Monday, September 30, 2013

Madeleine's Shoes

 One day...something appeared on Tiny's feet.
She wasn't sure what they were.
They were shiny and pink...
and didn't come off.

She kicked and kicked and kicked.
But still stayed on her feet.

After awhile, she decided she was okay with her her pink cowboy boots.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

9 months

Madeleine is already 9 months old!!
She's 16 lb 12 oz and 26 inches long.

She talks quite a bit now.
She makes all sorts of cute noises.
Her favorites are "dadada" or "bababa",
and when she cries she lets out a feeble "Mum mum mum muuuum."

She is pretty good at playing alone.
She'll play over an hour by herself as long as we don't reminder her that we exist.
She loves her books, especially "Glitter bears: Fairy Bear."
And loves her grape doll, Guino, and bead wire thing.

She has several new abilities.
She can put her own binky in.
It cracks us up, because she'll pick it up, stick right in her mouth (she never misses), 
and then rotates it to the correct orientation.
She also will now refuse the binky if she doesn't want it...which is kind of annoying.

She can stand.
She smiles when we blow on her face.
Speaking of blowing, she blows raspberries on any flat surface.
She does it all the time and then laughs.

She loves ice cream.
She attacks us when we have it.
And then whines until we give her more.
She still loves cheerios, though she is rejecting some of the baby food.
She'd rather have whatever I'm eating.
I'll sit down to eat, and a few seconds later I'll have a little mouth trying to get to my spoon
and baby fingers in my bowl.

She has teeth.
They apparently hurt.

She's sleeping on her own.

She loves swings, slides and other kids.
She gives hugs.
She loves computers and dropping things behind the bed.
She waves to people.
She's opinionated.

See. Opinionated baby.
Our baby is getting bigger.
She's actually starting to be a human.
How crazy is that?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2 sewing projects

Madeleine's birthday dress shopping has made me want to sew.
I love sewing...but I actually don't like making clothes that much.
Usually, I'd rather spend money than make a dress or shirt etc.
So the fact that I got this irritated over shopping really says something about the baby clothes market.
Anyway, I channeled those feelings and I bought a ton of things at Joann's
and came home to sew.

So here is the dress...

And this is the cape.
I really love it.

Aaww. So cute. I still have fabric left, so there will be more!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Plensty: Oh great! He's loose!
Jumba: His destructive programming is taking effect. He will be irresistibly drawn to large cities, where he will back up sewers, reverse street signs, and steal everyone's left shoe!

We were only left with our right socks by the time our little monster was done with us too.

After all...her mama is teaching her that there are no shoes on the bed.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Madeleine has been exploring everywhere lately.
Not only did she get stuck under her crib and the couch today...
she also manged to get stuck between our bed and the wall.
She didn't start crying right away, 
so I grabbed my camera and took a few photos.

She seemed pretty content there.

Silly baby.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Things going on in our home today...

Things going on in our home today...

I'm kind of obsessed with this book.
It's about Al Dente and his pasta machine, which he basically saves the town with.

It even inspired us to eat pasta for lunch.

Matt has been up very late this week putting together all of these lego creations.
Madeleine has been helping him too and even plays with them when he's gone.

I made more progress with Madeleine's baby book.
We are caught up to 4 months now...just 3 more to go.
Hopefully I'll be done with this tonight.

Matt and I have been working on making Calvin and Hobbs art for our living room.
That is the first finished one. 
I think it looks pretty good.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013


And Mommy didn't think I'd like legos until I was 3.

Matt ordered a ton of legos this week.
Madeleine loves them...almost as much as Matt.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Indecisive shopping

One of my favorite bloggers, Will from Mr. Bright Bazaar does a weekend wishlist every week. 
I actually have a list of random things I'm shopping for this weekend,
so I figured I'd write what I'm digging the clearance racks and internet deals for.

1) A birthday dress for Madeleine
Take a look at this Light Gray Chloe A-Line Dress - Infant, Toddler & Girls by Hanna Andersson on #zulily today!Pleated corduroy jumperDog print pleated dress

These are the ones I'm considering. I'm not completely in love with any of them.
Either the price isn't right or the look isn't what I feel like.
I'm hoping the perfect one shows up soon.


2) The 2nd throw pillow for the couch

Black and White Throw Pillow, Cotton throw Pillow, Accent Pillow, Off White with Black 'ink' design pillowDecorative "Mind Over Matter" Pillow Cover, Typography, Home Decor, Bedroom, Living Room, Throw Pillow, Dorm, Black, White, FeatherNautical decor recycled sail pillow  - Number 2

I think my favorite is the 2 at the moment.
But that's the problem.
I can't see them on my couch so I keep changing my mind.


3) New Towels

Rose GardenAvanti Bath Towels, Mr. & Mrs. Towel CollectionCLOSEOUT! Bianca Stripes Towel Collection

I'm fairly sure I'm going to get the 1st ones.
I just need to go to Brooklyn to pick them up.


Other random things I'm obsessed with...

34567y toddler girl dress summer t shirt  fall by babygirldress, $19.99emma book clutch!! It's a book looking clutch. I love love it! (And I love the book too!)
Count the MonkeysGold Studs Earrings, Heart Gold Earrings, Gold Stud Earring, Gold Heart Studs, Stud Earings, Heart Studs, Gold Hearts Stud EarringsLadies Watch Steampunk See Thru Man Gear Watch Black Synthetic Leather Band amazing design Womens
KEYS Wallet CELL Phone - reminder- The worlds most useful novelty door matWhite Colorblock Silk Blouse


So there you go.
What do you think I should get?