Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Love, Griffin

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oh what a day!

Hooray for hiking with the Majewskis (Scott was here...even though he's not in my photos)! We were a little concerned about the weather this morning. It was a brisk, cloudy day, but it turned out to be just great for a hike. The colors were lovely, the company was fun, and Griff was so happy to be outside.
Aren't these boys as cute as can be?!
Maybe it was a little windy.
Thanks for the great time.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Try It Tuesday!

Griff needs some shoes. Although I love being barefoot and love seeing his cute feet, his feet are a little cold when we're out and about. I decided to try to make some booties that he could wear in the house with the goal being that I could ultimately purchase some sturdier fabric to make outdoor shoes.

I did some Google-ing and found this pattern for baby booties.
Problem 1: Griff's feet are bigger than the pattern.
Problem 2: He would slip and slide on wood floors and smooth surfaces.

I had to use the pattern more as an idea than an actual pattern. Thus, my first pair of booties was way too small. Bummer.

Jose solved problem 2 with a sort of rubber sticker that had outlined these little rubber feet. You know, the kind you'd put under a little cabinet or shelf.

I added a few little colorful stitches, but didn't want to invest too much time before knowing if the shoes fit. And, Griff was sound asleep by the time I actually finished the shoes.

Here is Griff, sporting his new shoes.
video

Bonus Try It Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This soup is fast, easy and delicious. Next time, I will use lactose-free milk. But, mmmmm...perfect for fall!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Almost passed me by...

I love patterns. Especially patterns with letters and numbers. Yes, I was excited that Griffin's birthday was 12/03/09 because 12-3=9. That's the kind of dork I am. Therefore, I didn't want to let this day end without recognizing that it is 10/10/10. Ah. Just relish the simplicity of that for a moment. October 10, 2010...10-10-10.

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Few on Friday

1. It's funny how a single day can dramatically change your perspective. Everyone knows being a mom has it's ups and downs. It takes just 24 hours of having a stomach bug and being at home with your son to make everything else seem much easier. While Jose did entirely take over caring for Griff and me once he got home, it was a very long day of trying to contain our crawling and climbing boy. Today I have an abundance of energy, focus and joy for being with Griff. Ah, much better.


2. It's a pumpkin-y day over here. Cool. Cloudy. With leaves turning everywhere. In this month's edition of Cooking Light, there is an article about the many uses of pumpkin. We had two pumpkins from our recent trip to Miller Farms (more on that later). And, Jose loves pumpkin pie. I, however, would prefer just the filling and the a la mode, so CL's pie idea was just right for me. I used a simple pumpkin pie recipe and baked it up in individual ramekins. It's so easy to make pie when you don't need to worry about crust!



3. Books. Griffin plays with his books more than any of his other toys. He holds them, chews on them,  and looks at the pictures. It truly warms my heart and gives me so much hope. I was excited to head out to Barnes and Noble today to get him a few more board books. I am a little sick of reading Moo, Baa, La La La and board books stand up to the chewing. The tricky thing was that they actually don't let you take the books home without paying for them. After spending a good 30 minutes choosing our new books and making our way to checkout, I realized that my wallet was at home. Looks like one more reading of That's Not My Puppy.


Here's what I wanted to buy:
Leaves (This one has such a lovely, artistic feel)
Little Blue Truck (We're really into animal sounds right now)
Curious George and the Firefighters (Just because...)


4. Court and Ryan can always be counted on for fun magazine subscriptions. I just started receiving ReadyMade. Ooh...it inspires me. I was thinking that these paint chip orbs would make an adorable mobile. Okay, Griff already has a mobile, but who says he can't have more than one.


5. Just for Muffy...