Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our New Family

It is about time we represent our daughter in our family picture on our wall. But for the sake of those who don't visit the bedroom floor of our house, here is a version for everyone else's viewing pleasure.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wee Boy is Nursery Age

Can you tell my son has a new way of smiling? Before it was all cheese all the time, and now it's wide open, as if he's mid "hooray!" I still love it though. At a year and a half, this boy has exactly one word he is proficient at saying, "hi." He's starting to get down a few key animal sounds, but otherwise all we get out of this one is a good, solid "hi." Ah speech. Someday you will be our child's constant companion. In the meantime, we love his surge into mute independence, complete with moving the chairs around the kitchen to get into anything and everything. Mostly he just wants to "help." Help with cooking, help with cleaning, help with Cheeks. But sometimes that "help" means a lot of me saying "if you touch that again, I'm banishing you." His most defining characteristic is curiosity. If he's left to his own devices he is most likely exploring some new, now available to him, territory. Thankfully for this little one, his moments of absolute adorableness outnumber his moments that make me want to punt him. He is my kisser, my helper, and my explorer and I can't get enough of his sweet personality.

Monday, November 25, 2013

My New Favorite Photo

How can you not love babies in footie pjs? Mornings are still my favorite time of day with my babes. And this morning, with them in their pink and blue pjs that make them look like adorbale little sausages, I couldn't help but have a little photo shoot. My Wee Boy, for the most part just looks at me with a blank expression when I invite him to speak, but ask him to say "hi" to his sister and he is all over it. LOVE it.

Cheeks is 3 Months

I may be wrong when I say this, but it is virtually impossible not to fall in love with that face. At two months, Cheeks and I were on speaking terms. I'll be honest, the first two months of my babies' lives are rough on this mommy. But at three months I am head over heels in LOVE. This little one remains so patient and calm, still her defining characteristic, but she is also so very smiley. And not just your polite smile, but whole face, opens her mouth as wide as possible so you know she loves you, smile. I can get a giggle out of her a couple of times a day but the smiles are on-demand. She is also quite the vocalist. Wee Boy was a squawker but Cheeks is a talker. Hopefully she gives us more vocal love than her elder brother.
Thanks for indulging me.
Oh, and just for good measure, here are a few other pictures from her photoshoot.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I made Matthew and Wee Boy matching PJs. I think they look adorable, but you can tell just how "eager" they are to be in front of my lens.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Recent Crafting

I have been on a super sewing kick these days. Any day with at least a little bit of time at the machine is a happy one. And no, I'm not all that great at keeping the house super clean while I am on a sewing binge, but Matthew is not squawking too loudly about it either so I continue to plug away.

Here are my most recent projects. Thank you Pinterest for the inspirations.

I saw something about how to meld grocery bags together and it seemed like a good way to use up some of the bags collecting on the side of my refrigerator. It's actually held up pretty well with the limited use it's gotten so far. If you like it, you just might get one.
Some letters, numbers, and handy storage bag I made using my seemingly endless supply of fabric scraps. Somehow fabric scraps and grocery bags are found in copious quantities around here. Wee Boy is still a bit too young to be learning his letters and I fear that having both uppercase and lowercase letters together might confuse him, but for now I am too lazy to separate them.
I've always wanted a Christmas Tree Skirt but was too cheap to buy one, so the couple of years we've actually had a Christmas tree I've just draped a sheet around the tree stand. Not anymore thanks to yet more fabric scraps I had just laying around. This is my favorite craft of the bunch. I even came up with the pattern for it all by my onesies. Ooh la la. So fancy.

Also sewn, but not pictured is a new pair of pajama pants I made for Matthew since the last pair I made him years ago were pretty trashed. If I ever get around to making Wee Boy a matching pair I will post a picture - because the cuteness factor of father and his wee son matching is too high to not be photographed.

Thanks for indulging me. LOVE.

The Running of the Bum

My new favorite time of day with Wee Boy is when he gets to be a bath time baby. This child, like most, loves his bath time. And he knows when we start to undress him what's coming. As soon as the clothes are off, and the bum is patted, he is off down the hall like the most adorable horse in the Kentucky Derby. Watching that tushie run to the bathroom is just about the cutest thing to date. It is so cute that if Matthew is somewhere else in the house he will come just to watch.

So that's all. Wee Boy's naked bum is now documented for posterity. Heaven help this boy when he gets older.


I love my children, honestly and truly. But toting around two babes along with planning around different nap schedules and friends' preschool/elementary school drop off and pickup times, makes it virtually impossible to be social during the day. These kids are collectively cramping our syles. It's kind of a Catch 22. How do I love my children but sometimes wish their little lives fit better into my ideal schedule at the same time? I guess this is what parenthood is all about. Taking one for the team because your children/family are #1. All I can say is it's a good thing they are so c-ute.