Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ivy Faith is Two Years Old!

We just watch her with wonder every day. She is exactly what I dreamed of for all those years of waiting for her to come. I wanted to write down some of the cute things that she does so I don't forget.
My favorite is that she calls blankets "blankely". Luckily she isn't attached to a certain one just blankets in general.

Her favorite things are swimming, fruit snacks, watermelon, shoes, sharks and blueberries.

Darin is by far her favorite person in the world and can't wait for him to come home every day. But he is my fave too so I can't blame her.

She can play in the fairlane for a good hour or so while Darin is out working on cars. She goes to the store for groceries and to the park and on trips.

Books are a big part of our day. Some favorites are "Go Dogs, Go"(the mini board book one is much better!), Summer, Richard Scarry books, One Fish, Two Fish, Mercer Meyer books and a new favorite is Fancy Nancy. Ooo la la!

Her best friends are her cousins who she likes to list off all the time.

Recently she has been adding extra "L"s to words. So instead of please she says
Pla la lease. Or blocks is blo la locks.

She is getting better at coloring, stays pretty entertained at church with stickers, can count to ten and recognize some letters.

Speaking of church she is pretty much crazy there. Thank goodness LoLo is in nursery so she will go and has a good time. I just have to make sure I bring enough food to keep her quiet during sacrament meeting. I guess I can't expect TOO much. The girl can't sit still for more than 3 seconds!

Thats my baby Ivy. She couldn't be more perfect! But now that she is two we'll see eh?!

She might be part fish

Or part shark if you ask Ivy. She LOVES the water. She wears swimming suits over her clothes when we are at home. When you do take her to the pool she squeals the whole time. And she would take 5 baths and showers a day if we let her.

We love summer!

Have I mentioned how much we love living by family?! Ivy adores her cousins and it is the highlight of her day if she gets to play with them. I mean who wouldn't want to play with these fun kids!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wanna help support my habit?!

I really like to sew. Its addicting and I am borderline obsessed with fabric. I love finding just the right thing. Now I'm by no means an expert seamstress but I have learned a lot and I have actually sold a few thing and done custom orders through Greenies. The one downside to moving out of Ellen and Wayne's house is I no longer have immediate access to her serger. Which means my seams look like this...

instead of this.
I realized how much I would actually use one this week as I did a marathon sewing session. I made a dress for Ivy and 3 shirts for me. Plus if I want to be able to continue selling stuff I need a serger. After talking to Darin about it I've decided that if I'm going to get one I need to prove that it would be a good investment as soon as possible by selling some of my creations. SEW(haha) if you want to help me out and get some really fun stuff such as a super cute sundress for a little girl like this one...
or some cute ruffle pants and a top like these...
even baby blankets, bibs, a purse or a breezy shirt like this one...
(it would be an awesome maternity shirt!) then leave a comment or email me and we'll figure it out!
Just give me an idea on colors and what you would like. Which means I'll get to find some really amazing fabric and feel justified in getting it! And I can make some more dresses that AREN'T for Ivy cuz she can only have so any right?! Well enough of my shameless plug. Thanks guys!

Kayaking on the 4th