Monday, March 10, 2008

It snowed, ya'll!

Two times this week. It snowed two times and got warm enough to comfortably play outside as well. Jake built a snowballman and wanted to let everyone know that not everything is bigger in Texas.

This is my neglected child. Yes, she had a stinky diaper. Yes, she was starved for attention. But I was sooooo close to being done with her skirt. Terrible mom.

I said I would show it to you. It resembles a skirt, so here it is. Leftover material skirt. Made it up as I went along. It kinda hoops out on its own. Oh well if it ends up looking like a pioneer skirt gone wrong. I just wanted to try. It turned out all right, and she's happy with it. It's a good thing, because I'm making her wear it. Now we have to find a top. I'm thinking a brown onesie.....but I don't know where to find one. I'm also thinking onesie so I don't have to just have her diaper under there...and I don't have to spend time making up bloomers.

I gave her a nice bubble bath after this and played played played so she didn't feel so neglected. There's nothing like bubbles to brighten the day.We voted in the presidential primaries. Ugh. That's all I can say. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I can't get political on this blog. Not the right place. But if anyone wants to chat...

This week, I spent a lot of time mixing dough. The young women fundraiser for camp was selling and making bread, so that was our activity. We were bread making machines. I love getting into robotic task mode. I also love my Kitchenaid. I don't use it or give it credit often enough, but when I do pull it out once a month or whatever --it never fails to impress me, and it rocked in this case too. Since I had the recipe memorized, we made the bread here at home one night. Yum. If you want a good and easy French bread recipe, just ask.

Jake helped his friend give a presentation/fireside last night about internet predators and internet safety for the youth and their parents. Creepy but important information. I went to the youth part, while Jake gave the presentation to the adults. It was really interesting to see reactions. There were a few who didn't listen, some who are just smart and aware and sponged up the info, and some who were terrified. I really worry about the ones who don't listen. Please let me have teenagers who will at least listen. As for me, between this and our identity theft enrichment presentation, there are definitely a few things I'm going to be more careful about.


I realize I shouldn't give my child a lemon to suck on. But I did. She was curious about it, so I let her have it. She started eating the peel, but wasn't about to give it back. Finally when she was crying because it tasted gross and crying because I was trying to take it way, I wrenched it from her, helped her spit it out, and gave her some water and trusty Teddy Grahams.

10 comments:

rosebud said...

I picked up a little frock for Tessa McBessa yesterday, but it's not nearly as sweet as that skirt!!

matt and brynn said...

Maren, you won't know me but Jake SHOULD!! I'm an old friend of his from college. I ran into your in-laws the other night and they told me about your blog. Your little girl looks so sweet. I just thought I would say hi and see how you both were doing. We also have a blog, but it's private, so if Jake or you are interested you guys can e-mail me at brynnzieclinger@gmail.com.

Brynn (Pedersen) Clinger

Real said...

I love that snowballman. It's hilarious!

Lori said...

The snowman is cute. So is the skirt, and so is Tessa. You can get a brown onesie by buying a white onesie and some brown Rit dye. You can throw anything else into the machine that you want to be brown so you don't feel like you are wasting the dye. Yes, this comes from the mother of the child who uses scraps of material to make a skirt without a pattern. You go girl!!!

Haskins said...

Wow I cant believed it snowed! THat is so fun to build a snowman!!!

mary said...

I heard about your "huge" snowstorm on the news, how it shut down half the state. I'm glad you made a snowman. The skirt is super cute! Even cuter on Tessa! Say Hi to all!

Talbot Family said...

Way to go miss crafty thang. I love the skirt, but then again I have one that is floor length patchwork. I am slightly disappointed that the skirt didn't have sections of clear plastic and beading around the bottom. Oh well, I guess they can't all be that fancy. What would we do without our creative outlets? Tessa looks darling! Way to go Jake on being creepy computer protection savvy. Whew, and lastly you really gave your child a lemon to munch? Really? Is that because you ate all the fruit snacks from your 72hr. kits? I am glad she was rescued by the Teddy Grahams. You are too funny.

The Farrell Family said...

Tessa is such a little cutie pie and check you out miss I can sew table runners, pillows,and skirts! A + on your sewing projects. I can barely sew on a button and I am sadly serious about that.

Christian & Katie said...

That Tessa is too cute! So are you Maren...you just crack me up! I LOVE that little skirt! If I ever have a daughter will you make her one? I don't make things.

Miss Allie & Co. said...

Ok, did she totally have that skirt on yesterday at church (the 30th)? If so, I saw it and thought it was ADORABLE! Way to go!