she rolls

baby girl is on the move! 

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she started rolling from her back to her tummy right around new years… she still gets stuck and has difficulty rolling back to her back again, which ( i think ) is the opposite way most babies learn to roll and flip, but she’s doing great and loving her increased mobility!

toes are also really tasty

curtains for mom

My mom and step-dad have a little bathroom window at their place that was in need of some type of window covering.  I found some adorable coordinating fabrics and made two small panels with tie-backs and a ruffle at the bottom and packaged them up in time for Christmas.  They’re lined, so they have a finished look on both sides, and it was my first time adding a ruffle to curtains!  I didn’t take many of pictures before shipping them off, so I’m hoping to get a picture of it this spring when we visit and it’s hung in its proper place… but for now here’s a sneak peek:

geo print with a ruffle

The fabrics are from Denyse Schmidt’s line of fabric that is sold at Joann’s.  I find that Joann’s fabric quality is hit and miss, but their premium and designer collections are much better.  Now, combined with a Black Friday sale and 50% off coupon, the material was quite a steal!  And I love the colors.  The main fabric is cream with a geometric print in olive and navy/gray.  The ruffle and tie-backs are the same dark blue/gray and it goes with the existing decor, but adds a cute retro look.  I can’t wait to see how it looks at their place!

a family fourth

Just a few belated pictures from our Fourth of July weekend spent with family. The weather was fabulous, and Ethan enjoyed the unending love and attention from his mimi and poppa, and Aunt Sme (“smee”…Noah’s longstanding nickname for his fantastic sister)

Ethan spent most of the weekend being a complete ham.

A lot of time is spent out on the patio during the summer sunbathing, barbecuing, and partying…

Delicious food

Ethan could not be bothered to look at the camera.  Max wins every time.

Then there were other family members and friends stopping by.  Add to that: two lovable dogs, some farm animals, swimming, and a garden to dig in, and it was a weekend that will not be soon forgotten.

>Thanksgiving

>How could I forget to take pictures of Ethan’s first Thanksgiving!!?! We slept in a little later than anticipated, packed our bags, and braved Thanksgiving day traffic and drove to Noah’s family’s house. After quite a long drive, we arrived at Noah’s Grandparents house, and left our camera in the truck. From there on out, the thought didn’t even cross my mind, and the truth is that Ethan slept through most of the evening. I did manage to get a great shot of Ethan and Roxanne the next day… sooo, sorry Ethan, this is the closest thing to a picture of your first Thanksgiving: