Sunday, November 2

Quotes ~ Sunday, November 2, 2014

 Nearly midnight on the 2nd day of November, but I'm trying with all my might to pull myself back into the habit... so,  a few literary quotes on this heavenly season of autumn and a few peeks into my pumpkin decor!

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."

[Indian Summer]” 

Even though October is through....

“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” 

Thursday, July 10

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

round button chicken

We had a low-key, somewhat relaxing Fourth of July here at the Crafty Household. Slow wake up, a nice neighborhood power walk around 11 with the 10 month old, beautiful temps all day long, dinner with family and some fireworks in the backyard!


This was much more time consuming than I expected, but who doesn't love food in fun shapes?!?!

I love walking out the back door to this everyday- I think I did a not too shabby job this year with the planters. Bonus points for my pedicure still looking pretty after 2 weeks!


Mr. Crafty was pretty darn excited to find that the problem he was having with the grill wasn't due to the pop up shower we had the weekend before but to the lack of propane in the tank! HOORAY for an easy fix every now and again.


taking pictures on the lawn and Sophia started doing stunts! Channeling her inner cheerleader maybe?

Pretty sure Luke is teething on Mr. Crafty's shoulder...


I know they're twins. They DO really look alike. BUT SOMETIMES it blows my mind how ALIKE they really look! 

This was shortly after I asked the two of them to keep an eye on Luke for me while I cleaned up the dishes.

I turned around to see this....

They created a barrier around the kid so that he would be entertained, apparently.

So I snapped a picture.

very creative, twins. Very creative.

hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Fourth of July!

Friday, July 4

Luke: 9 month update at 10 months

Got this little iPhone reminder the other day and thought to myself, geesh, I'm a little behind.
So we hurried outside to snap some photos!

The nine month mark has been quite a monumental month for this big guy. He's moving, blabbering, eating and sleeping so much more!

More specifically...
** we sleep-trained Luke last week **
It was a week of highs and lows, mostly highs, but every once in awhile he reverts back to his old ways and screams like a banshee in the middle of the night. It's unnerving to say the least, but mama is a happier mom and by morning he's a happier baby.

** on the move **
rolling, barrel rolling to be exact
and then just a few days before he hit the 10 month mark he started going from a crawling stance (still not crawling- yet- thankfully) to a sitting position!
however with this newfound skill comes a bit of a downer- he has rug burn on his forehead. He seems to be using his forehead to push and move himself around the floor and thus has created this lovely mark.
I tried to use a bandana on his little noggin to help lessen the burn, but it's not working so well...

** what we're eating **

Luke has moved from an all liquid diet to a diet rich in avocado, cheerios and now... carrots! He loves carrots! And yesterday he had sweet potatoes.
Still his favorite is toast with mashed avocado on it.

My goal to not buy any baby food jars is going well. I give him what we have and he plays/tastes/eats whatever that is we are eating.

the way it should be, in my book!

** other firsts **

my dad and I are convinced he perfectly mimicked us when we said "Hi Nonno"
First time in the pool this past week- loved it!
Loves the trick where you pat his mouth while he makes a noise- what is that called??? He loves it
loves cheerios, poster child for cheerios

that's our happy little 9month/10 month old!