Monday, August 31, 2009

Learning, learning, learning

Tucker is learning so many new skills. She's learning more body parts, some animal sounds, and already starting to "memorize" some of her favorite books. Here's some videos to show off her new skills. :)
The Bowers Fam

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Armoire

I have had my eye on this armoire since we lived in Baton Rouge, but it was quite a bit out of our price range. A month or so ago, I walked into Hobby Lobby and saw that it was on "final sale" clearance for $450 less than the original price. The reason? The molding on the top of the sides has worked its way a little bit loose - nothing that I couldn't fix by myself in about 15 min. or less. That's a heck of a discount for such a minimal thing. I'm most excited about it because it's HUGE, and since our living room is two stories tall, it needs a HUGE armoire. Yipee!!!

This last shot is to show you how big this thing is. Look at the size of it in relation to the windows.


Friday, August 14, 2009


I decided that for football season, I would make Tucker some team colored tutus. (To this I received eye-rolls from Drew, but it's not the first time one of my "crafty ideas" has gotten this treatment and I'm sure it won't be the last.) The idea sprang from my need for pants that can go for both Bama and LSU at the same time for game days. (I have had onesies made for the top half on these days.) I decided I could make a fun tutu with sections in Bama colors and sections in LSU colors to wear with her "Mommy says Roll Tide! Daddy says Geaux Tigers!" and "Roll Tigers Roll!" onesies. (For those of you who don't know, little girl tutus in crazy colors are THE thing right now on the internet, so I figured WHY NOT?!?) My first attempt was a Milton colored tutu (Drew's school) for her to wear to ballgames and concerts (to which I got a "TO A FOOTBALL GAME?!?). HAHA! Once I discovered I could make them, I figured it wouldn't hurt anything to try to sell them since they're so in. I've already got 2 orders and 2 craft fair type shows to take them to sell. Pretty cool. I'm getting pics of T in all the tutus for her size. (I'll be making "big girl tutus" for older children - not plus sized women - also.) Thought I'd share some of these with you because they are really cute! (Please excuse her toplessness in the Milton tutu. That shirt's still under construction.)

"Let's go DIS way, Mommy!"

Action shot, but I love her expression here. She was TOTALLY going to GET me! :)

THAT'S my girl!

Bow on the butt

Taking off

She began patting the tulle - very cute!

This was her first go in a tutu in a while. She kept her arms up away from the tulle for a long time before relaxing into it. haha!


Monday, August 03, 2009

Buster Browns

Tucker (and Drew) started back to school today. *And by school I mean Daycare, of course.* We got her her first pair of "school shoes" this year because she needed some good tennis shoes for all this walking she's doing. I, being the scrapbooker I am, wanted to take pictures of the box and shoes before putting them on her this morning. She decided, however, that pictures of a plain ol' box weren't fun at all and that I should take pictures of her discovering her new shoes. I'm glad she helped me out! :)
"I'm not sure about these..."
Cute shoes for cute feet
Off she goes!!
She kept sitting back down to re-inspect the shoes. :)

All ready for school, but she wouldn't put her milk down for a picture. ha!
I think she sensed the leaving me for the day aspect of this morning. She was hugging constantly and very clingy all morning. Sweet, sweet baby! *We'll pretend that I didn't need the extra hugs and clinginess too.*


Get your motors running! Head out on the highway!

Looking for adventure and whatever comes my way!!!
At our Sunday School party on Saturday, there were many new "big kid" toys for Tucker to experience. This tricycle was JUST her size (minus using the petals, of course). She really enjoyed riding it!

Look out, world!!!