Tuesday, October 27, 2009

sewing, binkies, and life in general

Well, I've been on a sewing kick lately. I finished ashlee's princess leia out, alex's jedi outfit, a dress for me, and a skirt for me. I can't unveil the halloween costumes til halloween, but I can show you the dress that I made. I'm not really sure how I like it, Adam says it looks like a cross between a pioneer dress and a Korean Hanbook. I'm not sure that's a compliment, but, here, you can decide for yourself....
Cute Alex had a piano recital last week. I don't think I've ever seen that boy so nervous and there were only about 20 people there. Alex takes lessons from my sister's neighbor, April, and she only have 4 students at the moment, so the recital was nice and small. Alex go SOOOO itchy but he didn't have a rash, hives, or even any redness. Just lots and lots and lots of itching. By the time we got home from the recital, the itchiness was completely gone. Alex did a great job--I was so proud of him. I am still amazed at how much he loves piano.


Last, but not least, in our excitement for the week is the fact that we have taken Erik's binky away. I was dreading this and kept putting it off and putting it off. Alex and Ashlee gave up their binkies at 16 months. Erik just turned 18 months and i still really didn't have any intention of taking it away. Heck, it was my lifesaver during sacrament meeting. I had plenty of excuses: let's wait til he goes to nursery, let's wait til after vacation, how will he sleep without it? how will i survive long car rides, church......Adam, very nicely, pointed out the fact that I was more addicted to Erik's binky than Erik was. I scoffed at him, but, come to find out, Adam was exactly right. This is the second night in a row that he's been binkyless and it was gone so smoothly. He asked for it once last night and I told him to just cuddle his doggie instead. so....

Farewell Binky!

5 comments:

Amy said...

The dress is very cute. Alex looks so at home behind the piano. I took Max's binky away Monday night too. He hasn't slept well in a couple of weeks and I decided it was time. He actually hasn't asked for it once. He did fine the first night, but woke up a couple of times last night (before we went to bed). He has been a beast lately... I'm hoping he will take a nap today.

Laylabean said...

Look at that concentration on Alex's face! He's such a cutie!I like the dress, good job and it looks good on you! Can't wait to see the Halloween costumes, did you get the wig figured out for Ashley? And WAY TO GO Erik!! (And Max!!) Big step, I'm glad he's doing so well.

Fulkerson Clan said...

i'm so proud of you for doing 2 posts! and your dress did turn out cute and i'm glad alex's recital went well. i asked april if he had inherited your stage fright :P

Jenn said...

lol what? do you have memories of me crying after every recital?? oh how i hated those things.

Steve said...

so i'm commenting again (this is really erin by the way) b/c upon visiting your blog today to read your newest entry, it finally hit me what that dress reminded me of! a tavern wench!!! hahaha! so next time D&D rolls around i dare you to serve up some frosty rootbeer in huge mugs to the guys ;P