But when baby WON’T sleep…

HE “helps”.  A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
PS.  You guys crack me up.  And NO I don’t exercise every day….some days I get my tennis shoes on and watch leotard ladies exercise while I eat Lucky Charms.  

51 Responses to But when baby WON’T sleep…

  1. Cheryl Arkison August 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    I swear Bumbos are the best invention for any busy mom. I cursed the day my oldest actually got too chubby to fit in hers.

  2. Chris August 16, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    That sounds like my kind of exercise. I wish they had come out with bumbos when my kids were younger!

  3. Jennwith4 August 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    lol how cute!

  4. Linz August 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    I love it! And I've done that very thing… :)

  5. Hambergoosa August 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    That is awesome! he is so cute!

  6. Heather August 16, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Allison you are so funny! I love watching excersise videos while I eat breakfast!

  7. Erica August 16, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    My little girl loves her Bumbo, too! My husband likes to put a book on the tray, so it looks like she is reading when she is sitting in it. Very cute!

  8. I♥thesecrazykids August 16, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Aren't you two just the cutest!

  9. Debbie Cook August 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    That is the cutest photo!! Look at those cheeks (his, not yours LOL!)

  10. tickledpaisley August 16, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    Ok – that's more like my kind of exercise! Love your little helper sitting there – so cute!

  11. badlandsquilts August 16, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    What a great photo, but it does make me sad that my youngest that actually had a bumbo is now 4!

  12. QuiltyGirl August 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    So cute! He looks like he's about to give you his opinion on your color choices. :)

    I unfortunately had a refluxy baby who hated her bumbo. She arched her back until she could pop out of it, or she'd scream. :(

  13. Chris August 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I'm a Grandma and I KNOW how important Bumbos are to you and to the baby. He couldn't look happier. I think it is wonderful that you are home with your boys. I was a stay-at-home mom before the term was invented and I will never regret it. Keep on sewing too.

  14. amy smart August 16, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    I love this. :)

  15. Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life August 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Oh wow!!!! That is such a great idea! Dangit I don't think my sewing table is wide enough for me to do that and feel comfortable about it… Ah guess this means I need a new sewing table! Thanks for the idea and ya'll are so cute! My little man sits on my lap and helps me sew sometimes it is hard though cause I have to sit back far enough that little fingers can't reach anything in case I am not quick enough.

  16. Leslie August 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    that is the perfect spot for a little helper

  17. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny August 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    I love this picture. He looks very interested in what's going on. That probably lasted all of 15 minutes, right? But hey, 15 minutes is 15 minutes. Love the quilt you're working on by the way.

  18. Chrissy August 16, 2010 at 8:56 pm #


  19. live a colorful life August 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    Oh, man, I love Lucky Charms. In a bowl, no milk…

  20. Abbey August 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    LOL! I love it!

  21. Megs August 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Adorable! I wish they made something to keep four- and two-year olds occupied while Mommy sews. In our house, it's called "bedtime." :-)

  22. Brandy August 16, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    total cuteness.

  23. Purple Quilter Queen August 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    Man I should have thought of the Bumbo when mine was that little! He's 18 months old now and there is just no keeping him out of my fabric stash! Love your site! Gave you a shout out on my blog today!! Go check out! Jenn

  24. emedoodle August 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    Love it! :)
    Have you seen the "Ready-Set-Bumbo" videos on youtube? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5dPMtuZsCw HILARIOUS! Some SAHD was having fun with the video camera!

  25. Within A Quarter Inch August 16, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    I remember trying to sew when my twins were first born I had 1 on one side of the machine and 1 on the other. Too bad they slept, ate, and otherwise at opposite times! Didn't get much done…

  26. Petit Design Co. August 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    aww, what a very cute picture! You should put this up in your sewing room

  27. Genie Robinson August 17, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    I am glad to be too old to have a baby sitting on my sewing table, but if I had thought of it 45 years ago I beet I would have done it, too. This photo is the cutest thing and I grinning from ear to ear.

    Genie from buttonsforbaga

  28. randi---i have to say August 17, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    he is an awfully cute helper! :)

  29. Anna August 17, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    that is so funny! and a very great idea. :) it's great when they're entertained by just watching every move you make.

  30. Kellie August 17, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    man, wish they had those Bumbos around when mine was little – smells like genius to me! Sew on mama!

  31. upstateLisa August 17, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    great photo!

  32. Barbara August 17, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    I made many quilts with a little one (5) sitting on my lap.

  33. crickets August 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Just love how your little one is watching you sew! So very adorable!

  34. Jami Nato August 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    it's true. sometimes i just wear my yoga pants and let everyone think i've exercised that day.
    bumbos are the best and your blog is the cutest.

  35. Lisa14 August 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    Love it! How cute!

  36. Sandy August 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    What a sweet photo….my grandson had one of those Bumbos and they are great! You go girl!

  37. Crystal Hendrix August 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Oh I wish I could do that with my kids!!! They are just soooo big now!!!

  38. Crafty Batches August 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    This picture is priceless, so stinkin' cute! ~Sam

  39. KerryQ August 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Thank you! Here I am holding my napping infant during my "sewing" time. Thank you for keeping it real. Note to self-get Bumbo.

  40. emma August 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    OMG!That. Is. The. Best!!

  41. Rinachiyya August 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    Too cute and lay of the cereal it must have a ton of sugar in it.

  42. Devry August 18, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    My baby boy has the same Bumbo and the same Zebra toy. I'm sure a ga-zillion other babies do to. Just funny to see!

  43. Polly August 18, 2010 at 2:08 am #

    What a cute photo!! polly

  44. Eileen August 18, 2010 at 3:26 am #

    darling photo. we have a photo of one of our twinnie granddaughters asleep in a bumbo. great chairs!!

  45. Leidi Bird August 18, 2010 at 4:15 am #

    I cant even tell you how much I love that picture! Just about the cutest thing ever! Mine are too big to hold captive in the bumbo anymore, unfortunately, so I am forced to use other forms of amusement like cookies, dora, and hide and seek.
    Keep it up!

  46. mushiejc August 19, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    love this photo – great use of the bumbo! I should have thought of this with my bubby!

  47. Vals Quilting August 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Lord knows we can all use a little help :)


  48. Hooptee August 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm #

    What a cutie pie!! mine hated the bumbo unfortunately. But she loves watching me sew now that she's two.

  49. ilovedolly August 20, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    ha! genius – my baby loves to sit on her mat gazing at me when I am using the sewing machine. I must try a bumbo.

  50. Ariel August 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    What a great comprimise! Ryan is super cute as he "helps" :) Love the new patterns too! xo

  51. Renee August 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    hehe! I am pregnant with my first and have been wondering if I would need one of those seats – now I see I Definitely will! What a great picture!

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