Thursday, May 27, 2010

What have we been up to?

I've been MIA with my blogging lately. So what have we been up to? We'll work has been a little bit slower for me (which is a good break from the past couple of months). So I've had a few sewing projects I have been wanted to attack. The first project was a bag that a friend of mine made and gave me the instructions for, you can see here on her blog. It was pretty easy for a beginner sewer like me. Which I did have the best instructions that were color coded with pictures. Thanks Heather!

Then my next project ended up being a last minute thing. Little Fischer has figured out how to pull himself up in his crib. Which is actually quite cute. Until we found teeth marks on both sides of the crib! When he stands the rail is mouth level so heck why not chew on it, he chews on everything else. So after looking online for crib protectors we realized that it could take up to 2 weeks for them to arrive because no one carried the kind we need in store. So since my sewing machine was out I decided to make my own. It was a very easy project and they ended up perfect. I was pleasantly surprised with myself. So now he can chew all he wants and it will not dent the wood.

My last project was something that I've been putting off because I had NO idea how to do it. Blake had a hole in one of his favorite part of jeans that he's been asking me for a LONG time to fix. So I decided to tackle it and once I sat down and thought about it, I was able to figure out how to fix it. The jeans looks pretty darn good if you ask me. No one will be able to tell that there was a hole when they are on.

I'm very excited to keep on sewing. Hmmm what should I do next? Fischer look out I might start making your clothes! HA

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

1st Swim Lesson

This week Fischer has his first swim lesson and his first time in a pool. He loves his bath time so I figured he would love swimming. And boy was I right! He was splashing and loving every moment of being in that pool. Well accept for once when he inhaled a huge mouth full of water unintentionally. So now every week we are going to go to Aqua-Tots for swim lessons. There was only 1 other little boy in his class who was around the same age as Fischer. I was surprised to see how much we really did do. He practiced getting out of the pool from the side and the step, how to float on his back, how to turn from back to stomach and how to army crawl on the side of the pool (all of these of course with help from me). I was so proud that he did so well!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday & Mother's Day Weekend

This past week was my 27th Birthday (yep now I'm considered late 20's ugh) and my 1st Mother's Day. It was a very fun & eventful weekend. Amanda was also graduating at NAU with her Master's so the Robinson/Bennett/Jackson/Suppanz clan all drove up to Flagstaff on Friday for graduation and then spent the night. It was so awesome to watch Amanda walk after all the hard work she has put in these past 2 years in getting her Master's in Counseling. We were all very proud of her! I would post pictures from the great event but I left my camera when we were all taking pictures outside and when we went back to grab it it was gone :( So as soon as I get some pictures from Amanda I'll post them.
So Friday after graduation and before dinner we all came back and checked into the hotel, we thought we'd give Fischer a chance to nap before dinner. As we all sat outside and enjoyed the amazing weather we could hear Fischer talking and playing instead of taking a nap. We'll to our surprise he was actually playing in his poop. Yep he had somehow figured out how to take off his diaper and then with his diaper off he pooped!!! He had poop EVERYWHERE. All over the pack n play and all over him. So clothes in all we stuck him in the tub and slowly started to get everything cleaned up. Boy was that fun to clean up! HAHA His new nickname has become little stinker.

To start my birthday day off we all got up Saturday and went and had the best breakfast in Flagstaff at a place called Mike & Ronda's!! It was so good and a perfect start to my birthday! I also share my birthday with our friend John Anderson (Bri his wife is in my wives bible study) so to celebrate our birthday's we went out to dinner at Benihana's in Scottsdale with some friends. They offer a discount off your bill in the month of your birthday. So in our group of friends we have quite a few May birthdays, so it worked out perfectly. Now not to our server who was shocked when 1 person from each couple had a May birthday and asked for the discount on their bill! Little did Benihana know what was coming when they offered that deal.

Then Sunday was Mother's Day. After church we had our families over to our house for a BBQ. It was a great afternoon of just relaxing, hanging out and watching the Suns game. I really enjoyed my 1st Mother's Day. I love every moment of being Fischer's mom. I couldn't help but to reflect on how much my life has changed (for the better of course) since becoming a mom. Fischer brings such joy and happiness into our lives.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Welcome Baby Grace Yule

We were so excited to meet little Grace Yule. She was born April 23rd at 11:29am, weighing 8lbs 3 oz and 21 in long. Kory & Kerri already have the sweetest little boy Hudson who just turned 2 and now is a big brother. It has been so much fun to watch their family grow. We have had the honor to be apart of their lives since before they were married. We already know they are the greatest parents and are so dedicated to their kids. Little Grace & Hudson are so lucky to have them as parents.

She is so precious. Grace is now the 7th baby born from my wive's bible study group (with 2 more baby girls on the way). Welcome to our family Grace! :)