Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Bows and Bugs!

Two weekends ago when we were down in Tempe,Kyle had a leadership conference thing at ASU so we took 8 of his kids and did that, and then went to an ASU game that night- it was a lot of fun! Anyway- a leadership conference didn't sound too appealing to me, so my mom and Jolene met up with us and picked me up and we went shopping :) We went to Ribbons and Lace in Mesa first to find some ribbon to I can make some baby girl bows. We were walking around and we noticed these two garbage bags full of ribbon, we looked at them and said MAN that's a lot of ribbon, and just kind of went on our way. A little later I started getting bored (I'm not a good shopper, I get tired of a store REALLY fast- Kyle likes that about me though I think) so I went back to check out these bags full of ribbon. It wasn't just ribbon- it was much much more! There were elastic for headbands, already made bows, halfway made bows, big flowers to make bows with, and much much more! I picked it up and said "I think I'm going to get this" and Jolene looked at it and said "well- i think I'm going to have to get the other one!" They were only $20!! That was super exciting. It was a bunch of scrap pieces that they can't sell because they've already been cut, but there were certainly enough yardage on some to make bows, and others we can find something else to do with. But seriously, it was a killer deal.

I spent this last weekend in Buckeye with my mom. We had so much fun! We were looking online for bow making instructions because I wanted to do different kind of bows then the ones I had been making, and this is what we found! The first thing we made were these adorable bug bows! I took pictures with the outfits that I thought they should go with....

The first is bumble bees... the shirt says "cute as a bug"

These are the butterflies... the shirts themselves have the matching colors of butterflies on them, we thought they matched pretty well :) And these will all go on headbands.. I'm doubting baby girl will have much hair :)

And this is probably my personal favorite.. the lady bugs!!! We actually didn't have this skirt the night we made the bugs, we found it the next day at Babies R Us and I just had to have it- it was on sale and it matched the lady bug with the white dots.. I LOVE it!

This one is the cork screw- they are sooo dang easy to make- and really fun too! I love this outfit too.. yay I'm so excited!
This bow was a little bit more complicated, but it was easier when we figured out what we were doing :)
And this one is a tinier bow because this is a newborn outfit, we figured they usually have tinier heads :) It might be one of my favorites too.
I should probably do a little pregnancy update too for the whole "journaling purpose" or what not :) Lately I have been feeling great! I'm completely past being sick which is AMAZING. I feel her moving around soo much, she usually is pretty active in the morning and then usually feel her a little through out the day, mostly depending on what I'm doing- if I'm busy at the school I don't really feel her that much, but it's probably because I'm not thinking about it.. and then I feel her a lot in the evenings. It's so cool to me that there is a little person in there! :) We haven't decided on a name- I don't think we will until we meet her. We have about 5 names between Kyle and I that we really like- but my favorite isn't his and his isn't mine :) It'll work out though I'm sure. I'm still totally happy with my Dr. he is such a nice guy! His office is sometimes really hectic, but what do you expect with all these pregnant ladies right?! :)

Everything else is pretty much the same around here.. Kyle and I see eachother on Monday nights and Friday nights (when the HS doesn't have a football game) and sometimes Saturdays.. but that's about all.. busy busy. Life is good.


Carbonneau said...

I love the bows! you are a pro now!! I really like the one you said was kinda hard to make at first, and the little one...oh and the bugs, yeah, I like them all! Did you look at the hair styling blogs I sent you? could be fun when lil baby comes. :) glad you put up pics!

Brent & Jodie said...

You are amazing! I want to get some of those for Emma. Seriously, I would never have time or patience to make them. Your baby girl is going to be the best accessorized baby ever!!

Alicia said...

This is so exciting!!!

$20? That's a steal.

And shame on you for making me love these bows so much I'm staring at my newborn BOY wondering which ones would look good on him. :)

Brawley_7 said...

Those are the cutest bows ever! If I end up having a girl you need to teach me how to make them! And that ribbon was a great deal, i will have to be in the neighborhood next time im in the valley and stop in! Im really excited for you guys and the start of your family!