Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

sweet sound

Tonight baby Ryan, who is now in his ninth month started enjoying Cheerios.  Well, I say enjoying, but the truth is that they pose quite a challenge for him.  Once he manages to get those chubby fingers around a little Cheerio and up to his mouth (usually more a result of the Cheerio sticking to his hand than his own dexterity) he chomps them.

This is when we hear those tiny front teeth making the tiniest, cutest, most charming little crunches.  ADORABLE! 

Quick - think of the sweetest sound in the world....

Tell me about it!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

at last...The Party!!!

Much to our dismay, Maddox started running a fever last Friday, the day before his planned birthday party, so we rescheduled the event.  Earlier tonight family came over to celebrate his 4th birthday. 

There is something about turning 4 that signals the end of babyhood and the certainty of childhood.  As a mother, I find it a bit sobering.  I suppose it is the "end" part that makes me sad, though there is so much to anticipate.  It's a dotted line that marks where baby hugs and sweet little yawns, footed sleepers and faded blankets become toy cars and sleds, plastic dinosaurs and regular hair cuts... a boundary of sorts, and as I look back I see with bittersweet pride that Maddox has undeniably crossed it.

Thinking about all of this reminds me that I want to record each of the kids' birth stories. This is important to me, and I imagine that they will be interested in how they entered this world at some point, but I will save that for another day.

Enjoy the birthday pics :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

YUM! Best Pancakes!!!

The snow has finally caught up with Central New York!  Normally we have been buried in snow many times over by the time of year, but this year it has come a little late.  That's fine with me.  And it's more than fine with the kids who are thrilled with our second snow day in a row. 

To celebrate I made Sandi Henderson's pancakes. I saw the recipe yesterday when I was looking over her blog and her GORGEOUS new collection of fabrics called Meadowsweet - I am in love!!!  The only thing sweeter than those prints is the pancakes.  Believe me, if you love comforting foods (and these would be good for dinner or late at night as well), then these are IT.  Hands down.  THE best.

Here is the recipe for the BEST pancakes!!!  You will be glad you tried them.


Sunday, February 21, 2010


Because I would really like to invite you to check out the web site that I am currently updating and to come take a peek at my Etsy offerings as well as come back and check in here when you have a minute, I will be offering some FREE items!  Here is what you need to do in order to enter the giveaway for a FREE babe-a-gogo minky bib:

1.  Become a blog follower of this blog.

2.  Add a comment to this blog entry.

3.  Click here to access the Guest Book of my web site and leave a comment.

You may enter once through each different method, so you could be entered THREE times!  On March 1, 2010, I will draw one name randomly and the winner will be announced here on the blog.  I will contact you in order to get a shipping address and you will receive one free babe-a-gogo minky bib!

I would love to hear your thoughts on the whole babe-a-gogo line, the items I offer or items you would like to see offered in the future as well any other comments.  Thanks so much for your participation!

Monkey, Sock Monkey

My very talented mother made this sock monkey for Maddox's birthday, but Ryan has really taken a liking to him.  Please excuse my amateur photography skills - I am really trying to learn and improve. 

So I took the monkey and set him up for his photo shoot, and look who entered the scene.  I couldn't really turn him away... 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I would share these beautiful roses with all of you.  My husband was *sweet* enough to COMPLETELY surprise me with them today when Fedex rang the door. I thought to myself, "What could this be?  Did my mom send me flowers?"  LOL...  Nope.  It was Brandon who knew I would never expect this.  I love the thought that he put into them even more than the actual flowers. 

 They are stunning in person - gorgeous colors.  I hope they brighten your day :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Olivia Skirt

I made this tiny little skirt for a newborn baby girl on my mother's side of the family.  The matching bib is a work in progress, but I wanted to share this while I had a few minutes.  This would be so sweet for Easter.

Sandy's Gift Set

This gift set was made up for my friend Sandy to give to her niece.  Included here are two minky toddler blankets, three minky bibs, one pair of baby lounge pants in size 6-12 months, a custom taggie blanket and a GOAT... what a wonderful way to welcome a new little boy!

"Just wanted to add that this blue dimple dot minky is the plushest, softest stuff ever - I just love it!  I have bought minky from many sources, but my favorite is fabric.com.