Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

071511: My scrap blanket...

So I've told you before how I save my scrap fabrics in hopes of making something, but rarely get to it.  Well I've actually used my scraps and made an outdoor blanket for the kids.  Voila:

And the kids love it!  Every time I spread it out, they get so excited cause it usually means they get to eat on the floor.  Happy snacking!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

071311: The Very Hungry Caterpillar...

Like most mothers, I started reading to the kids when they were in my belly.  I bought the whole 'Curious George' collection, the whole 'Beatrix Potter' collection, lots of Dr. Seuss books, etc.  But where I went wrong is, I bought actual page books.  Now experienced mothers know that this was a complete rookie mistake, because babies/toddlers tear pages.  Anyhoo, over the last 2 1/2 years, our library has expanded and we now have a combo of cardboard books and page books.

The kiddos favorite book of the moment is Eric Carle's 'The Very Hungry 

  So to spice our day up I decided to read it to them, but this time let them paint while they listen.  And of course take pictures of them as they do it. 

Still Clean....

Ray's an old pro (yes that is Wingo his car)

Now we're getting into it...

Ray painting his lips...

Having a ball....

So serious...

Ray(left) & Ry's(right) artwork
 (and yes, those are their hungry caterpillars)

Monday, July 11, 2011

071011: Pics of the Week

Ry relaxed
Ray being creative in helping with a house project

Welcoming the cars to the new playroom (Ray set them up)

Evidence that Ray did eat all the strawberries in the fridge

Thursday, July 7, 2011

070711: My accomplishments of the day...

Yes, on my to do list I had: clean the bathroom, laundry, clean the kitchen, vacuum, etc.  Of that list I did not have on there: convert the extra room into a play room or organize my ribbon, OR not be able to tear myself away from pinterest

Pinterest is a website where you can create these idea boards.  You can find stuff yourself off the internet and pin it, pin your own pics, or repin (which I am the Queen of) other peoples pins.  It is absolutely fabulous!!!!  I literally can spend hours (if I had them) on this site.  So since I can't spend hours, I spend really long minutes on here.  If you want to check it out, let me know and I will add you.  Trust me once you start pinning, you won't be able to stop.

Here are some results of what I did today:

Before: toys in the living room

After: toys in the now "Play Room"

Before: chaotic ribbon box

After: organized ribbon box (tutorial: how to make a ribbon box)

So what I actually can check off of the list...... laundry.

070711: 'Nuff said...

Monday, July 4, 2011

070411: Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th!!! I wish we could show you a beautiful bbq pictorial out of a Martha Stewart magazine.  But its way too hot out here for all that.  Its over 100 degrees.  But, of course, I have pics of the kids :-).

Ry in her little sailor dress

Of course Ray has to have Benjiman in the pic

Sunday, July 3, 2011

070311: Old pants, New shorts...

Like a sewing freak-a-zoid, I save my scraps.  I'll save t-shirts, old clothing, blankets, yada-yada-yada.  All in hopes that I will give the item new life as something that I can use out of.  Now I should tell you, although I have these reincarnation intentions, I rarely actually do it.  However, today is a different day.

These were some of my favorite winter pants of Ray's:

And now here is Ray's summer shorts:

And here is one happy and cool customer:

(check out the "how to" in tutorials to see how easy it was)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

070211: Ummmm...

Umm, is it completely crazy that I want the kids to be a tall and grande chai for halloween?

Funny Food Photos - Starbucks Costume

Friday, July 1, 2011

070111: Who said.....

So who said that spaghetti isn't a finger food?

As you can see we did start off with silverware.  But after awhile, the kids just had to do what they had to do to eat.  As well as feed each other.

Another pic I wanted to share, which has nothing to do with food, is of Ray:

This is him watching Toy Story 3.  You can barely see it, but just left of the blanket are his cars.  When he watches a movie that he really likes, he places all of them next to each other and faces them towards the TV so that they can watch too.  He has his mischievous look, cause he tried to cover them right before I took the pic.  Gotta love it!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

063011: Turning over a new leaf...

So I'm a firm believer in if at first you don't succeed try, try again.  In fact, when Ray tells me he can't do something, like find Benjamin, I tell him to keep trying.  So as I was giving my blog a facelift, I told myself, "Self, its time.  You fell off, but there is no reason to stay off."  And in true Ray 'n' Ry's mom fashion, I need to kick it off with a little video:

This is us in our purest form.  No professional angles, or even tripod for that matter. No makeup, no rehearsed lines and no model house home.  This is just us......Here's to that new leaf.  Yay!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

062111: Where do I begin, again?

Obviously I've been M.I.A. for a while.  And although I've had tons of reasons, who are we kidding, you don't want to hear about all that.  So I figured I'll move on to what we are currently doing.

Summer is finally here!!!  Yay, kind of.  I'll explain.  We couldn't wait to have good weather.  I mean for Mother's day, which in times past has been bbq'ing weather, it was overcast and threatened rain.  And it continued to be like this until a couple of weeks ago.  So yay, summer is here and we love it, but....... now its too hot.  Ahhh, Northern Californians are never satisfied with the weather.  But here is what we've been doing to stay cool:

Now although my goal of blogging every single day has gone to the wayside.  My working out everyday has been pretty good.  Granted its not in the conventional way of going to the gym or running 5 miles a day, but I've been running and walking with the kids.  And I'm pleased to say I can actually get into some of my clothes pre-babies and still sit down comfortably and breathe.

I've also been keeping busy with my sewing.  I recently finished up with a client on her window seat and cushions.  

She is a world traveler and purchased this beautiful fabric in Indonesia.  I want to go there sooooo bad now, just for fabric.  Well not just fabric, but its definitely a plus.

And I finished roman shades for my 'EatPrayLove' baby room.  (I apologize for the pic.  My camera did not have the flash :( )

In going with the India theme, its made with sari silk and the swag is in homage to how the women wear their saris

So I'm alive.  And still here, with less time for myself than ever.  But when I look at my babies, or as Ray likes to remind me, big kids, its worth it.

Ray 2 1/2 and Ry 1 1/2

Ray playing trains

Trying to pick flowers

Acting like they run the show

'A' and her friend playing French spies