This week, we've been busy as usual :) but we did enjoy the holiday weekend! We didn't really do anything special, but hung around home and worked the yard doing various tasks. I scrubbed the vinyl siding, if that tells you how exciting our 4th of July was! :) Then it started raining, and kept raining, so we just spent some lazy time inside. I was feeling the urge to warm up my sewing machine, but didn't want to start any big projects. Since Annabel's so into her "babies" right now, and putting them "ni-night," I decided to make her a little baby doll quilt. I rounded up some flannel scraps I had, as well as some flannel Geneva gave me (the monkeys) and an old satin bathrobe, and went to work! I think it turned out pretty cute!
And, of course, the back
And in use!
The satin was kind of difficult to work with- it's very slippery, as you can probably imagine! This was a really fun project, and easy enough to whip up in an afternoon. Annabel loves her new "ni-night," and my urge to sew was satisfied, at least for a couple days. :)
And now for the exciting news: Annabel has gone poopy in the potty 3 times this weekend! Once yesterday and twice today! WOW! The first two times I directed her to the potty when she said she had to go, then the last time she went all on her own!! I didn't even know she had gone until she came and told me "uh-oh," while pointing to the bathroom:) The uh-oh was that only about a fourth of the doody actually went in the potty... oh well! It's a start. She's been really proud of herself- clapping and yelling "poop!" For only being 21 months, I'd say we're off to a good start!
The other night we got out the finger-paints. She still isn't too sure of having it on her hands, but she sure did enjoy painting herself! She also liked to walk over the paper and smear the paint with her feet... and I'm all for creative expression, even foot-paintings! :) Haha.
And yes, she's completely buck-naked! That's the only way to paint, don't you know?! Oh, the places paint ended up...
Today I took Annabel to the water park in our town. It's fairly new, and we hadn't been there yet. I think it would have been more fun if a) you had a child who enjoyed water, or b) had a child who didn't hate water. So yeah, that was a waste of $4. But while we were there I snapped this lovely photo...
Don't you think this should be a health code violation?? Ugh- long hair like this totally grosses me out! Can you imagine swimming and getting a 3-foot long hair wrapped around you??
Tonight Derek is canning green beans from the garden. So exciting! We've also had some cucumbers and lettuce so far, but that's about it. A few of the cherry tomatoes have been ready, but they pretty much get eaten as they're picked! I also took Annabel to pick blackberries last week, and we had so much fun! She was so cute- she'd see one, then start pointing and jumping, and as soon as I picked it her little hand was out to eat it! They were pretty sparse so there was nothing left to show for our efforts :(
That's about all the summer fun we've been having lately! I've started my new class (July term) which is my last one ever. I had a sad moment on the first day when I realized it was my last "first day" of class ever (or at least for a while!). I think it will be weird to not be a student anymore, especially if I don't find a job right away. Speaking of class, I have a test tomorrow, and should really be studying instead of blogging! Until next time!