Friday, February 21, 2014


I know the month isn't over yet, but I thought I would just do a quick post with some pictures and explanations of what we've been up to so far this month, and let me warn you, this is a Will picture heavy post, so if that doesn't interest you, by all means feel free to skip it. So let's dive in.

One day Will decided that the basket for his toys was actually for him to sit in, he climbed in there at least 5-8 times in one day. As you can see, he was pretty proud of himself.

I love it when Will brings me his dinosaur hat and wants to wear it, sometimes he will leave it on for an hour or so. I love this picture of him, even though it's not the best quality, he just looks so calm and happy, and I feel like it shows his sweet disposition so well.

Reading on the couch with daddy.

Playing with my scarf that Grandma S. made me for Christmas. Doesn't he just look fabulous?

My dad came over to hang out with Will for a little while one day. They sure do like each other. I love watching them play together. Will really loves his Papa. Also, Will looks so big in this first picture, he's growing up so fast.

All of my, ahem, I mean Will's cloth diapers were clean at one time. This never happens since there is always one on Will, so I had to take a picture of them when they were all clean and folded. They just looked so colorful and fun. Maybe one day I will do a post dedicated to cloth diapering; I know that when I was looking into it I searched online for all the information I could find.

Will has gotten to play in the play area at Chick-fil-A for the a few times this month (ours has done free breakfasts on Monday mornings this month so we've been going there as a treat and a way to get out of the house). The first Monday this month was his first time to play in there, and he really enjoyed it.

This is how I would like my groceries to look when I get home every week, sadly though, most weeks don't turn out with quite this much fresh produce. Also sadly, most of the strawberries went bad before we could eat them, but that was because they went bad within a few days, we usually polish off strawberries pretty quickly in this house.

Little man decided that the floors really needed cleaned one day. It was a two handed job.  
Sidenote: since Will is in almost constant motion it is nearly impossible for me to get a picture of him without at least part of him being blurry.

I just bought a used sewing machine last weekend. It's an old Montgomery Ward machine; I have never used a sewing machine in my life, but I figured for $10 it wouldn't hurt to try to learn. So far my skills are not so great, but hopefully I will get better with time, or just end up selling off the sewing machine for what I paid for it...but I do have high hopes of learning. I've been scouring the internet for tutorials and even used google images to try to figure out exactly what machine I have so that I can find more specific information for it.

This is my very first stitch ever on a sewing machine, I forgot to back stitch it to tie it off though, and then when I tried the machine somehow unthreaded and I had to figure stuff out all over again. Oh well, that's why I'm practicing on scrap fabric before trying to actually make anything, right?

For when I do finally feel semi-confident in my ability to sew a somewhat straight line I plan to make some paperless towels for the kitchen with this fabric and dish cloths I picked up at Wal-Mart. We'll see how that turns out...

For anyone that knows me well, it is no surprise that my last week and a half has been occupied by the Olympics whenever possible. I love the Olympics. In fact, I have been known to have a party in honor of the Opening Ceremonies. I loved that they had the women's hockey gold medal final on network tv live yesterday, and I celebrated in style. I got an iced coffee from Starbucks and after putting Will down for a very well timed nap (he slept through all but the first few minutes of the game) I plopped down on the couch to watch an excellent hockey match. Even though the U.S. ended up losing in sudden death overtime (which can I say may be the most stressful thing in the world to watch?) it was still a great game, and both teams played very well. I thoroughly enjoyed watching, and the Starbucks, kettle corn, and M&Ms didn't hurt anything either.

So that's a little of what we've been up to this so far this month. Tomorrow we have a wedding of some sweet friends of ours and then tomorrow night Jake and I are going to celebrate Valentine's Day (yes we know it's over a week late, but does it really matter which day you celebrate it on?) by trying out a new-ish fondue place in town. I've heard really good things about it, and how could it not be good, it's dipping stuff in hot cheese?!

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