Friday, June 29, 2012

Sea World

Yesterday we took a drive down to San Diego and went to Sea World!!  Sometimes I think I really look over the fact that we live within a reasonable distance to just about everything.  I always say how much I wish we could move away from the Inland Empire but I know that I take it for granted how close we are to the things we love!  We are about 30-40 minutes from the beach, mountains or Disneyland.  A little over an hour away from San Diego and only a mere 3 hours from Las Vegas.  I'm sure we will be sticking around here for quite awhile we would just like to get a little more space (not a tract home) and not so much city.  ANYWAYS back to Sea World!  My wonderful In laws got us all tickets and the kids were so excited!  Autumn had not been there since she was about two and this was going to be Deegans first time.  Autumn loved all of the animals especially the dolphins and Deegan loved the sharks and turtles!  We were there all day and it was pretty warm so when we got home all we could manage was a quick shower and then we were off to bed.    It was a great day and we all had a great time with family!

Monday, June 18, 2012


GAh the "pregnacy laziness" is BACK!  I thought I was done with this nonsense weeks ago!  All of a sudden I have been feeling lethargic all of the time and I can take naps all day and do nothing else.  I have too many projects going on and I do not have time to be tired all of the time.  We are in the middle of preparing for an upcoming camping trip and we have a lot of work to do.  My awesome parents just got us a small 19ft travel trailer and we are so excited to take it up north with the kids!  It needs a few little things cleaned up and repaired but other than that it is good to go!  Growing up, camping has always been something that we looked forward to year round.  Whether it was going to the lake or the beach (Pismo has always been my favorite place) it really didn't matter, just to get outside and away from home for a little bit was awesome.  I have so many great memories camping with my family I cannot wait to give the kids some great memories as well.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Boy Friendly Swing

Since we found out that we are having a boy I have really cracked down and figuring out what we are going to do since everything that we currently have is for a girl.  After Deegan grew out of all of his baby stuff we got rid of everything.  We figured that since most of the stuff that we used for him was from Autumn if we ever decided to have another baby we would just get new things.  One of my cousins was getting rid of things from her baby girl so we decided to get them even though at the time we didn't know if the baby was going to be a girl or a boy.  So now we have plenty of girl things and not so much boy things.  But I would not let this deter me.  I really like the swing that I have so I decided to just "redo" the cover of it and make it more boy friendly.  

This is what the swing looked like before.

So I took the cover off and got out my seam ripper and started taking it apart.

Once I got the center piece out I used my seam ripper to take the pink fabric off of the padding.  I still wanted it to be padded so just used what it had underneath.  I had picked out some fabric online at  (I LOVE this site!)  They do lots of sales so if you keep an eye on the site you can get really good deals!  I used the piece of padding as a template for the fabric that I needed to cut out.

Then I sewed the edges of the fabric and padding and reattached the seat belt and made the belt holes. 

Then all I had left to do was sew the whole thing back together.  The first time I did it I stepped back and looked and the whole thing was off center and crooked!  I was so mad and I had to take the whole thing apart again.  The second time I was paying better attention and made sure everything came together even.  

It came out perfect and I love the chevron stripes!  Now I just need to make some plush mustaches for the mobile and get some boyish teethers for the toy bar.