Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

This Easter, we first went to church, then straight to Grammy's in Clovis.  I quickly snapped a picture of the boys in the yard before we left before anyone got a chance to get dirty.  I can't believe that they both looked at the camera at the same time and smiled.  Unbelievable.

When we got to Grammy's, the boys were both tired and hungry.  I fed them a quick lunch since I knew we'd be eating later, then Jack elected to go, "Nigh-nigh."  Ryan said he wanted to rest with his eyes open so he wouldn't miss the egg hunt.  He was so afraid that if he closed his eyes, all of the other kids would beat him to the eggs and he would get nothing.

Finally after a long rest while keeping his eyes open, it was time for the hunt.  Jack wanted to open each egg he found and eat any candy that might be inside.  Rushing him to get another egg was not part of his plan.  Therefore, he got 3 eggs and was fine with that.  His only disappointment was that money is not candy and you can't eat it.

Jack is really into saying, "cheese," for each picture so these goofy looks are getting pretty common.

Ryan's Loot


Finding Eggs

Lastly, Ryan decided to do some more photography after the hunt was over.   The pictures are pretty interesting.  Despite my little lesson on not cutting people's heads off, to which he replied, "Your head is still there," he still doesn't quite have it down.  I quickly bent over in an effort to be in his photo as a whole and this is what we came up with.  We will practice more.

Morro Bay

This past week, we went to Morro Bay for a little vacation.  We had a really nice time and enjoyed some beautiful coastal weather.  Jack was obsessed with the water as usual.  I kept telling him, "Danger!" when he went to close, which he translated as a word he should use for everything, including his stinky diapers.  Pretty funny kid.

Doesn't Ryan look sweet in this one?  Don't be fooled.

These pictures are a more accurate reflection of the boys.

Ryan has also decided that he is in to taking pictures.  Here is a non blurry photo that he took with my head still intact.  I can't wait till we can go back again.  We never seem to have enough time to do all the things we want to do while we're there.

I can't wait till we can go back again.  We never seem to have enough time to do all the things we want to do while we're there.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bobbins and Boys

I have been thinking about the name of my blog and how it lacks originality and how I really don't like the fact it advertises may last name on the internet. I thought the name "Bobbins and Boys" was certainly fitting for me and eliminates half the problem of removing my name. Now if only I could fix the URL... but that seems to be a little difficult. Anyway, this whole renaming thing made me realize that I haven't changed the look of my blog in quite some time. I hadn't really noticed this since I read my blogs through an RSS feed and have been using my iPhone to post as of lately. Anyway, I've spent most of the boys' nap time today giving the blog an overhaul, a "spring cleaning" if you will. I'm pretty pleased with it and I've enjoyed learning how to mess around with designing my header with Keynote and iPhoto.

I don't think I'm going to have as much time to post over the next few weeks since I'll be working full time until school is out, but I am going to try. Bear with me over the next 5 weeks and I'm sure I'll have a lot to post once summer rolls around.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cynthia Rowley Dress Simplicity Pattern 2443

I wanted to order this dress from Boden this year for Easter, but it was $95 and back ordered for 15 weeks. As luck would have it, my friend Laura gave me Simplicity pattern 2443 which I figured I could alter and copy the Boden dress.

I did have some trouble adding the detail on the bodice, but overall, I'm pleased with the dress. I am also happy that it ended up costing me $35 instead of the $95. I also think the back came out nicely.

Now back to my stack of other unfinished projects.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Embracing the Weather

Today it was pretty warm so the kids and I decided to embrace the weather. Ryan found the sprinkler and we hooked it up together. I'm sure my neighbors appreciated all the squealing going on in the yard, but we sure had a blast. Here are some pictures of our afternoon.