Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Bunkbeds

The boys got a new bunkbed today. Their current bunkbed is toddler-size and they are growing up much to my objection so stealing an idea from my friend, we spent some of their Christmas and birthday money on new bedding. Since it was their money, we let them choose the designs. So we have Spongebob Squarepants for S.E. and planes from Koo. Why couldn't they pick the same patterns so it would flow better in their room?! Oh well, it felt good to just let them pick what they wanted instead of having me bossing them around all the time.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Update: the skinny and hip of it

Previous blogs ramblings have reference my wide hips and the near crisis situation of whether or not I should cave into fashion by wearing skinny jeans. Did those in he 80's and it wasn't pretty. Well, my friend just handed down a beautiful pair of skinny jeans that once hemmed up from long length to shorter-than-ankle length to fit me...it's not super skinny but skinny at the bottom nonetheless. I think it looks okay but I might be hopped up on my exercise-like-a-demon hormones so if I'm going to wear it out and about and see how I feel about it. This is part of embracing my wide hips.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Smile?!











This has been happening for at least six months now, Koo has this "fake" cheesy smile when we take pictures. Normally, he doesn't smile like this. The only time this comes out is when he gets his picture taken. What do you think?

Here comes the sun...












The warmest and nicest January in my recent memory. It's been sunny and in the upper 40's to low 50's everyday this week so the boys have been getting some Vitamin D therapy time outside. Being half Asian, they have a harder time absorbing Vitamin D so I try to get them out when it's sunny. Here's a fun afternoon at the park. The boys actually were not crabby about getting their pictures taken. So I went click crazy. I'm obsessed with these two boys. They make my life so special...I can't imagine not knowing them. Thanks for making it possible God and Lovely Hubby.

I will not be caught...











...being unprepared for the Valentine's Day exchange at the boys' school. Last year, it was Last Minute Louie for me because it's been a few years since I'd been in elementary school-enough time to forget about the card exchange! So, I went out the day before and scoured our little community for cards and had to settle for something overpriced and small.



Today, the boys and I made our own cards. It's a butterfly sucker card. I'm so proud of myself to not get frustrated during the process or be critical of how the boys put these cards together. I got the idea from another site that I stalk weekly because it's just sooo cool.




Go to it people...go...there's lots of ideas and easy instructions.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

repurposed red dress




Wednesday, January 20, 2010

from skirt to girl's dress




I found this website: www.thefabricfloozie.com where this awesome gal repurposes old clothes into clothing mainly for her little girl. Of course the copy-cat queen had to give it a go. Here' a dress I made from a long tube skirt. The skirt was interesting because it had beads at the bottom. The zipper is from the back of the skirt so I didn't even have to mess with making one. Total time-45 minutes. Sorry I forgot to take a before picture. I'm now obsessed and I don't even have a little girl to try this on to see if it fits. Oh boys...


Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 13th four years ago...

will always be a day I am grateful for a chance to hold and love a beautiful baby boy name Koo. He was 7 lbs. 9 oz. and in the four years, he has helped me become a more relaxed, loving, affectionate mom because without these bag of tricks-I wouldn't be doing justice to this spunky boy. He is so lovely it hurts sometimes when I look at him. I can't believe he is our son.

He still has one speed...faster than a speeding bullet. His favorite phrase is "hey, can I tell you something?" and proceeds to forget what he wants to tell you. His favorite things are special blankie which he still chews on but now only at bedtime, his baby stuffed dog, his big brother who slips in and out as his bestfriend or nemesis. He loves to eat vegetables, milk, and chocolate. Yes, he can almost be lured away from us with chocolate. Koo loves to sing and dance to music and bowls between 200-220 at the Nintendo Wii game. He is so affectionate and loves to be read to and cuddle. My favorite is when he just wakes up from his naps and he bumbles out to the living room for a cuddle. LOVE.




Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Last day as a three year-old

I can't believe Koo is turning four tomorrow. Last day he will ever be three and I'm feeling kind of tragic about this. I feel like he grew up so fast and I can't seem to keep up with him. I still see him as a toddler. At this moment, he is building a puzzle and really likes to do everything with gusto. I love that most about him and can't wait to see him as a four year-old.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hips

Dear Hips,
I have come to terms with the fact that you and I are in a very stable relationship. No matter how much I've worked out, cut calories, no amount of squats has deminished your presence. I will stop looking at pencil-thin skirts. I will no longer look at my thighs in workout tights and go "UUAAGGHH quietly". I understand this is how I was meant to look. I get it.

love,
Me

In a related topic, due to my hips, I don't think it's wise to wear tight, skinny jeans. Besides I'm 38 years old. Whewww...just dodged another fashion faux pas.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

To skinny or not to skinny

I am in a fashion quandary-should I wear skinny jeans or not? They were in when I was in Junior high back in the mid 80's and it's making a major comeback the past year or so. At first, I was appalled because it felt it was not very flattering to my pear frame. Way too much hips. But now, I am seeing a lot of people wear them with boots and I have a pair of really cute boots and so I am humming and haaaing. What to do? I usually wear slightly flaired jeans to even out my hips but if Beyonce is wearing skinny jeans and she's the definition of hips...maybe I can. How lame is it when a thirty-eight year-old woman is caving in to fashion trends?!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Boys sleepover

The boys were invited to a sleepover last night at the neighbors so lovely husband and I went out to eat with friends. We came home and watched a movie and went to bed. It felt too quiet this morning without the boys and I was anxious to get them home. The boys are so huge our family and the quietness without them roaming the house was almost unbearable. I'm so happy they are home. They had a great time and stayed up past 1 a.m. Hopefully they will have a nice nap today. Lovely husband and I didn't know what to do with ourselves this morning-we sat around, drank coffee and waited for the boys to come home.