Feb 23, 2011

Yay! Tate's crib bedding is finally finished!

Donny Keeps telling me I need to get some hobbies to keep me busy (as if being a mom doesn't) anyway....... I decided to try my hand at sewing. In the past the sewing machine has only brought me stress and frustration. We now are on our way to having a better relationship. I got myself a machine and wanted to make Tate's crib bumper and skirt. It was a big project for my first, but I did it! And love it!

Tate loves to help!

King of his castle. Mostly he likes to pull on it and mess it up but at least it keeps him entertained.

I'm so happy with how everything turned out. I had fun doing it, but I am glad it is done! I think it really highlights the crib. I love this crib so much! It means a lot to me to have something made by my dad and brothers and Donny. It turned out even better than I imagined it. Thanks guys!

I just had to throw in this little gem. He hasn't used the swing in months, but the day I go to put it away he was having so much fun playing in it.

Feb 17, 2011

The down side of living in an 84 year old building!

From the looks of this picture we are having a great day. Don't let the smiles fool you! This picture was taken after a frustrating day.......... It stated out as a lovely sunny Sunday. We were oh so thrilled that the temperature had finally popped up above freezing..........only to come home from church to find our bed was getting flooded by the roofs melted run off!
So this is us camping out in the living room while the ceiling in our room dripped all night long.
Here's the twin mattress that we slept on. For those of you who know Donny and his size, this was no easy task. I spent most of the night teetering on the edge as well as pushing Donny into the trunk. Needless to say we hardly slept and wink and were sore the next morning.

Our bedding was soaked! My duvet cover didn't make it out so good, giant rust stain :(

If you look close you can see the water dripping from the tip of the fixture and from the huge hanging crack in the ceiling.

So this was Sunday the 13th..... it is now the 17th and it has stopped dripping, but nothing has been done to fix it. I'm just waiting for the roof to cave in on us in our sleep. We decided to risk it after two sleepless nights in the living room!

Feb 3, 2011

Burrr it's a Minnesota winter!

Whenever we told people we were moving to Minnesota all anyone would say was "yikes it's pretty cold there isn't it?" and my answer is yes! Good thing we have warm coats and are generally optimistic!

It started out like this......not so bad just a little snow and temps in the 40's to 20's. We can handle that. It actually looked quite pretty. Note how wide the street looks. Two car can easily fit down that wide road.
Then all mayhem broke loose on that Friday night that lasted the whole weekend! You're probably thinking that doesn't look so bad and you are right only because this picture doesn't do it justice. If you can't tell that is the very same road that is pictured above. Not even one car can park anywhere and it was like driving on Moguls. I don't have a picture of our cars but they were completely buried in the back of our building.

This is the walk from our apartment to the street.

This picture was taken almost 2 months after the previous photos! It has not melted at all! I wish I had a picture looking down the street, there is barely room for one car to squeeze down the street and this is why my drivers side mirror is hanging on for dear life after it was smashed by someone trying to maneuver the tight squeeze!

I know terrible picture of me but we wanted to put the piles of snow in to perspective. This is in front of our apartment and it looks like this everywhere! You have to be in the middle of the intersection to even see to cross the street! Needless to say I have become a little scared of driving in this winter mess. It's a new experience for us and we are trying to appreciate this Minnesota winter. As you can see from the picture I'm wearing my new winter coat for the extreme temps. It rarely is warmer than 20 and usually around 10 with a wind chill of -10 to
-30. I can't wait for summer but we are having fun out here and we are loving it!

I thought I would throw in a few of Tate cause he's so cute. He loves wearing Donny's hats and doesn't even try to take them off. He'd wear it all day I think!

Some friends of ours have and indoor pool at their apartment and are kind enough to invite us over from time to time for a dip. Tate loves the water. He did try and lick it but found out that wasn't the best idea and didn't taste great. He looks awesome in his suit!

This picture was taken the morning after the swimming. His friend Madison was kind enough to loan him a pair of pj's. Not ashamed at all to be wear girl pj's you can't see it in this picture but on the front is a butterfly and a flower. He looks pretty relaxed in them to me!

Donny and I went to a Guster concert. This is what Donny got me for my birthday present back in November. Isn't that sweet of him to get me concert tickets to his favorite band..........seems like a gift for himself to me but we did have a great time!

Tate's crib finally arrived! Yay! and he's sleeping like a king. He loves it in there, sure beats the pack and play. The boys did such a fantastic job on it over Christmas break. I couldn't be happier with it. I adore it! Now I am going to try my hand at sewing and make a bumper and skirt for it. So more pictures to come.......