My New Addiction

Yes my new addiction just happens to be my new addition. This is little Hailey Rae and I am completely obsessed. She is such a sweet little baby and I spend most of my day just holding her and cuddling her. Before she was born I wondered if I could love another child just as much as I love Avery.....when the Doctor placed her in my arms it was instant love at first sight....I couldn't be a prouder mama.
I love her little nose!
The girls sunbathing.....Avery loves being a big sister. She is very protective of Hailey whenever we change her diaper and Hailey starts crying Avery tells us to stop making the baby cry it's not nice. Whenever Hailey cries...Avery runs over to sooth her......she will say "It's ok baby Avery is her....just breath and be happy."
One of these days we will get a picture of her with her eyes open:) That's if we can get her to wake up........she is a good little sleeper....we have had a hard time trying to get her to wake up to feed. We have had to strip her down to her diaper and use a wet wash cloth to try and wake her....after a few times of doing that it didn't phase her anymore.....
My mom came up and helped us out she was so wonderful and I miss having her was so great to have dad also came up and helped work on our nursery he was such great help.....also Hailey makes that same face when she sleeps....I love it!


Our New Addition

Avery has been so much help that she has even offered to help Amie lift her shirt and feed the baby. We have loved having here home and Avery is so freakin' cute with Hailey..... she wants to feed her, change her clothes/diapers and has probably kissed her 500 times since 3:00 today.


More Bear


Matt's New Obsession

This is a picture of the bear that Matt has been hunting for weeks. He not only is huge but we are finding out that he is pretty clever. He comes in and eats during the early morning and late hours....when all the little hunters are asleep in their beds. As much as they have fed him over the last few weeks I am surprised he is not obese. :) The total amount of food could probably be estimated to 6500 pounds that they have supplied for these about storing your food for winter. If they don't get this bear they can be credited for helping the bear population survive the harsh Teton winters.

Craft Time...A,K.A......"Craps Time"

So I have a long list of projects I want to get done and so each day I try and work on them...Avery calls it my "craps time" where I work in my craps room with my craps stuff. So here are a few more of the little projects I have finished......

I found a little brown shirt for Avery for just a few dollars and decided I wanted to make it a little more interesting. So I made this little cupcake and frosting applique. It took a little bit more time then i would have liked but at least I finished it.
My friend Carrie came over for some craft time and I made these blocks. She was so nice to supply the wood and cut the blocks herself. She is very good at this kind of stuff so it was nice to have her there to help me. So now I can say that I decorated a little for Halloween.
This is the countdown calender that I made for Avery. It counts down the days till Halloween. I made each day have two pockets one for the little ghost that she moves to each day and a pocket for a little surprise she gets to pull out each day. It is something fun for her to look forward too. For me it is more of a countdown for the baby....she is due on the 28th so I glance at that calender everyday seeing just how many more days I have to endure:)

While Matt Hunts....Amie Crafts....

Matt has been pretty busy hunting lately so I have tried to find things to keep me busy. I have found some really neat blogs that have great ideas for things you can make yourself. So I have tried a few projects and created a long list of more projects I would like to try. My only problem is I am not the best sewer and when my machine goes on the fritz I don't have a clue how to fix it and I am not the most patient goal is to get better. So here are a few pictures of things I have worked on.

This is a changing mat I made that folds up and goes into your diaper bag. It has a handy little pocket that you can store your diapers and wipes you can just grab it and go.

So I bought a package of onesies and have had some fun trying to glam them up a bit. For young women we tie dyed I dyed a shirt for me, Avery and the baby. Avery loved hers so much she had to have it washed and ready for preschool the next day. The other onesie I tried my hand at was pretty time I think I will try a cuter applique.

The After Pictures

So we had this little table before that usually holds Matt's computer...but since his little brother fried his work computer.....he has taken his old computer to work...thus leaving me without my connection to the outside world:) The black frame above it was an old calender frame I found at D.I. so I spray painted it and added the white board paper. I also glued on a metal piece and then glued cute scrapbook paper over it to make a magnent board. So for a few bucks I know have a nice message board. I also bought the little metal mail holder at a fun little store in Rexburg.

So the paint is new and the table and chairs were painted also....thanks to my sisters.
So with a gallon of paint and some paint for my chairs and tables I feel like I have a whole new kitchen. It is so nice not to have that ugly flower wall paper showing anymore! My mom and sister in-law came up and helped me paint Avery's room and the baby/craft room so once I get those rooms all organized and decorated I will post pictures.

The Kitchen Update

Well I posted awhile ago that my wonderful sisters came and helped me with my house and did some painting and refinishing furniture. I don't think I ever posted pictures so here are the before pictures.....if I did already do this post...I am sorry my mind is so forgetful lately....I am blaming it on being pregnant:)
I only took a few pictures because well my kitchen was pretty scary:)


Trick or Treat

Exxon Convention in Chicago

Pictures from Wrigley Field and that was a fun experience but different than any other field I have been to. An also on solo picture from downtown by the Hotel we were at. We didn't have much time to do anything but when we were done we traveled north of the city and hung out with Jed and Emily. All in all great fun other than Amie couldn't come cause of how far along she is in the pregnancy. Next time though.

Conservative VS. Liberal

This sums it up pretty well.......

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn`t buy one. If a liberal doesn't like gun s, he feels that no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat. If a liberal is, he wants to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat
his enemy. A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he loudly demands legislated respect.

If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as
independently successful. Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of
government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God or religion silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping
for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.


Bear Date AKA Bear Hunting

Lately I have been out chasing bears with a good friend of mine, Daimon and I have had a blast! The only set back was about 10 days ago when I had a bear about 11 feet from me in the dark and I didn't know it until Daimon started yelling at the bear! Scared the crap right out of me. Well since I have been going and doing this now quite regularly Avery always says when I leave, "Are you going on a Bear Date?" It is quite funny. I bought a shirt a while back that said I love it when my wife lets me go hunting ...... it looks like this .....

I really do love my wife and here support and patience with my hunting habits! She has been a great sport about it and I will have to make it up to her! I love you Amie!