Tuesday, June 30, 2009

back to being domestic

Well - although I've been hangin' with the girls, going to a wedding, visiting a college friend, trying to enjoy summer and launching a business :) - I'm still pushing myself to "be domestic" - whatever that phrase happens to mean to me on a particular day. Some days it means taking a quilting class (because I need another hobby :)) and some days it means sewing on a button. Today it meant banana bread. Basically because we had two overripe bananas and walnuts - ta-da, banana bread. Bridget helped in the kitchen as always and informed me that she would be breaking the eggs. I had to literally arm wrestle her to get the eggs away - there were some tense moments where we almost lost an egg :). The banana bread was so good in fact that Bridget had multiple pieces without even mentioning the large amounts of walnuts - which must mean it's super awesome!

On another note - I know I've mentioned this before, but it seems that when Bill has the girls for a weekend they have a TON of fun and are definitely messier than when I'm around. I guess at least it's a "new" messy :). Lucy got into some sunscreen and then Bridget lovingly smeared dirt all over her sunscreen - she's a giver that Bridget. As you can see on Lucy's smiling face - Bridget can literally do ANYTHING to her and she thinks it's fabulous. Bill let me know that the mixture of sunscreen and dirt forms something like an industrial grease - in case you were curious.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

These boots are made for walkin'

Since I'm trying to be really good about blogging and I'm leaving tomorrow for a long weekend - I had to get one more post in. I saw these boots months ago but I just saw them again today on sale! Doesn't every 3 1/2 year old NEED red cowboy boots? That's what I thought. And the posing ensued...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Just in case...

I thought I was going to miss my children while we were at a wedding for 4 days - they decided to get into my makeup the night before we left. I really didn't think of myself as a "makeup gal" until about a year ago. Then I became incredibly obsessed with Bare Minerals. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the amount of sparkle that is attainable with their makeup. So - as I was making lists, doing laundry, trying to pack and put the girls to bed I heard silence - ALWAYS very dangerous!!! I went into the bathroom to find them like this...

The picture really doesn't do it justice - they are COVERED in it - sparkling from head to toe. The wedding though - was fabulous. The bride and groom were literally BEAMING the entire time. Ah, you've got to LOVE weddings!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nice Catch

It's been a rough last couple days. Bridget was sick for about 24 hours from Saturday - Sunday last weekend. And then Lucy was sick from about Monday - today. When you go through two sick kids for 4 consecutive days there isn't really much to talk about with your spouse because you're so exhausted neither of you can speak:). But Bill did give me a really nice compliment last night. As Lucy was gearing up for her most recent throw-up I happened to grab the bucket at the right time. Bill said, "Nice catch". Ah, love. :)!

Monday, June 8, 2009

The pattern business

As of tomorrow, bridget&lucy is in the pattern business!!! Super exciting. We're thrilled to have figured out a way to keep sewing clothing (yeah new sewers) and get patterns to those that do sew! Two TOTALLY different markets. This new business thing is so exciting, time consuming, energizing, challenging, scary, etc., etc. But mostly, it's honestly been fun. I'm sure that's why it's possible to make the time to spend on it while also corralling the little darlings. I don't have a picture of the new pattern - but when I get one I will post it! Instead, the ladies... that is blue chalk on Lucy's lips - she's a big sidewalk chalk snacker :).

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fresh Start?

Here's to a fresh start!!! I miss my blog! I write blog entries in my head all the time, thinking what a great post this or that would be. But then it obviously NEVER materializes!!! Here are just a couple pics to kick off what is hopefully a brand new start :)