Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
That is a serious juice drinker!
Kinley played in Momma Gay's grandmother's rocking chair! So, that is Kinley's Great-Great-Great Grandmother's rocking chair! It is so cute and antique white and totally reminds me of Ella's Granny's Chair.
Then we played outside with Momma Gay's box of balls. Yep, I said it. Kinley loves them. She could not get enough. It was so cute to see them play together.
While we were playing on the porch. Pepa was walking the yard. I have memories of Pepa walking the yard as long as I can remember. He looks at the flowers, plants, the fence, picks weeds, etc. It is so sweet and familiar to me. Then he came over to play with Kinley too. He helped her up to the porch and patted her on the bottom. So cute.
Then Pepa decided to hide a golf ball in Kinley's shirt. She was very confused at first and it was hilarious watching her try to get it out.
We treasure the times we have with Momma Gay and Pepa. We don't take a minute for granted and we are so thankful for every moment. We can't wait till next time!
Monday, April 19, 2010
One day Eden came over to play when Jen had some errands to run and the girls played and played and had so much fun together. They did pretty much everything fun we have to offer....played in the tunnel, played with the felt playhouse, played on the new slide outside, played with all Kinley's toys in her toybox, and...of course...watched some Kai-Lan. It was so cute to see them laugh together and play with the same things.
I love how Eden is doing the 'L for Loser' sign. What is she trying to say?
Then later in the week cousin Natalie and baby Luke came over to play. He is just so cute and so big! He is 7 months old and we stood Luke and Kinley up next to each other and he is definitely as tall as her. It is so cute! We have got to get together for another play date soon!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Then we went to Aunt Jan's to celebrate Easter and hunt eggs, which Kinley wanted to chew on constantly. It was a blast.
That night we went over to Ben's parents house to celebrate this guy! Even though he kinda got trumped this year with Kinley's first birthday and Easter all the same weekend....he was so wonderful. He never complained or was upset about it. He just loved celebrating it all. Happy Birthday honey! I love you!
Also, last week we went to the Zoo with a bunch of cute girls in matching dresses. Is it obvious we love the zoo around here? You can see more pics on lullaby lubbock. It was fantastic!
Finally we had went to a great suprise birthday party for Bryce Pool (who's 60th birthday it is today). It was so fun to hang with Allison, Bob and Ella again. I miss them already! No need to go back to Lubbock!
What a fun week! Let's see what this week has in store!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
It was so fun for me to create this. I just looked at a few felt houses online and started cutting, stuffing, and sewing. This is definitely a love project and takes a lot of time but, I think it turned out pretty great!
Kinley's felt playhouse is basically a slipcover over a card table. It is great because it can all fold up and be put away whenever she is not playing with it.
This project definitely takes just as much time to cut out all the felt and think about how to place all the pieces as it does to sew together. Here are a couple pics of the sides of the house with just cut felt while still in the brainstorming phase before any sewing.
Here are the finished sides.
It also has over 40 stuffed, removeable pieces that she can pull off and put back on and play with! I hope she has a blast over the years looking through the windows, watering her flowers, putting mail in the mailbox, playing tea, etc.
I hope all of Kinley's friends will love playing with it too! It definitely got some use at Kinley's party :-)
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Mendy and Alex made Kinley this fabulous toy box / dres-up trunk. They bought just a brown wooden stained trunk from Hobby Lobby and then distressed it with black paint and hand painted the letters on top, the flowers and the scripture on the back. And yes, Mendy did hand draw those letters, not stencil! It is amazing and everyone at the party was envious that they did not have one for themselves!
Kristen made a these fantastic alphabet blocks that are SO cute...and so PERFECT for the theme! I loved the colors she picked for Kinley's blocks and the beautiful box that she had Jeff stain. I know Kinley will use them for years to come!
Allison made these incredible Russian dolls for Kinley. They are so special because she made each doll look like one of Kinley's best friends (Kristen and Allison's kids). She made them in age order and each one had something unique about them that represents that kid. She also put their initial and name on the back of each doll to go with the theme.
Lauryn also made Kinley one of her famous one-year birthday party tutu's. She makes the most beautiful tutu's that everyone wants them and she can't ever stray from that gift! (well, for girls that is :-) It is so beautiful and I know Kinley will wear it and love to dress up in it!
I bet you all wish you had all these amazingly creative friends too!