Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crafty Mamas

I made some more clippies for Jaci and Necah.

In the first picture, the first two is "John Deere" or as close as I could get. Can you believe I couldn't find John Deere green ribbon?!?! The next two are for Dailee! In the second picture, the first one is Dailee's pink clippie. The green and pink clippies are for Necah to give as a gift!

Jaci is pretty crafty herself! She makes onesies and bows. She made Emma an outfit! Isn't it cute!
To check out more of Jaci's creations (and her beautiful little girl!!) take a look at her blog!!

Stressful Times

I haven't posted in a little while. There is a reason for that. I have been trying to get ready to take my Texes exams. I took Mathematics 8-12 on Saturday (July 18) and EC-4 Generalist on Monday (July 20). I have spent the prior week studying as much as I could trying to get ready. I've had some distractions (see below) and honestly, its hard to teach yourself all the math you learned in high school (algebra, geometry, calculus, trig, and number theory). I got the results today. I failed the math test :(! What really sucks is that I didn't fail by much. I almost wish I had just bombed it! BUT I passed the EC-4 Generalist test!! Now just to try to find a job opening.

Well, we've had another round of ear infections. We are still battling it actually. I think Emma might have had a whole 3 days of healthy ears. Then "Super Cranky Baby" came back! She was so sick. It is so hard to see her like that. This time the doctor said that if her ears are not 100% better in two weeks (July 27), we are going to go see the specialist about putting tubes in her ears. I'm conflicted about this, but I know that they will make her feel better! I do not want her to feel this bad again if I can help it!
Here is Emma snuggling with her Daddy after her doctor appointment.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Please tell me your opinion-

Emma is our "Little Pumpkin" born on Halloween... so her first Halloween costume has to be special. Here are a couple of costumes I like... yes its early! I'm a planner, so what!

[Note: this will NOT be the outfit she wears for her birthday party. I'm planning something special for that ;)]

Candy Corn Princess...


Bandstand Baby...


Clippies! Injuries?

When Emma was born, we had one pacifier clip that I really liked. It wasn't "too much" as I like to say. Well, as most baby things, it got dirty. Then it got washed. Then it got broke. I was pretty bummed about it. So I set out on a journey to make my own. I've done some experiments and I will keep trying new things, but so far I've got some that work pretty good. Now, I'm making them for anyone who might want one. I have a lot more colors of ribbons and beads than what is shown and I can probably get anything! Tell your friends...

Girly colors...the first two are personalized.


Neutral colors...

Cool thing- if the beads/ letters are neutral, I can make extra ribbons to be switched out!
Yesterday on the way home from work, my knee started to ache. Then I noticed it was swelling. What I have I done now?? I have been known to walk into walls, furniture, and doorways. I really don't remember hurting my knee, but honestly sometimes I don't remember my name. Fast forward to this morning. The knee was still swollen when I woke up, but not really hurting. I got up, got ready, got Emma ready (mornings are a production), then left to drop Em off. By the time I got to Sherri's house, my knee was throbbing pretty good. I couldn't even imagine trying to drive all the way to Pittsburg. I went to see the doctor. Since there was no "known" injury to my knee, there wasn't a whole lot to go on. She gave me some anti-inflammatory medicine, told me to wear a brace, and put it up with ice. If it's not better by Monday, I will need an X-Ray and possibly have to go to an Ortho to have it drained...eeek! Its the right one btw! The left knee is fat from calories and genes! Disclaimer: This is after sitting with it up for a little while.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

One Amazing Husband

So after a long, busy weekend, I really needed to study for the TExES exam that I am taking next Saturday. Clinton told me he would watch Emma while I studied. He, also, cooked supper, did laundry, and cleaned the kitchen!

Broke my heart, Emma kept trying to climb up on the couch with me while I studied!

Clinton playing with Em!

Eating grape (sugar-free) popsicles with Daddy !

Clinton smoking his meat!!

Adding his homemade BBQ sauce...
Lotsa meat... and a finished plate. It was definitely a "Clinton" meal... meat and potatoes! It was delicious!

Yankie Doodle Dandy

On the 4th, Clinton, Emma, and I spent the evening at my mom & dad's. We ate good food, hung out with good people, and watched good fireworks... here are some pictures.

Her she is peeking around Kinsley. (That is juice spilled down her dress!)

Quality Family Time!

Most of the kids lined up on the fence, watching the fireworks!!

Emma's First Fireworks Show

On Thursday, Emma and I went to CNC's big fireworks show. Clinton didn't get to go with us, unfortunately, he had to work. We got there early to enjoy the festivities.

Memaw Peggy was there early, too! Here is Emma trying to bite Memaw's bubble! She thought it was hilarious!
Nana bought Em a water gun. Guess where it went! Straight into her mouth. Oh well, it served as a make-shift teether! (Note the kicked back position!)

We ate lots of junk. Emma tried lots of new things. She liked everything! She's such a good eater!
She's definitely my baby, loves her some pickles. She kept taking big ol' bites and I had to dig them out of her mouth! Her cousin Alex fed Em some yummy snowcone. She started it, and then couldn't get Emma away from it! We, also, shared a watermelon Blow Pop. Check the expression on her face...she loved it! I couldn't believe she didn't get sick later from all that junk!

Then it was fireworks time. No crying baby in sight!

Unfortunately, it was way past Emma's bedtime by the time the fireworks got started. We had to leave after about 10 minutes. She was so tired!