Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday Night Football

Last night, my mom, Liam, and I drove down to North Side High School in Fort Smith to watch Forest's football game.

Liam love love loved the bleachers. He ran up and down over and over again, and he made a little friend, too.

he's #91

Forest's goofy coaches only put him in the game for 3 plays near the end. He may be the new kid, but he's a great player. Here he is, sprinting.
They really should have put him in the game more. Look at this sad score...
Maybe next Monday will be better, but it was still fun to see my little brother's game :-)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

He's climbing into everything

Liam is turning into quite the little monkey these days. He climbs onto his highchair (and every other chair), onto the couch, and today, into the dryer.

He wanted to join his friends, who just finished their necessary bath after a naughty cat used them as a litter box... Liam was happy to see them clean and dry again.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I can't help myself...

I just love blog giveaways!

Here are the links to several I stumbled across on Grosgrain Fabulous earlier today.

The Amy Butler Birdie Sling bag in the winner's choice of fabrics.

The Made by Rae Jackpack Backpack. Liam would just love this. He has a thing for bags, too.
The Kookles Nursing Cover. I'm hoping this next baby won't object to having something draped over while nursing. Liam hated it. But would sure love it for the sake of everyone else around...

The Gaga Bum Reversible Pinafore. Gabe and I are becoming more and more convinced that we're having a girl. It's really just a sneaking suspicion, but I would love to have a little girl for this pinafore...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed...

Friday, September 4, 2009

a little suit

Liam is going to be the flower boy for Molly's wedding next month, and he needed a little ivory suit. Naturally, I'm making it for him.

It's made from a linen/cotton blend, and I'm using Butterick 6894.

I made the coat first, which turned into several attempts since the pattern was way too big. There was lots of seam-ripping involved, but I finally got it just right.

I reduced the size of the matching vest based on how much I eventually took in the edges on the coat, but it turned out way too small... More seam-ripping. At least I hadn't trimmed the seam allowance yet, so I was able to leave the teeniest of seam allowances and it fits just right.

I wanted to get the full effect for a picture, but I absolutely could not find his white button-up, which I distinctly remember bringing home from the thrift store and washing a month or so ago. It was not hanging in his closet. Not in his t-shirt drawer. Not with the "saving-for-when-they-fit" clothes. Not with the suit materials...

So, here are the coat and vest (sans white collared shirt) on a not-so-willing model.
And here they are hanging up.

I almost have the pants finished, too. Complete ensemble pictures coming soon.
And of course, later that same afternoon, I found Liam carrying around the missing shirt. I still have no idea where he found it...

6 weeks

Liam will be a big brother sometime around April 27, 2010.

Yep. We're pretty excited.

A morning visit

It has been so nice having my mom close enough for frequent visits. Liam is getting the hang of having a Grandma close by, and he is soaking up every minute of it.

Here they are on a short walk out front to visit the neighbor's kitty.

We'll see you soon, Grammie.