Monday, August 30, 2010

Fantasy Football Draft

We teach 'em young.

Shoe bins . . .

. . . Like most things around here, everything serves as many more things that I intended . . .

Evening Walks

Noah was fussing and fussing the other day, but as soon as he saw the stroller he calmed right down. He knew exactly what was coming;) A long, soothing walk with his little buddies.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Big Boy


So, I had Kate's crib-skirt setting around here and I got to thinking! My curtains could use a tad bit more . . . foofing. I found the top part of the curtain at Target (I adore Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic line) and even though they are for the standard 8 foot ceilings I bought them anyway. I ended up adding the bottom layer (Ikea) and it still wasn't quite right. The the middle part is Kate's crib skirt which I will look upon and reminisce of her sweet baby days. So what to do about the obvious end of the first curtain? Guess I should have thought about that before I added the other layers. Oh, well. I'll figure something out . . . but they'll probably look odd for a while longer:)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Little Money

Ike got birthday money from Pop Pop in the mail yesterday. He asked us if it was enough to buy Otis (a pug dog). I explained to him that it wasn't enough and he'd need to keep saving. Obviously I didn't explain it very well because this morning he was trying to convince me that "Otis is a little dog and little dogs only cost a little money. Big dogs cost big money and all I want is a LITTLE puppy." Kid logic is so pure and sweet. Hopefully he'll understand that different things cost different amounts whether big or small by the time he has to buy his girl a diamond;)


Kate (age two and a half) found a package of unopened graham crackers in the pantry. After unsuccessfully trying to open it she handed it to me, "It's locked, Mommy!"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bee or Fly?

The past couple days the flu has been going around here. Yesterday Isaac and Kate got hit hard. While laying on the couch Ike asked me why his tummy didn't feel good. I replied that he'd gotten a bug in his tummy to which he asked, "A bee or a fly?"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Germ Game

Isaac came into my room this morning and woke me up. He whispered, "Mom, can we play the germ game?" Yesterday he was given the Bed Bugs game for his birthday;)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak Peek

My Mom is making Kate a new quilt. It's SO beautiful!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What a sweet Love. . .

My Boys

First Tooth

This morning we woke up for a two a.m. teething party in which Noah was chatting (and did a fair bit of whining) about his sore gums. Today we have a tooth! It's good to know all that crying and slobber has a good purpose . . .

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Six Months Old!

At six months:

You are starting to eat foods
You giggle all the time
You are too big for baths in the sink
You are on the verge of crawling
You finally like being on your tummy
You are so happy and rarely fuss
You like your bouncy chair
You love to grab my face and give me "kisses"
You sleep SO well through the night
You LOVE to make eye contact with me
You are a bundle of joy and goodness
We all love you SO much!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Birthday Banner

I was so inspired when I browsed through all the banners on Etsy. I've been looking at them for a while, but decided it probably wouldn't be too terribly hard to make. I rummaged through my scrap fabric basket and found a small selection. I was also pleased to find ribbon and thread in the same basket. With all my findings, I didn't have to buy anything for my little project.

It didn't take long to cut out the triangles, but I did find it quite time consuming to make without a sewing machine (a slight inconvenience:) However, all the hand stitching adds to the shabby charm (I am almost convinced anyway . . .) I have to say, my favorite element is Ike's five-year-old penmanship on each triangle. He was very happy to lend his talent to my little project and was quite pleased to see me embroider his letters into red -- his favorite color! He was such a fun addition to the project and was most amused at the disappearing fabric ink! After some experimenting, he disappointingly discovered that the ink pen didn't cause anything to disappear, but in fact only the ink would disappear.
We had such a good time making this. Kids and projects go together so well!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sweet Smile

Sleepy Boy

I set Noah down to go tend to a couple other things. When I came back I found him snuggled in and sound asleep. Sweet Love.

Little Buddies

Little friends

Friday, August 6, 2010