Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Day in the Life...........

Okay, first of all - turn it up! I have found a new song that I am in love with and it is quite possibly the theme song for my friend Becca and I. Don't you think, Bec - maybe that was our problem(s) - we had trouble as a friend. :) But, ironically enough, I think it is Louisa's theme song as well. Payback, yay.

So, I feel as though I haven't sat down to blog recently. Not much has changed, but yet everything does when you live with a toddler - does that make any sense? I thank goodness everyday that Louisa drives me bonkers that I am able to stay home with her. Sounds a bit strange since she drives me nutso, but I wouldn't dare miss out on spending a day in the life, of her, my drama queen. If she doesn't aspire to be an actress or in theatre (I would rather her be a nurse or veterinarian personally - but I think she will do whatever I DON'T want her to) I will be shocked. Full of it. Her most recent to-do is that she is potty training herself. Seriously. I am super excited since I am sure that everyone has read all of my blogs about how I think that potty training is the bogeyman and am spooked by the mere mention of it. This is how the story goes. Back in March, I became obsessed with getting all the right books, props, rewards, etc to get started on training. Everyone (including my super smart pediatrician that I really should listen to more often for I think he really does know what he is talking about :)) said that she will do it when she was ready. Well, I was ready and in turn I convinced myself that she was. After a day or two that I just couldn't get her to cooperate with me (we were just flirting with it, not really starting) I just let my laid-back personality (yes, I do have one, but it really only comes around in like a blue moon. We probably wont see her again for a while) decided that I needed to stop and just let it go, and hopefully one day when she was ready it would happen. Also, I soon realized what a disaster it was going to be when Louisa, me, the 2 canines and tabby cat trecked 10 hours to Savannah for my sister's wedding. So, needless to say - potty training went on the back burner and I became obsessed with other things. Well, just the other day she stopped wanting to wear diapers. She took them off as soon as I put them on her. I picked my battles and just let her run around bare-booty, and to my surprise - she went "teetee in the big ole potty." This behavior continued and as I was trying to convince her to let me put a diaper back on her at some point (because this time I wasn't ready since the 10 hour trip is just a few days away) and she simply said, "no momma. i no more diapers. i big ole panties." (she calls big girl panties "big ole panties") So, much to my dismay, I let her wear "big ole panties" and knock on wood - we have been going potty in the big girl potty. I am still asking myself if this is really happening. Is this the ONE time that something with her is going to be just what it is and be easy? If so....................heck yeah! 'Bout time. Knock on wood. :)

So, the picture at the top of the blog if you could hear her singing she is singing our potty song, "teetee in the big ole potty, oh yeah, oh yeah." It is one of the best feelings of pride to see her get so proud of herself. I catch myself tearing up sometimes, and then wonder what the heck is going on with my hormones, and then tell my hard-shell personality to take a hike and enjoy the moment with my emotional wreck personality. (FYI - I really DON'T have multiple personalities, it just is more fun to think of it that way) These are the moments that you fall so helplessly in love with your children that you cannot even begin to explain, this is one of the first times that I have honestly thought, "wow, I wish she would stay this age." Now I know how other mothers feel. But don't be getting all crazy - we aren't ready for another one yet!!!

Okay, enough about Louisa. Hehe. I have been feeling crafty (procrastinating brownie-goose) and decided to share some ideas with everyone to get the motivation going. Here are some projects I have undertaken.

First off, I tried the other night to become a professional photographer overnight. In the end, I just ended up being super tired and sad that I didn't have money to go out and buy a lens that I may and may not need. Hmmmmm. I love photographs that have a blurred background. This girl whose blog I stalk has the perfect examples. Click here to explore her site, she is superwoman! Anyway - I ventured off to failure when I realized that I couldn't get the effect with a moving target with the lens I had, so I set out to photograph my sweet Lucy (the only one in the family who listens and stays still long enough) and this is one of my faves. I don't know why, you can't even see her face, but I just love.

Okay, on to sewing - what my husband calls my crack. Yep, I am addicted and I can say that most people that I know get addicted when they sit down at a sewing machine. I mean, it is sew much fun. (OMG. yep, i just said that, i am a nerd.) But, here are 2 fun projects - things you can make out of other fabrics.

Here is a place mat (sold at Target for $3.99) that I made into a skirt. So cute and preppy and so easy!

My friend Kathryn gave me some of her old Lily Pulitzer skirts last year and I decided to make Lou a halter top and bloomers out of one, I put a before picture of another skirt she gave me because I was too high on crack (the sewing kind, to be quite specific.....don't want to go starting any rumors) to remember to take a before of the actual skirt I used. Oh yeah, pay no attention to the cat napping. That is ALL she does.

Hope this inspires!!!


kerisullivan said...

HILARIOUS! I love that your child says big 'ole' panties. She may look like Byron but she is your spawn. I LOVE LOVE that blog too. I have no desire to sew or bake but just reading that blog makes me want to evolve :) Have fun in Savannah! Our 10 year reunion is the 6th and about 85% of the class is coming. Crazy!

Tori said...

i think I've told you my friend Jessica has a photography business and she does online courses. I took one in Jan. I think she is offering one in June (not sure if there is space), but it's 6 weeks and you learn so much. You learn how to blur the background, etc. I just need to trade out my sony for a nikon or canon. Your camera does so well in Auto.

Tori said...

Go to 503 photography on my blog (that is her blog) but I think it connects to her website.

HollyBerry said...

i haven't read the whole post, but i just had to say that the target placemat is genius! we actually have that placemat monogrammed for joanna...it's cute in more ways than one, i'd say!