Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Lyndon

Happy Second Birthday, Lyndon!
It certainly doesn't seem like two years ago that you were born. Our lives haven't been the same since. We miss you so much, little man! Uncle Josh and I talk about you all the time. We can't wait to see you. Just watch out for zebras! We hope you're having a GREAT day!
Just think Gabby, the Terrible Twos are JUST BEGINNING!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Only Sunshine

Well, a while back Lily was given a Christening dress. A friend of my Mother-in-law saw it at the church thrift store she works at. It was new with the tags still on it and she was thoughtful enough to save it for Lily. At the time it was too big for her and not quite our style, but she suggested I keep it anyway and just cut it off for Lily to wear this summer. Well, I don't have much (*any*) experience altering clothes, but I figured this would be a good project to start off with (it was Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a "before" picture until after I started cutting things off, so in the picture below, I tried to just lay the sleeves and the bottom ruffle where they originally were. Basically, I removed the sleeves, shortened it, and dyed it orange. It's a little longer than I meant for it to be, but my model wouldn't really cooperate. I think it came out pretty cute, especially for a first attempt at alteration. What do you think??? What creative project are you most proud of? What would you like to be good at?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Auntie Loves Me

T-Gabby sent Lily this adoreable onesie that says "My Auntie Loves Me". She couldn't wait to wear it. She literally jerked it out of my hand when I pulled it out of the box Gabby and Lyndon sent. Thanks again Gabby!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Smashed Twin Fingers!

Ok, so I brought my class inside for lunch this morning. They all lined by the girls' and boys' bathrooms respectively to wash their hands. The Director and I were just about to start serving the food onto their plates when Carter starts screaming over by the bathrooms. We both get over there quickly, just thinking that his shirt is closed in the door and he's just freaking out. Well, come to find out, the poor boy's fingers are closed in the door. He's screaming louder and louder and I go to open the door only to find out that the person inside has locked it. So, we're frantically trying to get the person inside to open it while searching for something to undo the lock from the outside. You have to stick a skinny paintbrush handle or a straightened paperclip through a little hole in the doorknob to pop the lock: none of which was readily available. Finally the person opens the door and it was his twin brother Hunter. All of that took place in just a few seconds.....don't worry, we didn't leave the poor boy stuck in the door for long.
Poor Carter has three smashed up fingers. They weren't seriously damaged, thankfully. The skin was pulled back on one of them pretty bad though. His aunt came and got him pretty quickly though. I don't know which boy I felt worse for though. Hunter was so upset that Carter was crying so much and that HE had caused it. He was almost in tears. He kept apologizing to Carter and trying to make him laugh. Carter knew it was an accident, but that didn't make him stop crying.
That whole incident reminded me of our 10th grade ACT attempt. Jamie and Holly arrived at the school to take the test and upon exiting the vehicle Jamie promptly slapped her finger in the car door. Instead of opening the door, she just ripped her finger out of it; thus ripping the skin off her finger. It was pretty gnarly looking. Perhaps it was just a ploy to get both of them out of taking the test, because they were both pretty anxious about it. But, what is it about you twins slamming fingers in doors??