Thursday, May 20, 2010

We have made the decision!!

Our Baby girl will be named Avery Kathleen Rush. We are so excited and can't wait for her to arrive!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nursery Updates...

This is what I have been working on lately...

This is my diaper bag, I found the pattern online ( ) and made this in about 3 days. It was fairly easy, the only difficult part was sewing the pink lining to the purse. I still have a big bow to make for the outside for it to be complete, but I am super proud of it!

We are converting this built in desk to her changer. Below the changer I have a rod for her hang up clothes and plenty of room for storage and I made these curtains to hide it all.

These storage bins are my project for the week. I was originally going to sew new covers (in pink) but now I am thinking about just sewing a band to attach around the center of the bins to give them some color. Any creative ideas are appreciated!!

The colors of the nursery are pink and green with touches of black, my Grandmother always said, "every room needs a little black" and I am a firm believer in that theory, however it now seems to be everywhere. (the large curtains, the storage bin on the changer as well as a small side table) Don't worry we have a big green amore' going in to the room and the green lamp shade you see. I think that will balance everything.

Also this week I am planning to make these:

In white and pink to hang above her crib instead of a mobile... we will see how they turn out!!

Next week I am planning to start my biggest project to date... A slipcover for my wonderful chair!! Stay tuned....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ISR Swim

Beau is taking rescue swimming (Infant Swim Resource) and he is doing SO WELL! Who would have thought that he would be able to swim under water like 4 or 5 feet to you!! He loves it and everyday on our way to swimming he say "POOOOL" it s so so cute (he doesn't really pronounce the L so it sounds more like pooo??) He will also say swimmin' ?? we will tell him yes Buddy we are going to the pool, he always gives us a big smile.

ISR is really the neatest program ever... the number one cause of death in children is drounding. After this program you have almost completely eliminated the risk!! The first few days were kinda rough, but within the first week Beau was swimming pretty well. Now if he was to fall in the pool he can swim well enough to swim to the side of the pool and hang on.

Next he will master floating on his back. ISR teaches children older than a year a swim float swim sequence. So if they are to fall in the water they locate the exit, start swimming under water with eyes open, when they need a breath they roll over and float to rest and breath, then roll face down in the water and continue swimming until they can make it to the exit or side of the pool.

If you have a child under the age of 3 I would highly reccomend this program!