upstairs at this very moment...
me, on tiptoes
lucky enough to capture this forever.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Here Addie is peeking out from behind a couple of large Ikea Ribba frames that I went and picked up last night for some posters I found and ordered. I am always on the look out for posters and prints to frame and hang up all over our house, but finding nice prints for children I've found rather difficult to come by.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I've admired the Good Things columns in all Martha Stewart publications for a long while now - there are always helpful hints and lovely ideas that I've found inspiring and useful - so it's very flattering to me that my address file has been featured in the latest issue of Weddings as a Good Thing. I especially like it that my address file is not shown as simply another item to buy, but shown rather as a useful way to put it to use that wouldn't ordinarily be considered. (by using it as a guest book.)
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Adelaide is already 13 1/2 months old! We cannot get over how fast she is growing up. Already she is no longer a baby but a little girl.
These days Addie is beginning to run... she walks everywhere and hardly ever crawls anymore, except for when we are playing chase! Everyday she does something new. Today she kept going down on all four hands and feet, and then looking back under between her legs, laughing like a wild maniac child at us.
Adelaide also likes to pick up big things - such as cushions or the cats - and when she does so she makes these loud groaning noises! Poor Elliot, I dont think he knows what to do when she is trying to pick him up, groaning away... She hasn't managed to quite yet (he is about the same size as her!)
Lately Addie has also learned to stack and nest things. She loves playing with her stacking blocks that Sean and Fattie got her for her birthday. She gives a satisfying ahah! when she stacks the correct blocks in together.
Addie has these crazy little wild fingers and loves to use them. It's amazing to watch. She'll run up to my keyboard, take a breath, and then madly off her fingers go, chopping at the keys like wild. She is so funny.
I've also noticed that Addie is getting more and more into her books. She brings books to me and moans until we sit and read them together. Today I noticed that she began pointing at objects in the books and moaning until I would say it's name (ball, tree, sun, mouse) I have been trying to be a good example and have been reading a lot myself (for example, when nursing) and we have all sorts of books all over the house. Addie has been so entertaining that we rarely, if ever, turn the TV on anymore.
Adelaide very much loves sorting things. She will go from room to room moving objects about. For example, she will go to her room, open her dresser drawer, and one by one take out her pants and bring them to the other room where she will neatly pile them all together somewhere. She does this over and over. I also find her sorting through her clothes, she takes a shirt up, folds it all up, and then places it to the side. and then another, over and over. I believe that she is mimicking me as to when I fold the laundry. I think she mimics the things that I do a lot. She is very good at entertaining herself and she always has these little projects of hers going on, keeping herself busy. Its totally amazing to me to just sit back quietly and watch!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
So this morning when we woke to a sun-filled room, I set in my mind to try to have a regular day with a more laid-back pace of normal errands and activities. And clean up the house a bit! It's been getting pretty run down in my haste as of late.
A few weekends ago Charles and I moved another large Ikea Expedit shelf down from upstairs and placed it along with our other same shelf out from the wall in an "L" formation. SInce we did this, our living room has become more and more cozy, and it's so nice to have this little reading type of nook on the other side. But Jack has also found this to be quite cozy, and the little brat has been going about knocking my vintage globes off the top of the shelf, one by one, until a cozy space has been made for him, too. Sometimes when I'm puttering about I'll feel a bit strange, and then I realise that he is up there, peering down on me. He is a lion.
and the winner is.... Carlene!
WELL. now I really wish that I had more address files to give out. I really have the urge to keep shaking this box and getting more winners out of it. sigh. I will be having more giveaways for sure. But in the meantime, Carlene please contact me if I don't get to you first!