Thursday, April 22, 2010

Projects complete

This week I had a few projects that I wanted to get complete. Somebody in our house is having a birthday in just a few short days (snif.. snif..). My babies turning "1" has never bothered me before. This go round I'm not ready for the little man of my life to turn one. I don't know it it's because this might be our last "1st birthday" celebration or what. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. However, whether I like it or not it's a coming and we will be ready!

This is Brayden's bed. Have you ever really looked/felt what the manufactures expect these little ones to sleep on. It's harder then a rock! My children prefer something a little softer. My parents came across some thick foam a few weeks back. They didn't know what they'd do with it but they held on to it. A few weeks ago Sheri and I were complaing about the hardness of these little mats and my Mom suggested we use the foam to add some comfort. So I brought the foam home and covered it with a blanket with the intentions of making a fitted sheet for it. I won't tell you how long ago that was! The point is that I finally got around to making it. It was sooo easy and fits perfectly.
It's another car seat canopy. Isn't it cute? I "love" our Hobby Lobby fabric selections. It certainly doesn't help that the store is less then 2 miles away from my front door. Just looking at it makes me want a baby girl!
We (well really Kory has done it all so far this year) started our garden. We've got peas, chard, asparagus, and a few more things outside . For our area it's safe to start planting after Mother's Day (plants that could die due to a late freeze). Every year after this time we head to Home Depot and buy tomato plants and pepper plants. Wanting to do it a little different this year and NOT wanting to pay the ridiculous price for pepper and tomato plants we decided to start them from seed. Kory's thought process was why stop there! Lets do it all! So we've got the tomatos, peppers, zuccinni, squash, pumpkin, watermelon, cantelope, etc. all starting inside these niffty little containers that can be planted into the ground. It's been warm enough that we've set a table up in the backyard to set them on. 2 days ago the temp. dropped a little and we decided we'd better bring them inside so they wouldn't freeze.

My island has been taken over by these little pots of seed, along with every cookie sheet and plastic lid we own. I use my island quite often throughout the day and it's driving me NUTS having them there. It's too cold in the shed and if I put them any closer to the ground I'm begging little fingers to come explore. I was hoping that very soon we could move them back outside. However today we got this... I think they'll be inside a little bit longer!

Snow in late April. What the heck?

It's been a long time since I've seen snow like this. It reminds me of the staticy messy little crap found in bean bags. The best part of getting snow here is that it's usually gone by dinner! Hooray!


Sheri said...

No worries, I just made a cover for the foam yesterday.

Our Family said...

You're way to stinkin ambitious!

Natty said...

I'd have to agree with the ambitious comment. Your making the rest of us look not-to-good! :) I am very impressed, my friend!