Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Phone Photos Episode One

This will be the first of many Phone Photo Episodes. I have TONS of pictures on my phone that I haven't bothered to upload anywhere. So I will post some pictures from my phone, some old and some new, up each week.









a. My high score on Doodle Jump! I took a picture of it and sent it to Race to gloat. :)
b. My job. This was a good night. All the babies wanted to sit with me and have me read to them. They were being so dang cute. Whenever I quit this job I am going to have to ween myself from these adorable girls.
c. Nora, one of the triplets being cute and giving the dog kisses. She loooves dogs. Dog was actually one of her first words.
d. My tons of wristbands and hand stamps from spending a week in Phoenix with the family I nanny for. We went to Jump Street, Castles 'n' Coasters, Makutu's Island, Laser tagging, and so much more! It was lots of fun and absolutely exhausting!!
e. This is a picture of Race as a little boy that he sent me when he was at home. Wasn't he so dang cute?!
f. This is Race at Red Lobster for his birthday dinner from me. He loved the food. :) I am most definitely NOT the seafood fan.
g. This is my sisters and I brushing our teeth and being goofy a couple of days ago.
h. And this is a picture of my nails. I love nailpolish! :)

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Monday, March 28, 2011

{Kinda} Crafty Part Two

After I blogged about my headband crafts on Saturday I actually got my sewing machine out again and decided to try another crafty project. I got the idea from my sister-in-law who got it from the blog Dear Lizzy (I will post a link later...I am blogging from my phone right now). I took two turtleneck shirts that I never wear and cut off the turtleneck, cut it into strips and then sewed ruffles onto the shirts. On one of them I did some flowers also. Take a peak!

These shirts actually don't fit me anymore so I took them to my sisters. It was fun to try something new and actually have it turn out cute!! Hopefully I can get some pictures of my sisters wearing them sometime soon. :)


Falcon Smith Olmstead and Waylen Neal Olmstead are here!! Nikki went into the hospital Sunday morning and had her sweet twin boys at 7:13&7:14. I arrived in Chandler around 10 am and headed over to the hospital to see them. They were five weeks early so they were all hooked up to monitors but they are healthy and absolutely adorable!! I can't wait to see them again! Here are some pictures.

This is Falcon Smith

And this is Waylen Neal

And here are some more pictures. (I got to hold Falcon but not Waylen yet)

Here is another picture of Waylen at one day old:

And here is a picture of Helena and I goofing off while we wait our turn to see the babies.

Congratulations Neal and Nikki!!! I love your adorable little boys already!!

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

{Kinda} Crafty

Race wants to spend all day EVERY Saturday playing video games. I obviously do not want to play video games or just watch him play video games so I decided that Saturdays are going to be "teach myself how to be crafty days". Today was the first time I tested this out. And...I feel so crafty already! I brought home a sewing machine from my mom's house last weekend and I promised her that I would use it. So today I went to JoAnn's and bought some of the necessities to get sewing. Also, all week I have been searching online for easy, fun sewing ideas. I found this tutorial for a t-shirt headband. I then went through my clothing drawers and found a ton of old t-shirts that I don't wear anymore [good spring cleaning technique, eh?]. I got started and ended up making seven of these cute headbands. I started out not too great, especially on making the flowers but by the end I think they were turning out pretty cute! Here are some pictures:

These are all of the headbands that I made. There are seven total :]
This is the first one that I made. The t-shirt was not made out of quite the right type of fabric but I still like it!
{Also, notice my pretty nails! I just got all into paiting my nails recently. My sister-in-law had this color nailpolish and I really liked it so I went out and got some of my own. It's called Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen. Now my nails are a more teal color called Rise and Shine by Sinful Colors...I can't decide which I like more and I bought a few other colors to try out. I used to be an all red nailpolish girl and only on my toes but the times are changing. Haha. Anyway, enough of that rambling.}

This is the purple one I made after the maroon ones. The fabric was much much bettter.

And finally the teal colored one. I think this one is my favorite :]

I am still figuring out how to make the flowers without all the hot glue showing. I did a lot better towards the end though. :] If anyone has any other ideas for crafts to do I would love that! I do not have too much sewing skills but I am up to try anything. Also, if anyone in Flagstaff knows how to sew and wants to teach me I wouldn't mind that either!

Well, hopefully you will now at least be getting one update a week on whatever craft I decide to work on. But I will try and update more regularly on other stuff that's going on in the lives of Race and I also. Tomorrow will be our first Sunday teaching the six-year-olds...wish us luck!