Monday, June 21, 2010

Movin’ On Up

Today was Seamus’ Moving-Up Ceremony!  I can’t believe  he’ll be going off to kindergarten in the fall.  It seems like just yesterday I was tearing up in the cafeteria on his very first day of Pre-K.  Now after two years, it’s time to move up!  We are so proud!




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He had a great ceremony with lots of fun songs and the handing out of diplomas.  Then we celebrated with a Happy Meal at Mickey D’s and an afternoon of fun at Hoffman’s Playland with his best school buds!!


He is so excited for kindergarten…we know it will be another great year!  But first, a nice long summer to enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Checkup with Baby Brother

My OB office wanted to do another U/S after 24 weeks to “check for achondroplasia.”  I said, Okay, whatever makes you feel better!!

Devon and I both know that we are not at any increased risk of having a second child born with dwarfism, but it seems to reassure the professionals to check for it anyway!  And honestly, we would simply be double blessed if given the opportunity to parent another LP.

I certainly didn’t mind getting another peek at my little sweetheart – isn’t he a cutie?



He is a wiggle worm, but they got all the measurements they needed and he is looking just great.  Here he is with his arm resting against his head.  For a good portion of the exam, he had his toes touching his forehead – yikes!  What am I in for with this kid??

Saturday, June 12, 2010

So Sew Busy

I’ve been spending a ton of time lately with my sewing machine, which has been so much fun for me!  I went through a period where I was hardly sewing at all, and I missed it a lot.  I have an enormous list of sewing projects bookmarked on my laptop, but when I came across this particular tutorial, I knew I had to get started on it right away.

I have been addicted to making these dresses for Grace!


The tutorial is actually for girl’s top, but I added some length and width to turn it into a dress.  It is SO EASY!!!  And they are so cute!!


But the best part?  They are REVERSIBLE!!!

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So when my little darling spills something on herself (which is often,) instead of hyperventilating with my Tide pen, I can just flip it inside out and voila!  New dress!

Not wanting to leave out my little man, I found a size large men’s Power Rangers t-shirt on the clearance rack at Target and turned it into a super cool pajama t-shirt and shorts.  He is happy!


I also found an awesome Liberty bag on clearance at Target for $4.98!  It was an adorable pattern, but only had a couple skimpy pockets on the inside –and to me, a bag without pockets is like a morning without coffee – totally useless! 


So I picked up one of these throw pillow covers – also on clearance -


And with a little tweaking, I now have a perfect pocket tote bag with a matching zipper case!


Thanks for letting me share all of my goodies with you!  Still many more projects to go, but at least I’ve made a dent!

And for the biggest project of all – here is the 24 week baby belly picture:


All is going well with Baby Brother!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Seamus’ t-ball pictures arrived recently…I don’t think I can adequately express to you this kid’s excitement over being ON A BASEBALL CARD!!!

What do you think, a pro in the making?