Thursday, September 16, 2010

my favorite moment.

It's that moment when he realizes he's about to be picked up. He grins from ear to ear while his arms and legs start doing the happy dance. I just can't get enough of it.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

baby britches.

If there's anything cuter than a round little baby belly, it would have to be a round little baby belly inside this vest. The Pebble pattern is so generously provided for free over at The Thrifty Knitter. With autumn coming on strong, I thought it was just the thing to knit up for our little man. For yarn I used Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds in Earthy Brown.



Second on the cuteness scale would have to be these tiny trousers. I always love Anna Maria Horner's patterns and fabric, and her newest book Handmade Beginnings does not disappoint. The pattern for the Quick Change Trousers is just one of the many goodies found in the book. They're easy to whip up (especially in cottons and flannels) and comfy for babe.






The yoke on the back adds a fun detail.


And they're reversible, for little spills and spit-up.



Cuff the bottom, or leave them long.


And Winn's favorite side because, he says, they look like Carhartts. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

at 4 months you...


* Weigh 17 pounds and 8 ounces.

* Are 28 inches long.

* Are getting to be very good at reaching for things with your hands and putting them right into your mouth.

* Giggle at funny sounds and being tickled.

* Are such a good sleeper, going to bed around 9:30 p.m. and waking up around 8:00 a.m., with a couple of 2- to 3-hour naps throughout the day.

* Still haven't quite cut those two teeth that you've been working on for a month and a half.

* Have been on your first vacation (up North to the lake) and loved being outside all day in the fresh air.

* Make us smile and say "Isn't he the cutest?!" at least 100 times each day.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

fall is in the air.

And I'm SO excited about that!

About digging up the rest of our potatoes and canning our tomatoes...


About knitting a spice-colored sweater for myself...


About the fact that the Golden Girls are finally laying...



About bonfires and pumpkins and piles of leaves. Call me a Minnesota girl, but I love the seasons. All four of them!