Saturday, June 18, 2011

random photos

We took our kids to hike around on the mountain bike trails by our house. There were a ton of trees down from the storm - kind of cool to see.

Justin calls this picture the "post-kick picture" or the "pretend our life is perfect picture" because I was so mad at him for some reason so I was chasing him around trying to kick him while holding Taylor. After the picture I resumed trying to kick him. All in good fun, people. Kind of.
The photo of Justin is from a Sunday behind the gas station. There is a back road and a field. The kids rode bikes and Ellie played "farm". When in hillbilly land do as the hillbillies I always say. We've also got our camping chairs on the front porch. It's awesome.

The only picture I got of my mom and Taylor - but I like it! My mom came when Taylor was just two weeks. She helped me get back on my feet and get the fridge stocked and a plan for meals. We both were literally taking care of the kids, cleaning and cooking non-stop. It made me realize that being a mom isn't just a full-time job, there's enough to be done for two full-time jobs. The other photos are of a sunny morning with Cody and Tay. He likes to give her his "comfy lambie" to lay on.

These quilts were meant to be Christmas presents for the kids. I got Ellie's done sometime in January and Cody's done a couple weeks ago. They are mink-y on the back and oh so nice to sleep with.

Usually people hunker down in the winter and do sewing projects but I do mine in the summer. These baby pants are reversible! Shown are the back of the pants with the little bum panel. The options are endless with all the amazing fabrics out now. All the wives are making them even if they don't have kids. I'm excited to take a picture of them all lined up. The pattern is from the book Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner.


Cammie said...

Cutie pants.
That tree is amazing.
The quilts look snuggly.
Taylor looks even snuggly-er.

Ashley Dickerson said...

I haven't looked at your blog in forever and I LOVED seeing all the pictures of Taylor. I think she looks like Rusty (probably because all babies look alike). I miss you guys so much!

Matt and Jessica Stevenson said...

its a beautiful life...:)hehe