Saturday, March 28, 2009

Katie's Baby Shower

Today we had a shower for Katie's baby at my mom's house.  We had a great time and Katie got many beautiful gifts for this little one.  We can't wait to find out if we are welcoming a boy or a girl.  At the request of one of the guests, we took pictures of our maternal stages.  Enjoy because I don't take many of these.  (Malisa, we missed you).  :o(

Ryan also had a good time playing with Laura's little girl, Breanna.  The two of them make quite a pair.  Ryan was already flirting with her.  

First Train Ride

My grandma Enns called me a few weeks ago and said that she would like us to come and visit and that she thought we should come on the train.  We settled on the 17th as the date.  Our trip began early in the morning for a 7:15 train bound for Hanford.  Ryan was delighted as we drove up to the station.  He first saw the bus and was hoping to ride it.  His eyes grew huge as he saw the train and realized that it would be the thing we would ride.  Phil snapped this picture right before we got on board.
After Ryan grew tired of looking for trucks and tractors on our journey, I broke out the coloring books.  He is WAY into coloring right now.  

His cars also travelled with us.  We had to make a barrier with Papa Blankie so they wouldn't slide all over the table as the train moved.

The train first stopped in Wasco and when Ryan heard the destination he cried, "But Ryan not want go Wasco.  We goin' to Hanford!"  I had to explain to him that the train made several stops and we had to wait for ours.  He then wanted to get off at Corcoran, but I told him that was not the place for us.  We finally made it to Hanford to see Grandma.  We had a great day with her.  She had bubbles, cars, and a trip to the coffee shop for snacks waiting for us.  We enjoyed them all.  Ryan's favorite part was finding an open patch of dirt at Grandma's retirement community, where he laid down on his belly, yelled, "Dirt!", and promptly started driving all his cars around.  Our visit was short, but sweet.

Our last bit of excited was upon our arrival back in Bakersfield.  Ryan saw the fountain squirters and squealed with delight.  I only wish these pictures would allow you to hear his exclamations of excitement.  We loved our day with Grandma and can't wait to do it again.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Project Mode

I have now completed one of several of my projects in revamping Ryan's old room.  I'm really pleased with this new bedding.  This bedding project has been driving me crazy for weeks.  

A while back, after designing and figuring out the math for this project, I headed to Strawberry Patches to pick up my fabric.  I left empty handed, but placed an order for what I needed.  The day of Ryan's emergency room visit, I got a call from Strawberry Patches saying my fabric was in.  It was just the Minkee and I was left waiting for the chenille.  After weekly visits to Strawberry Patches, inquiring about the fabric, I was told it was back ordered until who knows when (Ryan now knows what chenille is because of these visits).  I finally broke down and ordered some online.  Saturday was spent going to F&M and Hancock to get the rest of my supplies.  After these visits, I was officially in, what Phil calls, "Project Mode."  Today, I finally finished the first of several projects.  Phil is glad to have me back in the interim and to have me semi unplug from my  "Project Mode."  Next on my list are a new valance, slip covers for the glider, and getting the room repainted (which Phil has said he will be doing).  

I'm trying to look past the green paint with this bedding and the mismatched crib sheet for the time being.  

Any suggestions for a neutral paint color that you like would be welcome.