That could be the title of a new blog I start that totally spoofs Mormon mommy blogs. Oh wait, somebody already had that idea. Dang that Seriously So Blessed Tamn. (I'm not inventing some new swear word. That's her "name," Tamn.)
Well, this weekend, I was so domestic, I feel like I should spoof myself. So try to imagine my completely fake tone of voice as I morph into a Domestic Goddess.
You guys, I am so ready for the second coming! Seriously. This weekend I was totally in the domestic mommy zone. I canned applesauce with Holly, I made a supercute blanket for my sister Alisha, and I sewed a superlicious skirt for Mckenzie. Like, honestly, the only thing lacking is some baking. And I did that today. Does the prophet give out awards? Because I totally deserve one.
*Excuse me while I throw up and get struck by lightening.*
But here's some pictures:
On Friday afternoon we carved pumpkins with our friends, Matt and Cristina and their kids, and Kristen, and her two little girls. Every year, Mike carves his signature pumpkin. Can you guess what it says? Now, he's carved that same design since we've been carving pumpkins together. So now if he doesn't do it I will feel all sad and think he's trying to tell me something.
Next, while the girls napped I sewed this skirt that Kenzie is wearing. I got the idea and pattern from my cousin, Hollie. Really. I sewed this skirt. Originally when I saw the skirt and idea for a cute witch on Hollie's blog, "I Sew Stuff," I thought, "I'll do this." Then I thought again about my poor sewing skills and I thought, "My mom will do this." Then Alisha had the nerve to have her baby right when I needed the costume sewn. Honestly. Some people. So I had to sew it myself. And I did it! I think I did one part wrong, but it's like the DPC. I'm just going to pretend that everything is fine. And it is. We dressed up for Lonnie's (Mike's aunt) Halloween party, and the girls had a great time previewing the goods of Halloween.
On Saturday Shaelynn and I drove to Rexburg to see little Sophie! Ohhhhh. She is so precious. On Sunday, Mike called to tell me that Summer, my sister-in-law had her baby too! I don't have a picture of baby Boston. So yeah, that is three of my "sisters" that have had babies recently. Not to mention the plethora of friends that all just had babies too. They tried to lure me into their pregnancy club. But I resisted. I think it had something to do with Hannah and sobbing uncontrollably and the faint echos of a memory of not being able to walk the last month of my pregnancy.
Here are a few pics from our Joyschool party which was at my house. Here Kenzie is valiently attempting to eat a donut from a string. I forgot what a cruel game this was until we played it. There are some wonderful women in our Joyschool group who always have terrific Holiday kids parties, so I tried my best. I feel really overwhelmed when it comes to things like, "decorating" and "being cute" and "throwing parties with themes." But this time, I outdid myself. I bought a Halloween tablecloth! And I put some pumpkins on it. I'm the type of person who kind of snorts at those display tables that really nice people put up when they are giving the lesson or in charge of a RS event. Not to say I don't think the displays are lovely, but I snort anyway. Because snorting is so friendly, and makes people want to be around you.
Really, it was a fun party because there were donuts, hot dog mummies (thanks for the idea from Kathryn's craft blog Nanny Goat), and cookies involved.
I taught the kids the "Mean Old Witch with a Hat" song, and they sang it to their moms. They pretty much ooozed adorableness.