Monday, December 31, 2012

Motherhood Monday-Christmas Time

I'm sorry that I missed you for Motherhood Monday, last week.  My only excuse is that it was Christmas Eve, but  I think that is a pretty good excuse.

Baby's first Christmas was as I expected.  He was mostly interested in wrapping paper.  More specifically...eating wrapping paper.  But, he got some great gifts that he is really loving.  I made him a few things.  Unfortunately, I am out of town, and didn't have the forethought to upload pictures before we left.  I will try to give you a post about them later this week.

On another note, I'm have some new plans for this blog for the coming year.  I'm hoping I'm able to be organized enough to actually execute them.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Tiny Tree for Tiny Hands

I really want to have traditions in our family.  I think traditions really help bring a family closer.  Since it's Baby's first Christmas, I want to go ahead and start some Christmas traditions in our household.

We don't have a glamorous tree.  It doesn't have coordinating ornaments and ribbons, or fancy jewels, or anything like that.  It just has random ornaments that don't really go together, whichever lights we decide we want to use, and candy canes (a tradition that Brandon brought from his childhood).  To be quite honest with you, it's pretty ugly, but I like it that way.  It feels homey.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Motherhood Monday-Wearing me Out!

This kid is wearing me out!  He is into everything, which is both awesome and frustrating.  I LOVE watching him explore and learn and discover, but it sure is tiring (I just had to stop writing mid sentence, since he got his hand stuck in the VCR...yes we still have a VCR).  Anybody feel me?

Check back on Wednesday.  I have a really fun tutorial for you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Motherhood Monday-Christmas Time

Oops....had this all written up and forgot to post it, yesterday.  Sorry.

Well, Christmas time is here.  It's my little monkey's first!

We went to our local Christmas parade, on a whim, the other night.  It wasn't too exciting, but Baby sure liked it.  He enjoyed the sounds, and the lights, and the flashing blue light on the cop car blocking traffic, nearby.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Healthy Home: Homemade Non-Toxic Cleaners

This Healthy Home post is written by my friend, Tennille, from across the pond.  She comes to us from New South Wales, Australia and is super cool.  This particular topic is something I'm pretty passionate about, and wish I made a little more effort to do this.  Thanks for the awesome info, Tennille!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Motherhood Monday-Finally...Food!

Little Man is finally eating some solids.  I mean...actual solids (why do they call purees solids, anyway?  They are more like...soliquids).  He eats the little biscuit/communion bread type things that I make him (I call them cookies, even though there is no sugar in them), he tried out some broccoli for dinner the other night, and he has eaten a few of those yogurt melty things.  Hooray!  I think my life is about to get a bit simpler...and maybe cheaper?

Enjoying a "cookie."