Tuesday, October 23, 2012

micah james ebright.

much more to come eventually... but here is a snapshot of our past 5 days.

welcome to the world, micah james!

Sunday, October 14, 2012


welp... still no baby.
i'm getting impatient.

but, to help me get through this waiting game (10 more days until this baby is due, in case anyone's counting...), i've been crafting!

some simple things i've made...
(excuse the terrible picture quality... the good camera is packed and ready for the hospital and i was too lazy to get it out!)
this is a simple craft that turns
 any blanket into a breastfeeding cover
it cost me next to nothing to make and then i can just use whatever blanket is around, much less to worry about! i followed a tutorial from here, but you pretty much just do this:
1. cut a random piece of fabric into about 18 inches by 4-5 inches.
2. iron in half and iron under a 1/4" edge, so that the edges look nice once sewn. i tapered in on both ends about 3 inches from the end.
3. sew all the way around.
4. feed a drapery ring through each end and sew it on.

i bought drapery rings from target for $7, used spare fabric, and made three of these straps! not too shabby. 

pinterest craft, anyone? 
super simple and great--wooden letters, painted, hot glued to ribbon... ridiculously easy, and once they're actually sitting as they should be (these are clearly not spaced... i just put them up there to show what they will eventually look like), very merry.

i bought the letters from just over $1 each, ribbon for about $3, total of $8 (minus my teacher discount at michaels!)

other dream crafts i'm getting to?
-scrapbooking for baby.
-lots and lots of diy christmas gifts.
-a christmas wreath.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

fall finally fell!

adios summer.

fall is here!

pumpkin picking with first graders!
a first grader picked out the teeny pumpkin for baby e.

 cider mill with high school girls... holy yum.
(except no cider for this preggo.)

nature center with the first graders... feeding birds, spreading mulch, trying to be helpful to the community!

 and fall cookies. these beauties are 
spiced pumpkin-oatmeal cookies.
they taste and have the consistency of cake.
you should try them.
i got the recipe from here, and the only change was i didn't add ginger 
(i didn't have any...)

happy fall, all!

turning into rachel.

i feel myself slowly turning into rachel...
(watch this.)

and i'm not even late yet.
i'm exaggerating. but really... let's do this thing.
also, that clip is good stuff.

baby things from lately?
our final baby showers...

and an in-class surprise baby shower, complete with a game for the students to play while i opened presents:

we are so thankful!
the baby room is done, but i can't share it until after baby e is born (the room incorporates his name, which is a surprise!)

i made a pack of Bible verse encouragement cards to get myself through labor.
basically, verses about peace and overcoming adversity.

we're all ready, including cloth diapers all good to go. they're just crazy cute. it's out of control.

now i just have to figure out how to get this child out of me.
if anyone would like to do that for me, i'd gladly take it.