Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fun and Easy Mother's Day Project

For those of you with kids who have grandmas that like vintage things, this is easy and fun. I (this is mommy talking, not Clyde) made these silhouettes for my mom (who hopefully won't check out the blog before Mother's Day).

All I did was print out (on regular paper instead of photo) profile photos I took of the kids. Then I placed those on top of black paper and traced their profiles. This left an indentation on the black paper that was enough to use as a guide for cutting. I had thought I might have to trace with chalk or something, but this worked well. I've seen where people make the silhouette in a photo editing program, but I think the cutouts seem more authentic and they turned out well. I just glued them to white paper and put them in an inexpensive frame from Target. Enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Cure for Almost Anything...

Clyde's not well. He was having so much trouble breathing yesterday and had a fever for a few days, so I finally took him to the doctor. They sent us to the hospital for chest xrays and tests. Clyde was a real trooper. Turns out he has RSV which is a virus that can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia, but we hope we don't go that far. He's been so tired and had no appetite, but today he started to get better and get some energy. He's still coughing a lot, but we found something he likes to eat:

And he's taking lots of baths, because it's one of the only things he wants to do and it helps a little with the congestion.

Popsicles and bubble baths -- that would cure most ills.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


It's getting warmer outside and I get to go to the park a lot. I even go on the big twisty slide all by myself now:

My Aunt Catherine was here for a few weeks and it was fun to have her play with us.

I got to go to the ZOO!! Here I am looking at the "raffs"

And here I am riding a komodo dragon, but it didn't go anywhere....

My cousin Elliott has a baby now, just like me only he is tiny and they call him Harrison.


I love pizza. I always ask mommy for pizza. In the morning she makes me egg pizza (egg with ham and cheese on top). Sometimes she makes me pancake pizza:

(That's a pancake with yogurt, jam, bananas and dried fruit). And sometimes she gets a pizza from the big freezer downstairs and we cook it. That's my favorite pizza. I don't really like the pancake pizza near as much.