Friday, November 30, 2007


Tegan finally slept in his baby bed all night. He went right off to sleep just after 10:00 pm and didn't wake up until 7:00 am this morning. Of course I woke up at 5:00 am and couldn't go back to sleep but who cares, I got more than an hour of sleep at one time!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sleep....I need straight sleep

So we have Tegan in his own room now and last night was the first night that I took him out of his carseat and just let him sleep laying on the mattress. He loves that carseat but I feel like he would sleep so much better laying on the mattress. It took some time to convince him to go to sleep laying flat but once he did he slept about the same that he does in the car seat. If he isn't waking me up during the night then Rylee is. Rylee has been waking me up at least once a night for bad dreams or to blow her nose and then I will just get back to sleep and Tegan will wake me up crying. Last night he cried himself back to sleep before I got to him at around 1:00 am but then he started again at 4:00 and I tried to make him stay in his bed but after an hour or me getting up and down, I finally just put him in the bed with me and he went right off to sleep. Which then means that I get the worse sleep ever b/c he has his face buried in to me and I am scared I will roll over on him.

I need my sleep! I guess the good thing is that I know this will get better.....surely it isn't going to get worse. Rylee was always such a good sleeper that this is all so new to me. The Dr. told me not to let him cry it out at night until he is 4 months old. We just hit the 3 month old mark!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Picture

No one ever told me how hard it is to get a good picture with both of your kids looking at the camera. It was always so easy with just Rylee but not anymore.....either she isn't smiling or Tegan is crying. I tried to hard to get a good picture of the two of them for my Christmas card and I'm not satisfied with any of them. Here is so of the results....
I may end up using one of these or the others that I got but I'm going to try one more time to see if I can get a good one. Maybe when Paul is home and can help!

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving day has come and gone and now it is time to get ready for Christmas. I usually love this time of year but I think I am to tired to get in to it this year. I have done nothing but embroider blanket after blanket for people. I had one person bring me nine blankets that they paid me to embroider and another just brought me 12 more to do. At least I am making some money.

We went to Joan's at lunch yesterday and then my dad and others came here last night. It was a long day! Me and Melissa prepared to much food for our thanksgiving with daddy....we had so much left that when daddy suggested we do something different for now on, I jumped at it and said good.....we don't have to cook all that food like that again.

Some how I managed to get Paul to take another family picture and this one turned out much better.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Early Thanksgiving

We had an early Thanksgiving at my mom's house today. It was a good meal. We had all the grandkids pictures made with mama and Darrin. Tegan, of course, basically slept thru the whole thing. Rylee played so hard that she lost her voice. She was so tired. She always loves going over there when everybody is at mama's b/c she loves to play with her cousins, especially Breanna. There is a big age difference in them but they play really good together. Zach taunted me the whole time and I finally held him down and sat on him but he didn't care. Tegan wore his first pair of blue jeans cute! Melissa and Lamar got in to a big argument after I left.....I always miss the good stuff. From what I heard, Melissa won. Here are some of our pictures from the day.....
Paul rarely smiles in pictures but he smiled this time. Notice the shirt....a bride and groom with the words "The End" printed below. That's what he thought was funny.

Here is mama and Darrin with all of the grandkids. Hannah, Taylor is in Hannah's lap, Breanna, Rylee, Jacob, Caden, Darrin holding Tegan, Mama holding Cally and Zach beside her. That's a picture full isn't it!

Here is me with my mom and all of our siblings. Left to right....Kelly, Melissa, Mama, Lamar, Shannon and myself.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


After a full day of Tegan deciding not to sleep, he finally gave it up. If you look closley at the picture you will be able to see that he is laying on my legs. He loves for me to have one leg on the other and him laying in the groove.....kind of like a boppy. I'm a human boppy!
Tegan really does do good though, he may not sleep much during the day anymore but he is doing good at night(I'm sure I will live to regret that comment). He usually takes his last bottle around 9:30 and then goes to bed. Yes, he still sleeps in his carseat over in the pack n play. He loves that carseat. We put him in there wide awake and he goes right off to sleep. Then if he wakes up any all I have to do is rock the carseat a little. He use to need a bottle at around 6:00 am every morning but the past two mornings I put him in the bed with me at 6:00 and he sleeps until 9:00. Yes, I'm lazy and sleep until 9:00 too. Paul is so great. He gets up every morning and gets Rylee ready and to school for me. The deal is he does that and I get up with Tegan at night if need be. It works out great! So that means Tegan goes almost 12 hours without eating and isn't even three months old yet. He is a sweet boy!!!!!!!!! Maybe this means he will love sleep like his mommy, daddy and big sister!

Monday, November 12, 2007

A full Sunday!

Hannah was in a very bad wreck last week. This is a picture of what the truck looked like she was driving. The picture at the bottom of the page is her one week after the wreck. She is a very lucky lady!

Tegan finally woke up long enough for nanny to hold him yesterday.

We had a full day yesterday. Church, lunch at church, Caden's birthday party and last but not least a concert at the church. He made it through most of the day in his carseat without waking up but during the concert last night he got very restless. I spent the whole concert trying to keep him still and quiet....which didn't really work. But we made it through. I must admit that we are out and about a whole lot more with Tegan than we ever was with Rylee at this age. Below is a picture of my nephew Caden at his 2nd birthday party!

This is what survived the first picture! With just minor damage. Can you believe it!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Handmade Handbags, totes or diaper bags

As everyone knows I'm not having to work right now so since I have nothing else to do all day (Ha) I just sew and sew. I have been really selling lots of my handmade purses and diaper bags on ebay and have been doing pretty well. I am very proud of my bags. While I am doing them I get tired and my back starts to hurt but as soon as I finish them.....I feel satisfied. I am going to post a few pictures of some of my bags that I have right now. This has become my lively hood! Oh and Tegan loves the sound of the sewing machine. He sits in his bouncey seat behind the sewing table and when I stop sewing for a long period of time, let's just say he doesn't like it.

So I guess I could say that I am a "Work at Home Mom" presently. As you can see most of the bags have a common color. I have learned recently through my dealings with ebay that anything pink and brown or blue and brown is the most popular and sells the best. So I went and ordered lots of fabric like this so that I could sew my heart out. See something you like for yourself or a Christmas gift then let me know!

Happy baby and a safe place to land

After a day of two different parties that we had to go to, Tegan gave it up and knocked out. One picture is of him earlier today when he was such a happy baby and the other pictures are what happened to him at the end of the night.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Dancing Girl

Most of you know that Rylee decided to quite dance the end of September. I believe her exact words were "It takes forever". But she decided this week to start back and after paying $80.oo in recital fees, it looks like she will be going a while b/c the recital isn't until May. That does take forever!!!

So this is the beginning...

I know....I know, I'm crazy for adding one more thing in my day to keep up with. But I just keep sending out so many pictures of the little ones and figured what better way to brag about them than doing a blog. I always have so much to brag about them but I never have enough time to send out a email with everything in it. So this is the beginning....