Thursday, June 28, 2007

A few for the road...

Here are few pictures to hold everyone (you know who you are!) over until we get back to Lander on Sunday! See you then...
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Isa says:

"The Daddy, I just wanted you to know that I am saving my first walk for you. I'm awfully tempted to take off and tottle away but I am waiting until I see you again! We miss you. Love, the Goose."

All dolled up...

It wouldn't be a visit with Nanny if they didn't play dress up atleast once.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fishy fishy...

The girl likes to swim folks. Good thing.

Voila! One sweet blanket.

Phew. It's done. The blanket that the Mommy has been thinking about for ages now. Some of you have heard about this blanket before. The Mommy has been wanting to make something for Isa's big girl bed for a while and when she saw this fabric she drooled (yes, drooled) over it. Oh, but it was backordered for months (which made her drool even more). But finally it came available again and the blanket making fun began in earnest. And now, much to the Mommy's delight, the blanket making is over! And we have one very sweet end result.

A little disclaimer: the pictures just don't do it justice. It's really very cute. But have you ever tried to take good pictures of a big, flat blanket? It's not easy, especially with a point and shoot digital camera. But I digress. The finished dimensions are roughly 3ft x 6ft and the back is lined with an old chenille dot bedspread. There are three panels: chocolate brown on the outsides, with the fabulous print in the middle. There are two appliqued animals on each chocolate panel-- an elephant, giraffe, bird, and turtle. Lots of character and high on the cuddle scale. Perfect. Love it. Can't wait to get it home. Ahhh. Snuggle snuggle with a goose and her new blanket. Here it is...

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Our own little sweatshop...

It's like a little sweatshop around here really. Minus the small children chained to sewing machines and what not. But we are sweating (it's so blessed hot) and there is much sewing going on. With endless guidance from the one and only sewing Nanny, the Mommy has managed to make some cutie patootie stuff for Miss Isa and her little friends. Some of them are little gestures of thanks (shout out to my peeps!) and others are for Miss Baby's ever-expanding wardrobe. As if the child needed more clothes, I know, I know. *rolls eyes* Anyway, that last little get-up is actually her birthday outfit. There will be more to come, this is only stage one. But in the meantime... without further ado, which I might have mispelled, here are some of the fruits of our labor...

Fun with family...

"Aunt Penny, that shade looks just lovely on you."

The blue eyed little buddha.

"What's that in your nose Uncle Cuyler?"

Mikey and Cuyler check out Higgins, the dog (who asked not to be photographed).

da heat.

We're melting down here. Thank god for baby pools, huh Isa?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Little Baby Bling Bling?

"Is she wearing a necklace? Isn't that a big parenting no no?" Uhm, yes. And well, maybe. But it's actually a teething necklace. An amber teething necklace to be exact. That's right, Miss (hippy) Baby has a new piece of baby bling! The Mommy figured she might as well make a blog post about this one, otherwise a barrage of emails would likely follow this uber cute picture. Baltic amber is an age old European remedy for the pain and discomfort associated with teething, among other ailments. Since amber is actually a resin, rather than a rock, it releases oils into the skin, particularly when warm. These oils have shown to have an analgesic effect as they are absorbed, hence the use with teething babes. Now some of you may find this quite hippy dippy here in the good ole U.S. of A. but teething necklaces are quite the norm in many places in the world, particularly in Europe where they are sold in drugstores right along with the teething tablets and baby pain relievers. So there you have it, baby bling with a purpose. Not too shabby. And quite cute to boot.
Oh and fyi, the clasp and thread are made to break easily if need be and each piece of amber is individually knotted so if the necklace were to break, there would be no choking risk. There, feel better now? Good! ;-)
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Sunday, June 17, 2007

and the video...

Little Camper

Here is some cuteness from the recent Father's Day camping trip. Miss Baby slept much better this time around, as she was in the pack-n-play in the tent. She even slept through a raging windstorm. The Mommy and Daddy? Not so much. One out of three sleepers... guess that's not too bad! This video is mildly amusing but was meant to show Miss Baby's mad standing skills. But the Mommy was a little late and by the time the film was rolling, her little legs were just too tired to keep standing up and sitting down, standing up and sitting down...
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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Standing proof:

Apparently the grass in Bennett's yard is good for standing. Or someone is just getting confident ;-)
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...and the living's easy. Especially when your buddy Bennett has a hammock in his backyard.
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To the park!

Ahhh, Friday. Thank goodness. We like Fridays around here, especially when the Daddy takes the day off work (after spending a few days out of town this week). And while this Friday wasn't exactly the most relaxing, it sure was alot of fun. We celebrated with a trip to the park in the morning and a trip to the pool in the afternoon. Going to the park with Isa is so much fun these days, for many reasons, but mostly because the soft grass gives her a boost of confidence with her standing skills. Hardwood floors? Not so much. Thick, soft grass... the girl could stand by herself all day long. Ok, not really, but she really does show off her tricks. Yesterday she was so enthralled with the goings on around her that she would stand and look around, nibble on a snack, chew on her dress, even turn to look behind her... all while standing unsupported. You could just see the wheels turning in her head, as she would occasionally look down at her feet, as if she was mustering the mental energy to pick one of them up and take a step forward. And then all that thinking would get the best of her and she'd sit right back down on her well-padded bottom. It was a nice thought though, huh Isa?
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Word on the street...

"My Mama is Blogging This"
For better or worse, yes, her mama is blogging this.
A little shout out to ms. milkers for this fab-u-lous onesie. And ms. bab, my personal shopper, for the fantastic hat!
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