Friday, March 20, 2009

Emmett is a Big Boy!

Emmett is two! He's a great little boy and lots of fun. He makes us laugh and his favorite foods are "bips" (chips) and oranges. He's figured out that presents are always a good thing.



Looking for any excuse to avoid grading...

...I spent a few hours making this project!

Now that Emmett is two and he's going to have a little sister joining us pretty soon, we figured it was time for Emmett to sleep in a big boy bed. But, Audrey has been sleeping in the toddler bed and so when we would try to get Emmett to sleep in the toddler bed he would cry and say "YaYa bed!" I figured we needed to do something to make it "his" bed. So, I went to JoAnn's and grabbed three yards of SpongeBob fabric and found whatever extra fabric I could at home. So, rather than finish my grading, I made this:

Spongebob is not necessarily my role model of choice, but Emmett really loves him (long story) and they had no Elmo or Diego fabric! So, for having no pattern and no idea what I was doing, I'm pretty excited about it! I just can't let my mother-in-law look too closely at my "figure-it-out-as-you-go" sewing.

And, after three nights, it's working great! He's falling asleep in his own bed and staying there all night! Whoohoo! Maybe I will be able to survive four. People do it all the time, right?!?

15 comments:

The Legg Fam said...

I can't belive he is 2.So happy that he is sleepng in his own "big boy bed".
You can do 4, no problem !!!

J+S said...

I am so impressed that you made a quilt! And hooray, you posted again. Hope you are feeling great!

dunowbunch said...

Hi my name is Emily Fowler Dunow and I grew up with Greg. Wait, he goes by Cash now. You have such a beautiful family. It is kinda weird to see Greg as a Dad. I bet he is a great dad! Congrats on having another little one. I have 5. Logan, Anna, Ella, Soren and Olivia. If you can handle three then you have it made. Actually, it gets easier because of the older kids. Good luck.

Lauralee said...

Risa, I've said it before and I'll say it again, "You are the most capable woman I have ever met!!" In all your free time you just whipped out a blanket for Emmett's big boy bed?! If you weren't so darn humble I would have to despise you. I also love the cupcakes arranged into a number 2. Very clever and time efficient. I loved seeing the pictures of Emmett and his hairdo and all the other kids I love celebrating with him! Thinking of you guys.

Katie said...

i am totally stealing your cupcake in the shape of a number idea!! and that quilt is awesome...

Alli said...

Awesome quilt!! And you're an awesome mom so four will be a cake walk, right?

Lataun said...

good job! You whipped that up in a few hours? So impressed! When did Emmett get all that hair? I love the age 2! If you can do 3 kids, you can do 4.

Calise said...

How cute! I can't believe you just "whipped that up!"
Happy late birthday to Emmett!

Laur said...

I really think four is easier than two and maybe just a bit more challenging than three. But one has them all beat. I didn't know what had hit me. I kept wondering when this kids mom would come pick him up.

I am so proud of both you and Emmett. Great job you two!

Marisa said...

Thanks for all the encouragement!

And, in the interest of full disclosure, I wish I could say I "whipped" out Emmett's bed set. There were plenty of "oh dears" "ugghhhs" and picked-out seams.

Anyone who's sewn with me (ahem...Joan...Jenny) can attest to my expert ability with the seam ripper...

taffi said...

ah, you rock!

Lauralee said...

Risa, I forgot to thank you for the hilarious Utube comedy routine you recommended about reconnecting with people you "thought" were old friends. That was hilarious. We watched it 3 times!

JeNeale said...

We loved being part of Emmett's birthday celebration. We all adore him! And to all the other Marisa blog readers, seam-ripper or not, the quilt and sheet AND pillowcase are very impressive. Way better than anything I could whip out with no pattern. . .

blog_meg said...

Wow! Allen will be two in May and I've been trying to figure out how to get him to sleep in a big boy bed. I can't sew but maybe I can talk Jen Wright into making something for me? HA!

Anonymous said...

Going from 2 kids to 3 is tough. You are outnumbered and out "armed". After that you could have a dozen and it doesn't really get any harder. The quilt is adorable. I can't believe Emmett is 2! Hope we get to see you all soon.