Friday, April 30, 2010

New Blue Pants

I have a thing for Gabriel wearing blue. He has very blue eyes and I like to play them up. Maybe it's from my mom... she always bought us clothes in the same color. I was always in blue because of the blonde hair/blue eyes thing and Emma was always in pink because of her red hair/rosy freckles. Or maybe it was the reverse... I can't remember now. Mom pretty much only wears blue. And doesn't wear any variation on pink/coral/salmon. Doesn't look great. I read a book in high school called How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents where the mother of the four Garcia girls assigns each a color. I don't remember the colors, I think they were blue, pink, yellow, and green, but mother buys four identical outfits all the time in each of the colors. So the girls are always matching but in their respective colors. I have always thought "what a streamline concept for laundry..." Anyway, back to Gabriel and blue. That was a really lengthy opener for a very simple event: I made him some new pants.
They are just simple pants made of blue linen I found in the remnant bin at JoAnn's- R.I.P
But of course I had to snazz them up a bit...
Embroidered patch on the rear
Leg hems

Thank you for you patience. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cross 'Em.

Your fingers. It's a long story for a later time but Nate has just applied for 7, SEVEN!, Service Manager jobs in Tucson, two in Seattle area and four in UT. Brigham City, two SLC and one Smithfield. We are really hoping for the Tucson or any of the UT ones. Seattle is kind of wishful thinking for now. So cross 'em people! :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oh the shame...

Today in Sunday school, Gabe was on the floor playing and pulling stuff out of the bag. I was just listening to the lesson until a lady next to us tapped me to bring my attention to the fact that Gabe had found my "For Emergencies" tampon and was waving it around in class. I yanked it away while she, her husband and Nate all laughed and Gabe hollered because I took his toy away. Humiliating. Now I'm sharing it with all of you so that we can all laugh together and it won't be as horrendously embarrassing as it was earlier.
Thank you.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

He's a Boy's Boy

As noted in the previous post, my baby loves the "decorative" gravel pits in front of our patio. It was a lovely day yesterday and I was baking scones (more to come on that), so I had the door open to let in the nice air. Of course the open door to Gabe is an invitation to go outside and as long as I could see him I didn't mind. He climbed out there along with his new tractor and sat in the dirt and rocks for about an hour and a half.

Now for the scones. Vanilla Bean with Vanilla Bean glaze. I saw these beauties over at Pioneer Woman aka My Idol/Hero. I had to make them! And they. are. DIVINE.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

For your Enjoyment

Yeah, I know that he's in his p.j. top and shoes, no pants and no socks... what of it?

Friday, April 9, 2010


Easter was very laid back for us. And it was VERY windy. We could only do a little Easter egg hunting on the lawn before they started blowing away! We found this Pat the Bunny at a drug store in Mesa. How perfect! Gabe has been loving this idea of squeezing plastic eggs until they pop and candy pours out. I can't get the candy away from him fast enough.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Visiting Grandma Rene's House

Nate's parents just moved two hours closer to us which is great because we can visit more often. We were there last week for a few days.
Daddy left to run errands.

Gabe having fun playing with Zipper.