Friday, April 18, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
I've been doing the weekly photo project with Amelia like I did with Wyatt. This last week I spread out our fabric and laid Amelia down and Wybee immediately came and laid down too. It was sad and pathetic and cute. I think he remembered doing this and thought it was his turn. Oh my poor big baby.
I love this guy so much, but he is a lot of work. It's constant and exhausting and I'm considering getting him a play yard or something. He's into everything. I don't know. He isn't trying to be naughty, he's just curious and a climber and maybe bored? It's just hard.
And I'm tired.
Amelia is a good sleeper, but when she's awake, she startles easily. She doesn't like fast movement or loud sudden noises (OK really, who does?) but being child #5, there is a certain amount of noise around here (especially with big brother Wyatt). And she doesn't just get upset by it, she gets really really upset with loud screaming (louder than the sound ever was) that takes a long time to console. Kind of an overreaction I'd say. So that's hard too.
And I'm just tired.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Monday, April 07, 2014
Ok, enough with the messy house. It's even worse now, after a wonderful weekend of General Conference. Well, I'm sure it was wonderful but I only heard a fraction of the talks. I'm back to not hearing much. I had a few good years there... What I did hear was about LOVE. Lots of LOVE.
I got the blessing dress out and tried it on Amelia. She gets her name and blessing this sunday. This gown belonged to my great-great-grandfather and is 131 years old. I was blessed in it and all my girls were too (I tried to get the boys blessed in it too, but no-go).
It's in pretty good shape, strong fabric and all, just some staining I'll see if I can get out. I love my pretty girl.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
So after my blog post complaining about my diaper "needs" I was actually notified that an online store had the Audrey diaper in stock! I went, snagged 2 (the limit) and they were sold out in 11 minutes. Yay! I finally got my Audreys!
Then I went a little crazy (crazier?) and bought some more: Countess (the hot pink, not discontinued, just pretty), Carroll (the red/pink, after Louis Carroll for Alice and Wonderland--discontinued and getting harder to find) and Maathai (bottom floral, a very HTF diaper that I found locally and my most expensive one to date! But also my favorite pattern).
So, I'm still on the lookout for Jules (must sell first born to find) and Irwin (maybe just a right arm):
Monday, March 24, 2014
This hairy little person has me held captive today so I might as well blog.
Not much really to report except I've gone cloth diaper crazy. My favorite brand released an adorable diaper this last week (Audrey) and being responsible I thought I'd wait til payday when my grocery account is a little more full to order. I woke up Friday excited to buy my little happy and they are gone. Everywhere. Sold out. I missed it.
Teach me to delay gratification!
So I've been stalking the few retailers waiting to get theirs in. It's a full time job. They sell out in 5 minutes. Sites are crashing. It's taking years off my life. And my brain won't let it go. That's how I am unfortunately.
So if you happen to see an Audrey or a Jules or a Maathai (other limited edition prints I missed too) snatch it up for me, please?
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
My family is kinda obsessed with chenille. Tyler has a blanket. Giselle has one (in shreds), Will has one (also in shreds) and Wyatt has one (still hanging in there).
So this is the one I made Amelia. I took it up a notch and pieced the top with some treasured Cath Kidston charm squares and a set of charms I'd been saving. Then I cut up a vintage chenille bedspread for the sashing and back. I just used a layer of flannel inside because I still wanted it really flexible and squishy.
If Amelia is as attached to her blankie as the others are, it won't last long, but it sure is pretty now. Those colors make me smile. However she does not seem to appreciate it yet...
Also if these posts seem poorly written it's because I'm mobile blogging. Handy but just not the same.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Amelia is 5 weeks old today and we've only been alone by ourselves (by that I mean Wyb too) for 2 days. Between snow days and spring break I've had a house full. But I've enjoyed it. I love my family.
The two things I want to accomplish this cold, dreary, and cozy Monday are:
Folding the 3 baskets of laundry
Cleaning (decluttering) Will's room.
Have a wonderful day!