Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mavis Miriam, P.I.

I just can't get enough of this photo.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Halloween Minus The Rainbow Bench

Holy crap.  It's almost Thanksgiving. 
We went to the pumpkin patch on a beautiful day and I didn't bring my camera.  I mean, I wore a sleeveless sundress.  It was beautiful!  I brought my camera on this crappy day at the pumpkin patch though...
This Halloween I had time to make 2 costumes!!!
The glory of having a baby is...dressing them up as you wish.  Mavis got to be a garden gnome and the cutest garden gnome I've ever seen...if I do say so myself.  I knit her hat, made her shirt, and jumper.  All the fabric came from my stash.  Yay, fabric hoarders!!!  It may have come out as my proudest Halloween costume be the judge...I think she was made to dress up as a garden gnome.
This was the best and only photo of all the kids together...why no rainbow bench?  Well, Dan got a new job and it's not as close to Embers...bummer.  Maybe the rainbow bench will make an appearance in coming years...when I have an extra 5 minutes to do something that is a little out of the way...what do us stay-at-home moms do all day?
I took the kids out for a photo shoot, because I knew the only other photos I would get would be the back of their heads while they trick-or-treated in the dark.  Mavis was no better than that at the park...
Mezmur requested that she dressed as a princess who wears every color...she was a rainbow princess.
War of the wands.  I never thought I would say, "Don't say, avada kedavra!"  (please click on the will not be disappointed)
Who taught her to pose like this?  Seriously, who? 
I made Mezmur's costume as well.  I went over the top rainbow and she loved it.  We even made a rainbow wand and her beads in her hair are in rainbow order.  I used the same pattern as the flower girl dresses and just added lots of embellishments.  See the layered rainbow tulle?
Rhett requested Harry  Potter.  Him and Dan are deep into Harry Potter right now and Rhett took the costume very seriously. 
 I mean seriously...look at this little gnome.
 Oh, Billy.  Always following us on our walks.
Update: I'm still up 4-8 times a night, but amazingly, I function like a semi-normal person.  That, or I forget how I functioned before.
Yay Obama!!!  I dreamt that he would be president for 8 years and our future daughter from Ethiopia would know there was an African American president and that he was an awesome president.  Today she pretends she has daughters and their names are Sasha and Malia.
Apparently the insurance company doesn't think a giant hole in your stomach is medically necessary to repair.  So, it will be more difficult than we thought for insurance to cover it, but with a relentless husband like Dan...I'll be fine.  Also, regardless of the pain in the ass insurance...I'll be having the surgery.
I forgot to document my favorite thing the plastic surgeon said to me.  He said, "You will loose your belly button in the surgery, but don't worry!  I'll make you a new one!"  I might prefer looking like an alien.