Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby milestones.

Luca has hit a lot of milestones lately. I posted a while back about him rolling over. Well he can go both ways now, tummy to back, back to tummy. He hasn't realized he can use this method to get to things, which is fine. :) Now he is sitting up by himself. ALSO he has two teeth. He got the first on on Valentines day. The second the next week.

I also took him to the doctor today because he has had an ezcema type rash on his body. It has been there for about a month now. He took one look and said, Yep its something you are eating. Swell. :( So now I get to not eat a bunch of stuff and figure out what it is. So basically I can eat meat and most veggies for two weeks. Not tomatoes, wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts, etc.. I guess it could be worse. Hopefully we will figure it out quickly.

He has also not be sleeping the best, so I hope with the offending allergen gone it will get better.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bubblegum Making.

For our homeschool class this week, we did bubblegum making. It was really fun and messy. The kids had a blast. I even let Dominic chew gum for the first time. He never swallowed it. He chewed it for about 2 hours. Pretty good! Here are a couple pictures that show the fun. We melted a bubblegum base and the ingredients in the microwave. Then you kneed it like bread in powdered sugar. Fun! We made cotton candy, watermelon and bubblegum flavors.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fixed a coat.

Doesn't so super exciting does it. Well it was a job! That is for sure. My dad asked me to fix his new coat. It was about 2-3 inches too short for him. It is a heavy duty chore coat for the farm. Quilted on the inside. The coat is green. My mom found a pair of old coveralls, same material but tan. I thought it would look crappy when done, but was assured that it was just for work and they didn't care. Ok. So I put it off for weeks. Then I did it today. It was much easier than I thought and actually came out looking decent. Not something I would want someone to examine for perfection. But it will work and it doesn't look stupid. :)

I also got an order for 2 doll slings. So i did that tonight as well. I can get so much more accomplished when the kids are in bed. On that note I am heading off to bed as well.

Mile-a-minute quilt DONE!

Ok. I made a list 2 weeks ago. I did finish the first task on my list. Finishing my Mile-a-minute quilt. I have to be honest. It was not as fast as the instructions or name makes it sound. I think I do better with a pattern, instead of just sewing all the scraps together. But it is done and looks pretty great.
I used a green sheet for the back of it. This method is nice because the fabric is all one piece and it is actually cheaper to buy a set of sheets than to buy a large amount of fabric. The downside is a sheet is more slippery when quilting it, IMO. So it has a couple wrinkles quilted in on the back. I don't like that but it looks better now that i washed it. Also I quilted it with a leaf and vine pattern. You can click the picture to get a closer look.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Pictures of Gioia's sewing project.

Here are the first items she made. I think pretty good for a 5 year old.

A new picture of the little guy. I can't believe he is 5 months now. WOW!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sewing girl.

So Gioia has really been wanting to sew. Yesterday I gave her a needle, thread and a piece of material. She folded the material in have and made a little bag. ALL on her own. WOW!! Then I said, how about a pillow. So I got two pieces and she sewed them together. Then put fluff in them and sewed it shut. Today she said she needed to make a bed to go with her pillow. For that we made a bigger "pillow" type thing. It looks great! I have some pictures that I will get put on here hopefully tomorrow.

Also this weekend she went skating with her dad. They went Sunday and had a great time together. He said she was skating fast and doing really well. I think they have a standing Sunday date for this from now on. She got her own skates for her birthday and has been practicing in the house forever.

I had the brillant if not late idea to put some big kid onesies on Dominic. He has a really bad habit (like every second of the day) of having his hand down his pants. Playing with himself. No amount of my yelling at him all day was stopping it. So I put the onesie on him today and he quit! This evening he has been in underpants and I noticed him going for it again. So we will keep the onesies on for a while. Now, just so you know I don't care if he plays with his penis. However, this was like out of control, playing with it at the kitchen table, every second of the day, and out in public. No good. I am glad we are finding a solution.