Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Unbirthday to my little guy

Memphis is 6 months today and I just wanted to wish him a super I love you half-birthday. I feel so blessed to be his mama each and every time I hold him in my arms. How we got so lucky I'll never know but we sure are glad to have him as part of our family. Some things he's been up to lately:
touching his toes

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Raspberry Scones

What do you do when you decide to go pick your own raspberries again with a really good girlfriend?

You make yummy raspberry scones of course.

I got the raspberry scones recipe here, but substituted whole milk for heavy cream and it was very good.

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Dragon, a Care Bear and a Tea Party

Merrick has really been loving itty bitty cups that he can drink his chocolate milk out of with a super long curvy straw of course.
So on Saturday after I went Garage Sale Hunting and found this cute Dragon costume for a dollar we had a tea party.

His cute little Care Bear had to have his own cup and a curvy straw too. So cute.

Fall 2008

Picking my own raspberries to make raspberry jam.

The beginning of a tutorial for jam that I will put on here very soon.

A dress rehearsal of costumes for Halloween.

I found this chicky costume at The Children's Place for $2 brand new, last year around Christmas. I love it soo darn much but we are trying to be a Pirate Family this year so I'm going to make Memphis a little Parrot costume. Wish me luck.

Halloween magnets for the fridge for Merrick to play with. I made these with diamond glaze, I love that stuff.

Sometimes life is just too exhausting

The series of pictures you are about to see are all of Merrick.

Now watch his hair closely.

Do you see how it doesn't move at all.

That's because when I was busy nursing Memphis, Merrick decided to get into the Vaseline and rub it all into his hair, face, clothes oh and of course the mirror. The mirror that still had the toothpaste residue from the day before got a nice new layer of Vaseline (globs of it to be precise) all over it. These pictures are of Merrick after I gave him a bath and after I washed his hair with shampoo 5 times. Yeah, needless to say his hair stayed in place the rest of the day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tid Bits of our lives

I had my 10 year high school reunion a few weeks back and the only picture I got from the whole weekend was this one of Merrick dressed up in a Power Ranger costume.

Memphis after a bath.

Merrick "brushing his teeth". Super cute but what was not cute was all the toothpaste he rubbed on the mirror. How does one get toothpaste off a mirror? I cleaned and cleaned but there was still a white film all over the mirrors.

Look at those hands.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Care Bears

Merrick has really been loving the Care Bears lately and one day we decided to give him a Care Bear symbol on his belly with face paints (he got Sunshine Bear's symbol). He loved being a Care Bear so much he wanted his little brother to be a Care Bear too. So I said he could draw brother's Care Bear symbol.
Here they are. Memphis was loving all the attention Merrick was giving him.

Merrick really gets into his drawings and of course Memphis needed every symbol Merrick could think of (all over his face and body).

Some spots were really ticklish so Memphis just cracked up.

Ahh, the finished product.

Merrick also made me a Care Bear symbol on my belly but we just won't go there.

Merrick feeding Memphis

I only have a sec to post because Merrick is here at my side requesting that I "sit down" at the table to play Chinese Checkers with him, hahaha. But here is a cute pic of something that's been happening a lot around here Merrick feeding Memphis, and Memphis loves that one on one with Merrick, so super cute to watch my boys play together.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tagged by my best bud Elissa

1. My Family ( Hubs, Bubs and Chubs)
2. My Mom and Dad ( I love them soo much)
3. Sean's Family ( They make my heart swell)

1. The feel of material in my mouth creeps me out
2. Not loving those around me enough
3. Losing my family before their time

1. Seeing Life through Merrick's eyes
2. A Homemade/ Handmade Christmas
3. Learning how to quilt

1. SouleMama Blog (Oh and is it ever an obsession, love her)
2. Rich Textiles from Vintage to Anthropologie
3. Old Quilts (Vintage and in antique shops)

Signs of Autumntide

1. I Really REALLY want to live on the East Coast ( but that's probably not random)
2. I just learned how to knit
3. I've started using cloth diapers on Memphis (Yeah, GO GREEN!)

Now I get to tag you- Es, Cheryl, Fawn, Trisha and Lolly

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

So Easy

It's so EASY for things to go from this

and this

to this

and this in like seconds. But then again that truck was way too clean anyways.