Nov 17, 2009

Just Because

Nov 15, 2009

Baby Shower

My sister-in-law, Ashley, is having her first baby - a girl! I helped throw her a shower yesterday and it turned out great. Here are some pictures:

The guests.

We served lunch prepared all by my mother-in-law - thank you!

We played silly games and laughed until we cried. Grandma and Aunt Mary didn't quite know how to put on a disposable diaper - they were asking for pins!

The gifts:

My niece, Florence, made this satin, pink hippo - it was awesome!

I made this quilt for Ashley - it was a labor of love because I quilted around every hippo!

We let Oliver visit us at the end of the shower and he got some attention from Great Grandma and cousin Robin.

Nov 1, 2009

I am what I am... or am I?

Ever since Andy showed me the Popeye movie with Robin Williams, I have wanted us to dress up as Olive Oyl and Popeye, but I thought we should wait until we had a lil' swee'pea to dress up too. Well, this was the year! I bought the fabric, planned out the costumes, and sewed them up. I spent hours on them this week - Oliver was such a sport to play by himself and watch Baby Einstein over and over. I started my skirt last week, and then did everything else starting on Monday. I made goals for each day and was able to complete all of the costumes on time. I even made Oliver's pants with little belt loops!