Wednesday, June 4, 2008
And She's Still Going!
Another week, a few more projects. The Great Doll escapade that started last week with this has continued. Now she wants Bobby (Grandpa), Nana, Grandma, Baby, Mommy, and Daddy dolls. Should I just go ahead and start on the 8 aunt and uncle dolls we're going to need? Oh sorry, 9 (hi Jamie! :) Haha...guess what Ernie is getting for her birthday! The new generation looks a little like potatoes right now, don't they? We're going for a more generic (and easy-to-trace) look here.
We made another skirt- this one just needs a little elastic to help it stay up, but fits great! Cute pattern too, and very easy. Google "twirly skirt" to find a tutorial- I didn't ask for permission to link. Pictures will come once she unwraps her birthday presents in a few weeks :) I didn't have enough of any fabric that would match her skirt to make the contrasting waist and hem. At least this way I can keep adding strips at the bottom as she continues to grow like a balloon animal- always taller and skinnier! I wonder if I could wear a skirt from a similar pattern? Would just take a few minutes to find out... :)
We made tortillas tonight with "Homesick Texan's" fantastic recipe. Seriously, if I subjected you to last summer's tortillas I'm sorry. THESE are good! I never asked her for permission to post her recipe, but e-mail me if you want the web address. They're amazing. J's family- if I can figure out a way to make a huge stack of these without making a huge stack right before dinner you are going to eat these in July! I would have tried freezing a few tonight as a test, but J ate the last 4 (and the batch makes 8.) I would have taken pictures, but...see the previous sentence. Head over to Chow Review for a bean chili recipe we ate with the tortillas- it will go down in my books as The One That Got Ernie to Eat Beans. (Honestly, she had a big bowl with rice last night, and another two helpings for lunch today. She only ate her rice to get more beans- now THAT is saying something!)
The PAINTING has commenced in our home. The front room, that was such a dreary grey-green shade, is now Behr PESTO. Go ahead- find a paint chip. It's amazing- feels like you're sitting inside a pickle. Attached dining room will be yellow, opposite wall (on west side) will be a paler yellow, back family room will be cornflower blue...oh yes, we're living life in color now! J has almost come to terms with what we've done to the front room. Almost. (But I LOVE it!)
Another week half gone, and boy are we having fun!
Oh yes, and J wants to start preparing for next year's local mini-marathon (is that what they're called?) Always been on his wish list of things to do...hasn't it been on yours? (*snort* says the girl who can't even run in a straight line) Good thing I have J here to teach the kids to run and throw and catch and... :) I can always teach them the proper way to knead bread. Of course, I might be able to run better if I wasn't 27 weeks pregnant...
Just for kicks, compare these two photos. One is me at 27 weeks, one is my twin sister at 12 weeks. I'm 40 inches, she's 38. I knew that having a genetic clone can be weird, but I think the poor thing is either channeling the size of my baby, or having multiples! (We were pretty close to the same size before either of us got pregnant.)