Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekly Update - Tutu #2 and the Gate Debate!

Ok, as a warning, I have had almost nothing but sugar and Diet Coke today so I may be a little wired as I write this!

Tutu #2:  I had so much fun making my first tutu that I decided to make one for my girlfriend's daughter!  I had learned a bit from the first one I made for Little L so I think this one turned out even better!  One of these days I'm going to have to invest in a sewing machine though, so I can sew the tutus after I'm finished and make them last longer.  Here's what it looks like:
I have a couple more people and ideas for my next tutu projects so hopefully you don't get tired of me posting the pics!  :)

The Gate Debate:  Ok, so it wasn't much of a debate but it was definitely something that needed to be figured out!  We had been using our ottoman as a temporary "gate" to keep Little L out of certain areas of the house.  It had been working great until a few days ago when she figured out she could climb over it!  So we had to run out and pick up a real gate.  Unfortunately the hallway where we wanted to put it was to wide for most of the regular gates and we really didn't want to spend the $60 to get a gate we would have to mount into the wall.  Praise God there was an expandable gate at Toys R Us that was marked down almost 50% just because someone had opened the box! (and of course I had a 20% off coupon for Toys R Us!)  I got it home and at first, as we were trying to figure it out, we were starting to understand why someone might return the opened box!  But once we got it figured out it actually works perfect for us!  

Funny thing is that after we got it up we realized there was no way for our cat to get to his food and bathroom if the gate was closed!  This is where the real debate came in!  How to fix our dilemma without getting rid of the cat!  Thankfully we figured out a way to cut a whole in the plastic cover around our bannister, kind of like a kitty door.  Wow, writing that all out it sounds like the whole place is on lock down with our gates and plastic!  But it works for us!  (at least for now!)

On to the family updates:

The hubby has been keeping his days very full!  He finished his Krav training and then had just a few days off before jumping into two full days of filming for "In Harm's Way"!  He is definitely looking forward to some family time and rest coming up this week!

Little L is getting bigger every day and turning into a toddler before our very eyes!  Her latest has been tickling everyone and everything!  It is hilarious!  She even tries to tickle herself!  Tonight while she was tickling me she actually started blowing raspberries on my belly!  I guess I should say she tried to blow was so cute!  She is talking more and more and able to do so much!  Although her ever expanding abilities are fun they sure do keep us on our toes!  (For example, I now have to go buy those door knob covers since she can open the doors in our house!)

Here is a picture from last night!  This dress is actually from my aunt in England and the hair clip was made by my aunt in North Dakota!  Isn't it great how they match perfectly!

I've been keeping my time filled with mostly the same old stuff but I have been SUPER blessed to be able to be a part of a women's Bible study that meets every other Monday this summer.  We are going through a study on the book of Ruth that was written by Kelly Minter.  I am so loving this book that I will most definitely be writing a post when we are done to share my thoughts!  We meet again tomorrow night and I just can't wait!  I really love the girls in our group and I love having the time to discuss what we're reading.

My cousin is getting married in northern MN this coming weekend so my mom is flying up on Friday and then we are all piling in the car to head up and join in the festivities!  It should be a fun time of catching up with some family and then we'll head home to have my mom stay with us for a full week!  It will be nice to have another set of hands to help keep Little L entertained and out of stuff!  :)

And now I am sure the sugar/caffeine crash is on the way!  The hubby is home from his long day of filming so we are going to veg and catch up on some of our TV shows!  (I love the internet and the fact that I can watch our shows whenever we want!)

Have a blessed week full of peace!


Michelle said...

Girl, you are cracking me up with your "wired" post. I love it!

Evie loves her "Pretty, pink, princess tutu." She puts it on at least once a day! Thanks so much!

Lynn said...

That tutu is SO cute!

Little L is getting so big I can hardley believe it! Crazy how fast the time goes, isn't it?

JJ and EJ said...

I meant to leave a comment the first time I read this post. The tutu (and girlie) are SO STINKIN cute!! You are so talented! Good work!