Here is a quick look at our last weekend where we spent time with both the Blacks and Peterson sides of the family (my dad’s family and my mom’s family). It was a wonderful time and Caidoc especially loved all the attention lavished on him (oh, first borns 🙂 ).
Super cool wooden puzzle toys (Grandpa spoiled Caidoc and got him an adorable mommy/baby elephant)
We had such an amazing time with family, we look forward to next year! Love you all.
The felt board is finally up! It’s about time! These pieces were pretty labor intensive, but it’s finally up and I am really pleased with it.
The only thing left is to make cute containers for all the different scenes I plan on making. I think I’m gonna do that with the wipes containers we get with all our diapers and wipes each month. Easy peasy!
I’ve been really busy setting up my Etsy shop, redoing a lot of our finances and planning for all our summer trips coming up so pardon the sporadic posting 🙂
…Seriously, I take forever to put up new posts. Of course, I have a plethora of excuses, all of which involve the classic “exhausted”, “rather spend time with husband”, “my child is a crazy person and doesn’t understand how to entertain himself”, and above all, “we-don’t-have-cable-and-I-refuse-to put-my-kid-in-front-of-a-screen-(not that he would sit still anyways)-and-he-HATES-it-when-I am-on-the-computer-so-I-have to-wait-till-he’s-sleeping-but-then-I-want-to-sleep-too..”, so yeah.
Lil’ Brownie had his first zoo trip! He loved it, even though he was feeling sicky (so my awesome husband carried him most of the time, thanks hubs!). Caidoc’s favorite, by FAR, were the elephants. He loves elephants. Since we went so early in the morning, we got to see one being cleaned! Lots of animals were out, which made it very worthwhile. I’m only posting a few pictures here, feel free to head over to my Facebook page if you want to see more.
And that’s all! I’m officially in “Husband Appreciation Week” aka, Chris is out of town. Wish me luck!
Our forth of July was spent much like our last forth of July; home, with a miserably sick baby. It seems like Brownie Pie has had more than his fair share of ailments for a one year old. Husband and I were extremely disappointed to not get a vacation, we even had Friday off which had to be requested months in advance. Instead, Husband went into work and I kept our little man at home trying to summon the patience a fever ridden baby requires. I’ve decided hand-foot-mouth is probably one of the WORST things a baby can catch; they won’t eat, drink, swallow, sleep, and have no idea why they are in such agony. If you’re curious, this is hand-foot-mouth, in a nutshell. The mouth sores are what make it in the worst I think. Husband said a guy from work knew an adult to who had it, and they described it as “excruciating”. I feel horrible for our little man (yes, he still has it, we are waiting from improvements).
To not feel so bad for myself and to keep myself from whining, I decided to head over to my friend’s blog and find some crafts to distract myself while Lil’ Man slept. It worked well! Thanks Brooke! I don’t think my creations were quite as nice as her’s are, but then again, she is a crafting guru, and I, sadly, am in my guppy stage.
Brownie has been screaming himself hoarse this week. I think his usual impatience is amplified by being sick, he’s not a passive sick baby, that’s for sure. One craft was not going to do it. I needed more distraction from my self pity fest. I made these with little wine bottles, I’m going to use them for portable salad dressing/sauce containers. One girly one, one manly one 🙂 The manly one is actually made with duct tape (is there anything more manly?!) and then sealed with Modge Podge.
Did I mention that Chris is going on a week long work trip on Monday? So I will be alone with my poor sicky baby (who has a surgery consult this week as well)? That’s also why we were really looking forward to getting away…oh well. Obviously two crafts were not going to cut it, but I needed something quick and easy because Caidoc has a super short patience level with me doing anything other than hold him. So, I resorted to duct tape again. I decided to dress up Brownie’s trash can in his room. He has a great green monkey theme going on: