Monday, February 27, 2012

the little lady is four months old now!

My wooly babe. Her sweater is the Baby Surprise Jacket, and her hat is a simple pattern found here. When we got back from a lovely walk today, I realized what a wooly walk it had been:
I love covering my babe and myself in wool! (I did not knit the sweater I'm wearing.)Here she is with a bit less wool on. Funny thing about having a new baby - it surprises me when I'm confronted with the fact that there are babies younger than her.Here is her and the Dad at grandparents' house. We love lounging in front of the fire.

Were you outside today? In the Pacific Northwest? Because it was a perfect crisp early spring day. Perfect for gardening. I am working on a project - building raised beds! It feels fulfilling to be focusing on that now. The last several years have been a challenge. Not knowing how long we'll be in one place, and letting that prevent us from pursuing some of our dreams. I do have an established herb box in the back, and I did plant garlic that we harvested this past summer (and continue to enjoy!), but beyond that I haven't gardened much here. Well, we've been here for a year and a half now, and Hal gave us the go ahead to do what we will in the backyard. So, here we go! Let's see what we can do for the gardening.

Okay, back to the baby. Here's a video of the best I could get. She just started copying us when we blow raspberries. Oh my goodness it is the cutest thing in the world to have a little baby copy what you're doing. What is it about me that loves that? So weird. Yet adorable. Check it out!

Okay nevermind, I let Blogger try for 2 1/2 hours to post that video and apparently it lacks the ability to follow through. Anyway, trust me, it's stinkin' adorable.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be my valentine??

Give me a cuddle!!
Look at me! I can stand!Don't you just love what I've done with my cheeks? Soo kissable!!
The top photo, Marie is in a dress my mom made for me when I was a baby!

Monday, February 13, 2012

3 1/2 months

and this is her favorite activity - napping and nursing together, at her pleasure.I'm quite surprised it was only a couple weeks ago that she slept 8 hours straight. I have been lucky with 3 hours straight lately. I think she is teething... is that possible this early? She has the symptoms.

I am loving her mornings. She wakes happy, and the first time she sees me or her dad, she has a big ol' smile for us. What a wonderful greeting. Today the baby and I slept in until 8:30 together!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Yesterday I wanted to make a pizza in the shape of a Möbius strip. But where would the toppings go?

Friday, February 03, 2012


Oh, maybe you wanted to see the baby too:In contrast to the last post, her sleeping habits took a turn for the worse this week. I think we started feeling like most new parents feel. Mostly, clueless about what to do about it. I like what my good friend Becky said. Every family and baby is different, and whatever we decide to do, do it with confidence!


Before:And after:
One pair of wool longies, and one wool soaker, from a sweater that fit me weird. I mostly went by the instructions here. It cost me nothing, excepting the cost of the sweater which I bought a few years ago for a few pounds at a thrift store/charity shop in Scotland. It's real Shetland wool; however, I don't feel guilty cutting it up because directly under the "Real Shetland Wool" boast on the tag, it says "Made in Hong Kong".

Hopefully this will be a good solution to night time cloth diapering!