Saturday, February 27, 2010

Before I go & do something rash...

...I thought I'd better run this idea by people who aren't possessed by an unreasonable, hormonal pregnant brain. I'm thinking of painting all our nursery furniture black. There's a nice bit of black running through all his nursery fabric as well as in the flooring...but is that going to foreordain our little Bam-Bam to become the moody goth kid on stage crew?
Here are some pictures of what we're working with:

Changing table


Rocker, blanket & boppy (and yes, I am a rather impressed with myself for sewing that boppy cover sans pattern. Actually I've sewn everything in here without a pattern, the changing pad cover, crib skirt & fitted sheets. Yay me! But the boppy cover involved a zipper & it turned out really really well.)

And here's a lame view of the crib skirt. I hated it when I'd change the crib sheet & the skirt would get all screwed up, so I just made the little skirt part without the deck & Velcro-ed it onto the sides of the platform. Sometimes I even amaze myself. (except for the fact that those bubbles really ought to be going vertically instead of horizontally. And yes, I'm too lazy to fix it.)

Dresser & mirror.

The flooring. It's not as red as it looks in this picture. I think the black would look particularly nice with the flooring.

Then there's this super cool quote we'll be hanging up with a black frame & font. (p.s. I adore this shop, I bought like 18 of my Christmas presents from there, so check it out.)

And here's the crib. This is how the whole thing started. The nasty thing needs to be repainted & painting is my own personal circle of hell, so I think it's kinda pointless to take off white paint only to put more white paint on, soooo....that's where I'm at. Would the black be too much for a baby's room? I've googled some pics of other nurseries with black furniture & I think it would be awesome. The rest of the room is so light. There's one more fabric involved; there's the goldfish, the bubbles & then an orangish-red graphic fan pattern with a white background. It all goes really well together without being too matchy-matchy. So what do y'all think? Paint it black? Some of it? Just the crib? Repainting is not an option, so I have to choose very carefully. What do you think?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Just FYI

I'm pretty sure my baby has epilepsy or something because this cannot be a normal amount or intensity of kicking.

- Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

and a belated happy disneyworld to you!

it's been over a month ago now, but I thought I'd post about our awesome Davis family trip. We spent four days on the Disney Wonder visiting the Bahamas & Castaway Cay and then went to Disney World for another four days. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Kidani Villas which was amazing, they had an African savannah in the center of the grounds, so we'd wake up to giraffes & zebras & these tiny little deer & these big ol' buffalo thingers. Sawyer had so much fun at the kids club on the ship, but I think her favorite part was the beach at Castaway Cay (big surprise there). In Nassau we finagled a pretty cool deal. Disney was asking $180 per person for access to the Aquaventure water park at Atlantis, but I found out online that if you book a room at the nearby Comfort Inn, you get access to the water park for free. So I booked us a bunch of cheap rooms there & we were in for $100 less per person! Yay me! It was pretty amazing, even for a pregnant chic who couldn't go on hardly any of the rides. I'm pretty bent that I didn't bring in my camera though, that was lame. K, so then what else? Disney World was a riot, Sawyer loved meeting all the princesses. The coolest part was that because she's such an Amazon child, she could ride all the rides, and because I couldn't, Matt was in charge, and that meant that not only could she ride all the rides, she did ride all the rides. Tower of Terror? check. The Haunted Mansion? check. Space Mountain? check. Dinosaur? check. I think the only one she didn't ride was the Rockin' Roller Coaster at MGM. And she wasn't the least bit traumatized by the whole thing. She's such a rock star. By the end of the whole thing I was a wee bit exhausted, but it was sooo worth it. Matt's family is so much fun, even the bus ride from the airport had us in stitches. I wish I would have gotten a picture of that. All 30 of us crammed on a 12 person shuttle bus. It was awesome. Grandma Susie paid for the whole kit-n-kaboodle of us if you can believe that. Not too shabby for a poor old widow, huh? Her generosity & example amaze me & I am overwhelmed by the impact that it will have on future generations. I definitely upgraded when I went from cro-magnon ex-husband to married into this family.
and now for the pictures. in no particular order (thanks to the sucky way blogger uploads them)

my hot husband & sassy girl dining on the ship
burying Monte alive on Castaway Cay. Things got a little more anatomically correct when we buried Jake, but I was laughing too hard to bust out my camera.
Sawyer & Kari playing with their special buddies at dinner
SusaruMe & my buddy chillin' on the deckSawyer scarfing one of about a billion cups of soft serveThe view from our hotel room's deck (see the little baby back there? SOOO cute!)Sawyer's $15 paint jobMe, Sawyer & Kari riding DumboMeeting Belle (who frankly was the least look-alike of all the princesses)Jasmine who wins the prize for hottest Disney princess (according to Matt)Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty)Snow White
Captain Jack Sparrow (my sister-in-law Jen with baby Elsie) on Castaway Cay. He was so in character it was silly. I think it was really Johnny Dep, he was fantastic.
Matt was the only one who made it across the whole rope thingy. By the way, Matt has lost about 15 pounds since the cruise which is completely lame. He should not be allowed to lose weight while I gain like a pound a day. But he looks super-hot.
Our ship docked at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.
Marie (from Aristocats) Sawyer about flipped when she saw her because we had just bought her a little Marie stuffed animal.Kari & Sawyer on the Mad Hatter teacupsSawyer & Abram (respectively) enjoying a carousel ride.The hybrid. Matt rigged this cheap stroller with a second, higher set of handlebars for me. It's not pretty but I loved it for traveling. However this trip put it over the edge & we said goodbye to it on our last day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is this part of nesting?

Lately I've been feeling particularly anti-social. It's not that I don't like people, it's just that I only have so much energy. Right now I'm not the one making plans or calling to stay in touch. I am ridiculously in love with my husband, my daughter & little fetus-face, and I just feel like I want to make my world as small as possible. So, if I've been a sucky friend, daughter, sister, visiting teacher, neighbor, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, blog-stalker, customer, aquaintance, etc., I'm very sorry. I'll probably be back to normal one day. I don't know. Has anyone else felt like this?

Sawyer & I have extended out St. George weekend to 10 days. Matt is coming Friday night to pick us up, bless his heart, and we've been having such a great time. I love love love being with her & just taking the time to really discover who she is becoming. I just relish these times & am so grateful that my time with her as my only child was extended more than I'd planned. She is the most forgiving, kind, loving, thoughtful little soul I've ever known. She wants to do what's right & once she knows what that is, I don't seem to have to worry about her. What a gift she is.

On her first hike. She did awesome, it was great. My little mountain goat.

Playing in the showers at the parade of homes was her favorite part. That & finding candy in the garages.

Lunch at 25 Main. "Girl cheese" sandwich & cupcakes.
- Posted from my iPhone

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy 3rd Trimester to me!!

Today is the beginning of the last thirteen weeks of life as we know it. Dude sleeps through my workouts & most of the day, but is ridiculously active when I sit down once Sawyer is in bed. I tried to take a video of the earthquake on my belly, but the little son of a gun is camera shy. Speaking of my belly, yesterday my gym-friend Sara asked me when I was due & about choked when I said May. "You're gonna be huge!" she said. It's a good thing I love her to pieces. But she's right, and I know it. These are the 13 weeks where you gain a pound a week. Crap.

- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, February 5, 2010

70 year old vs. 6 month old

My dad appears to have stopped aging at 50. He's 70, and can rock a sweatsuit & play around with a puppy like nobody's business. For a guy who proclaims to be "not an animal person" he sure acts like one. I think they would have adopted Sylvie if they weren't so intent on going on a mission every few months. Anyway I think he's awesome & I wanted to record this moment. Yesterday Sylvie went to her new home with a wonderful family in west Layton. I think she'll be really happy there & they seem to adore her. It sucks, but I know it's the right thing to do, Sawyer's eczema is already clearing right up, poor thing. At least she got to have the joy of dog-ownership for a while.

Monday, February 1, 2010

standard poodle up for grabs

so apparently sawyer is lucky enough to be in the 10% of people with dog allergies that are still affected by "hypoallergenic" breeds. I'm about ready to genetically engineer my next child. this freaking sucks. God & I are going to have a long heart-to-heart one day about the purpose of allergies, cuz I can't for the life of me figure it out. So yeah, I feel like an idiot for being so dead-set on having a dog that I convinced myself that she would be okay with a poodle. It's kinda ridiculous. Just as I was really starting to love her.

(except for the amazing Kenneth Cole stilettos she ate last night)

So if anyone knows of someone who needs a potty-trained sweet puppy who is "hypoallergenic" please let me know. Here's the link to the ksl ad.