Monthly Archives: November 2013

Baby of Mine

Baby mine, don’t you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine

Little one when you play
Don’t you mind what they say
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine

If they knew sweet little you
They’d end up loving you too
All those same people who scold you
What they’d give just for

The right to hold you
From your head to your toes
You’re so sweet, goodness knows
You are so precious to me
Sweet as can be, baby of mine

Song from “Dumbo”

Little one I think we are finally ready for your arrival. 


20ish weeks pregnant


33ish weeks pregnant.


We have people set up watch your big  brothers for 17 days.  It would be good if you came during then. Mommy has been cooking and freezing meals to help her spend more time with you, little one.  She did want to make a few more, but as you can see, she is ran out of room in the freezer. 


We have your basket all ready with little diapers in it.  But no name on the front because we aren’t sure what to call you yet. 

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We have the birth kit all ready, hiding under a blanket to keep big brothers from digging in it.


We have a pink outfit and a blue outfit in the birth kit.  One of them will be just right for you.


Mommy has gotten a lot done on her lists.  And thanks to Daddy helping out last night she crossed off three things on the lists!


Daddy and Mommy went to a movie today while Grandma Kathy watched your big brothers.  It was something on Daddy’s list to do before you come. 😉


Baby Mine, we are so excited for your arrival.  We can’t wait to meet you and hold you.  Come soon little one. 


Almost 40 weeks. (no Mommy doesn’t look that great, it must be the angle of the camera!)

What ever birthday you decide to pick will be just perfect!


A few days short of 40 weeks.

Children’s Museum

The first Tuesday of every month from 4 – 8 the Denver Children’s Museum has a free day.  Apparently Target pays for it and we all get in free of charge.  Emma and I went September right at 4 and stayed the whole four hours.  It was exhausting for both of us!  In October I had to go by myself because Titus has class on the first and third Tuesday nights.  In November Titus asked his teacher if they could have class a different day so that he could go with me.  I’m so thankful for such an easy going school!  I am also very thankful Titus went with me this month because I could really tell I’m a month further in my pregnancy.  I’m not sure I could have kept up with the boys very well at all.  I also got to take a few pictures this time around.  I’m normally sooooo busy running around, keeping track of two little boys in a very very crowded place that I don’t get to take any pictures.  What I really need is someone to follow us around to JUST take pictures because there really is fun stuff and cute pictures to be taken.

By far their favorite place to play is the grocery store.  I despise grocery shopping any day, and this “store” isn’t any better. 😉  I find it very tiring, but the boys have sooo much fun!  

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James checking out his groceries:

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All Gideon likes to do is fill his cart with fruit and veggies.  Then I dump it out and he fills it again. He’s so cute!


The boys and I have not gone to the bubble room at all.  The floor is slippery and it was too much work to look after both of them by myself.  But this time Titus took James while I stayed with Gideon in another room.  They both had fun! You stand on this little platform and pull a rope which brings up the ‘bubble’. So you can stand inside a bubble.  Pretty cool!

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They also have a retired fire truck with child size uniforms.  This is also one of the boy’s favorite rooms.


It really is said how few pictures I got.  Next month Aunt Alaina and Aunt Tessa will be here, and I’m hoping they will take the boys!  😀 hint hint

My boy’s room is finished!

Today I finished a big  project that I’ve been working on since at least September.  I finished decorating my boy’s room!!  It’s kinda sad, but even though James is three I’ve never decorated a child’s room before.  Our first two houses he didn’t have a room so I couldn’t do any nursery decorating at all.  He did have his own room in our third house but I had a new baby and was much much to tired to do much of anything let alone decorate a room.  When we moved here James and Gideon’s room was already painted a beautiful bright yellow.   It really helped that I didn’t have to paint.  It’s probably one of the reasons their room actually got done!  I already had a lot of the wall hangings and ideas of what I wanted to do to their room.  Their room is decorated in the Kidsline barnyard theme (hopefully I don’t get into trouble for getting this picture from e-bay!)


I bought three different sets from three different states on craiglist, Texas, Minnesota, and Colorado. 😀  Each set came with something extra that I wanted, but I did end up with doubles or triples of stuff.  Which was kind of did on purpose.  Both of my boys have out grown cribs and toddler beds so the quilt that comes with this set is too small.  So I decided to sew them each a quilt with the extra pieces that I had gathered together.  This ended up being a big project! But their room looks fabulous!!

I ended up with extras of a crib bumper, 2 crib skirts, a curtain, and a diaper stacker.  I also had to buy some extra fabric in matching colors to fill in the gaps and for the back of the quilts.  That ended up being kind of expensive but I bought it all at Hobby Lobby to support them! (You can rationalize anything if you really want too, ha ha!)


My sister Emma was still living with us and she helped me seam rip most of the already made bedding.  Let me just say this, it is MUCH MUCH easier and MUCH MUCH faster to start from scratch fabric then to take apart something that is already made. 🙂  And you wouldn’t believe how many seams are in a crib bumper!!

Believe it or not I don’t have a big enough space on the floor in any of my rooms to lay them side by side, so I had to over lap them.  And some how Gideon’s quilt ended up a bit smaller than James’. Not sure how that happened except that I made James’ first and so Gideon’s was more pieced together with what was left over.


James’ is the one in blue and Gideon’s is the one in yellow.  I really didn’t want to do blue but focus more on green and yellow just in case the new baby is a girl, but the blue really did look the best.


I also really didn’t want to tie them but quilt the pieces together.  But my sewing machine couldn’t quit do it, so they are tied. (which was horrible crawling around on the floor to tie with this big belly of mine!)


My boy’s room before:


And after:


Can you say WOW how great does that look?? ha ha.  And as a side note, yes I know Gideon is sleeping like a little king on his big bed.  The child rolls so much in his sleep that even a single mattress is too small.  I’m hoping to transition him into a single size after that baby comes.

I had to cut up the diaper stacker because I needed the white part to finish the edging on Gideon’s quilt.  I just barely had enough.  That left me with the picture though so I sewed up another wall hanging out of that:


Emma helped me do the stenciling on the walls.  Funny story, in our first house in Minnesota I had no closets, and no shelves.  And when I say I had none, I truly had none.  I was at Michael’s one day and they had all these letters with hooks on the end that were so cheap they were practically giving them away.  So I bought a bunch and we used them to hang our coats and other stuff on in that house.  When we moved to our second house in MN I actually had functional closets and didn’t need the letter hooks.  I had them hanging up in the storage room next to the wall hangings that would some day go in my boy’s room.  Late one night while rocking and nursing Gideon I noticed that a lot of the letters matched up with the animal and color.  And thanks to Emma for help with P is for pony we used all of them!

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I also ended up with two crib mobiles so I turned one upside down and hung it under the light.  I think it looks cute, Emma thought it looked a bit weird. 😉


When I took apart the extra curtain for Gideon’s quilt I saved the tabs and sewed them to the extra crib size quilt to hang on the wall.  All I had to do was paint the wooden dowel red!


This red dresser is for Baby.  The nobs match the rest of the room, thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Penner!


I still have a compete crib bumper, skirt, quilt, sheets, mobile and two fleece blankets for the new baby that match.  😀  And as you can see in the very first picture (and as a hint to all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and good friends) there are still many ‘extras’ that go with the room set that we don’t have. 😀 And I have all these scraps left over. Not sure what I’m going to do with them yet.


And because this is just so cute I had to add this picture.  I was sewing yesterday afternoon while Gideon was taking a nap and James called me over to show me this:


The baby sharks are nursing from the mommy shark. Goodness I think maybe we have taken this a little bit far. 🙂  But I do love the fact that he was playing by himself so I could sew!!