Thursday, January 31, 2013

LadyBear is Jumpin' Jumpin'!

Recently, LadyBear has become a big fan of something her brother loved when he was her age...the doorway jumper.  This little gadget provides loads of fun for everyone, including LittleBear who likes to jump alongside her in doorway.  I love it...they are so cute together!

Forgive the weird lighting in the video/pictures...this is one spot in our house that is really difficult to get a good picture in because of the way it is lit, but it's also ideal for doorway jumping, so we go for it anyway :)
For fun, here is a video of LittleBear enjoying the same jumper at about the same age as LadyBear.  Jump on, little LadyBear!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meet LadyBear's Newest Friend...Bruiser!

LadyBear has a new friend...Bruiser the bear (for those who don't know, Bruiser is Baylor University's costumed mascot)!  A dear Aunt and Uncle gave her some money for Christmas and we thought this pillow pet might be a fun way to spend it.  I think she approves...

LadyBear, this is Bruiser the Bear.

"Oooh, I must get to know him!" (rolls over to him)

"OOOOH, he's fuzzy!!"

Nom nom nom..."he's tasty too!"

Happy Girl.  "Thank you, Aunt S. and Uncle V.!!!!!"

And just because I can't leave him out, LittleBear was inviting Orbit to a roaring game of CandyLand on the other side of the room.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Guess Who's Four Months Old? LadyBear!!

Yesterday, LadyBear hit four months and we are loving this stage.  When I started setting up for our little photo session, she started smiling on her own as soon as I put her in the chair.  She's a very happy little girl!  The only exception to this is, I think, she is starting to get her first tooth and that can make her (understandably) crabby.  Most of the time, however, she loves to play, snuggle and watch whatever LittleBear is up to.

Her four month well check was today, which officially told us she weighs 15 pounds, 7 ounces and is 25.5 inches tall.  Our Dr. said that puts her in the 95th percentile for height and 85th for weight.  Woohoo, go LadyBear!  Our Dr. also said that she is in perfect health and is very, very strong for her age...praise the Lord!!

LadyBear recently started rolling over from her back to her tummy and now can do it quite easily.  The only problem with this in her mind is that she hasn't figured out how to roll back yet and does not like being on her tummy, so I am performing a lot of "rescue missions" to go in during nap and night time sleep to roll her over on her back when she gets stuck.  Hopefully she will figure out how to roll the other way soon :)  Otherwise, she sleeps pretty well.

She also has become quite the little chatterbox and will tell us all sorts of things throughout the day.  At the moment she is playing with the volume of her voice and can go from quiet to loud in .6 seconds.  At least she's happy :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Momma's Been Having A Bit of Fun...

As many of you know, I really like to sew (and apparently I've been reading way too many Dr. Seuss books).  Well, I've been having a little bit of fun with my sewing machine this fall and thought I'd share a few of my favorite projects.  Growing up, my mom made a lot of my dresses and taught me how to sew and now I totally understand why she did that.

When LadyBear was born, I wanted to make her a special outfit for her newborn photo shoot that would honor my wonderful Mother and my also wonderful Mother-In-Law.  I am truly blessed to have these two ladies as my mommy mentors.

My grandmother made my mother's wedding dress many years ago, but thankfully my mother still had some of the scraps left from it and I immediately called dibs on the leftover lace.  This lace is beautiful and closely resembles the lace cutouts on my own wedding dress. Thankfully, I had enough to make a skirt and some embellishments on her headpiece with even a tad leftover for any future projects. 

The satin rosette and lace flower on the headpiece came from my mother-in-law's wedding dress along with the lace cutout on the back of LadyBear's onesie.

The outfit is not perfect, but I am happy with it and was thankful that it fit LadyBear (I made it before she was born)!!

My other project had some assistance from LittleBear, who always wants to know what I am working on and asked if he could help this time.  I told him I wanted to make Christmas outfits for he and sister and showed him pictures of what I had in mind.  He immediately said, "I can help you pick the fabric out at JoAnns" and so off to the fabric store we went.  I'll admit I was a little nervous because I am usually really particular with my projects, but he was so excited and wanted to help so badly that I let my own particular-ness go...and I'm so glad I did. 

He chose three prints: one light green with darker green diamonds (his "suspenders"), one red shimmery fabric with gold swirls and his favorite (his "tie"), a really busy red and green print with snowflakes, Christmas trees and bears wearing scarves.  He asked me every day until I was finished if I was done yet and was so proud of his shirt that he didn't want to take it off after the pictures were taken....very cute. 

I don't get to sew as much as I'd like, but I am thankful that I get to do it at all :)  These two are really fun to make things for!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Little Bit of Aloha With LadyBear

Auntie D and Uncle J recently sent LadyBear a lovely Hawaiian sundress and it's been so chilly here, I just had to put it on her and take a few pictures :)  She didn't mind at all.  In fact, she loved the dress!  She played with the ties and the skirt and giggled most of the time I was taking pictures.  She wore it all that day and the cheerful colors combined with a happy LadyBear helped brighten our day for sure.

Aloha LadyBear!