Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Glorious weekend approacheth!

Let me begin this post by reiterating the first thing I said in the last post: Avery's schedule is kicking my butt! Seriously, I am SO glad today is his last day on this shift! (At least for a week or so...) Kirk seems to have stopped trying to sleep through the night (he is so much more difficult than Shiph was because I can't try to get him to fall back asleep with a pacifier...he just doesn't like them) and the longest stretch he'll attempt is five hours (most of which is before I'm in bed anyway). So at best I'm getting about six hours of broken sleep a night, which makes me super-irritable and impatient in the mornings. Prayer would be appreciated; I've really got to work on my "morning attitude."

The other night while waiting for Avery to get home, I made another dress. :) It was a real quick, off-the-top-of-my-head kind of dress but it turned out really cute! Here's the basic pattern I drew:

Sorry about the bad quality of the scan...I couldn't get it to scan any better. I won't bother posting a picture of the finished product, because the detail is mostly in the back and I was too lazy to take a picture, but it was quite a success! It actually looks kind of like a prom dress someone would buy at a formal-wear store. The fabric I used was a shiny dark green stretchy's really pretty. :)

I am so, so, SO excited about our "weekend!" It start tomorrow and runs through Saturday night (he starts on the "dogwatch" shift on Saturday). Tomorrow night we're going to use our gift certificate I got for $2 to try Canyon Cafe at the Quarry Market. I can't wait!! I feel like we haven't been out as a family in nearly two weeks!

Shiphrah is learning SO much every single day! She's adding words and phrases to her vocabulary constantly and is continually developing her quirky personality. It's adorable. :)

And I would write more to that effect but Kirk is being a little toot. Adios!


  1. I love that toddler stage - they do learn so much and turn into little individuals and they are hilarious!

  2. I've heard is awesome for cheap gift certificates. I hope you all have fun!