Tuesday, May 31, 2011


here are a few pictures of the girls' room. i am no interior decorator... remember this.
after i made isla's mobile, penelope really wanted birds above her bed too. sooo, i made her these 3 birds to greet her when she wakes up. i wrapped them and had them be a gift for p from isla. i altered this pattern to make the birds.

here's penelope's name banner (breifly discussed in this post) hanging over her bed along with some mommy-made collages and a print from kantan designs.

 thrifted suitcases, thrifted crayons and a musical boat from bryan's boyhood.

 vintage baby bag from moxie thrift

previously mentioned mobile hanging above isla's crib

p's bed

 isla's crib with mommy-made bear and blankets, doll from evie ivy overstreet and boppy cover from chula design


Monday, May 30, 2011

more cuteness

here are some more photos mariah took with my hats & booties. this time they are extra special, because my friend tira's baby is the model.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

last week

this week bryan went back to work. i was solo with the girls and we all survived. i was triumphant at doing laundry, going to the park twice and going grocery shopping. 

we had a lot of time to snuggle and love our new one.

 here's my isla in her kimono pjs and a flapper headband in baby size. 

  p is an enthusiastic and very eager sister. she is just too sweet to her baby sister.

tummy time.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


how cute are these pictures mariah took of my little hats. awe! too fun. check out more of her pics on her blog.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

thanks mom!

this last week we've had the help of my mom around the sparks' house. it has been SOOO nice. thank you mom for being such an angel and flying in to help out with these 2 littles.


Monday, May 16, 2011

one week

i took these pictures of little isla on friday when she was 1 week. i can't believe how fast time is going.

ps...i really am working on a tutorial for this headband. i was just SO lazy before isla was born and i didn't get around to most of the things on my "to-do" list.

Friday, May 13, 2011

we love isla may

isla may sparks

one week ago today this little lady was born and we just can't get enough of her. 

here is some of the birth & baby info for your reading pleasure...or not, if you don't get pleasure from reading about the miracle of birth.

-labor: 5 1/2 hrs long (13 hours shorter than labor with p,) 11 min. of pushing

-cuisine: 1 pitcher of water and ate 2 cups of ice chips

-t.v. shows watched: scrubs, malcom in the middle, the colbert report, american choppers (building a bike for my name is earl)

-l&d nurse count: 2

-time of birth: 8:21pm

-weight: 8lb 2oz (almost 1lb bigger than her sister. side note: the recovery from an 8lb baby is significantly harder than recovering from a 7lb baby...just sayin'.)

-length: 20 in. long

-tears shed: yes and yes

-nights in the hospital: 2

-mom and baby inspections while in the hospital: 1.1 million

-name: we had a really hard time picking a name for this little lady. we had two names that we really liked going into the hospital and we are just about the worst at making decisions, so it makes these important decisions very hard. we picked one name and called her that for a day and then we decided isla suited her better. isla is pronounced eye-la, if you were questioning that. think island, that is what her name means.

we gave her may as a middle name. may is my middle name and it was also the middle name of my grandfather who passed away just over a month ago AND she is a may baby, so it seemed an appropriate middle name to give our little girl.

-baby's favorite pass time: eating (at her five day check up she'd already gotten back to her birth weight and added an extra 7 oz-whoa baby,) sleeping & pooping. also, she likes to play with her tongue and make cute shapes with her mouth.

she is a very peaceful and sweet baby, we feel so blessed to have her in our family. 
thank you for all the love that you guys have sent our way throughout this pregnancy. you are the best!

here are some pictures from the hospital:



and when we got home, we had the girls wear their first matching pjs (i don't foresee matching their clothes super often...but these jammies were just too cute.)

sister love

Sunday, May 8, 2011


baby sparks 
 may 6th, 2011
weighing 8 lbs 2 oz | 20 1/2" long

more on the birth of our sweet little girl coming soon...


Thursday, May 5, 2011

miss p

hey guys, i apologise for the silence over here. i wish it was because i was doing somethig super cool-like having a baby, but i wasn't. i have just been very lazy. we have, however, been taking advantage of the lovely san diego weather at the beach, park and sea world. these have helped keep my mind off the fact that this baby girl isn't really wanting to come out just yet.

ANYWAY, i am taking a break from my laziness to show you something super cute that i couldn't keep from you one more day! mariah took these 3 year pictures of miss p. she did such a great job and i am excited for her to take more pictures of my family in the future. check out her blog here and her website here.