I still haven't introduced him on my blog yet, so here he is, my baby boy Lincoln. I've had such a hard time pulling out my real camera to take pictures since he's been born (in August!!) and I'm sure I'll regret it. So I snapped a bunch a few weeks ago and have been getting it out more lately. I'm know I'll be taking a lot more when it gets warm and we start venturing outside again. I'm so looking forward to our first Spring here in Michigan!
January 26, 2014
I love to sew homemade Halloween costumes, but there was no way I had time for that this year with a new baby. Instead I put together store-bought leotards and tights with pink tutus that I bought at a craft fair so that the girls could be ballerinas. With a touch of makeup and "ballerina buns", they were all set!
Mollie could hardly wait to get going. This was her first year trick-or-treating, and she was totally into it.
My parents live on a perfect street for trick-or-treating, so that was where we went. There were just enough people trick-or-treating to make it exciting, without crowding the sidewalks.
I wish that I had gotten these two pictures in focus, it was just getting too dark and my camera wasn't fast enough (oh yeah, and I was carrying Dede lol), but I love what it captures: Mollie on a mission. There was no slowing her down for pictures. She can be really random about whether she's feeling shy or outgoing, but this night she was very outgoing. She was walking ahead of me and Dede, complimenting other kids on their costumes, and going up to these gigantic houses all by herself.
I was thrilled to have the Halloween experience that I've only seen on TV and in movies. You know, where there are leaves on the ground instead of snow, it's light outside, you don't have to cover up your costume with a coat, etc. :) I'm looking forward to many more Halloweens like this.
January 14, 2014
Wow, it's been awhile!! So much has happened since I last blogged and I've got a lot to catch up on. Here are some pictures from a trip to the pumpkin patch we took back in October. It was actually the day before Halloween, so we had it all to ourselves! I didn't get too many pictures since I was "wearing" Lincoln and he seemed to fuss every time I picked up the camera. I did get a few though. I promise they were happier than they looked :)
There are corn fields everywhere here in Michigan.
I did get a few pictures with my phone too:
August 2, 2013
For Delia's 2nd birthday earlier this summer, my mom got her a book called "Funny Face". It tells a story about a little boy, and on each page his emotion changes, and he makes a different face. Delia loves it. We read it at almost every nap and bedtime. She's done the faces so many times along with the book that now she's do them on command..
On the last page, there is a mirror, and the caption, "Who can make the funniest face?" Here is Dede's signature funny face.
July 1, 2013
I finished the quilt top for my second baby boy quilt this week (using precut squares really speeds things up!) Since he will already have two traditional quilts, the one I made and the one my mom will make, I decided to leave out the batting and use minkee instead of quilting cotton for the backing. I love quilts, but they're not super cozy. I wanted something more lightweight that I could wrap baby boy up in, so I think the minkee will be perfect. I bought some in dark gray, and will bind the quilt with red cotton.
In case you don't know what minkee is, it's this super soft fabric with raised dots on it that's often used for baby blankets. I have to admit that I haven't always been a fan of it, but it is amazingly soft and kids usually love the way it feels.
I'm a little nervous to quilt it since minkee can be slippery and difficult to work with, so hopefully that won't make me put it off for too long (I only have 6 weeks left!) I did buy some basting spray to use to keep the top and backing together when quilting, so that should help. Wish me luck!
June 29, 2013
It's been done for over a month, but I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of this quilt for our baby boy.
I didn't plan it this way (I should probably just pretend I did), but the way I quilted it made a star at each intersection, how perfect is that?!