Friday, April 18, 2008

The things I can do when in LOVE

OK, I have a confession to make. I'm in love. Not surprising right? I'll explain:

Yesterday I was somewhat productive. I managed to make Ben lunch, feed and play with Hailey all day, make dinner, clean a bathroom, clean the kitchen, sweep the floors, clean all the mirrors and glass surfaces, dust our furniture, shower, brush my teeth AND read an entire 498 page the first chapter teaser from the next book in the series. Impressive I might say.

So when Ben came home last night he commented on all that I'd done and this was our conversation:

Me: Us women can do amazing things when we're in love
Ben: uhh...thanks?
Me: Not you silly; Edward Cullen
Ben: Who?
Me: The Vampire from this book I'm reading
Ben: A Vampire?? I don't get it
Me: Of course you wouldn't, your human

So there you have it. I finally broke down and read the first book in the series - Twilight. And now I'm completely obsessed. I NEED more!! And just so you know, here's a sample of our conversation last night before bed:

Me: Ben, I wish you were a Vampire
Ben: Oh jeez, not again
Me: No, seriously; is there anything more romantic then desperately wanting to drink someones blood and then fighting every urge to do so because you love them so much??
Ben: I don't even know what to say to that...
Me: Don't say anything, you just can't're too human.

And that's it, a glimpse into our lives. Fascinating. I think I'm going to go and google Twilight right now and see what kind of things I can obsess over now. Wish me luck.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Just because I can...

I can finally upload pictures again, so here's a post. Yay!!! I'm nto sure what was wrong, but it was really annoying. Anyway, here's a quick one of Hailey and her (my) newest obsession.

I bought a pair of little leggings off ETSY and while I was waiting for them to arrive I decided that I could make my own for half the price. So I did. The skull ones I bought, the striped ones I made. Pretty cute hey?? She obviously doesn't wear them together like this most the time, just for comparison pictures. Seriously, it was so easy to make these, all you do is take a pair of knee high socks, cut off the foot, then cut the toe and heel off the foot so it's a tube of fabric, then fold it in half and sew back to the leg of the sock to make a nice little cuff. EASY! Mine wasn't quite as nice as the one I bought, but that's because I couldnt' find adult knee highs and had to make them with kids sicks. And of course, for you sock sewers out there, it means I didn't have enough fabric to completely fold the 'cuff' over. It still sort of works though.

Here's a close up

Oh...and just for reference (I check back here once in a while to remember what Hailey's doing and when). At nine months:

-she is now an expert army crawler

-she can pull herself up onto the couch and walk the entire couch length...ALL BY HERSELF!!

-She can stand unassisted for 10 seconds...

-but she still can't crawl.

-She still sleeps well at night

-She still has her 8 teeth and no more on the least for now

And that's it!