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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Native American Museum

It was a beautiful day, no appointments were scheduled and Daddy had the day off! 

To the museum, we shall go!!

We decided the Native American Museum was the place to be at. We enjoyed looking at all of the artifacts, but the favorite part was the kid area. It was hands on yet very educational. 
I see us going back and spending all of our time on just that floor.

Even Lexie was having fun and that says a lot, trust me!

Gracie was in awe of the drums.

...and all that made for one very exhausted baby!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Life in Between

Gracie has developed an app addiction.

For some odd reason I couldn't stop kissing her in this gown. Isn't she too cute!!
Waiting patiently for the surgery that will correct her strabismus. 

Nothing like sleeping in your bed after having a long day at the hospital.

Two informational binders for two special kiddos.
Now I can sleep a little better at night knowing that these are finally finished.
She adores him and he knows it. 

Footprint firecracker

Lexie's latest quirk- walking around in our shoes. 

Her app addiction strikes again.
This one is called TimerCam. It should be downloaded by everyone or at least the ones that are notorious for taking pics of themselves in their bathroom mirror.

Chucky Cheese Cheesers. 

Front teeth make the biggest gaps. I love it!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Neglected Table Runner

    About two years ago, I came across this beautiful burlap table runner and I just knew that I needed to have it.  It looked simple enough to make myself, so I bought the supplies and began the sewing process.  In one days time I was done with the bulk of the runner, but just needed to sew the ruffles to the ends.  I put it aside and swore to continue it the next day. Guess what?? Yup, you've guessed it.  It has pretty much sat there since then.  It's quite hilarious when I think about it because in those two years, I was able to plan numerous parties, make decor and crafts for every holiday, SEW clothing and pillows, move our family across the country and even deliver a baby boy.  Yet, sewing two pieces of fabric to one huge piece of fabric was way beyond my capabilities.  So trust me when I say that I was ecstatic for finally finding 10 measly minutes to finish the longest running project ever. Dang it. 

      Table runner details- I decided to use muslin instead of burlap due to the texture and the price. I think its much more pleasing to the eyes and the hands. I also made mine a little longer than a typical table runner because I wanted it to fit my table whether the leaves were on or off.  Total cost was $45 bucks and two years!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Great Grandparents take over D.C.

Exploring D.C. with the Great Grandparents.

The White House

The Lincoln Memorial

Mount Vernon

Friday, July 05, 2013

Independance Day

Eric's grandparents, Germ and Lapiz are visiting us and we were very lucky that we got to celebrate the 4th of July with them.  We visited Arlington Cemetery, enjoyed a yummy steak dinner with Key Lime Pie for dessert and finished the day with fireworks, of course!

JFK's burial site

We were lucky enough to see the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns. 

They weren't expecting that firework!