Doesn’t matter what i do…my plants always die. I’m a farm girl, drove the tractor in the fields when mom and grandpa let me, was raised with a garden. And my thumb is most certainly a shade of dead and dying brown. *Sigh* This is something i lament weekly. In other news, I’ve been working on a new project, and should have at least 3 completed by now…but life with a 3-month-old and 4-year-old doesn’t always allow for sewing machine time. Funny how that happens! Hopefully I’ll have pictures to share soon!
When I last posted (yes, forever ago…) Kay seemed to be up to something…she cut snowflakes, got tangled up in Christmas lights, and made a paper chain.
He was super excited, and since Kay was hanging from the ceiling fan’s light pull, he knew who did it too! (He also realized she had used her own snowflakes and paper chain. Win!)
It was kinda hard for her to accomplish all of this without waking Logan up, but she managed – despite the old rental house’s creaky floors trying to sabotage her and her helper!
And since it’s Jan 1st, and we just took down our Christmas decorations – and only now did I remember and find this outfit:
Merry Christmas from Logan and Santa Blake!
So two nights ago Kay made a stack of paper snowflakes…
And last night she got tangled up making a paper chain…
Tonight she worked hard to untangle those frustrating Christmas lights…
What IS she up to?
Logan and Santa have been exchanging letters this year.
We have this cloth envelope that Kay takes to the North Pole when we have a letter to deliver.
Today Logan sent Santa a colored Superman coloring page…Santa sent back a small Christmas Superhero Coloring Book (google image search, print, cut, bind, done!)
And then she rounded out her night by reading to her Christmas buddies and the toys that gathered in the living room yesterday.
Our elf, Kay, has been hiding around our house since the day after Thanksgiving. But when December came, she got a little ornery…
Built a tower from the blocks Logan refused to pick up…
Toilet-papered our tree…
And last night she played with the puzzles and must have fallen asleep before she could hide again.
I said I’d add more baby shirt pictures…but somehow life with a newborn doesn’t allow much time with two hands free! I’m going to try updating from my phone instead of computer since I can do that while nursing…expect more errors and more posts. I hope.
“Freshly Squeezed” by Aunt Dolly and Aunt Emily
“Blake” by Mommy
And a football (made for Dolly’s baby, being worn by Blake. We’re all about hand-me-downs) by Mommy
Well…baby Blake has arrived!
It was an easy delivery (yes, you can hate me – I would hate me too!) And a relatively easy adjustment from family-of-3 to family-of-4 (I have to give credit here to the big brother – somehow he only feels the love for his baby brother – we have seen no jealousy at all…which is amazing to me and I am SO thankful!!!) It hasn’t been all sunshine and roses but it’s been close and I know just how blessed I am. I went in expecting the worst and came out better than I’d ever dreamed! Yay!
Anyways, I figured I gave myself a month off, I should really get back to it here…and when I logged in I found that people are still finding this little blog! So even though most of you keep quiet when you visit, I can tell that we’re slowly being found and that was kind of our goal – just to share our ideas! Yay! (again!) And thanks for visiting!
And to top off a post about nothing, here’s a little something!
Aunt Dolly made some baby onesies to give to the new little bugger. And I’ll share them here as I get pics taken while Blake is wearing them. This one is a guitar that when you arrange his hands just right (or take 8 million photos of him flailing his arms and happen to catch that golden position just once…) it looks like he’s playing a guitar. Ha! Cute!
I have to say that the Isabelle Design is my favorite necklace. I love the way it lays, I love the simplicity but intricacy of it. I also love how difficult it is to make it work — and SO satisfying when it comes together just right!
And as always, I love the marbles. When they crack just right, it catches all the light and is just beautiful. At least I think so!
I love this necklace particularly for it’s simplistic beauty.
Design is Isabelle
And I want to apologize in advance for my (probably long) absence. Baby is coming within the next few days and we’ll have family in town. I also know myself and although I have the best of intentions to keep up with this thing…I know I’m going to get wrapped up in family stuff only and have no brain for anything else. Which is a good thing. But it means it’ll be awhile til I’m back again.
I have no energy for words. I’ve been sick for almost a week and feel like an elephant is stepping on my head. Add the enormous belly and strains of 9-month-pregnancy. And a VERY energetic almost 4-year-old big brother who has also been sick but is recently feeling better…….I am SO exhausted! But here’s the belly. And I have no news to report. No regular contractions for longer than a couple hours – and even then they’re only 10 minutes apart. So we’re just waiting…
Logan, however, seems to be loving it. He can’t keep his hands off his baby brother and is always rubbing, kissing, and hugging my belly.