Thursday, November 27, 2008


We're happy to report that Bennett is now the proud owner of his first tooth. May the hardcore gnawing commence!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Baby Training

Just put your hand out and I'll do all the work !! If you get a chance I am also out of food and my litterbox could use some attention.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Well, I can't believe I'm fixated on the upcoming festivities already. I've been a sewing fool lately, and the only thing that would make me happier is more. More time, more fabric, more, more, more.
I have new favorite bibs and shoes every couple of days. Here's the most recent favorites:
I'm so sad to see these leave. I love them so...
Hopefully I'll find a bit of time to make a few new pairs for Bennett. He's growing out of the ones I have made him.

So, hopefully the near future will include more of Bennett... for now, adieu

Saturday, November 8, 2008

More love!

LINK to writeup on my little shoes...

more excitement and joy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Why didn't we think of this before?

The best pre-election discovery? The do-not-disturb button on our phone. Robo-dialers can now dial to their hearts content.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

5 months

Dear Bennett,

You are five whole months old today and weigh more than 20 pounds. Yes! It's true! You are in the 99th percentile for height as well! Who knew you'd only fit into six month clothes for a couple of weeks? You are growing so fast.

You are getting a lot more coordinated every day and it is really exciting! You sometimes wake up in the middle of the night eager to practice all your developing skills, like sitting up, finding your thumbs and feet... every day you are getting more proficient in these gross motor skills!

Halloween was a good time for you. We sat out on the front porch and you got to watch all the kids come up the walk in their costumes to trick or treat. It seemed like you didn't know what to make of some of the outfits, but still found them all fascinating. Your bedtime keeps creeping up earlier and earlier as the sun goes down sooner and sooner. Good naps are still a rarity, but I'm sure things will even out eventually.

We have gotten more belly laughs from you this past month. Especially when Poppy plays with you, leaning in close and blowing raspberries on your belly.

We bought you a little excersaucer and you LOVE it to pieces. It bounces a little and you press up with your little chubby turkey legs and then let go again and again and again, shrieking with glee! Your favorite toy was the spinning monkey at first, but now it's the soft elephant and letter E you can grab and chew on.The weather has been getting colder over the past couple of weeks. This week looks like it will be an Indian Summer so we will get a little more wear out of your short-sleeve outfits, then it's on to the great sweaters you've received and long pants. We bought you a heavy winter coat today, so let's hope it still fits you in January!

Here's to another big month of changes and growth! I'm sure I'll add more later, but I'll end this for now just in case you wake up.

I love you more every day!!!


Etsy frontpage!

One of my items made the front page on Etsy!!!




Well, we didn't record how many of what costumes we had this year. We were too preoccupied by one SUPERCUTE monkey. In a monkey suit. With banana!

Thumbsucker. Sigh... Thank goodness his costume had removable "mittens."

Ummm, there were lots of Disney characters, a fistful of pirates, a couple of superheroes (spiderman, batman, hulk) and one really cool ironman... no clowns.

Happy Halloween!