Friday, December 31, 2010
When it comes to the day-to-day stuff, I am chronically undisciplined. I can be a real slacker.
My point: I suck at New Years Resolutions.
I'm annoyed when January rolls around again and I'm much in the same place. It feels like I'm always trying to get my act together in the same areas. So this year, I do want to continue to work on some things... Mainly time-management and the related self-discipline... But I am not going to post out any resolutions.
Instead, I wrote a list of things I am glad I worked on in 2010:
* Assuming Positive Intent - I have been working on this a lot. I am consciously trying to assume the best of intentions from my kids, my husband, my friends... Only God sees the heart and it is not for me to be judgemental (and resentful). I could go on and on and will likely write another post on this...
* Being more Kind and Gentle - I can be snarky and too sarcastic sometimes. Along with assuming positive intent, I have been trying to be more kind and gentle to those around me, especially my children. I have been exploring "gentle discipline" this year and it is working for us. I have been trying to really embrace that Golden Rule thing. And you know what? The more I try to cultivate gentleness, the more content I am and the more I enjoy my kids.
* Getting Out - Getting the kids out of the house at least a few times a week has been a welcome change in our life. I am an introvert and a homebody so this has been an effort. The summer was filled with trips to the beach and taking the oldest to VBS. Even a short walk to the park can change the day. And if we have to go to the grocery store I make sure I have plenty of snacks, toys and do it at a time when we won't be rushed or tired. Revolutionary.
* Celebrations - I really enjoyed planning and executing the boys' birthday parties and other parties this year!
Ok, I feel like less of a slacker now. :) Now for those dishes...
What did you accomplish this year? Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it! :)
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
7 Ways to Make the Holidays Easier and More Fun with Toddlers and Babies
What the Grinch and Expectations Have in Common
Wise words about how expectations rob us of enjoyment and can cause friction w/ our spouses.
Plan Your Perfect Christmas: Embrace Imperfection
What we Tell Our Children About Santa by Pastor Mark Driscoll
Interesting history lesson about Santa and this Pastor's take on finding a middle ground with his kids.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I just skimmed through Simplify Your Christmas (Elaine St. James Little Books), a book I first read a couple years ago. It had some good tips and reminders that I am thinking about right now.
Here are my (not so organized) thoughts on the book:
* Embrace what you love about the season, reject/eliminate the parts you don't. *
Personally, I love the decorations, music, shopping, baking, eating... the traditions are what make Christmas special for me. Now that I have my own family, I am really enjoying creating new traditions and passing down old ones. I love the time to really focus on the gift of Christ... a time to celebrate Him.
What I don't love? Feeling rushed, pressure to attend every (family) event, not having enough money to buy everything I want to give and trying to come up with gifts for people who never seem to appreciate what you do give. (I'm sure we all have a few of those peeps on our list. This year I gave up and they are getting gift cards... like it or lump it!)
* Cut back on expectations... for gifts, for food, for whatever is stressing you out. *
We have gotten pretty good at saying "No."
Since our first child was born, we decided that Christmas morning is just for us. We make a big breakfast and take our time with the presents. We will not travel on Christmas Day. We spent years before that driving to three different houses on Christmas Day after being out somewhere Christmas Eve. It was not an enjoyable way to spend the holiday. And there is absolutely no way my kids would be up to that. I would encourage you do to the same: Carve out a special time to enjoy the holiday with just your immediate family... be it Christmas Eve or Christmas morning or the day after... whenever works.
* Examine your motives. *
Do you shop because you are bored or unsatisfied with your life? In the book she says
Shopping has become America's pastime. On average, we now spend six hours a week in a mall and only 40 minutes a week playing with our children.Yikes. What better excuse to feed our shopping addiction than Christmas!
I am really liking the three gifts rule we are putting in place for the kids this year. (Three gifts under the tree, one to represent each wiseman. Each gift with a different theme.)
Some years, the gifts might be more expensive than others, but it is a good limit for me. Otherwise I tend to feel like I need "just one more" thing and before you know it I've gone overboard. I'm already trying to cheat on my own system by cramming extra little pressies in the stockings. :) I figure that will be my wiggle room on the "good" years.
I love shopping and will spend hours and hours "window shopping" on-line. I fully realize it is an escape. I love getting packages in the mail! It gives me something little to look forward to.
Perhaps this is not an issue for you, but it is something I need to keep in check.
* Simplifying doesn't always equal "less time consuming." *
Ok some of the ideas St. James mentions might take more time, such as personally responding to each Christmas card you receive instead of sending a mass mailing of cards yourself. But there is no right or wrong way for your family to celebrate the holiday. Focusing on the "meaningful" is going look different in each family. Taking the time to ask yourself "Why am I really doing this?" might lead to some big changes in how you celebrate. By eliminating the obligations and pressures we put on ourselves, we give ourselves the time and room to make Christmas more meaningful and memorable.
Anyway, I definitely recommend picking up Simplify Your Christmas (Elaine St. James Little Books). (It's out of print so maybe try the library.) It covers topics including cards, kids, giving, holiday spending, decorating, food, and plenty of ideas for creating a simpler, more meaningful Christmas for you and yours.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
* Cinnamon Applesauce "Cookies" (basic recipe, but there are tons of variations on the web)
* Salt Dough Ornaments .. a classic!
* Beeswax or Crayon Wax Dipped Pinecones
* Recycle Toys into Ornaments
* Sparkly Yarn Ornaments
* Vintage Glitter Snowballs (part of a series of 24 Handmade Ornaments, though not are as kid-friendly to make)
* Retro Snowflakes
* Sparkling Ice Crystals
* Borax Crystals
* Mice (made from Hershey kisses!)
* Felt Wrapped Trees
* Not technically an ornament but this (unbreakable) felt garland is perfect for homes with little ones.
* Button Wreath
As if all that wasn't enough for you, here is a list of holiday books with coordinating kids crafts. Most are, you guessed it, ornaments.
Shhhhh! We made these for the Grands last week.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
grouchy, clingy toddler... again, not completely out there but the quickly ensuing poo-plosion was a bit much...
"Can I have a lollypop?" "Not now." "Whyyyyy??" "Um because it's 8am and you haven't eaten breakfast yet."
fed the kids, nurse the tot, feed them both more more more (Seriously these guys would eat non-stop if they could... but not at dinner. That is a whole 'nother category apparently.
Boys play w/ playdough... "mommy come eat these cookies I made!" (repeat that about 10x's)
"Can I have a lollypop? Gum? Snack? Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh?"
IMPROMPTU DANCE BREAK.... evacuate the dance floor...
check up on my holiday orders on-line... call customer service to find out an item I ordered awhile ago is no longer available, but yet is still showing up as available for purchase on the site and is showing up as "backordered" on my account... JCPenny, you are on notice! (along with Kohls but that is another post)
weeeell I thought I was finished Christmas shopping for the kids...
laundry, dishes, laundry, laundry, laundry
"ok WHY are you completely naked?" (this is a new thing and it results in whining b/c he is cold. no duh.)
"Don't play in the toilet!"
"Don't put that washcloth/toothpaste/etc etc in the toilet!"
"Don't climb on the stereo speaker!"
"No you can't go out front and mess with the Christmas lights."
"Don't propeller your brother."
"Please stop taking the ornaments off the tree"
"Please plug the tree back in."
"Put the fan back in your room if you would like to keep it."
"I'm cooooold!" "How about we PUT SOME CLOTHES ON then?" o.m.g.
(aww they are playing megabloks together. cuteness.)
baby won't nap
feed them both lunch
let's try that nap again...
"I don't want to do quiet time!!!" (yeah, yeah, I know, you tell me every.single.day.)
I am thinking about my morning and laughing because it is not an unusual morning for us. We sure cram a lot in there, huh? This also explains why my house is pretty much a disaster and why I honestly don't care one lick about that today... Life with tiny kids is crazy exhausting and I am still enjoying it. (Unless you talk to me between the hours of 4:30pm-6pm. I am not enjoying much of anything at that point.)
Maybe the years of sleep deprivation have warped my brain??
Still 5 more hours 'till Papa K gets home...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
"In the end, Christmas is meant to be enjoyed. It’s meant to point our hearts towards God’s grandest gift to us, found in the shoddy manger in Bethlehem. It’s not meant to stress us out."Yes, I am posting another linky. :)
Some nice reminders for this time of year when it feels like everyone wants a piece of you, your time or your money.
Great little article and a must read for this time of year if you have little ones. No, it's not just your kids. :)
We were pretty surprised last year when our little guy was super grouchy on Christmas morning. But on good ol' Facebook I realized that he wasn't the only one. We are going to change our tact this year and change our expectations too.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I am pretty much finished shopping for the boys. Just need some stocking stuffers and something for the husband. wooohooo A few little things for other people, but the big stuff is done.
I am enjoying Christmas shopping this year. "Gifts" is my love language so I usually get a thrill out of planning/making/buying gifts. One year I made handmade gifts for everyone on my list. This year is a lean one, but not the leanest we've had. We save a little each month throughout the year so I have a little cash to work with come shopping time. Throw in some good deals and I think we've done ok.
Regardless of your gifting budget, family traditions are an important way to make the holidays special and memorable.
For us, I want to focus a lot on the season of Advent. I have a children's book advent I'm working on. I also would like to start doing an Advent wreath so we can follow along with the reading and candle lighting that our church does. (More great Advent countdown ideas here, here and here.)
Another tradition involves going to a lights and animated village at a garden center near my in-laws. I would really love to start the tradition of annual trip out to Longwood Gardens as well. My lights-obsessed son would flip!
Of course there are traditions about the gifts themselves. My mom would let us choose a small gift to open on Christmas Eve. I am doing a variation on that and am giving the boys new PJs to open every Christmas Eve. Some people have a set number of gifts or themes for the gifts. (I love these wear, read, want, need tags!) I have thought about limiting the number of gifts and we naturally have been buying less and less each year out of necessity. Still pondering this one.
The boys' PJ's for this year from Gymbo. Love 'em!
What family traditions do you remember from childhood? Which traditions will you start with your family?
I read a similar discussion on FB the other day. The one mom said that she fills the living room with red, green and silver balloons. So the kids have to wade through them to get to the tree. She said it has really helped on the slim gift giving years and the kids love it.
Friday, November 12, 2010
I used to be someone who actually sent Christmas cards. heh.
I used to be someone who had all her Christmas shopping finished by Thanksgiving.
You know. So I could spent December baking and wraping my presents with MarthaStewart touches.
I am NOT kidding. I love that stufff.
We have pared down our gift giving tremendously in recent years, but the sudden realization that Christmas is less than 2 months away has me feeling slightly panicked. Guess I better start a list or something....
Monday, November 8, 2010
I was going to email this out to some of my friends. (You know who you are. LOL) But I figured I'll just post a linky. This article really resonated with me. This is something I have been consciously working on for awhile but I've never heard the term "personal filter." Very fitting stuff for this time of year.
My favorite part was about avoiding TV commercials and not taking your kids to browse the toy isle if you want to cultivate a heart of contentment in your home. Advertisers spend a lot of money to convince you that you truly must have that shiny new toy, fun new boots, or that delicious bacon double cheese burger, etc etc.
Reminds me that I need to watch The Story of Stuff again. (Did you noticed they added a few more stories recently?)
I have been happy with the calendars and greeting cards and prints I have ordered. (Photo
calendars make for some very happy grandparents, btw.)
So when Shutterfly offered me some free holiday cards if I did a write-up, I jumped at the chance!
Ok, so I am supposed to tell you about my favorite of the Christmas cards designs. Honestly it is hard to choose!
Now if only I could get a decent photo of my kids...
This post is part of the Shutterfly free card promo for Bloggers. You can participate here.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I no longer have the bitterness and longing that I once did. I remember how difficult it was to deal with such a personal and often unspoken loss. Through the grief I have found a greater appreciation for my life and the little ones I was allowed to keep. Things happen in this world that don't make sense, that hurt, that seem pointless... The what-if's are always there, but my hope is in Christ.
Today my heart goes out to those who are still in the midst of mourning, those who are still waiting to complete their families, those who are still hurting... I hope that you find healing and I pray that you find peace.
October 15 is Infant and Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. Tonight, all around the world, candles will be lit in remembrance.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
And here we are. Smack in the middle of September!
I joined a homeschool coop and there are lots of kids in the 3-4's age. So we have a little preschool class going on Mondays. Very fun. One of the local museums offers preschool art classes so we are doing that once a month as well. That was not as big a hit with W, but we will keep trying. When you throw in some Library Story Times and trips to the park we are keeping quite busy.
Oh and D's first birthday is like a week away. No idea how I am going to pull off that party! LOL
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The House that Cleans Itself
The basic principle is that you first need to change your home to better work with your family's needs and habits. Only then can you work on changing any behavior that needs to be fixed.
Likes: It makes perfect sense. Some people are naturally neat and organized. (I am not one of those people. I keep things pretty clean, but clean and neat are two different things.) I have accepted that housework is not tops of my priority list. I think with some changes I could have a house that (almost) cleans itself. She gives lots of practical ways to achieve this.
Dislikes: I will note that this changing your environment thing looks to be a looong process. If I steadily work at it, I guess it will take me no less than several months. And with the little guys to attend to, I'm thinking it will take even longer.
Bottom Line: This provides a logical process for streamlining your home to fit your family's needs. Definitely worth a read if you are not naturally neat and tidy. I will have to keep you posted about how it goes.
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood
The basic theory of Love and Logic is that you use empathy (aka love) and logic to teach your children to make good choices and to think for themselves. Sounds like common sense but I guess if it was so easy for me I wouldn't be reading all these parenenting books. :P
Likes: This is a practical book. A few of the strategies seemed like they won't work for us exactly as written, but they were easily adaptable. Oh yes, the scripts! That is my most favorite part. They tell you what to say when your child misbehaves. I seriously made note cards so I can memorize the phrases I want to use. You've heard, "Consistency is key!" Well this is all about consistent responses and logical consequences. For me, knowing what to say and how to react BEFORE we are in the moment is crucial. Otherwise I am likely to respond in anger and frustration. Not good.
Some of the things from the book are things I do already, like offering choices on inconsequential things. So I am comfortable incorporating more "Love and Logic" into my parenting.
Dislikes: In the book it says that a healthy parent-child bond is crucial for this approach to work, but they don't seem to elaborate much on how to achieve that. (The Baby Book by Dr Sears is a much better book for developing a healthy attachment with the under 2yo set.)
They propose that developmental levels don't apply to their strategies, but in my experience some sense of child development is important when dealing with little ones.
Also some of the wording took on a more "shaming" flavor than I'm comfortable with, but it's one of those take-what-you-can-use things. I'm guessing that a lot is in the delivery.
The bottom line: This is a great read for anyone with kids in the 2 to 6 who wants some new, effective discipline strategies that will translate to the teenage years and beyond. I thought it was useful enough that I tracked down the audio version for Papa K to listen to during his commute.
Ordinary Mom Extraordanary God
A Christian devotional book with short 2-3 page essays. As the title implies, it's written specifically for moms.
Likes: I like the devotional format. I can grab some quick encouragement as I drink my morning coffee. It is written in a friendly, conversational tone. Ok, so I'm only half-way through but so far all the topics have been applicable to my life. :)
Dislikes: Really not much to dislike. I guess a more scripture references would be nice if someone wanted to study a topic more in depth, but I don't think that's the intent of the book.
Bottom Line: I am enjoying it and I recommend it. :)
I've got a few more books on the nightstand: Raising Your Spirited Child and Grace Based Parenting are almost finished, but in limbo. And I just picked up Radical Homemakers, Playful Parenting and Your Four Year Old: Wild and Wonderful
Disclaimers: I have not been prompted to or compensated for this post. Just an good old fashioned book review. The links to Amazon are affiliate links, but I never get paid anything from them so I don't really take it all that seriously.
As an aside, I do read books I don't care for. But I never finish them and therefore don't really offer an opinion unless asked.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
It's not all terrible though. Three has also been filled with some lingering baby snuggles and some hilarious commentary on life. My son's imaginary friends have been most colorful!
Sure I'm always a little sad to see another milestone distancing us from our first baby. The challenges of this age have really been a catalyst for my own personal growth. I am learning to be more patient, more self-less and humble. (Seeing your child yell at you exactly the way you've have yelled at them is pretty humbling.) I have had to re-evaluate what works and what doesn't work in our family. I daily seek God and ask him for the strength to do a good job.
Still, I say FAREWELL to three with a smile on my face. Happy 4th Birthday, baby boy!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Monday, July 19, 2010
I've also been doing some party planning! Oh how I love a good theme party. Before mommyhood I had visions of Martha-esque kid's parties complete with technicolor cakes and pinatas full of trinkets. Now I know the dangers of food dye and the true cost of cheap plastic toys. It kinda makes me a party pooper sometimes. I am determined to overcome this and get a little creative if needed.
Party 1: DS#1's Fourth Bday Party!
We are just doing a small family shin-dig at my in laws, but I still wanted to make it special for him. The boy is completely obsessed with all things electrical. However, light bulbs aren't exactly a popular party theme. He (and I) like robot motifs as well so I'm going to make it an electric/robot theme. Evite.com had some great robot choices. Will have to shop around for plates and such. (Any ideas?) I think it would be funny to come up with some silly names for the foods. I will be freezer paper stenciling him a 4 shirt.
Inspiration: Lightbulb Cake, Lightbulb Cupcakes
Party 2: Baby's First Birthday (aka "How is my little baby turning one already?")
I call him little-old-man-face and little-dude and little-man due to his serious, yet sweet, demeanor. I love all the mustache stuff I've been seeing around the blogs and lookie! Evite even has a Manly Mustache invite. I don't want to give away all my plans, but chocolate mustaches? How can I not make those? I'd like to do a bigger party since it is his first, but will have to crunch some numbers and see what I come up with.
Inspiration: The Mr. Man Party, Bronson's Manly Bash, Fenn's Little Man Party
I also am in the midst of a bigger production still, a baby shower for a certain BFF. However I shall keep all those plans under wraps for now.
I love this crap! teehee If only I had unlimited funds for this area of my life.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
On a more personal level, I have been seeking and finding joy in my day to day. Sounds simple, but it's not always easy to enjoy the mundane. I've been thinking about writing about that but I always wonder what is too personal to share, you know?
Add in "beach time" and that's my summer in a nutshell thus far.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Our oldest was sick yesterday so we skipped church to prevent the germ-sharing . (Though his high fever is gone this morning so he's on the mend.) We spent some family time this morning blowing bubbles and just enjoying eachother's company. This evening I will attempt to cook a free-range tenderloin a la Pioneer Woman and make some mashed taters. The hubs loves meat and potatoes as I'm guessing lots of guys do. Unfortunately (for him) meat and potatoes have "special occasion" status at our house. Other than that, I'll give my pops a call. Maybe we'll have a family movie night too.
I've been enjoying our little famliy lately. Things are calming down on many fronts and I see some routine settling into our lives again. And routine is a very good thing for my guys. :)
Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there!
Here are some quotes for you:
"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
- Billy Graham, Christian Evangelist
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
- Theodore Hesburgh, Catholic Priest and President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame
"It is much easier to become a father than to be one."
- Kent Nerburn, U.S. Author and Educator
"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Here're the spoils of our first blueberry picking trip.
The berries were delicious, cheap and best of all organic-ish!
(They aren't certified but they do not spray the berries.)
This was the first year I actually have enough to put some in the freezer. (Thanks to my mom for helping.) We usually only get enough to eat up in a couple weeks. W was much more into it this year which helps. I plan on going back a few more times before the season is over. It would be awesome to have enough for smoothies all winter long!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
- Vacation Bible School
- Pick Blueberries
- Children's Museum
- Sea Shell Museum
- Franklin Institute (this will be his big bday present)
- Make Bubble Solution
- Camp Out (in the backyard)
- Have a Picnic
- Lucy The Elephant
- Make Ice Cream
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I forgot about the weather when I started my plans for the day. Duh.
The bagels were soooo yummy that it was worth it. I tried two recipes this time.
I wish I had a picture to share, but we ate them all and I did not snap a pic. I think this is my fav method:
And I found a little vid on how to roll them:
Isn't the internet grand?
If you can make bread, you can make these. Actually I think it's easier to get a good result with bagels vs. bread.
A few tips: If, like me, you don't keep bread flour around, you can buy wheat gluten at the regular grocery store and add that to all-purpose flour. The extra gluten gives it the correct chewy texture. Use parchment paper or well seasoned stoneware unless you want them to stick. You want to flip them at least once to get light browning on both sides. Yes, they are a long process, but they are cheap, delicious and freeze well. These are going to be a staple in my house from here on out.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Mothering is hands down the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. I love my children more than I realized I could. But the day-to-day care is often a challenge. Being a parent has changed me and made me a less selfish person. My world is consumed with caring for these two little people and I feel like that's how it's supposed to be right now. And like most things, if you are going to do it "right" it's probably not going to be easy. Keeping a sense of humor and lots of prayer keep me going. :)
I also appreciate my own mother much more since I have had my own kids. I realize why she is a little bit crazy. It's partly my fault. haha (Happy Mother's Day, Mom!)
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. -Abraham Lincoln
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much. -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The mother, more than any other, affects the moral and spiritual part of the children's character. She is their constant companion and teacher in formative years. The child is ever imitating and assimilating the mother's nature. It is only in after life that men gaze backward and behold how a mother's hand and heart of love molded their young lives and shaped their destiny. -E.W. Caswell
The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until the children are in bed. -unknown ;)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I just can't resist a new (to me) book. W-man has a steady rotation of books in his room (of which I recently posted a picture).
Confession: I used to collect children's books long before I ever had kids. But I don't exactly know where they all are. So every so often I find a box of kids books in my garage or attic.
Oh and cookbooks. Don't even get me started there. Christmas books are another weakness. (Next year I will definitely have enough for a 25 day book advent.)
I'm also our local LLL's librarian. The other moms give me old books and I list them on Paperback Swap:
There I can trade them in for books we can use in our library. I also trade my own old books to get new books. I have gotten some great books and saved a lot of money using this service. You pay to ship books requested from you, but pay nothing to the ones sent to you. Usually it costs about $2-$3 to mail a book using media mail. (It's a bit less for lighter paperbacks.) Anyway, I think this is a great program, saves money, saves your house some clutter, and gets used books in the hands of those who really want them.
Disclaimer: I get credit if you join using my referral link by clicking the banner or telling them mamaknj@ msn. com sent you. Paperback Swap did not solicit this post. I was just listing some new books this week and thought it was time again to share my love of PBS! :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Here's the links....
* Cheri has so many great projects, but the Robot Rex T is top of my list. She also teaches you about bleach pen painting, using embroidery floss and freezer paper stencils. Embellishing is a great way to cover up stains! Just sayin. (These projects seem super easy even for the non-crafty among us.)
* On made I found how to upcycle old adult clothes into a sweater vest or even a cute lap t. Makes me want a serger even more! (These projects are a bit more advanced as you need some decent sewing machine skills.) But there are also tips on non-sewing techniques such as fabric dying.
* Prudent Baby does tend towards girl projects, but there are some boy ones too. I love this tute for a hooded towel. I will be cutting up some old towels to make a beach-worthy creation!
* Course I already posted about the bandanna beach/Bermuda pants.
ETA one more! Card table play (army) tent... love it.
I'm now on the look out for cheap, plain boys T's. I am also contemplating snap pliers and a serger... Lord help me! :)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The best shot I could get. My little model is 3.5yo and wears a size 4/5. Ideally he would wear them with a non-striped top. LOL I used the directions in the first link and went with an elastic waist for ease of using the potty.
Tutorial with pictures here:
Martha Version here: