter Bunny hid the goodies all around the living room for him to find. He found them all: Mini eggs, Kinder Surprise, A chocolate bunny and a stuffed Easter penguin that mommy helped the Easter Bunny sew.

But not to worry, although Logan will be hopped up on sugar all day, at least we got him to eat a banana for breakfast first. And we're making a turkey today. Num Num!

Happy Easter from Team T-Lo!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Our Walk on Lyndale During the Red River Flood

Here are a few photos of our walk along Lyndale Drive yesterday. The Red River is very high, but not threatening the houses there yet. We stayed well away from the water so the pictures are from pretty far away. But you get the idea.

This is our favourite part of the pathway along Lyndale Drive. Logan has his first teething attack right here. I had to walk him around those trees for an hour while he was wailing. It's also a nice picnic spot. Not so much yesterday (April 10, 2009)...

Here is the same spot in June of 2007. Terry and Logan are enjoying all the beautiful green grass that is now covered in water and ice.

The water is burying the trees and the path where we walk next to the river. Usually the path is about 5 feet from the river bank and then there is a sharp slope downwards before you actually see the water.

Near the same spot in June 2007. I sure hope that the summer will bring this beautiful area back to us. We really enjoy walking along the pathway here.


And for something entirely different: I've been trying to put some of my sewing projects up on this blog. People seem to be interested in what projects I'm up to now, so here is the latest:

My new maternity dress. I got the fabric in the clearance section at the fabric store. The whole thing probably cost me about $20. Nice eh?

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Big Boy Bed

We've already introduced Logan to his "big boy" chair. Last night it was time for his "big boy" bed. We admit we did it a little earlier than we would have liked, but we also admit that we are cheap and we're not buying another crib for the new baby.

We had a guest bed, but no guest room (the bed was in the corner of Logan's room this whole time). So we decided that our little boy could have it. It's a double, so he's just drowning!

A few weekends ago, we went shopping for some nice, kid-friendly sheets and comforter. We bought the mandatory plastic sheet to go underneath a potty-training child. And we finally got around to setting it all up yesterday. Logan has been asking about it every morning for these past two weeks: "Big Boy Bed now???"

In the event of falling out of bed, which we figured might be inevitable, we took the frame off the bed and laid the box spring and the mattress on the floor for now. We put the bed in the corner, so that only two sides are open. We also put down some camping foam on the exposed side, just in case.

There's our little "big boy" last night before bedtime. He actually did better than expected. All day after we set up the bed, he was asking if it was bedtime. When the time finally arrived, he was so tired that he fell asleep downstairs! Didn't think it was a good idea to put him in his crib for the night after all the excitement, so we had to wake him up and ask him if he wanted to sleep in his new bed.

He jumped into the new bed and wiggled around to get comfortable, but wasn't so confident when mommy and daddy were going to leave the room. At first he thought mommy should stay beside him. I laid down with him for awhile and daddy sat on the chair. Then I left and daddy ended up laying with him for awhile longer until he fell asleep. We could hear that we woke up a few times during the night, but he didn't try to get up or call to us. He slept the entire night and when we woke up at his usual time (7:30) he called for us to come and get him. I guess he hasn't discovered that he can actually get up out of that bed yet! Lucky us!