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The cow jumping over the moon

Three loads of laundry to be folded, the dishwasher to be emptied and dinner to be made. But Amelia wants to read Goodnight, Moon for the sixth time in a row, so….

“In the great green room, there was a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of….”

7 months

I was a week late taking Amelia’s 7 month photos, and now that I’m finally posting them, it’s two weeks late. Here’s how Amelia feels about that.

AAAAaaaaaaahhhh!!

Shoo, she doesn’t scare me. I know that as long as I let her play with the calendar she’ll be just fine.

Uh oh, here come the screams again.

Ah, that looks comfy.

And now, for comparison
calendar pic
Can it possibly be the same baby??

What nummy eyes you have

Ah, cousins.

While they might not be quite old enough to play together yet, they’re still young enough for us to make them lay on the bed together for photo shoots. And Amelia is definitely old enough to think that she should eat Nathan.

Mmm, Nathan, your eyes wook so nummy.

And your hand wooks so nummy….

And your feets wook SO nummy!


Oh sweet cousin, eben your shirt is nummy….

cousins

Just c’mere and wets me eats you…and eberyfing will be fine.

Insert Clever Title Here

I have so much and yet so little to say.

I’ve been fighting with our printer for two days. When Mama says print, she means print! Don’t make me come over there and plug the computer in with the USB! That defeats the whole purpose of wireless printing. UGH.

The Etsy shops are staying busy. We’re sponsors over at Under the Sycamore this month. I may have been obsessed with that blog and all its great DIY projects for a little while before the munchkin was born. But I can neither confirm nor deny. Anyway, our little shop is featured over there this month and we are excited!

Amelia met her cousin Nathan today. You’d think that I’d have all kinds of cute photos to share, but alas; I always choke under pressure and forget to get the camera out. Plus, I was busy trying to get my little Mama’s girl to let her Aunt & Uncle hold her. She’s going through an “All Mama, All the Time” phase, so a weekend with her grandparents and aunts and uncles in town should be all smiles for her. Or not. She did much better with everyone after she had a little nap and time to adjust her attitude, so here’s hoping a good night’s sleep cures her of what ails her.

And on that note, I’m off to get my own good night’s sleep. Until 12:30am, when my little sidekick will decide she needs me. It’s tough being a Mama’s girl.

Baby Food

Mmmmm….pears.

Is it bad that I want to steal food from my 7 month old daughter? It can’t be bad, can it? Those pears are just so good!

Making baby food really isn’t that bad when it turns out so good. Pear puree = delicious. Who knew that pears cooked in a little water and then blended up could be so so nummy? Babies, that’s who.

Carrots get the same treatment. Also good. Roasted sweet potatoes pureed with a little water? Yes, please. Although I’m afraid I must revert to my childhood ways and say, “Dem peas is nasty. Bleck.”

My Gramma Jane got me this great “how-to” baby food book.

And even if the basic recipes are just “cook veggie, puree with water” it has some great big kid recipes too. Not sure I’ll be making “pan-roasted salmon  with lentils, rice, french beans, and spinach pesto” anytime soon…but hey, a girl can dream, right?

If you’re not making your own baby food, good for you. You may actually have some free time to take a shower. If you are making your own baby, even good-er for you. Just make sure you don’t eat it all.

Crab grass is my adversary

So my aunt posted some pictures of her gorgeous yard last night on Facebook. And it made me jealous. And slightly mad.

I have a love/hate relationship with yard work. I love it in the Spring, when the weather has just begun to turn, and the sun warms your skin, and the breeze cools your neck. But I hate it later in the Spring, and all Summer and into Fall, when the sun scorches your skin, the humidity sucks the life out of your soul (or at least whatever life was leftover after the bugs have finished with you), and the breeze is non-existent.

This year my plan of attack was mulch. Mulch like it’s going out of style. So far it hasn’t worked. Neither has not pulling weeds. Does anyone have a better plan? Because my flower beds are beginning to look like this.

crab grass grows through mulch

Darn you, crab grass!

Meanwhile, my aunt’s yard is looking like this

Do you see what I’m dealing with here?

My yard’s one short-lived redeeming quality is my wisteria plant (wisteria bush? tree?). It looks pretty for about a month, then it goes about it’s evil purpose of tearing down the deck. Seriously. I trimmed the thing down almost to nothing (and got poison ivy in the process) last year, and this year it’s back – and bigger and better than ever.

One day we’re going to go outside and fall out the back door because the deck has been demolished by the evil, deck-eating wisteria plant. Oh well. Our deck needs some work anyway. Take that, wisteria! I don’t even care if you eat the deck. But I sure would appreciate it if you would eat the crab grass instead. Then maybe my yard could look like this

Yeah, I like that plan.

Oh, the weather outside is beautiful

Of course, the last few days were nasty, but yesterday…oh man. You couldn’t ask for better weather. 70, breezy, abundant sunshine. Just what we needed after those ridiculous storms that hit the South on Wednesday.

So we spent some time outside working on some new Etsy items.

We modeled new flapper hats
etsy


And picnic blankets

etsy picnic blanket

And more hats

etsy flapper hat

And more picnic blankets esty picnic blanket

new label on blanket
Check it out – the picnic blankets are waterproof! Vinyl on the back, cotton on the front. It’s genius! Check them out in the baby shop!