Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, Week in Review

This past weekend started out a little crazy; dinner with friends on Friday, a date on Saturday (thanks to my sister and brother-in-law), cousins spending Saturday night and then our monthly dinner on Sunday night.  The week slowed down and has been a fairly quiet week which was nice since Josie started the week with a little bit of a runny nose and has since shared it with her sister.

Josie's eye teeth still have not broken the skin but her gums are enlarged and you can see two of them are ready to come through. She is repeating more words like apple, banana and other sporadic words here and there.  We moved her from the baby car seat this week to the forward facing big girl car seat.  She seemed pretty excited about that.  Thursday morning I had removed her pants to change a diaper and hadn't put them back on when I noticed that she was able to get both her legs into the leg holes.  She wasn't able to pull them all the way up but I was pretty impressed with her being able to get each leg into a leg hole.

Ellie started out the week begging me to print her some work sheets off of the computer.  After printing her a few she would tell me in an unhappy voice "this is not what I expected".  Luckily her Nana Kook decided to buy her a few pre-k workbooks from Costco.  She hasn't complained since and has loved doing several sheets every day.  She attends Gonzaga's preschool program and their first day back for the spring was on Tuesday.  She loves it and has asked a few times about when she gets to go again.  This past week she has been really clingy with her daddy.  She wants him to carry her everywhere.  I am not sure if she is feeling a little insecure or what the issue is but we have come to realize that her love language is quality time and we are looking for ways to make sure we are giving her the quality time she needs.

After transferring Josie to the big girl car seat I washed the infant car seat and it is now ready to go for Maddie in 10 weeks.  I believe we should be taking her home from the hospital in exactly 10 weeks!  It is crazy how fast this pregnancy is going.  I have a few more things to do and then we will be ready.  I feel much more relaxed this time around.  It could be due to the fact that I still have 10 weeks, this relaxed feeling may go away in the next few weeks but for now I will enjoy it!

I made valentine aprons for the girls while in Montana from this tutorial.  I was told by Ellie that she did not so much like the apron and she only liked the old apron I made her.  In turn the girls only wore the aprons once (for pictures) and that is only because I threatened....  =)

I have 3 t-shirt quilts to work on this spring and I saw a neat one on Facebook the other day that I have been trying to figure out how to make. I have searched for tutorials and have not been able to find anything.  After searching again the other day I found a book called How to Make a Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt and ordered it.  I am excited to look at the book and start working on my next projects!

Pictures of our past week.

Buz made cheese Fondue for our monthly dinner!  Yummy!
Josie in her Valentine apron I made.

Best picture I could get of both the girls together with their aprons on. 

Ellie in her Valentine apron.

Ellie working on her worksheets from Nana Kook.

Ellie's Valentines that are still sitting on my hutch.  =(

Michael, when Ellie opened this she said "They got me the bear I wanted"!  She was so excited!

A Madeline book that Ellie can read to her sister in a couple of weeks.

A new cookbook and a chef's hat from Aunt Molly's family.

Ellie giving  me a thumbs up because her daddy is carrying her.

Josie in her big kid car seat!

Maddie's car seat is all ready for her!
Josie putting on her own pants.


  1. Fun, busy week! I found that Haylee, as the second kid, was much more willing to learn independent things like putting on her clothes herself than Jack was. So, I took advantage of it and taught her to put her clothes on herself before Avery was born. I definitely am reaping the benefits of that! So, go for it, Josie! :) Cute aprons!! Love them! Teach me?

  2. love some pics of her like that no diaper showing her little bald snatch