Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bee Sting - Poor Rylee

While at the zoo this week we caught the sea lion show, during which Rylee started frantically rubbing her face and screaming and would not stop. It really caught me by surprise and I had no idea what was wrong, but after a few concerned mothers came to make sure everything was ok, Rylee was diagnosed as having been stung by a bee or a wasp. It was soooo sad. She was stung right between her nose and mouth, and it it was like she had no idea what was going on. I'll admit, I shed a few tears for her myself.

Holy Mullet

So I almost always have Ry's hair in pigtails, so I'm not sure if any of you have seen the full on mullet she has. For those of you who have seen Rylee over the summer, it is even worse now. The party in the back is getting longer everyday, while the business up front has made no progress. Here is a pic. of Ry's awesome mullet, and I must say that not many people could be so darn cute with such a raging mullet.

Ry's Crafty Apron

So since I have so much time on my hands and a sewing machine in my closet, I decided I needed a project. This was just a small project, but it is pretty cute. I found the coolest fabric ever and decided to make Ry an apron since she enjoys helping me bake in the kitchen. I seriously want to make some bedding for Ry out of this material, it's that cute. However, if you could see the apron up close, you would probably suggest I hold off on the bedding because my sewing is pretty shotty.

On a baking note, I won the blue ribbon apple pie award during our Ward's Chili cook off and Pie bake off! Not quite as cool as it sounds since there were only like 5 apple pies in the contest.


We went camping this weekend at Chatfield State Park. Now I admit I expected more from a campground in Colorado (it was like camping in a parking lot with a few trees here and there), but we still had a great time and I love camping food. Kev's cousin and her family joined us from Colorado Springs, and we were so happy to have fun people to hang out with. The next day we went on a 2.5 mile hike and averaged an hour a mile. Although the kids were setting a pretty slow pace, it was a beautiful relaxing hike.

Ry and Sam fell asleep in the backpacks about 10 mins. into the hike


Melissa said...

love the mullet!! our Rylie is growing one too!! BUt what do you do when you can't put it up in piggies?? We we're thinking of getting her some baby rogain?! Looks like ya'll are having soem fun out there! I love the apron!! Good luck on the bedding! Where did you get the fabric???? you have to spill!!

Rob and Ashley Seymour said...

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your apron! I have been trying to make baby blankets, like really easy ones, and they still aren't great! Well you remember my attempt at a bed skirt so that shouldn't be hard to beleive!

Maja said...

Taylor is going through some seriously awkward hair too. The only thing that works is piggies. If I do one in the middle within 10 minutes it all falls out and it looks like I didn't fix it at all. Glad to see the awkward hair runs in the family. Also loved the apron, look at you so crafty!!

Anonymous said...

I love the apron you made her - I'm getting a sewing machine soon so I'll have to try and copy you! Maybe we'll be able to take some hikes with you next year!

Linda said...

I love the apron too! Super cute. I think Natalie is headed down the mullet trail too. I've been debating whether or not I should trim it. Have you trimmed Ry's hair? I love the pictures of Colorado. It makes me miss the trees and greenery!

Anonymous said...

Stef, Love the apron. the more you sew the better you get. Love the fabric. I got an apron for Tand at a second hand store and embelished it. I should post a picture of it. I love to be creative!

Poor Rylee and her bee sting. That is so sad. I do not like when my kids get hurt. I have shed a few tears on behalf of my kids as well.

I love the picture of you and Rylee. What a doll. Seeing pictures, reminds me of Tay and the stage he is in. He also loves to help cook. Well actually je loves to lick the beater. I think that counts. he has an apron as well. So fun. they are so cute in a small apron.

Ben and Alex Brown said...

Hi Stefanie! It is nice to see you and your family are doing well. We are definitley excited about boards being over. Your daughter is so adorable. Josh told us you were doing well, and that Rylee was so cute. Keep in touch. We linked you!

Ben and Alex Brown

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Poor Rylee! I can't believe she got stung! At least you know she's not allergic to bees now. I have to say I love the she-mullet! Dillon has a reverse mullet and I'll say it again: if you put Ry and Dillon's hair together, they'd make a full head of hair! You are getting very crafty on me! What a good idea! I can't wait to see you in a few days!