As I was cleaning up in my studio yesterday, I came across these adorable little moccasins I made over winter. These are a prototype of the moccasins I made for my little guy but have decided not to list these in the shop.
So, in the spirit of Spring Cleaning, I've decided to give them away!
Once again it seems like you've changed over night. This week, while battling an awful cold, we spent countless hours cuddling. You seemed to cling to me with every part of your being. Your legs wrapped around my waist now grip and help hold you up. Your arms reach for and wrap around my neck for the most amazing hug. And when we rock, your eyes hold on tight. When it's time to put you down, your big brown eyes swell with giant tears of longing...longing to spend every moment in the safety of mama's (or daddy's) arms.
Most nights we're able to lay you down happy but slightly awake and you put yourself to sleep within minutes. If you do fuss (which usually happens around 10pm when mama and daddy are climbing into bed), your daddy loves to scoop you up and rock you back to sleep, enjoying one last snuggle before heading to bed himself. You sleep soundly for nearly 12 hours every night and continue to take two naps throughout the day Must be all that growing you're doing! At 9 months old, you're a healthy 20.5 lbs and 29 inches long!
While out and about, you shy away from strangers and cling to mama or daddy. You recognize us among a crowd and rarely allow others to hold you. Honestly, we love it! We love that you're ours, and that you know us, that you feel safe when you're in our arms. We love that you love us just as much as we love you!
Little one you're so amazing, and each day we are in awe of the little man you are and feel so lucky to be your parents!
We did it! We finally added chicks to our little homestead. We've been dreaming about this for months!
We got a variety of breeds to hopefully make our flock a little diverse. There are 6 Tetra Tint Pullets(a cross between Rhode Island Red Male & White Leghorn Female) three are dark and three are light. The other 3 are Ameraucana. The Ameraucana are known for laying Easter eggs, but they are unsexed so we may end up with a rooster!
They are a little over a week old and we have a temporary home set up for them in the kitchen. They'll spend the next month or so there until they have all their feathers. Then they'll be re-located to the backyard where we plan to create a small chicken run for them to roam. Now the pressure is on to get that chicken coop finished!
In a few short months we'll have our very own free range, organic eggs....right in our backyard!!
"A portrait of my family, once a week, every week, in 2014"
Sometimes, you get to the end of the week and realize you never got your camera out...but then you snap some cute "selfies" with your boy to entertain him, and are reminded that it doesn't matter when the photo happens, but that I capture the moments of our life! !
"I like to eat, eat, eat, apples & bananas..." Every night we sing this with Caleb during dinner. So when I came across this recipe for banana bread, and decided to substitute the oil with applesauce, I couldn't get this song out of my head! After finding a few brown bananas in the freezer, I did a little search for "what to do with over-ripe bananas" and found a great round-up of recipes. With a name like "Triple Chocolate Quick Bread" I had to give this recipe a try!