13 May 2008

Babysitting Reese, painting stairs, and a new obession

I decided to try out another baby. LOL. A good friend in my ward, Michelle, just had a little girl 3 months ago. She went back to work when the baby was 8 weeks old and put in her two weeks notice. Her work pressured her into staying a total of 6 weeks in order to train a replacement. Michelle asked me to watch her daughter Reese on Monday for a half the day. She decided to place Reese in daycare but was having trouble finding a someone she felt comfortable with. Bottom line...I volunteered to watch Reese off and on for the next 3 weeks! She is a really good baby. Amelia really put me through the so-called ringer so Reese (who eats, plays, naps, etc like clockwork) is an angel. I had fun taking some pictures of Reese for practice. She is a cutie!!

Like a nerd-bonker I volunteered to paint my neighbor's outdoor stairs for $50. I spent the entire morning and an hour this evening painting. Problem I only paint about 1/4 of the stairs. Right about now I want to burn the stairs and install elevators. We pay enough HOA dues that they should paint our stairs for us!! Next house will have no wood or stairs. Was that an overstatement? Guess you will have to wait and see until we buy a new(er) home.
My new obession came like a strike of lightening during sacrament meeting. My friend Catherine's little baby was wearing the stinkin' cutest eyelet bonnet I've ever seen. I bought a pattern for one, and picked up some supplies I don't have (like piping, and eyelet gathered lace). My goal for the rest of the week will be to make a bonnet...or 5. It may take me 5 tries to get a decent result. My sewing abilities are sketchy at best.

4 Stupendous Remarks:

Taylor's said...

Reese is sure a cutie! I am glad you are able to help!

About the bonnet; I can bring it over if you would like so you can see it. Also, Strasburg Children (pretty pricey) have bonnets too! Their website is www.strasburgchilren.com; my Mother loves this store and pretty much gets every dress from this store or Sunday's Child (in Fort Union) and they also have bonnets. I totally want to see the finished product!

Lisa Garcia said...

Cute blog! I can tell you are having so much fun with Amelia-- she's a doll! And I'm impressed with your craftiness! We are doing well. I wish you could see our newest little girl, Emma. She's so sweet! (I've yet to join the blogging world, despite much pressure.)

RickW said...

Jenni (I can't remember, do you go by Jen, Jenni or Jennifer?), I have to admit I've been "lurking" on your blog. I don't have your email, but I think I got the link to your blog off the mission website. It's been so much fun to read about your family and how you're doing. Oh, yeah, this is Stephanie West (Sister Morgan). :) I'd love an invitation to your blog when you do make it private. My email is loswest2000@yahoo.com . We are currently living in Georgia, but my husband will be finishing his PhD in about a year and then who knows where we're off to. We might even be back in Utah again. Gotta go! I have a 3 month old and typing with him on my lap only works for a short period of time. :) See ya! Stephanie

Johnson Family said...

Well well well...welcome to blogger...glad to see you decided to go for it this way...no worries, we'll still be able to see plenty of pics...lol!!! Anyway, your entries are very fun! Oh, of course add me to your invite list...I've been trying to decide if I should go private too...hmmm....anyway!