Sunday, September 18, 2011

Preperations and Finishings

Moving has proven difficult for Adella- at least her new independent and negative attitude seem to point to this.  Although she seems a bit out of sorts, and constantly tells us "No," we still enjoy all the time we can get!  She makes everything so much more fun and enjoyable. 
Pulling "Cool-Cat" faces!
Since the house is somewhat in order at this point, I have taken to completing some of the tasks I have planned or started. 

Just before we packed up and moved, we chose some fabrics for our little Man's blanket and I had started the project (my personal goal is to make a blanket for each of our kids).  I have been so excited to finish it, so I started as soon as I could get to it.   In no time I had it finished... with the exception of a wash to fray the edges. 
The blanket has an orange back, cute animals, green polka-dots, and blue diamonds! 

So here is pregnant me, holding the blanket (I have a similar one holding Adella's blanket).
Adella's first birthday dress was pretty much ruined because I bought nice fabric for a little one who liked to drink milk and share with her clothes.  So I unstitched the top and bottom and turned it into a skirt.  Some of the fabric is still ruined but is unnoticeable because of the top layer.  So, with my new surger, I fixed it up and had her all ready for church in a new outfit withing an hour. 
Our pretty girl who walked around all day saying, "Cute!"
I also wanted to just make a comment about some cross stitch project I finished this year.  I started working on this when I lived in California... that was around ten or eleven years ago. 
We are also getting ready for our little man to come!  The crib is set up and dressed (since Adella is in her toddler bed).  We also bought a cute little outfit so we'd have at least one! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Toddler Bed: Too much freedom?

Tonight, for the very first time, Adella fell asleep in her toddler bed without even getting out to play.

Moving: Dangerous for Furniture

It took us a little while, but we found a new apartment that is bigger.  We moved in right after our camping trip.  Here are some pictures:

Camping: Tents, Campers, Fish, Rocks, Kayaks

This is only one of (at least) three posts where Olivia tries to catch up with the Felix's ongoings... 

Near the end of August, Grandma and Grandpa Creps invited their family to go camping.  Naturally, Zane and I were dragging our feet because it would mean trying to sleep with Adella - in a tent - and I was not so hot on sleeping on the ground being seven months pregnant.  But we decided it would be a great opportunity for Adella's first camping trip because grandma and grandpa would have their camper if we needed it.  The camping spot was nestled right against Trial Lake in the Uinta Mountains.  On arrival, we were greeted with booming thunder and cold rain causing us to hide in the camper.  As the sun set, the weather improved and we were able to enjoy the fire with no mosquitos.  Sleeping was interesting, as Adella was snuggled between Zane and I to keep her warm.  But because of mom's multiple trips to the camper for the restroom that night, Adella didn't remain asleep the entire night and was squirming by five in the morning.

Thankfully the sun finally rose and Adella was wrapped up in her jackets and set loose to collect rocks to her heart's content...   

Adella would pick up rocks and hand them to whoever was closest.  Later in the afternoon she would collect them in her cup and throw them into the lake. 

Mark asked Zane early in the morning to go out on the Kayak and then he got to go onto the water with Riley later.

I got a fishing licence to spend some time fishing and actually caught a few.  Most of them were smaller than this one, but it was fun!
We only spent one night and day there, but we had so much fun, and Adella loved her very first camping trip.