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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That Time I Lost B

Dudes, I messed up yesterday! I lost Cailin's B. Incase you don't remember "B" is her little(completely overpriced)  blankey who she is super attached to. She needs it to sleep, and brings it with us in the car everywhere, but we always leave it in the car once we get to our destination. I'm an idiot cause I never bought a back up.

Cai's been dealing with a runny nose the past couple weeks, but other than that, has been pretty happy. Due to the amount of slobber that has gone with it, I've blamed it on teething.  It just has not stopped running though, and then she started getting irritable and not sleeping well, so I took her to the doctor. I suspected an ear infection from all the drainage.

I packed B in my bag for the doctor visit incase she started getting upset since I knew she only slept 30 minutes that whole day. We had some time to kill before her doctor appointment, so I decided to stop by my Dad's karate studio on the way to say hi. He wasn't there, so we killed some time in the dollar store. During that trip, she started pulling stuff out of my bag, but didn't pull out B (that I noticed anyway). Once we got to the doctor and were waiting in the room, she started getting cranky so I went to get her B. Not there. I dug everything out of my bag. It HAD to be in there! Crap. Must be in the car. After her appointment (in which I was right, she does have an ear infection), I searched frantically in my car. There is NO way I lost this. Oh shit. Shit! Shit! Shit! This can't be happening. She's crying asking for B. And I'm about to have a panic attack (not really, but I was freaking out a bit), telling her that it's okay, and we'll get B later.

When I got home, I searched my bag and my car again. It was gone. :( How were we going to get through the night? Or the next few nights until we could get a new one? My MIL made her some blankies a while back when we first got B, and she likes them okay, but they're not B, ya know? We used that for the night, and they worked okay, but every once and a while (she was up all night not feeling well), she would start crying for B. One time she even cried, "B all gone!" I never (told her B went bye bye or was gone, just that we would get it later, but she's smart, and definitely picked up on the fact that it was lost.

So... after purchasing not one, but two more B's today, we got in the car, and guess what she grabbed as soon as I opened the car door? FREAKIN B. She was so happy to be reunited with that thing.  Apparently it fell out of my bag in the back seat??? I didn't look back there because I was sure it was in my bag which was in the front seat. ::face palm::: Oh well, now we'll have two backups.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy (late) Halloween!

So. Halloween didn't go all that great this year. :/ I'm pretty sure she's cutting a back molar and was just so grumpy Halloween evening. Missed her afternoon nap. First thing Aunt Jen said to me when we got there was, "Good luck, she's moody", and that she was. I was so excited for her first Halloween where she could actually trick or treat. She was going to be allowed to eat candy too! We've been practicing saying "trick or treat" and "candy please" all October. But yeah. She was NOT having it. I got her to say trick or treat (with a thank you) ONCE. She kept trying to run walk away, fighting with her BFF over her push buggy, and trying to walk into people's houses (seriously she's GOT to learn stranger danger)!

I didn't get one good picture either... So excuse my crappy, blury pics.

And to compare, here's last year's Halloween:

I miss my chubby little gnome.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Crafts

I've been feeling crafty lately. Here are some fun Halloween/Fall crafts I've made.

First let's start with the sewing. I'm not much of a sewer. I want to be. I haven't sewed anything harder than a few hair bows and a couple pillow cases. In fact, I only have my mother-in-law's 1971 Singer. Then when I couldn't figure out why the thred kept pulling out of the needle, I bought one of those mini sewing machines. Then the same thing  happened to that one! Obviously it's something I'm doing wrong. Anyway, I ended up borrowing one of my friend's machine for the project (and the needle stayed in the thred). I started with a toddler a-line dress pattern that I bought from JoAnn's. I couldn't figure it out on my own, so the MIL came and helped me. Thank goodness! After the dress was sewed, I cut out felt triangles for the pattern. My plan was just to iron them on, but that wasn't working, so I just sewed them on individually. My friend gave me some skull and crossbone buttons for my bday and they came in handy for the buttons!

I really wanted Cai to be Pebbles last year, but she didn't have enough hair at that point to put in a cute pony tail. So we did it this year. My plan was to make it a shirt, and buy a cute pair of blue bloomers, but that didn't happen, so I just made it a dress. Worked just fine! For the bone I just printed out a bone online, and made a pattern, cut the felt in that shape, sewed it, stuffed it, and hot glued a clip to it.

Next are a few Pinterest inspired crafts. I'm sure you've seen them...

 This one didn't turn out great. Can you tell there are different sized eyes? Oops.
And my favorite (I'm really happy about how this turned out!):
Whatya think?