Monday, October 31, 2011

Make it Monday...Owl costume

I wanted my little one to be an owl for Halloween. I searched around for inspiration and found quite a bit of it on  I crocheted Darwin's owl hat and loved the way it turned out. He liked it too. For the body I used a long sleeve brown turtleneck that I covered with different textures of fabric, cut into feather shapes. I then put him in brown leggings and crocheted little orange slippers for his feet. Overall I am satisfied. I think it came out very sweet. He will wear it tonight to walk around the neighborhood. We went to a Halloween event over the weekend and he wore it there too.

Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Make it Monday...Fairy house

This weekend little man and I went to our local Waldorf school where they were having an event called " A Day of Enchantment". The kids all came in woodland themed costumes and built houses for the fairies. D was probanly the youngest one there helping mama build a fairy house. He wore his gnome costume and fit in perfectly. I even bought him the cutest knit kitten and a box of stockmar crayons for when he is a little older. Over all it was a fun day and we got to check out the beautiful and serene Waldorf classrooms.

Inspecting his materials

Mischievious little grin

Our finished fairy house. I am not too great of a fairy house builder but tried. We used a hollowed out gourd, some bamboo pieces, rocks, shells and pinecones as little trees.

Awesome idea. Hollowed out pumpkin for fairy or gnome house.

Want to make some of these for D

Sweet little kitchen area

More log blocks and rocks in baskets.

Shelf with wool knit animals, wooden toys and people.

Beautiful wool felt mermaid mural.

If you are interested in building your own fairy houses there are some great resourses out there. A very helpful book is called. Fairy Houses Tracy Kane and Barry Kane


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sensorial Basket

I saw this idea on the web somewhere (not sure where now) and knew I  had to do it right away. I picked D up a bag of gourds from the grocery store.  Each gourd with their own textures, some are bumpy, some smooth, some long and some small. I sat him down with this activity when he woke up from his nap and while I was folding laundry. He sat and took several of the gourds out and tried to eat them. It kept him busy for a good 15 mins.

Hum this one looks interesting

Maybe I will try to get this bumpy one

So many to choose from....

This is fun

This one already has a handle and is easy to grab

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall Weekend with the little one

Had a very busy fall event weekend with my little guy. I know he is still young but never to young to start yearly traditions. On Saturday we went to our local green market where they have a fall festival throughout the month of October. Since, we live in Florida pumpkins don't grow here so they lay them out in a patch so it seems like they do. Darwin had fun sitting next to and trying to eat the pumpkins in the patch. He also enjoyed the music and loved dancing on the grass.

Trying to eat the pumpkin

 On Sunday me and the little one went to another family fall festival at Mounts Botanical Garden. It as a really nice event. The had butterfly, ladybug, bee displays. They also had some chickens, a turkey a bunny, as well as some retired grey hound dogs, which of course made the little one light up with a huge smile. I dressed him up as a garden gnome and he sure did get lots of attention. He really ejoyed his ride around the festival in the ergo carrier. We had a really nice time together just me and him.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday morning random thoughts....

Just wanted to post some random thoughts ....

Finishing up some baby gifts for my best friend who is due in a few weeks

Loving October and all the full festivals

Hate pumping

Wondering where all the crafting is on this blog. More craft posts coming soon...
Cant believe how big my baby is getting....

Needing sleep desperately and not just an hour nap.....

Want to get my butt back in a dance class asap to lose my baby fat....

Thinking about my eating habits lately and how they have got to change....

Baby-Led Weaning- Curious about it working with D...

Having a new bedroom roomate for the time being...

Wanting to make homemade bread one of these days....


Missing my family......

Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 14, 2011

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see- inspired by

(little D working on his crawl as well as trying to eat leaves)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our trip to New York

As some of you may already know I am a New York girl, not a NYC girl, an I live in the mountains of Upstate New York type of girl. I miss being home in NY so much that I dream often of moving the whole family there to live the country life. I am hoping that will happen some time soon, but for now all I can do is visit; which was what we did.  I was so excited to bring little man to meet his family that he hasnt meet yet.. We stayed for about 11 days, which was not long enough at all. Little man had such a great time there. The highlights of his visit were seeing his grandparents and Aunt, being outside in nature, the cats, apple picking, going through a corn maze, his baptism, and being on the airplane for the first time.
Of course the week we chose to go the weather ended up being un-seasonable warm, boo! I was hoping for cooler fall air, and the leaves had only started to change. Next year I plan to go for Halloween, unless of course we have already moved.

We took a visit to Ithaca NY. The next three were taken at Buttermilk Falls

Mommy and Darwin

Daddy and Darwin

Grandma and Darwin

Great Meme rocking D to sleep

D meeting his Great Grandpa

D enjoying his sink bath

Mommy, Daddy and D at the Apple Orchard

Mommy, Aunty and Grandma at Apple Orchard

D first encounter with farm animals.

D in Ergo at the corn maze. Wow that was a huge corn maze

D with the Pumpkin hat I made for him

Little D's christening

Meeting the cat for the first time. Boy, did he love her