Thursday, June 27, 2013

Root, Root, Root for the Cardinals, I want to see your face and donuts!

This weekend I was putting Isabella to bed and she chose for me to read her St. Louis Cardinals book. One of the pages in book has the song Take me out to the ball game. Isabella can sing the whole song but I didn't make her, I sang it until I got to the part where you sing, "root, root, root..." I paused and Isabella sang, "root, root, root, for the Royals!" I continued singing and Isabella interrupted me and said, "No mom I said, 'root for the Royals!'" So I stopped and tickled her and told her she was singing it wrong. Before tonight I didn't know if she was aggravating me or if she really liked cheering for the Royals, now I know.

Last night Ben was getting Isabella her evening snack and trying to get her ready for bed. I was putting Caleb to bed and trying to do some laundry. Isabella wondered down the hall and I said to her, "Go sit at the table and eat your snack." She asked, "Will you come sit with me?"
"No honey, I need to do some laundry."
"But mommy, I love you so much I want to see your face!"
Well, when she put it like that of course I will come sit with her!

Today when we were on our way home from the grocery store Isabella said, "Mommy, my stomach hurts. I think if I eat two donuts it will feel better." (She got to eat two donuts when we got home.)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Shorts

I decided to make a few pairs of Elegance and Elephant Bubble Pocket Shorts for my kids this summer. When I saw the pattern I immediately thought of a few different pieced of fabric that I thought would be perfect. I took the kids to Hobby Lobby to buy the fabric and while we were there I found another piece of fabric that I thought would be perfect so I bought that one too. When Isabella saw what I picked out for her she said, "That's what I've been looking for, it will be perfect!"

I usually stay up way too late working on sewing projects for the kids and Isabella is not nearly as excited in the morning to model what I made her. Because she was so excited about the fabric I thought this morning would be different. After she woke I excitedly took her shorts into her room to show her. She looked at them and then at Caleb's shorts which were also in my hand and said, "I want the Mickey Mouse one!" I tried convincing her the Minnie Mouse ones were way better than the Mickey Mouse ones and she said, "I don't even have a cute shirt to wear!" Being the smart mother I am I quickly showed her the cute red shirt that matched her shorts to which she replied, "It doesn't have anything on it!" Which means, 'I want a Minnie Mouse shirt.' I walked to her closet pulled out the long sleeve Minnie Mouse shirt I made her in the winter and showed it to her and she happily said, "That's what I wanted!" (It was 90 degrees here today.)

Here are her adorable new shorts, which I loved more and more as the day went on!

Jump roping is very popular at our house these days.

When you are 8 months old you don't need pockets so I left them off of his.

Here is Iasbella's other pair that I thought would turn out super cute. They will look great with her red shirt if I can ever convince her to wear it.