Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Anyone who knows my Nathan knows how adorable nerdy he is and how much he loves space. I remember him wearing his jean jacket covered in NASA patches the first time we kissed. And I remember thinking how awesome that jacket was (babe, why don't you wear that often anymore?). I remember the giant moon poster hanging next to his bed in his old apartment. And, of course, I remember all of the computer backgrounds of space photos rather than photos of his girlfriend/fiancé/wife. So he must really love space, right?
Well, for his birthday this year, a much-deserving birthday boy got a big ol' telescope through which to look at all sorts of cool stuff out there in space. And tonight he took it out in the lawn to gaze at the sky. He showed me the craters of the moon & the rings of Jupiter. It was really neat. And he looked super legit doing it:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
J and I have already had lots of fun adventures: going for ice cream, outrunning a storm in the park, reading together at the library, coloring pretty pictures, Sonic drive-in snacks. Most recently we went to see the Nashville Children's Theatre's production of "Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type". It was a cute play, and J seemed to enjoy it. Then this weekend we went to the SPROUT garden party for The Nashville Food Project. J seemed very interested in the plants & she loved getting to eat black raspberries right off the bush. She had her face painted like a mermaid, and we decorated bricks together. She chased a big hen around the yard trying to feed it grass, and she marveled at the couple speaking sign language to one another. She isn't afraid to ask questions and learn more, and she has adorable theories: for instance, all farmers have gaps between their teeth (it's a prerequisite, I believe).
I am loving my role as a Big Sister and look forward to becoming even closer and more open with my Little. This week, she's coming over to my house to make dinner... and probably do a little finger-nail painting. :-)
|I wish I could post an actual picture of her.|
Sunday, May 20, 2012
So, remember my last post about how awesome my mom is? Well just one more reason... She got me the PERFECT birthday present. She sent it as a gift thru Amazon, so one would assume that they would put it in a separate box, rather than the box plainly stating what it contains. But, no. I came home to see a big ol' Singer box containing my dream sewing machine. And, given that I already knew what was in it, I figured there wasn't really any reason to wait until my birthday to open it... right?
Well, I did. And I'm in love. First I made a cute little simple curtain for the awkward window in the downstairs bathroom. Then, I got resourceful and grabbed the two pillows & shower curtain out of the giveaway box.... And, now we have two beautifully recovered pillows! And they match our living room decor. :-)
Ugly pillow before:
Shower curtain with nowhere to be used:
A little cutting, a little sewing, and a couple of new-looking pillows!
I used a simple envelope-style enclosure, so we can easily take the covers off & wash them.
I'm so pleased with how they turned out! And they were SO fun to make. :-) I made something else that I'm going to share with you later, when I make a few more.
I'm also back in the swing of knitting again. I'm working on a beautiful bolero lace top, and have another pretty summer sweater next up on my list. And, I'm currently teaching Nathan how to knit, too. He's catching on really quickly!
I'm so happy to be busy with crafting projects. It's always been something I've enjoyed, and I'm so grateful to finally have the time & resources to do more of it! I'll be sure to share upcoming projects with you. And I have some other recent cooking adventures to share, too... Now that we have our kitchen all set up!