Our girl's-night-out has turned into a craft-project-get-together...which I enjoy immensely.
I really have fun with these artsy crafts, and I'm glad the other girls find such cute ideas on Pinterest
(I've banned myself from Pinterest, knowing I don't have enough time to spend looking at it)
Our first project was painting on a canvas, and this was our second craft. It turned out so cute.
And actually, all of ours turned out really cute, and it's pretty simple too...
We stopped off at Hobby Lobby first to get all our supplies, but all you need is a canvas, paint, and 4-5 pages of 12x12 scrapbook paper (I actually used 7 different pages, haha).
Paint your canvas whatever color, something neutral, that would look good as the background color (I chose "Espresso.")
Cut your paper into 2-3 inch strips, and then cut those strips down into smaller rectangles, another 2-3 inches each. When you've got all your rectangles, cut diagonally from corner to corner to make leaf-shaped petals. I liked that I had bigger petals to start with because then I could cut them down as much as I needed, as I went...
Then, obviously, arrange your petals according to how you like them and hot glue them to the canvas. I had mine set on the canvas before I hot-glued any of them, but you could also just glue as you go...
We ran out of time, but if we hadn't, I think we might have hodge-podged them too...
This is another one that was made that night, by Malu...
...I can't even describe the disbelief I'm feeling.
But it's the same thing every time I type up these monthly updates--he keeps getting older and I can't stand it.
I mean, in another 6 months he'll be a year old.
So anyway, my little Logan has been learning and experiencing all sorts of new things this last month...
He has officially decided that sucking his tongue is the way to go.
I'm not sure how that's going to work out when his teeth come in, but I'm loving it so far!
He has officially decided to sit up, without support.
That's only AFTER he decided he wants to start crawling...
...I'm pretty sure that's backwards, but whatever. I guess I don't really get that easy period where he can sit up, but is still immobile. He's going to make this hard on me ;)
And as previously mentioned in other posts, he also:
-started eating solids, for REAL. We had a hard time in the beginning, so we stopped for 2 weeks, and then tried again with better success.
He LOVES it now.
-got his hair cut...at 5 1/2 months old.
We trimmed 2+ inches off.
-has mastered the hands-and-knees stance, and now is working on his hands-and-feet stance. If he knew how to move his hands, he'd already be crawling. But the army crawl is his preferred method of transportation...for now.
-took his first out-of-state trip to visit family! He was the friendliest baby, and would let anyone hold him, which helped me out TONS.
-started blowing raspberries...and he thinks it's hilarious (as do I!)
We also had a doctor's appointment today, and these were the results:
This was the coolest carousel! It was located in a park, and was both indoor and outdoor! I'm pretty sure it's so they can operate it even in the winter when it's freezing and snowy...it was perfect that day because it was pouring rain, but we could still enjoy the weather while on our carousel ride. And what's better--they were selling cotton candy!!
Everyone was allowed to ride too, even little Logan.
This day it was 66 degrees, and being the logical Arizonan that I am, it didn't even cross my mind that I might need a long sleeved shirt, or better, a sweater. So we pretty much froze...but I enjoyed it!
Logan was probably the only warm one there because I could wrap him in his blanket...
My dad only caught pictures from the first boat ride of the first day, but it pretty much encapsulates our whole experience :)
Logan was taking his first nap of the day in the pack-n-play under the gazebo, which was very convenient for me! My grandparents were also there to take care of him if he did happen to wake up (which he did).
Wyatt rode the wave-runner with Cody, and kept saying "Beep, beep!!"
About to start the madness!!
James, me, Grace and cousin Sydnee
My aunt JaLynn purposely tries to fling us off the tubes...but I guess it wouldn't be as much fun any other way! It's a workout trying to stay on those things!!
Obviously, we fell off...numerous times.
The boys take a turn!!
My cousins have this technique of tube jumping...holding onto one of the smaller tubes and then switching places with that person...it's definitely an adrenaline rush! I got many battle wounds I didn't notice under after I got back on shore...
I can't wait until we go again! Hopefully Jeff will be able to go, he was super depressed he missed out...
Is it really weird that I remember the moment when I decided yellow was my favorite color?
I was in 2nd grade (I know because I can see the classroom and my teacher) and we were doing some art project, something like a self-portrait, and we had to include a list of things about ourselves--name, age, favorite color...
...I distinctly recall having this internal struggle about what my favorite color was, knowing it constantly changed from week to week. I think I remember thinking that EVERY girl liked pink or purple, and that the defiant ones liked blue. And I remember thinking I wanted to be different.
And then I decided I really liked yellow. And it's been that way ever since.
WELL, recently, I've added a few things to my "yellow" collection:
While at the Smithfield Imp, I stumbled upon this set of glass containers. I immediately knew I wanted to put pasta in them, and that it would match the rest of the yellow I had in my kitchen perfectly. It turned out fabulous.
Joann's was having a sale on their florals a few weeks ago, and my mom had an additional coupon that gave me this wreath for almost nothing...I love a good deal!
I'm usually not a big fan of wearing yellow, only because I feel like it washes me out, but for some reason I was drawn to this dress, and I LOVE it.
I'm a Van Capelle, and I married a Downs. This blog is a glimpse into our lives:
Jeff and I were married on May 26, 2007 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. We love each and every moment we share and can't wait to start new and exciting adventures together! We've got the two cutest boys in the world--Wyatt and Logan--and we love them more than anything! Life is good!