Monday, March 31, 2014

DIY nursery mobile.

So I have seen a lot of mobiles for sale and they usually run at least $50 dollars. And of course the one I loved was on Etsy for $75!

I figured I could make one so I googled around for directions and used bits and pieces of a few tutorials. The materials I ended up using were:

1 embroidery hoop ($1.50)
4 scrapbook papers ($0.25 ea.)
fishing wire (already had it)

First, cut out the balloon shape 24 times. I used my silhouette machine but you could do it with scissors. Then fold each one in half.

Glue or tape the halves together. I used double sided tape but glue would work too.

After taping 6 pieces together it should look like this:

I made 6 balloons. For the basket, I did the same thing but with black circles.

I strung some fishing wire through. This is where I could have saved some grey hairs. If you put the wire in before you close the last part of each balloon, it would work best.

Put the string through the embroidery hoop and alter the height of each one until you find what you like!

The end. It took me about 2 hours but saved me about $50, so you decide.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Madness - Baylor style.

Its no secret that we love sports and we love our Bears. But when they were chosen to play in San Antonio, how could we not go? We drove down on Thursday night for the 11:00 Friday game. My parents got to go with us and watch both games in session 1. 

 We played in the AT&T Center - home of the Spurs.

 We played well and made sooo many free throws. 
We won which meant we had another game on Sunday. Of course we got tickets asap.
 The student section - very high up..
 We played Creigton and really held control the whole game. 
We got to watch the best player in the country, McDermot, and his dad/coach.
 Another win set us up to play in Aneheim on Thursday night. 
This time we will be watching from to couch :)
 Baby Bear at another special game.
 We tend to think this was the last Horrah until Baby comes since we are only 5 weeks away - gotta stay close to home!

I should also mention that the girl's team is also in the Sweet 16! Good luck to all the Bears out there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

34 weeks.

Baby is the size of a pineapple.
Baby weighs 5 pounds.
44 days to go!

1. Listening - to birthing stories/options.
2. Eating - burgers :) 

 3. Wearing - Very few options. flats.
4. Feeling - anxious to meet baby. loved.
5. Drinking - lots of water. FUZE raspberry tea (caffeine free)

6. Seeing - the nursery come together. My parents often.   
7. Craving - burgers. avocado.
8. Needing - patience. to relax.
9. Thinking - about baby names.

10. Enjoying -Neil's over-protection. baby showers. 

This month has gone by beautifully. I feel well. I have had more energy and been very productive. A LOT has been done in the nursery. (I'll post soon). I guess nesting is in full swing. Lots of sewing, cleaning, decorating, and daydreaming going on! We enjoyed two great baby showers this month. They set us up with the largest baby library I have ever known to exist. We are set to bring baby home, so thanks everyone! Our little lucky charm has helped the Bears into the NCAA tournament so we are going to the game in San Antonio this weekend!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Oh the Places You'll Go Shower.

This weekend, my sister and mom hosted a shower for my SA family and friends. They went through so much trouble and it showed.

Guest signed "oh the Places You'll Go" book.


 A picture collage with extra activities

And a photo booth

Lots of food!

 Best wrapped gift! Handmade but filled with UT onsies.....

Of course, it wouldn't be the same without games.

 There were TONS but this is the DAD-LYMPICS.
 Put on the bibs.
 Chug the baby food....Joel like it, Neil handled it, Mark gagged.
 Put the baby in car seat.
 cross the finish line....WINNER!

It was so much fun and it was so nice to see everyone. We got a VERY good start to the baby library, tons of diapers, and so many other helpful gifts!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Baylor Baby Shower.

The wonderful ladies at work hosted a green and gold baby shower this week.
Delicious food, snacks, decor, and company.

Baby Bear sure is loved!