5.23.2008

where the heck is jen?

hmmmm...good question. with kendall home during the day it's hard to get my blogging in:) we've been doing lots of family things while he's home, to stock up for when he starts work at Squire Sanders on Wednesday. He is on a campout with the Young Men ("Daddy's on a camp over with the Young Mens" according to Ethan)so now's as good a time as any.

i've recently completed a long overdue project for Avery's room. She has been sleeping inbetween two bed-sized pillows since she was tiny because A. that's how she liked to snuggle and B. anything that helped her sleep and also didn't kill her we allowed, pretty much. and if you really want to regale me with all the dangers of babies sleeping in cribs with pillows and other stuff...i know. But sometimes it's okay. and we checked on her a lot in the beginning and throughout her sleeping, so thank you for your sincere concern, she's doing fine:) but i really want the use of those bed pillows when and if we have company over so i got some travel size pillows for avery and recently made covers for them to match her quilt i made her. see the finished product below. i think they turned out cute.





Avery continues in her quest to be the smallest walking person you've ever seen...she isn't walking yet but she pulls up on everything, everywhere, anything that will stay still long enough for her to get her feet under her. today she pulled herself up to standing without holding onto anything, just my hand on her back, kind of. she is very scary. here are pics of her in her crib...




and finally, i got a new pair of glasses and here is a rather bad self-portrait,



but i think they are nice, kind of olivey green. i like em...now my eyes can have a rest...anyway, we aren't up to too much mischief...just our normal mischief:)

17 comments:

TAG said...

So stinky cute! I am so impressed with your creative talents. My mind is turning with all the fun things I can do at our new house. Love the new glasses too!
Alicia

Hatsuho said...

Love the pillows, especially the hibiscus print fabric. When did Avery start growing so much hair? She is so cute! And you look very stylin', as usual. Love you!

Tina said...

Those pillows look awesome. You have an amazing eye for color and style that I envy, not to mention your mad sewing skills to pull it off.

Lacey said...

Love the pillows and the quilt! I seriously need to plan a date for you to help me with Chris' t-shirt quilt..I know I keep saying that!
Love the new glasses too!
See ya tonight for walking! Melissa and I went last night and walked 3 miles..we just kept talking and talking and talking....:)

JenW said...

good for you guys alacey! that's awesome. i'm glad you guys didn't get rained on:) see you tonight

Erika said...

You're so crafty!! I love it!
I just made a lap quilt a few weeks ago...I should post some pictures.
you inspire me!
I am still waiting to see another picture/the pattern for the sling you made. I remember just loving it.

JenW said...

erika, you should just let me make you one! let me know if you want me to.

Audrey said...

I love the pillows. Great work as usual.

Emily said...

I love the pillows! You are so talented. Cute pictures and I love the glasses!

Kendra said...

Cute pillows! Avery's so cute!

Trent and Amber said...

Happy Birthday Jen!!!!! Hope you have an awesome day momma!! Do something fun for yourself! Your kids are so stinkin' cute! I love the quilt and the new glasses too. Yeah, I know what you mean about the walking...Megan took steps at 9 1/2 months and walked at 10 months! Crazy! She's tiny too, and it really it so funny to see such a little body walking around. If she's standing on her own she'll be taking off in no time! :) Oh and about the pillows, you do what you feel best IMO. Mothers know their babies best. I let both my girls sleep with blankies and a baby or stuffed animal and crib bumpers. They're still alive! haha :) You're a great momma with great kids. Happy Birthday again!! Love ya!

Josh and Katy said...

Hey this is Katy Bryce. I finally checked out your blog... so cute! Those pillows are adorable. Thanks again for teaching us to sew the tote bags... I helped my sisters make their own today. You are awesome!

Katy
joshandkaty.blogspot.com

Amelia & Justin said...

What fabulous pillows! And fabulous children :) Justin and I love watching both of them on Sundays at church--they just always make us smile. I finally figured out how to finish my tote--it should be done in no time! (It took me long enough...)

erin t.s. said...

It's the 27th! happy birthday little girl! I can't wait to have you breathing my same air and opening my refrigerator for milk! only 2 more days!
You're wonderful.
happy happy,happy, happy birthday, Jen-ny dear!

rachel said...

HI JEN!! How are feeling? I remember you weren't feeling well at church and I wanted to make sure your doing alright. These pillows and quilt are darling! Lucky Avery.

JenW said...

rachel: i am feeling much better, thank you so much!

amber: you are so sweet to remember! thank you and i hope you guys are doing well!

peachytiffers said...

those pillows are really super cute! Thanks for always letting us come over and hang out at random times!