Friday, November 28, 2008
Happy Black Friday! Are you shopping today? I hope to do a little.
Do you have a favorite number? Mine is 3. No concrete reason, really. Do numbers correlate to colors for you? 3 is a little green to me. It's probably just the double e's. Since green is my favorite color, it seems only natural. 3 is good, because no one can eat just one, right? And it's less than a handful... any more would just seem greedy. Then there is the holy trinity thing, which is cool. And triangles... oooh. See, no special reason.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The active and playful type. They are especially attuned to people and things around them and often full of energy, talking, joking and engaging in physical out-door activities.Oh, I get it. I like dream up and start projects, but not finish them. Sounds about right. Find out what type you are.
The Doers are happiest with action-filled work which craves their full attention and focus. They might be very impulsive and more keen on starting something new than following it through. They might have a problem with sitting still or remaining inactive for any period of time.
My blog is gender neutral, with a slight preference for female. Predictable, since I mostly talk about babies and scrapbooking (with the occasional post about basement remodeling or composting).
It is written at a college reading level. I think that means "unnecessarily complicated sentence structure" or "can't form a cohesive thought" or "too many run-on sentences that are technically correct grammar."
And it's worth about $2258.16. Bah... not going to retire on that.
Happy Thanksgiving. I leave you with a pic from last year... whoa. What a difference a year makes when it comes to babies!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I have a new philosophy. It's that bad photos are better than no photos. And since it's going to be winter for a while, expect lots of poorly lit photos on this blog!
Here is a pic of JT playing with the cookware. I think it bothers John when JT plays with the cookware. Like, "why not play with toys... they are actually fun?" Or "hey, we eat off that stuff and you drool a lot." Or perhaps, "I don't get the allure of the steamer basket and isn't that kind of dangerous for a 16-month old?"
Me? I'd let him play with pretty much anything except my x-acto knife. The kid has an insatiable curiosity. And I think if I can raise a good observer and problem solver who continues to be curious, I will pretty much have succeeded as a mother.
A couple weekends ago I traveled to Wooster for a crop with my sister-in-law, Theresa. She was the crop hostess... just me and her in her basement. It was a blast. We were up until 3am both nights and did some shopping during the daylight hours.
Now I have to show you one of the things we made. Theresa had instructions from a book about scrapbooking on the cheap that showed how to make an expandable file folder covered in fabric. We modified the design a bit so that it became a mini-album instead. And oddly enough, Theresa remembered that my brother had given her some screw-posts just like the ones in post-bound albums. So we used those to bind the pages to our books. I don't know where the heck he got those things!
My album is covered in a strechy denim fabric that worked out great. I love the crazy circles on the inside fabric... Theresa nabbed this one from the remnants bin at JoAnn. The red numbers strip is fabric gaffer tape from 7 Gypsies. The chipboard pieces are either painted or embossed.
I thought "b3" was a good familial representation for right now. I'm into numbers at the moment, so I'm working them into my layouts and projects at will.
I'm not sure what will go in this album, could be a while before I finish other projects and have time to think about it. I'll probably decorate it some more when I decide what goes inside.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Can you believe it's getting close to Christmas? I've been thinking on a wishlist. Although, I think I am really only getting one thing. I want it, but I think hubz and Nana want me to have it nearly as much... and that is a telephoto lens so I can really get those far-off action shots of JT in the wild. I think I'm a little afraid of so much lens though... we'll see what happens.
Here are a couple ideas that don't come with so much pressure... heee!
Quick & Easy Photo Albums - I'm intrigued by combining photo albums with scrapbook pages lately. I have soooo many pictures that I'll just never be able to scrapbook all of them.
Lap Desk - I like spending cold, dark winter evenings under a blanket in my comfy chair. But the computer doesn't like hanging out with the blanket. With a lap desk, we'd both be happy!
Bracket Punch - Brackets are fun, what can I say?
And if I'm really going to be wishful, I'd also like a lensbaby, a gorillapod, and anything from my Etsy favorites!
Monday, November 17, 2008
At 16 months, JT
- loves hide-n-seek
- is having some separation anxiety
- likes being scared... BOO!
- usually takes one two hour nap each day
- has 2 truck books that are falling apart
- runs for his shoes if we say O-U-T-S-I-D-E
- likes racing trucks down the hallway
- calls a drink a "sip"... regardless of beverage
- wears clothes sized 18-24 months
- still fits in last year's wool coat... luckily for us.
- has discovered how to turn on the sleep sheep
- loves playing with Bradley and James all day
- calls "Steve" by name in the Blue's Clues book
- still calls the yobaby babies "dada"
- doesn't watch much on tv
- loves watching Sesame Street podcasts
- is learning to feed himself
- likes to balance his spoon on his head.
Yes, it's covered in applesauce.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
But never fear, we did put the sheep costume on JT November 1 so we could get some more photos. John actually took these three...