Monday, November 28, 2011

First Birthday

 Rowan, you make our hearts feel like they could explode with love. 
 Everyday you are doing something new; can you really have grown so much in a year???  

November 2010

November 2011 - With a super big, cheesy smile that he's perfecting:)

Happy birthday sweet boy! 

This has been my prayer for you all through your first year; and for the rest of your life!

May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious towards you;
May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. 

Numbers 6:24-26

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another DIY! Repurposing Old Shutters

If you saw my table at the Beaches Artwalk last month, you might have noticed that it looked rather, well, flat. I didn't have anything to hang stuff on! I was short on time, and wasn't able to put together a display I was truly proud of.

So this month, I did my research! I wanted a space with a warm and friendly feel to hang my work on, and loved the idea of using something vintage. Several google searches ( see LOTS of shutter ideas here ) later, and a fun treasure hunting day at Avonlea Antiques with my boys, and I had just what I needed. 

 Headed into Lowe's to saw the shutters in two.

Also gave me a chance to reuse the lovely cream color 
I used to paint the bricks!

Feel lucky; I'm letting you see my mess. Trying to figure out how to hinge them! This is the part where Ro steps in and makes it all better, ha:)

The final product! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mom to a Crawler

The past couple weeks have been exciting and challenging. We are SO SO SO excited that Rowan is finally on the move! So excited in fact, that I didn't even think about how much my world would change. 

Crawling has opened up the whole world to him... and the drawers and cabinets, and power cords, cat food, grass, shoes! It's AMAZING how quickly he can get from one room to another with that army crawl. And how curious he is. I can't get over the things he finds (there's an outlet there?). While it is so rewarding to see him exploring, it is kind of blowing my mind do people get anything else done? How do I not just fall on the couch once he's in bed? How do I feel like I've been 'productive' in a day when it's a challenge to do a load of laundry? 

But what is being 'productive' this honor of watching him grow? He's waving, imitation sounds we make, giggling out of control at funny faces and tickling, saying 'mama' and 'papa', pointing at everything, doing a boppy dance to music, has seven teeth, loves books, and is giving the most magical cuddles ever in the history of cuddling. So this is a reminder to myself. Self; when dinner isn't made, and you haven't crossed a thing off your to-do list... nothing is worth missing this. 

On the move! Coming for the camera. Pre- hair cut #5

Post- haircut. Ro is anti- cutting the hair, but I just want him to be able to see. Apparently you're not allowed to use bows on boys. 

Wow, Rowan. Are you really almost a year old?

He's totally obsessed with Chuck. She's like a celebrity at our house! 

Family hike at Hanna Park

Peek-a-boo with dad's hat:)