Wednesday, March 28, 2012

tummy time

the guilt of wasting waster has subsided. the shower that turned into a bath was so much fun. if there had been any cars in the tub, i don't know if we could have gotten him out!

even on rough days, smiles fill the house.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

colette bream dreams in shades of simple

i've had these handmade "star" pillows on my etsy wishlist for a bit now, they are the sweetest. the other day i noticed their creator a featured seller on the etsy site. so i read her story and it put a smile on a face. read how the birth of her child inspired her or just check out her shop! the bedding looks like it could transform your toddler's bed into a cloud!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

thank zara for little girls

zara has so many cute and decently priced girl stuff! the sizes range from 3 months to 3 years. these are my favorites.

is it wrong to want to steal from children? i mean, they get everything!!! haha, i'll be on the lookout for scalloped collars and polka dots for me too!

Monday, March 19, 2012

must haves, for my toddler!

graham is for sure into cars and trains, the normal boy fare. he loves to draw and color. he LOVES being outside and all that it entails. there are a few things i have noticed that have been around since his first birthday and that are likely to be around on his second. his tilty cups are awesome, i love them. we also use safe sippy's, but i loathe cleaning them. the rubber casing has to be removed for cleaning or it will rust the canteen. not my favorite thing to take off and put on again, but they are wonderful in every other way. that ironman has been a wise purchase too. we got a barely used one on craigslist and it has not disappointed us one bit. but, the most important on the list is shaun. my son is a nerd for nick park. first he fell for shaun the sheep, then timmy time, now wallace and gromit. what can i say, i think it's cute.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

my little gardener

spring is here and we are taking advantage! graham helping with the planting was the sweetest thing i've seen yet. this is our first garden, so we're all learning as we go. no matter if the kale begins to flourish or the romaine never sees a plate, we are all together. graham will get to see how food is born!

Friday, March 9, 2012

some unisex registry picks!


i've been fairly insistent this time around that we leave the child's sex a labor day discovery. we found out with graham and it was SO much fun to know! but, this is our last and i want a surprise. this pregnancy i have decided against pain medication. so if we're going natural, let's go natural! "think of it as retro", i keep telling my husband.
therefore, i am keeping the list of wants and needs short and neutral. one of the nice things about having children close together is you still have some of the "baby" stuff. but, i suppose i'll be revisiting some of my favorite baby items and looking for new ones! the carrier is a must and c'mon, that's a freaking cute rattle.
p.s. i think i could go a little nuts at american apparel

Thursday, March 8, 2012

kiddo number two is on the way!

we are so excited to be having another kiddo! i am due at the end of aug. and so far, things are going smoothly. this pregnancy has been so different from my first. when i was pregnant with graham i had "morning sickness" practically 24 hours a day for a month. this time, i made it through the first trimester with none. hooray! maybe nature helps you out with that a bit. maybe my body's animal instincts know i'm chasing a toddler.
i've got to get in top of my belly pics! this is going to be our last child. i must document!!! this weekend should present some opportunities for camera time. it's suppose to rain and we'll all be looking for something to do. or in my case (and graham's), looking for something to eat. last pregnancy, not so much, but this time around i am starving! nursing did it to me with graham. i could never get enough to eat!  but, the hunger has come early for this one, we'll see how it goes. more often than not it's desserts swirling around in my head. creme brulee is on the menu in my mind today...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012