Monday, November 30, 2009

At seven months

E with Anutie E

Charm everyone.
Want to crawl so bad!
Love banging on the drums, piano keys and anything else that makes music.
Love eating so much you attack the spoon.
Wake up and want to talk for an hour or so.
Are getting blonder hair.
Can really scream.
Enjoy sitting and playing for extended period.
Make us feel so thankful everyday.
Taste everything.
Love swim class.
Stick you tongue out a lot.
Do the Stevie Wonder.
Say the sounds "mamamamamam" and "daddadada" a bunch.

almost 18lbs and 27.5 inches

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can't wait to expand our morning sing alongs this week!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gratitude Friday and a Winner!!!

bear baby kindle cozy 008

This week I am grateful for:

:: All of you and your kind words of support! Your comments kept me smiling all week long!

:: The orders that I have already gotten.

:: A baby really working his screamo voice. (and you are grateful I am not putting up a recording :)

:: A new toy and then the chance to make a pretty cozy.

:: The coming week of joy and thanksgiving with family and friends.

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for- the picked number 5!

Cindy said...

Husbands rule.
November 17, 2009 6:44 AM

Yay Cindy!
On another note I have enough to make one more of those mats so send me an email if you have to have it!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hooray a Giveaway!

Happy 200 posts to me! I can't believe that two years ago I started writing this because I was wanting to craft and be part of the amazing crafting/blogging community I had discovered. These amazing, vivacious artists, mothers and creators. Everyday I would read their blogs and be blown away by beautiful pictures of wonderful things that they were creating. And they had other jobs like being mama or owning a shop. I was inspired!
And then we moved into this wonderful house and a month later Senor gave me a sewing machine. I was floored because it meant he believed I could really create something. My family and friends have always been supportive but this was somehow different. Senor has this almost magical ability to take my ideas and help turn them into reality.
Okay- before I diverge and wax on endlessly, let us just say, "And the rest is in my archives!" :)

Little a logo

I am also proud to present little a! My new business! For this moment I am only taking special orders (get them in early for holiday gifts!) but I hope that soon I will be able to get a shop together online. So if you are looking for a bag, small quilt, apron or anything else you have seen me make and want something just so lets talk! You can email me at littleanilia {at} gmail {dot} com.


But for today please leave a comment so I can send you these silly chickens with my pretty new logo (designed by Senor, of course)! They could live in your kitchen or bathroom since the back is made of terry cloth. Or put them anywhere else you might like to have them cheering you up. We will draw one winner from the comments and announce on Friday. Make sure you leave your name! Check back on Friday to see if you are the winner.



Wow, has this weekend been full! Full of good things. A new car, an amazing gift from my family for my birthday, a total re-arrange on the Bug's room and a very special something that came in the mail. Something I have been waiting for so I could share it with you!
This is post 199. I will be back tomorrow for post 200 to show you and I will host a giveaway to go with it in celebration.
See you then!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gratitude Friday and Where I've Been.

Gratitude Friday

(check out the drooly chin :)

This week I am grateful for:

:: Getting up early leading to early naps.

:: Four doors!!!

:: Being able to say, "I did not run out of yarn, this is finished." even if it wasn't how I imagined it originally. :)


:: Scheduling massages for Senor and I this weekend.

:: A sweet happy boy.

:: New opportunities coming my way.

:: Not feeling as snappish everyday as I was this morning.

:: People coming over to the house because they just need some Bug time.

:: Getting a handle on the upcoming season of gifts.


What are you grateful for?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


helping crochet

I made a hat for the Bug over the weekend because I had some time to kill in the car and crochet is so easy and fun to travel with. I started out thinking I was making a hat with ears but the tweed I used and the shape the hat had at the top made me go in a different direction in the end. I added a little needlework to bring some gender neutrality to it. I am a little worried everyone will think he is a girl because of the cranberry color. Oh well, they think that anyway.

mama made 131

Poor guy is really going through it right now. He has just started sitting up and fell over this morning and whacked his head on the hard wood floor. And then all day with the hands in mouth, drooling and bursting out crying, big lip out, full on sadness. I feel so bad but there isn't much I can do. We just have to beg the teeth to hurry and stop torturing our sweet boy. The picture above was taken in one of the few smiley moments of today. I am using the teething tablets and we gave him tylenol tonight. Tomorrow I think I will try ice again. He only slept on walks today. And oh- there he is again. Bye!

{click the pictures for more hat and weekend fun pictures.}