Archive for June, 2009

Congratulations Heidi and Jason!

h1 Sunday, June 28th, 2009


Happy Nine Months!

h1 Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

June 15, 2009

Maddox is 9 months old!  Whee! I’m already starting to think about and plan the big 1 year birthday party. How fun! We will be at the County Fair that weekend, so that will be the theme. I’m so looking forward to introducing him to fair things – cows, pigs, sheep, and  food on a stick!


More Cute Baby Things

h1 Friday, June 12th, 2009

I found this site from the Design Mom blog. I love these knit blankets! There are also hoodies and dresses made from the same material, so cute!



h1 Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I picked up this book recently. My interest is piqued. I’d love to do a simple baby quilt. First I’m going to make a bib and some coasters to get some practice.

The folks over at Purl Soho have some super cute fabric and their blog is full of great ideas!



h1 Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

As always Maddox is a growing boy. It is time again to start buying him another round of clothes, especially pants (he is finally starting to lengthen!). I just made a pretty good dent over at Childish Clothing. They have really cute punk rock stuff.



(And how cute are these boys?! I love the hair cut on the bottom right.)

Yard Work, and Baby Updates

h1 Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Now that the weather has been better, we have been spending more time in the back yard. I’ve ripped up a big ugly bush/tree that was taking up valuable yard space and replaced it with a bed of shade plants. The area is a bit raised from ground level, so I had a carpenter build me a cute little retaining wall out of that fancy modern hardwood, Ipe. According to the history channel it’s fire rating is the same as concrete! I’ll post photos once I’ve finished putting in all the plants. This past weekend Dallas and I put in the 3 giant Hostas, but I have some smaller filler plants to install still. These sorts of projects get dragged out for a while when there is a kid involved.

Here he is sitting in his little bouncy chair by the lavender.


He has been getting increasingly more mobile. He is not crawling or pulling himself up yet, but he does somehow move around just by rolling and sitting and rolling and sitting. Every once in a while he’ll smack his head on the floor which makes mom freak out on the inside, but he handles it all in stride.

Eating is the current focus. I’d love to wean him sooner than later. I figure it is a long road ahead, so I’m going to start trying now. Baby steps. He eats 3 “solid” meals a day, and has for a while now. These meals make up a good amount of his total food intake. For breakfast today he had pureed blueberries with smooshed banana and multi-grain cereal. I tried to get him to eat the smooshed banana chunks with his fingers off the tray, but no go. He just pulled them off his tray and threw them on the floor then demanded real food. Ugh. Same thing happened when I offered him tofu pieces, and cereal soaked in milk. Moving on from purees is a whole other thing I realize.


Yesterday I introduced him to mango puree. He hated the first spoonful, but he always squishes his face at the first spoonful of anything (even the beloved apple). So I gave him a second spoonful – same reaction. Then he made a funny sound and Blegggha… He threw up all over himself, the highchair, and the floor. Guess mangos are a no-go. It hadn’t even occurred to me they would be offensive.