Monday, October 6, 2008

Taryn's Mommymade Tutu

Well, I was looking for a quick and easy craft project the other day so I decieded to try making a tutu for the princess. I think it turned out pretty cute. Here's the instructions...
-I wanted a short puffy tutu so I bought 4 1/2 yards of tulle (1 1/2 yards of each color). Cut it in half width wise and then cut it into 6 inch strips. (yes, my little monsters colored all over my cutting mat). If you want a longer tutu, just cut longer strips.

-Then, I sewed an elastic circle for the waistband using 1/2 inch elastic (If I was making it for an older child I would have used 1 inch elastic.) I used a pair of my daughters elastic waist pants for the measurement but you could also just measure your child's waist and deduct a couple of inches. To stitch it together I used a zigzag stitch, you could also hand stitch it but whatever you do make sure it's secure.

-Next, put the elastic around your thigh and start tying the tulle on one strip at a time using a double knot. Try to get all the knots at the bottom so the elastic will lay flat.
Wallah! Your done!

Heres Kaden modeling it...

And Micah...

And finally the princess...

I think the total cost was around $6-$7. If I waited for a sale I probably could have done it for much cheaper. So, it's definitely a cheap and easy project.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lake George

Well it took me awhile but here are the pictures from Lake George.

The boys at the entrance to The Great Escape

Me and Micah on or first ride of the day

Kaden and Daddy

Look Ma no hands

I wasn't feeling to hot after the swings

On the train

This was a little tiny little roller coaster but it knocked ya around 10 times more then the big ones do. Poor Micah was terrified.

We made it out of the character cafe in one piece! We went to this restaurant twice last year. Once I almost passed out (I had problems with my blood pressure dropping when I was pregnant with the twins) and the second time Kaden fell off a bench backwards and brook his collar bone. Fortunately we ate our lunch without incident this time. It must have been on Kaden's mind though, every time Micah cried he was say "did he break his collar bone".

I asked the ride operator to snap a picture of the four of us. Didn't she do a great job?????

Wags the Dog

I don't know why we pay for park tickets. They would be just as happy running through the sprinklers.

The arcade

Micah kept throwing the balls over the machine and loosing them.

Kaden one big on this game.

Our little cabin at the Do-rest Court. It was very 80's inside but it was cheap and clean so I was happy.

Yes, Micah's holding an ash try. I didn't realize until after I took the picture. Great mothering, right!

Waiting for daddy to come back from the soda machine

Terrible picture

Playing at the playground at the hotel

The little frog we found. Kaden was so worried because he thought it couldn't find it's mommy.

We ate breakfast at this place. The food was good, the people were nice but it was seriously like something out of the sopranos. Shaun and I were cracking up the whole time.

Just after I took this picture Kaden laid face down on the floor and said he didn't feel well. Shaun picked him up and ran him out of the restaurant. Fortunately, we managed to make it home before he really got sick.

When do ya think this place went out of business? $1.08!!!!

Pirates cove mini golf.

Last year Kaden was a bit freaked out on the go carts. This year he was smiling from ear to ear.

Kaden was exhausted!

I read on the internet that if you stand right in the middle of this thing you can hear an echo that someone even 2 feet away can't hear. I guess it has something to do with the circular wall. Well, anyway, it worked! It was pretty cool if your out that way check it out.

The Minne Ha Ha

Every year we get a new family ornament with all of our names on it. There's a little Christmas shop on the strip so I figured I get this years while I was there.

Micah kept calling this guy uncle Devin. My brother's a 6 foot tall blond guy. This was a 4 foot tall, brown haired, statue of a French and Indian war soldier????

Outside a t-shirt shop

Kaden got sick in the car. We told him if he had to throw up to use the box. He stuck his whole head in there instead. He never did get sick but he spent about 5 minutes with his head in the box.

By the end of the second day I was dieing to get home to the babies. I had never been away from them before and it was killing me. It was nice to get some big boy time with Kaden and Micah though and my mom had a good time driving the babies all over town showing them off to her friends.