Monday, December 22, 2008

Introducing Ayden Chase Rainwater....

Ayden Chase was born to Katrina Diaz and Daniel Rainwater on December 17, 2008 at 1:55 p.m. in Porterville, California. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces.

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Thomas the Train Ballpit and a determined 5-year old

This past weekend, my mom and I drove down to Rancho Cucamunga to visit with my oldest nephew (Daniel's son) and his mom to take him his Christmas presents. We had a grea time. Mom got DJ a Thomas the Train ball pit that he wanted to play with right then and there. (She also got him some clothes, but would rather play with the Train.) The only down side to the ball pit was that it had to be blown up. DJ's mom, Stephanie, kept telling him that grandpa would take it to the gas station to blow it up and then he and his brother could play with it.

While the rest of us grown ups (me, mom, Stephanie and Steph's mom) kep talking, DJ and his little brother, Jameson open the box and started pulling everything out. The next thing we know, DJ, being the determined little boy that he is, started blowing the pit up by himself.

He blew, and he blew until he had the whole thing all blown up and he did it by himself!

He was soooo proud of himself. In the end, DJ and Jami had a fun time playing in the ball pit. I think mom did a great job of picking out his Christmas present this year

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Susie Homemaker

Since Kevin won't let me have a Christmas tree in the house this year (we won't be home on Christmas Eve or Christmas day to enjoy it), I decided that I still wanted to have that Christmas tree smell around the house. So, I did the next best thing. I bought a real Christmas tree branch wreath and made my very first ever wreath...with the help of a store bought bow and glass ornaments. And the final outcome.....


I am now called Susie Homemaker by my family and friends once they have found out that I did this myself. I have no idea were this burst of energy is coming from!

What do you all think? Pretty impressive, huh!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Work in Progress...

One of the things that I like to do to release some of my stress is to cross-stitch. I enjoy working on baby blankets have made one for two of my nephews and my godson in the past. They take FOREVER to do. Well, I've been working on one for a little less than a year. It's almost finished!

This is what the entire blanket looks like. As you can see, I've almost finished all of the animal squares and the outside border. All I have left is the top piece.

And here is a close up of one of the animal squares. I'll post of picture of the finished project when I get done!