Sunday, September 25, 2011

I sew! Who Knew?

Over the summer I took a few sewing lessons with Natalie Swartz -! At my first lesson I made a pillow for Sawyer's room. My next 2 lessons were spent making bedroom curtains for our room! My next 3 lessons were for making my mom 5 pillows and 2 large window cushions! I've enjoyed sewing and will *hopefully* be getting a sewing machine for Christmas!! :)
Sawyer's pillow :)
Our bedroom curtains!
These look so much better now that we have a king size bed and the nightstands are directly in front of the windows… However, now that we have a king size bed we are going to get new bedding soon (when I find something I like), so that means I will be making new curtains to match! I was never crazy about this material anyway, but I didn't really know what else to buy either!
an Instagram pic!
My mom's window seat and pillows!
I had to hand sew the window seat - which was hard work and my fingers definitely hurt afterward! I even had Casey help me for a little bit and he did a great job! :)
Here's to more sewing in the future!!! ;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Five Month Old Sawyer Grace

Did I really just write FIVE month old?! Where does the time go? The past month has gone by fast as I have started working at Playschool at Mimosa Lane. I work on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-2:30 and Sawyer is in the room with me! There are currently 5 babies and 2 workers. Sawyer is the youngest and probably will be all year. Most of the new enrollments we get are from older babies. She does well in the baby room and seems to enjoy watching the other babies crawl around!

  • Sawyer sleeps all through the night in her own bed for anywhere from 9-14 hours a night! It's amazing!!!
  • She also takes 3 or 4 naps during the day that range from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
  • She is a bit of a busybody and will crane her neck around to see someone talking! If she is laying she arches her back and almost does a back bend in order to see what is going on.
  • Sawyer wants to sit up so badly and can sit very well with help. She can sit on her own for a few seconds before she falls over.
  • She loves to stand. She will hold onto your hands while you let her stand and look around. She still curls her toes under while she stands. It's funny. :)
  • Sawyer rolls over just a few minutes after you put her on her tummy. 
  • When put on her back, she rolls from side to side, but doesn't roll back to her tummy. 
  • Sawyer scoots around on the floor and in her bed. She is never found in the same position we put her in.
  • Sawyer can reach out and grab anything you put in front of her now! She grabs toys, her bottle, your face, your hair, etc. I love that she grabs and takes things from me when I put them in front of her. :)
  • When she takes a toy she gets very excited and squeals and kicks her legs!
  • Sawyer has had rice cereal once, but she didn't seem to know what to do with it (September 9th at 21 weeks old). We will try it again, soon! She seems to be a lot hungrier than she use to be so we will be practicing until she knows what to do. :)
  • She eats about 5 times a day at 5-8 ounces each time.
  • Sawyer talks up a storm and will chat for up to 20 minutes at a time! Haha! She has made the "m" sound and "g" sound. Other than that, she makes lots of "aaaaaa" sounds.
  • Sawyer is cutting 2 teeth!! You can see one with your eyes and feel both. I can't believe she is getting teeth so early.
  • Sawyer loves for you to sing to her.
  • Sawyer wears newborn and size one diapers. There is such a big gap in the sizes…so the ones seem to big, but the newborn ones seem a little small. I still put them on her though since I have one package left! :)
  • She can still wear almost all of her newborn clothes (except pajamas) and also wears 0-3 months.
  • Sawyer is long so she has to wear footie pajamas that are too big for her in order to fit her in the length.
  • Sawyer loves bathtime!! She kicks and splashes and talks during the whole thing! She gets a bath every night since she has the Star Band now.
  • Speaking of the Star Band, Sawyer has had it now for right at a month. She has adjusted well to it and it doesn't bother her anymore. Her head has gotten soooo much better already and we are so pleased!
Sawyer's Weight Progression:
18 weeks - 10 lbs 15 oz
19 weeks - 11 lbs 10 oz
20 weeks - 11 lbs 11 oz
21 weeks - 12 lbs 1 oz
5 months - 12 lbs 3 oz
22 weeks - 12 lbs 4 oz

Here she is - 5 month old Sawyer Grace! Such a big girl!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Water & Watermelon!

This is the 2nd summer for our garden, but the first year for us to grow watermelons!! It has turned out to be quite "fruitful"! :) I know this one looks a little funny because of the "handle," but it tasted great! We have picked 3 or 4 more watermelons from our garden along with tomatoes, bell peppers, and lots of jalapenos! Yum-yum!
 Sawyer & I the night we picked our first watermelon! :)
 We took one of our watermelons over to swim with Charlie & Ginni at Ginni's parents house!
We had a blast playing water basketball - Casey won the game of horse that we played which was pretty hilarious, I might add! I wish I had taken some video.
He looks stupid in this picture, haha.
This did not turn out how I had pictured in my mind! Haha!
This one is better! :)
Next year Casey and I are going to try to grow seedless watermelons! Ha!