An over due update : )

Well, the weekend of Mother’s Day, my mom and sister came up. My sister had an extended vacation stay with us. We did get quite a few things done! My dad and mom arrived last Friday and stayed over the weekend. All of them left this morning, sadly leaving Bentley behind!

While my sister was here Danny had to go to Chicago, so we got to have a few days of girly fun. We watched movies (Little Dorrit, Bride Wars, Northanger Abbey, and Jane Eyre), painted Madeline themed stuff in the nursery, had a spa day, sewed dresses, went shopping, drank frappuccinos, and ate food that Danny doesn’t like! We had a great time together!

Here are some pictures of the past couple of weeks:

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Bentley is now standing on his own and dancing while he stands. He is taking a couple of steps. I imagine he will figure out how to walk completely very soon! Which is very exciting.

Marseille and I had a great check up this month. We had a ultrasound to check her kidneys. Everything looked great and she weighs about 2lbs 8oz. She is still very wiggly, I don’t remember Bentley moving this much! I also had my glucose test and it was very good. So no signs of gestational diabetes! I can’t believe that my due date is in 75 days! Time is flying by! Thankfully, we don’t have much to get ready!

Our garden is doing okay. It doesn’t seem to be growing as fast as last year, but we have been getting a lot of rain and only a few days of sun. Hopefully, the rain won’t kill our little garden!

Now, I have to get going, I’ve got quite a bit of sewing to do and I still need to take a nap!

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Bentley is 15 months old!!

I can’t believe my boy is 15 months old! Bentley is such a joy. It’s amazing how quickly he is changing. We love watching him play and figure things out — we think he’s a pretty smart guy! He has become quite a noisy boy(he does a lot of shrieking and fake laughing).

Lately, damp washcloths are his favorite toy. He loves to open them up and put them on his head. But, the best part is, he loves to wipe and clean things with the washcloth. I think it’s very cute, sweet, and helpful!

I think that he’s going to be a great big brother! 92 days to go!

I know it’s been a while!

Well, what have we been up too! Gardening… cooking… and life!

In the garden…
Last weekend we planted our garden. All but the squash has now sprouted!! Plus all of our transplants are continuing to thrive!
Our garden contains:
Green Beans
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Strawberries – which the birds have eaten all of them!
Green Peppers
Basil
Parsley
Okra
Spinach Lettuce – Bibb and iceberg
Eggplant
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Zucchini
Yellow Squash
Watermelon
We are hoping for a great crop!! This year we are having two problems: Too much moisture and birds. We are hoping to build something to go over top of the garden to keep out the birds. But I’m not sure what we are going to do about the moisture problem. We have mushrooms galore– but I just went and check on the garden and they are all gone!
May 1st:

May 4th:

In the kitchen… I made a large batch of pizza dough and froze some of it. We have eaten all of the spaghetti sauce I canned last year, so I canned another jar and froze some. (I couldn’t believe I actually canned it by myself! Whew! I was a little nervous!)

This past Friday, I had a huge craving for chocolate cake, but didn’t end up making one because I didn’t think it would get eaten. But, we had some friends stop by Saturday afternoon and I made my first dark chocolate cake and dark chocolate icing from scratch! It actually turned out. I’m not a very good baker… I’m a little too scatter-brained! I did forget to turn on the timer, and to take a picture! :)

Our life: We did end up entering the Romanticize Your Bedroom Contest. Our room turned out pretty good, even though I waited until the last minute to finish. The deadline was midnight, last Thursday and I started the canopy for our bed at 8:30pm on Thursday! We got it done and we love it! Thankfully, I had tulle leftover from a wedding dress, so I didn’t have to buy any. I spent about $25 in total!
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Bentley has been a trip lately. He is very silly. Whistling is his new thing. He loves to be loud. For the past week he has been getting into everything. Thankfully he knows what, “clean up, put that back, close the door and please don’t touch,” mean and is usually very responsive when we say them!
Here is a little clip of him whisting. It’s not very good, but it was the best one that I could get.

I have been sewing more lately. Recently, I have started a blog for my sewing. This is to post what I am working on, my prices for alterations, and hopefully soon a line of girls clothing that I am going to start!

For now that has been our life! Hopefully, it won’t take so long for me to update again!