Wednesday, January 30, 2008

quiet time...

isa's been sick this week. the croup again. but luckily it's not as bad this time. but it's enough to warrant wearing jammies all day long! we've been pretty house bound, but isa doesn't seem to mind too much. it's a good week for some quiet time.
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Monday, January 28, 2008

soft landing?

well that was just a matter of time i guess. look who got caught in the act. she may be short, but as you can see, she is quite the climber. time to prepare some soft landings. great.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008

daddy's little helper

helping daddy with his man chores is one of isa's favorite weekend activities. normally she even has her own little tool set in tow. today's list involved running speaker wires from the computer (upstairs) to the sweatshop in the basement, so the mommy can listen to music and news as she toils away. *snicker snicker* and as always, isa was more than ready to help with the task at hand.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

win a free bib! but be quick!

hey folks, the 200th customer gets a FREE bib in the shop! fabric of your choice. the count is at 199 now so don't miss it ;-)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

so what's new?

the ole blog has been a picturama lately, i know. but there is just so little time for writing it seems. but alot of you are probably wondering what's new? well, alot. isa says and does new things daily. the latest achievement is being able to use the sign for "help" appropriately. that was a seemingly hard concept to get across but she picked it up quicker than we did. i had been wondering for weeks what this new sign was she was doing (she has a slightly different version than the official sign) and then finally i got it! she's clearly one step ahead already. what else? she was patient enough to let me put two pigtails in her hair this morning, though of course you can't see it in the picture! she has also become quite the social butterfly as well. as many of you know, she goes to a sitter two mornings a week (for two hours) so the mommy can get some work done, and there she gets to hang out with some of her buddies. mrs peggy raves about isa, and how sweet and well behaved she is. mrs peggy says she is cooperative and gentle and a very good natured playmate. aren't we proud? yes we are.

speaking of work, there are some exciting developments on the Mountain Aven Baby front. i was approached recently by a rep agency that was establishing itself as a supplier for retailers. this is the latest move in the retail work actually... reps provide a comprehensive site where retailers can go to order various products for their stores. it's a brilliant concept really. this company in particular has been very successful in the upscale pet market (think britney spears and designer dogs) and is now branching out into the upscale baby market (think tom, katie, suri). so i was pleased to be asked to be a part of the launch! the kicker is that it will likely mean alot of growth in a short amount of time. as it stands now, there are more wholesale orders than can be delivered on time. so the growth plan is in the works and there is a high (necessary!) likelihood that another employee will be hired for more than part time work in the near future. otherwise we just can't keep up. we'll see how it all pans out but having little invested means there is little to lose and that's a bonus. now on to the specifics... anybody got a US factory up and running that they'd like to share? ;-)
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

happy seventeen months!

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it was -17F at our house today. *insert your own expletive here*

Monday, January 21, 2008

especially sweet

the mommy thought these pictures were especially cute. though she was in a foul mood, the pictures make her look pretty sweet!
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sunset snow play

Miss Isa went out with the daddy on Saturday night as the sun was setting behind the Wind River Mountains. Eating snow was the most popular activity of the outing, followed closely by squealing at the snow on our boots. Eating snow off of the boots was a new found joy. The determined walk image tells me we're in for it in the future...
- the d.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

did someone say shop sale?

hey there's a SALE in the shop! all the spring newness around here means we need to clear some space! select "ready to ship" sets are on sale, in addition to some items that also ship for free. go! go now!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

for ruby!

a shout out to my peeps! especially ruby :-)

love, goosey with attitude
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Monday, January 14, 2008

isn't it spring already?

well, not really. but in the retail world it might as well be. hence the new spring stuff in the shop! oooh pretty new fabrics! and for those not concerned about fabrics (uhm, that's you bub) that means new pictures of isa. everybody wins! stay tuned, more added daily.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

downhill goosey

Since the mommy does all of the work on the blog, it's about time the daddy puts in a couple words. We've had a stretch of fabulous winter weather (highs in the upper twenties, clear skies), and made it out for a little snow play this afternoon. Amid the new teeth coming, mommy sewing, and daddy working around the house, the fresh air was desperately needed.

We went out for a couple sled runs at the golf course. When there is snow in town, the golf course makes for an excellent close-to-home site for sledding and cross-country skiing. I thought it would be a good post to try out a slide show. I am not sure if I like it better or not, but it sure does allow us to post more pictures in one place. Hope you enjoy!

the d.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

new camera experimenting...

let the experimenting (er, troubleshooting?) begin! here are some pics from the new camera. they aren't as perfect as they could be, but they are cute, so that counts for something right? now if we could just get the dang photo program to cooperate. sigh.
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