Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2013: Pregnancy with Bella

Here's a glimpse of my year of pregnancy with Bella.

16 weeks (3 1/2 months? 4 months?)

Obviously flexing in this one.

Have one from 7 months pregnant on Facebook, but couldn't find it on my ipad to add here. I'll have to add it later.

Here is 8 months with the kids:
And without:

Here I am on my due date (Thanksgiving):

And here I am 1 week and 1 day over, getting ready to do Insanity (which I took a break from several weeks before). I had her the next day, so my attempts to kick myself into labor obviously worked. :)

My belly 1 day before labor:

And the next day, she's here! December 7th!

Crafts for school!

With the winter months shutting us in lately, I've decided to venture out of my safe clean zone and make use of some craft supplies I've been building up. Especially with with Valentine's day approaching, makes for some fun projects. Since I haven't gotten back into full school with Libby, I thought this would suffice for now.

I have to plan for 2 of everything because 1. Ty wouldn't let me do anything with just Libby, 2. If he did, he would be a tornadoe in another room, and 3. I might as well start him on this stuff earlier than Libby.

So here we are making a fun craft I found on Pinterest (actually Ashley found it and I repinned it... Thanks Ash!). Here is Ty hard at work:

Adding some "sparkly".

And Libby:

And of course some glitter for her.

I decided to elaborate a bit on the pin by adding a picture of them in the middle and weaving some ribbon in at the bottom. Ty picks up on things surprisingly fast and did a petty good job.

Excited to show off his work.

Can't see his picture too well with the light behind, but it looks great hanging in our window doubling as Valentine decor. Not sure how I feel about boys and crafts, but he has blue foam shapes and glitter and I guess it helps teach them to do things, to create and helps hand-eye coordination?

Libby, of course, did a great job "sewing" on her own.

Showing off her work.

And Libby's finished product hanging in the window:

Here is our project from last week: Lovebugs. They were making these at Smart Toys and Books, but I decided to pass on the outing and the $5 charge and make them at home.

Also from last week, a watercolor polar bear project we called "Polar Sky". Found this one online and thought it would be fun. I remember taking a watercolor class in middle school and using the salt trick for stars. This one turned out great! I'll post the work in progress pics of these at the end, forgot to put them in here. 

Here is Libby's:

It is fun being able to work with them both at the same time.
And Ty's:

Here was the work in process: salt in the sky and Saran Wrap for the ice. I used sticky vinyl to make the polar bears instead of painting them on later because I thought it would look cool and then it made it a one sit-down project instead of two. They definitely came out cool!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mini photo shoot with Bella

Took some pictures of Bella tonight. 7 weeks old. Wanted to get some of her asleep, but she woke up right away and was very alert and happy. She is so sweet and has been sleeping through the night for a couple weeks now. Or at least sleeping 8 hours in a row. Now she's sleeping from 8 or 9 o'clock till 7:30 or 8. She's so happy and easy all the time and is such a joy for our family.

I love this one!

This one is great too.

She's so long!

Love these sweet feet!
So happy!
And of course the kids wanted to get in on the action. I want to take some pictures of them soon, too.

Maybe my favorite, even with the crooked letters and chubby face!

12-24-13: Christmas Bella

I had this precious gift under my Christmas tree this year. Saw some pics like this on Facebook. I need to take a photography class and a photo editing class to get good at taking pics. In the meant ime, at least I'll have this documented. Love her!