Monday, August 31, 2009

What I've been up to-

One day last week I could feel September in the air. I somehow ended up at Anthropologie recently and found myself trying on sweaters and capes and all things fall/winter. I am very excited about the feeling in the air today, the clothing we will all soon be wearing and of course, the chance to dress the Bug in beautiful handmade items.

Crochet and nursing

So I got out my crochet hooks and checked in with Ravelry to find some fun things. And then I got to work.

Baby sweater Crochet 007

Last week I finished this little sweater as much as I will until I think he is ready to wear it. It may fit just the way it is or I may be adding to it. He grows so fast I have no idea. It was super quick, easy and so sweet I want to eat it. I made it from the yarn I had left over from the cloche I felted last year. Such wonderful wool!

Cap Crochet 004

This hat I started on Saturday and just finished up. I used two strings of sock yarn to get the gauge and I think it will fit him by the winter. It is a merino bamboo blend. Yummy.

All of this is a little hard for me to admit as I have always been a die hard summer fan. But hormones, humidity, and age (Oh my!) have taken their toll. I wonder if this is what people mean when they say you will become more moderate as you age?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

At four months


Hum almost all the time.
Are very interested in food.
Are still all about the ladies.
Grab and pinch a lot. I keep saying "no pinchos" to keep you hearing some Spanish.
Like to bite fingers ( your own and other peoples.)
Are an obvious extrovert and enjoy hanging out with everyone more than staying home.
Weighed in at 14lbs 9 ounces at the peditrician's office.
Love to stand in laps, on tables or wherever we can help supprt you while you look around.
Sleep in your own room every night.
Love bath time with papa.
Have started "petting" (grabbing) the dog and cat.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend fun

1. the Bug has slept in his own bed for two full nights in a row. Of course, this morning the monitor turned itself off and the dog had to wake us up so we would hear him crying. I don't know how long E was upset but he calmed right down so I can't think it was too long. Go Zo for playing Lassie!

Emerson 3.5 months sleeping in his bed

2. Water in the basement. Again.

3. Fans in the basement. Again.

4. A fantastic art opening where the Bug got to meet many cool new creatures and friends. Go see it if you're in town.

At Missy's opening

5. Gazpacho!

6. Mom Mom visiting today :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Gratitude Friday

I saw this over at Waldorf Mama and wanted to join in as I have been feeling pretty lucky lately.

a day to reflect on our week and the things i am grateful for.

A peaceful corner

:: a peaceful corner

:: cooler mornings allowing us to ease into the August days

:: the kindness and generosity of family and friends

:: the chance to watch my little guy grow and change

:: tomatoes!

:: a good friends chance to share her beautiful work

Have a happy weekend!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This just in!

tomatoes 003

The Bug and I are slow roasting tomatoes today. Sydney tried to help but we decided that we have enough fur in our diets, thank you very much.

The big news is the Bug rolled over this morning while I was in the shower and his Papa was watching him. Then later he did it again for me. Weirdly, this made me almost cry. It is so cool to watch him develop and change. Every moment brings something new.

I tried to capture a roll on a little video but, of course, he is holding back. However, I am posting the video anyway because he is so flippin' cute I just can't help myself. He is a little screechy and the sound quality is bad so turn your speakers down a bit. Enjoy!

Friday, August 7, 2009


This is Emerson at two weeks.

emerson week 2 018

This is Emerson last weekend.

Grace and emerson 3 months

I just can't believe how fast he grows and changes. I can't believe how the time flies by.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


1. Tonight is date night.
2. I bought a new dress and a very cool shirt for John so we could both feel great about ourselves tonight.
3. We are going to have free Lebanese thanks to some handy gift cards.
4. We are going to see Harry Potter in 3-d at the Imax!
5. I just bought plane tickets to Atlanta for Thanksgiving because I found a great deal.
6. Crissy and Jeremy are awesome.
7. Did I mention date night???!!!!