Sunday, November 29, 2009


I'm not sure how many of you may have already heard this through my Facebook page or Twitter, but our Lachlan is going to be a big brother! I am pregnant with baby #2 and the due date is June 10th. We are very excited and so thankful!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had two great feasts on Thursday, one with my family and one with Bill's family.
Lachlan was very happy to be part of the festivities, although he wanted my plate instead of his.
We had a nice long weekend, spending time together and with family. Lachlan has been busy with the trains this weekend, at nana's house and at our house. He has the idea now how to put the train cars together and carefully pushes them around the track.
He also found some time to kick back and watch football and Yo Gabba Gabba. (don't you love the crossed feet?)
But my favorite part of the weekend was pulling out our Christmas decoration and trimming the tree with Lachlan's help. He was enthusiastically going through the boxes of ornaments and pushing them into place on the tree. He also thought that the bubble wrap and tissue paper the ornaments were packed in should go on the tree. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Well, long time no post! I haven't had much time or energy for making things lately, so I haven't had much to update. Of course, this little guy is growing and changing every day. He's trying new words, having little temper tantrums, pushing through all four incisors, and wanting to spend more time with Sadie, especially feeding her and giving her treats.
One thing I have been making this week is granny squares. I took a "how-to crochet granny squares" class at Home Ec last Saturday, and I've been working on them every night since. Very easy and relaxing!
Speaking of making, some of Lachlan's new favorite activities are coloring, stamping, and squishing play-doh. We ordered a table with two chairs for him for Christmas, but I decided I would give it to him early since he is ready to use it. I'm sure there will be *plenty* of other things to open on Christmas morning!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Lachlan's activity box

Last week I ordered this book, in search of some fun and easy toddler activities. L is a busy boy, and I think he is ready to branch out with some new games and crafts. I also wanted to provide his two great babysitters with a reference if they were looking for something to spice up the morning routine, especially as we head into the winter months. Deb had a great idea to make a box that could hold some supplies necessary for the activities in the book. I thought this was a great idea, since things like this usually end up all over the house (L likes to "rearrange"). I think we have a good start on our activity box.

new layouts, finally!

It's been what feels like forever since I have made time to do some scrapbooking! Last night I buckled down and finished these two layouts that have been sitting on my desk since August. Now I'm inspired to get working on all the other photos that are piled up - must find more time and energy soon before the holiday craziness sets in!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Thor & Caeli

Thor and Caeli's wedding photographer posted some photos on Flickr today and I have to share some of my favorites. They look so happy in all of them, I love it!