Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Life at 4 Months

4 months
12 lb 15 oz
26 in

Krew is a little over four months old now!!! He is making lots of new noises, smiles every time he sees dad, sleeps pretty well through the night, loves to splash in the bath tub, wears lots of cool Vans, learning to sit up, drools all day long, puts his pacifier in his mouth all by himself, enjoys being tossed in the air and brings so much joy into our home; we can't imagine life without him, we love him more and more every day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Food and A Little Fun at Color Me Mine

Probably not the best picture, but I made some Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables the other turned out great. My goal is to try and make at least one new recipe a week so if any of you have some good ones, don't hesitate to share!!!!

Speaking of goals, Thomas and I spent a date night with our creative juices at Color Me Mine and made some candy dishes for Valentines Day. Our goal is to make something for every Holiday.

Burp Cloths, Boppies and Baby Bedding

This is mainly a post for family members that haven't been able to visit old Canterwood #2. These are some pictures of Krew's room (I wish I could say the whole house was as carefully planned and decorated as his). A few months before Krew was born I thought it would be a good idea to start cultivating new hobbies...such as sewing. Encouraging this new desire, my mom bought me my very first sewing machine!!! Not knowing how to sew, I started out know, working on a little something called the "straight line." Once that was mastered I got pretty brave and sewed burp cloths with fun fabrics and stitches (still using a straight line, but I felt pretty accomplished once I saw the cute finished products). After whipping out a dozen burp cloths I thought I would move onto something more challenging....a Boppy cover. I sewed on a curve and added a zipper; it seemed like a huge deal at the time and with another job well done, I was ready to move onto much bigger projects. Krew's bedding!!!! Luckily my mom was still in town because I don't know if going from a boppy cover to baby bedding is a realistic goal, so it was nice to have someone around that knew what they were doing. The whole project only took a few days (we were like machines, not sleeping until things got finished).....and it turned out great, much better than I expected. With the bedding finished Thomas and I started thinking about wall decor and stumbled across these decals from "Blick." The blue giraffes/dots were originally neon pink, but for obvious reasons we painted them blue, the same color as his wall. So here's Krew's room for ya (Not the best pictures...I knida neglected the other walls, which are decorated too).