Monday, November 11, 2013

I think I am going to end up with a whole album full of photos that look like this. Whenever I lay N down anywhere, R grabs a couple blankets, cozies up and yells, "take a picture, Mommy!" This coming from the girl who usually turns her back whenever I bring the camera out. How can I refuse?!! What sweethearts.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Last week we spent the afternoon with a good friend at Blue Hill Farm and oh my gosh, we had so much fun! For being a city girl, R seems really at home with the animals and was so sweet and gentile and brave with all of them (though she didn't really care much for the chickens - particularly when they were picking at our toes!)

The animals are all mostly contained but there were a few litters of piglets who were small enough to squeeze under the fences and were running all over the field. What an adventure! We spent the good part of an hour running around with them and trying to get them comfortable enough with us to come close. And, it worked! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy late Halloween! Even though this is technically R's 3rd Halloween, in a lot of ways it really felt like her first. It was the first time she requested the theme of her own costume ("Bunny. . .  No, a LOT of bunnies. . . No, a lot of bunnies and two butterflies. . . . No, a goat."), the first time she really noticed the costumes on other kids and the first time she did real trick-or-treating. She loved it and I have to say it made the whole thing way more fun for me too. Watching her have a total giggle fest at the Halloween parade was probably just as hilarious for me as it was for her.
And don't worry, we didn't forget the little one either. . .

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween has snuck up on me.  I kept telling myself, "oh, it's next week, you have so long, take your time. . . " and I just realized, no. All of our costume-centric activities happen this weekend, which means tomorrow, which means I have got some serious work to do. 

One of the new winter tops I made for R. I really love this fabric - it's a double gauze which makes it super soft and comfy, and the animals floating around just kill me with their cuteness. We call it her "secret bunny" top. 
It really is next to impossible to get a good shot of this lady lately, so I had to sneak my camera out while R was trying to coax a smile from the little one. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

R's little friends came over last week for pumpkin decorating. We had grand plans of actually carving something, but surprisingly none of the kids wanted to get their hands dirty with the goop and seemed uninterested in the idea of cutting them up. Luckily we had a back-up painting plan (thanks Grandma Judy!). It was a total success. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

One of the things about not keeping up with this blog is that I have a whole stack of projects I've finished but never photographed. I am going to try and make a permanent record of all this hard work in the coming weeks. Unfortunately R is not the easy model she used to be, and most photographs have to be backed with bribes of tattoos and play dough. Totally worth it.