Friday, February 24, 2012

Baby trick

This morning I turned my back on the for a second and he rolled almost completely over. His leg got stuck so he didn't quite make it - but he was more than 3/4 of the way rolled over. When I asked him if he rolled over this is what he did:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New page

Weird winter we've been having. We did get some snow last week but it's mostly melted now. Here's what we did in the nice weather last week.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dinosaur Museum Scrapbook Pages

I like it in a two page spread best - but blogger wouldn't let me upload the 12 X 24 document. Apparently it doesn't like things that big. So here are the separate pages full size:

The background for this page comes from a picture of a banner that was up in the museum. The minute I saw it I thought it would be a great background for a scrapbook page.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Crocheting fun

Some of my recent projects:

Blankets for a friends precious twins

I used the same pattern for these blankets that I used for Emmett's Christmas blanket. Basically they are tiny granny squares and then I used a single crochet to put them together.

I also used a variation of that pattern to make a blanket for Sam for Christmas.
He tries to wrap the little baby blankets I make around himself. So I made him his own that won't have to stretch to wrap around him.
This is just a bigger granny square - three rows then a row of single crochet for each square - then a single crochet to put them together.

And this is the newest one I made. I used a wooleater or Bavarian stitch
I'm so happy with how it turned out. I think the back looks pretty neat too:

I've been finding lots of fun patterns on pinterest so I'm trying them all out. Crocheting is such a great hobby to have with little people in the house. It's easy to put down and doesn't involve lots of pieces.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Can you believe that 8 years ago today was the first time I went on a date with Sam? Crazy how quickly years can pass. I'm so glad to have my three wonderful boys. What a great Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baby does the blogging

Hey everyone!

I think since I'm 2 months old now I should get to update the blog.

Here are the pictures Mom took for my 2 month pictures:

I weigh 10 lbs 7 oz. I am 21.5 inches long.

My name is (according to my big brother): EmmettStevenThomas. He thinks we should have the same middle name. Sometimes he thinks that his name is StevenThomas. I love my big brother and smile at him the very most (except for maybe Mom who works hard to get me to smile at her. So I do, sometimes)
My hair is starting to get much thinner and lighter. Mom thinks I'll be blond like Caleb. She says my eyes already look like they're turning brown.

This weekend I got blessed on my Uncle Bryce's birthday. He comes home next month and I am excited to meet him. We had lots of people come for the blessing.

Mom wanted to get pictures before church. Caleb, in his new "church shirt" didn't really didn't want to take pictures after the first two.

I wasn't overly crazy about pictures either.

Aunt T was staying with us so she took the pictures of our family.

I was just falling to sleep when we got to church. Then I had to be taken out of the car seat and I didn't really appreciate that much. I didn't go back to sleep till after church - but I tried falling asleep most of church.

These are the booties Mom made for me this week. When she was taking my 2 month pictures she realized the shoes that Caleb wore were WAY too big for me and wouldn't stay on my feet. So she made some booties for me.

After church I fell fast asleep and everyone else had rolls and ham and turkey for lunch. I guess it was a pretty great party.
At least, Jeff enjoyed the party:

I'm loving the swing we got and Dad even fixed it so that it can plug into the wall instead of just running on battery power. I've been sleeping half the day away in my swing most days. Mom says it's saving her life. I love to cuddle and snuggle and be wrapped up (but only loosly) before I go to bed. I also love my pacifier. Mom said that while I was updating the blog she would use the extra time with two free hands to figure out where the extra 2 pacifiers went. They seem to keep ending up missing this week.

I guess that's about it for now. Don't worry. I'll be back to update the blog next month!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's ok. You can admit it. I already know you want to come over to my house to enjoy these cookies with me.

Here is a link for the recipe - in case anyone is interested in that.