September 19, 2014

Dear James: 12 months/1 year

 Dear James!!!

You are one year old!  Today is actually your take-home day from the hospital, September 19.  My how you've grown! :) ...from 4lbs 9oz to 18lbs 4oz...from 18inches to 28.25inches...from swimming in premie clothes to wearing 12 month clothes.  Who would have thought how?!  You are such a little boy now moving all around and smiling at everyone!  Your six little teeth are shining at whoever looks your way.  You are such a people person that even grocery shopping is a fun because it provides new people to meet.  Life has taken on such a new meaning with you as part of our family.
You are such a little charmer sometimes I wonder where you get your outgoing ways.  It definitely isn't from either your Daddy or me.

This year you went on a roadtrip to Yosemite, rode on a plane, ate chocolate cake, were the youngest Clark cousin for a few months, are/were the first Van Diest great-grandchild, as well as the first McCurry grandchild.  You came in a way I never would have thought, but knowing your curious, sweet, active self now, I can see that your birth fit you to a T.  Happy Birthday James!

Accomplishments this month
Crawling all over the place
Taking a few steps at a time
Saying Mama and Baba
Giving high-fives
Giving kisses
Drinking from a straw

We love you so much little buddy!!!

Mama & Daddy
And now for the rest of his first birthday photoshoot. :)
All done Mama!! Give me back the car keys!

September 17, 2014

DIY: Baby-friendly tassel necklace

 Supplies Needed:
      Tapestry needle
      Uncoated/unpainted wooden beads
      Embroidery floss a color of your choice

Step 1: Cut off a 7-9 ft section of string in order to make the necklace strand three-cord strong.  Little hands are strong, so this necklace needs to be as well.

Step 2:  String the beads to the appropriate length you'd like your necklace.  I made my strand rather long.
Step 3:  Make the tassel by first cutting of a six inch piece from the leftover strand.  Fold the remaining string in half and at the midway point tie and wrap the six inch piece around to form the head.

Step 4:  Trim the bottom of the tassel to desired length and thread the necklace cord through the head of the tassel and tie off the necklace, tucking the knots and strings in the tassel.

Step 5:  Wear you new masterpiece!

September 16, 2014


"Pictures of the everyday once a week in 2014."
1. Somebody had a 1st we celebrated with frozen yogurt and sprinkles. :)  and fuzzy iphone photos.
 2.  The partying lasted all many leftover treats!
 3.  I harvested my purple garbanzo beans, there were even a few pods with two peas!
 4.  We searched for agates in Northern is our first find.

September 4, 2014

Color Palette: Neutrals with a pop of golden sunshine

A totally neutral photo with just an added punch of sunshine.  
Goldenrod, beige, sandy grey & ashy charcoal

August 29, 2014

Found Poetry Friday: Little Things

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney's Little Things

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sands,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages,
of eternity.

I haven't done this feature in quite some time, but I missed doing is a little poem I found this past week.  Did you find any little treasures this week?