Tuesday, July 29, 2008
So when I was little my mom used to have a her own little children's clothing business called 'Chocolate Moose.' She used to make her own patterns and do little fashion shows (yes, I was a model....). Anyway, for Christmas Nick got me a sewing machine and ever since I found out I was pregnant I decided I needed to get to get busy on my own baby clothes.
My personal favorite so far is the baby robe! After I found out I was having a girl, I went straight to the store to start buying pink fabric! I don't know if the picture does the robe justice, it is actually really cute. I need a baby model.... If any of you have a little baby girl who you want to become famous on my blog, just come on over and we will play dress up!
I started this baby bunt before I knew what I was having. It was supposed to unisex but it really looks like it is for a boy. I am going to make another one in pink :) I might also make a big bow on the hat to make it clear that my baby is a girl.
This was the first thing I started after I got my sewing machine. I didn't know anything about sewing or quilts and I found I am very rash and impatient. I just went to the store, bought some fabric and starting cutting squares one at a time by hand (I knew nothing of a rotary board...). It actually ended up kind of lopsided and the squares aren't the same size at all. I guess everyone has to start somewhere!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I was only allowed the ride the same rides that a two year old was allowed to ride so I mostly hung out with my little nephews and nieces.
The next day, we drove up to Henry's Lake in the Idaho/Montana area. Nick's cousin Matt brought his wakeboarding boat. Only one person got to go before the the rope got caught in something on the boat and we couldn't drive back to shore. It was freezing and raining and no other boats were on the water. Actually, one boat did drive by and Matt tried to flag him down but he drove right on by. Finally, we were able to reach someone at the ranch we were staying at to come and save us! The boat that came to tow us may as well have been a row boat towing a cruise ship. But, somehow it was able to tow us back to shore.
The next day we went to Yellowstone! We started by walking around some geyser loops and then going to Old Faithful! We also went to a waterfall. We didn't see too much wildlife around the park. Last time I went to Yellowstone we were stuck in the road for about an hour waiting for some smelly buffalo to get out of our way. Luckily, that didn't happen this time!
On Friday we drove up to a girls camp in Idaho. Nick's cute grandparents and aunt and uncle came to join us! There was a pool, basketball hoop, horseshoes, and a campfire! Nick's dad taught him to play horseshoes and Nick probably played 90% of the time that we were there. He was actually really good by the time we left. Nick is good at pretty much anything he tries to do though. Friday night we made a campfire and sung campfire songs and made s'mores! S'mores are probably the best part of camping. We did survive the camp even though I ended up with about 50 bug bites! Saturday we went to one more waterfall before everyone had to part ways. I'm not posting pictures of that because last time I did it it deleted all the hard work I had already done on the blog and I was really mad. So yes, this is my second attempt to post the family reunion.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Anyway, after we went to the temple we went to off see the Sound of Music and the Tuacahn outdoor theatre! It was amazing! We weren't sure if we were going to get our firework show for the holiday but as soon as the cast took their final bow, patriotic music starting playing and out of nowhere, fireworks started shooting all over the place! It was fun although I'm not sure I have ever been directly below a firework show before. I was scared sparks were going to land on me but they didn't!
Then, we basically walked about 12 straight hours with some fun stops on the way! We found a giant piano to jump on!
And then we were off to the Bellagio! We went to the conservatory (which is my favorite thing is Vegas.) This time, they had a mini Bellagio made!
We also saw a 3-D movie at M&M world. I'm still confused about what the movie was about. If you are ever in Vegas....you should probably just skip the free 3-D movie....
In front of the Bellagio fountain (my second favorite thing in Vegas). This is where we sat and reflected the fact that we just stole millions of dollars! Oh wait, that wasn't us....