Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Belated Weekend Report

Right - so, the weekend. As I mentioned in my previous post - there was no running. I definitely plan to make up for that this week.

I was fortunate enough to get Thursday off for Veteran's day (because we don't work on Fridays), so I had a four day weekend - yay! Wednesday was Cody's birthday, but since we were scheduled to have dinner with his parents, we celebrated on Thursday instead.

I made him what is, in my humble opinion, the ugliest cake in the world. It came out of the oven looking just fine. But, for some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to cut the 9 x 13 in half and make a square, two layer cake. To be fair - I knew this wasn't going to be pretty...I was right.

At least it tasted good...

Little man has just about mastered sitting up. I discovered this when I set him on the couch angled so that he wouldn't be able to roll off... and he sat up and tried to pitch forward. Little stinker. I think he just likes to give his mama a scare.

Of course, his expression goes blank whenever I grab the camera, but he was so pleased with himself, he was smiling and flapping his arms. He spends all weekend in our current rotation of fleece jammies. If I had fleece footie pajamas, I would too.

This year for Christmas, I would like to make everyone crocheted slippers. I saw the cutest pair of Converse-style slippers and thought that would be adorable. I decided to start with S and see how hard it would be. Bonus - he grows out of everything so fast, now I can just whip up a new pair when he grows out of them.

The white tab isn't authentic Converse, but Cody suggested it and I thought it added a really cute detail. These were so much fun and super easy. Now we just have to see if I have time to whip out bigger pairs for everyone else. Bare minimum, I'd like to make pairs for my two nieces and maybe my sister. We'll see how long the bigger ones take me.

Have you ever gone the homemade route for Christmas? 

 What did you make?


  1. Wow - those are great slippers! You are very talented! I make photo calendars and photo books for gifts. Those are digitally homemade... I think that counts!

    1. That totally counts! I used to be an avid scrapbooker, and all of the stuff takes up so much room. I've officially converted to digital. I also love that there is an electronic copy in case something were to happen to the printed version.