Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Quilt blocks

Just a very short brag post. I only have two more months of quilt blocks to make, then I get to start piecing it! I'm quite proud of myself for sticking with it this year. It's awesome seeing how much I've improved. Just compare the very cut off corners of the chevron and Balkan puzzle to the beautiful almost perfect points of the three star blocks!

Oh, and I made some super cute cupcakes for Justin's birthday last week.

Here's the ASU wreath I made for him:

And I have a really cute baby :) 
Baby Beethoven
He loves playing in front of the fan, and I love the faces he makes when doing it!
He could see his reflection in the tv.
This was taken with the forward-facing camera, and as soon as he saw himself on the phone, he got a huge grin!
Chubby cheeks
Stuffing his face with cheerios

Monday, June 3, 2013

Arizona Trip

Just a few short pictures from our most recent trip to AZ:
Worn out from all the fun 

Dustin and BJ (Benjamin Jr. aka Samuel)


This one I had to post. Jenny looks so grown up, just from the way she's standing. I can't get over how fast they grow!

And this is best appreciated after seeing the following:

I know this one is blurry, but it cracks me up. I wonder where Katie gets it?

Matching pink girls, matching dark blue boys

A loving, tired daddy

This little guy was never hard to get smiles or laughs from. The hardest thing was getting non-blurry pictures of them!

Grandma kisses are the best

Or is Grandpa playtime the best? 

Too bad Aunt Natalie didn't get the tongue-out memo

Jeremy LOVES screens. It doesn't matter who is in charge of them!

Very different than any pictures from when I was a baby, that's for sure! 

We had a great time in Arizona. Thank you so much Mom and Dad C for the tickets and hospitality, and Mom and Dad M for the place to stay. It was wonderful seeing everyone! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Five months old

Today is Jeremy's five month birthday. Can you believe it? It has been such an amazing five months.
Jeremy is becoming more and more playful. He will smile at anyone who talks to him, including little old ladies at the store, who all think he's just adorable.
He loves to play with his feet. So far he has only put his left foot into his mouth. Justin thinks that might be because his left arm is stronger, so it's able to pull it up higher. He really wants Jeremy to be a lefty like him. :)
He also loves to stand. Any time we hold him up on his feet, he instantly starts smiling. It's really funny when he's fussy and we do that, and he doesn't know whether to smile or cry, so he does both.
Jeremy has so far eaten rice cereal, carrots, and yams. The yams are by far his favorite. He screams if we don't get the next bite in his mouth fast enough!
He has one tooth, and is working on his second. Since getting the first, he rarely doesn't have something in his mouth. He seems to enjoy feeling the tooth with his hand and tongue. He also likes feeling mommy and daddy's teeth, which isn't always too pleasant for us.
Jeremy loves reading. He would be content to read for hours if he didn't get hungry or tired. He does get impatient if you spend too long on one page though.
He also loves water bottles and his little basketball. He tries to get them in his mouth, of course.
He loves screens, too. TV, phones, if it's in sight, he'll stare and stare.
He brings so much joy and laughter into our home. He loves to be tickled on his belly with a nose; that's the easiest way to get him laughing. He is a bit of a daddy's boy already. That might just be because by the end of the day, he's ready to see someone besides mommy (and mommy is usually ready for that, too). It is so fun watching him learn and grow and develop.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quilt blocks and cuties

I finished both May blocks the two days after I did the second April block. I decided to take a break before doing June to make myself a wallet (which I finished, but didn't take pictures of) and some bibs for Jeremy. Now that he's teething, he drools a LOT, and sometimes soaks his onesie enough to irritate his skin. He only has one cloth bib, so I'm going to make a few more for him from scraps I have.
I've also included some pictures of Jeremy, because he's adorable. :) My favorite is the one where he's on his tummy. Such a cutie!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Good morning!

Someone is very smiley this morning.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jeremy Update

Just a little update with a few cute stories. 
A few weeks ago, Justin went on a scout campout overnight. He got back around lunch time on Saturday. When Jeremy saw him, he was SO excited. He stopped eating (despite definitely still being hungry!) and gave his daddy a huge grin. Justin then turned and started walking away to put some of his gear away, and Jeremy SCREAMED! He needed his daddy time; he was not happy that Justin had been gone! 

He has also recently discovered his feet, and it seems like he is always holding them. 
He sure does have a sweet smile. 
And a little update about the mommy... I decided to start back up on the Quilt Block of the Month, and try to finish it this year! I got through March last year, so April seemed like the perfect month to pick back up this year. 

I didn't super love the effort involved in English paper piecing, and the Cloudy with a Chance of Hex block just didn't go with my autumn theme. So, I did the hexagon stripe, to learn the technique, and found a different block online for the second one. I like it a lot more! 
The picture isn't the greatest, because it's from my phone, and the lighting was bad, but you get the idea. Also, I haven't trimmed off the edges of the hex stripe yet. Obviously. 
That's all for now!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A brief update

I know I haven't really blogged since Jeremy was born... oops. Sorry! I often get discouraged with blogging though, because it feels as if no one actually reads the posts, except the people who I talk to regularly anyway (hi mom!). But on the off chance that others actually do read this, I guess I'll post something. 

Jeremy is asleep on my lap right now, so we'll see how long he gives me. 

Today, Jeremy rolled over for the first time! I can't believe how fast he is growing! 

He makes the cutest little faces :) 
He also had rice cereal for the first time on Sunday, his 4 month birthday.   
He can do quite a lot of things now. He can hold up his head like a pro, he can smile, he can talk up a storm! 

 I've heard him laugh once... and a sort-of-almost-but-not-quite-laugh a few other times. 
He is very good at gripping things. He has a little red "chew toy" as my sister would call it. We went for a walk with my friend Julie yesterday. I gave him the little toy when I loaded him into the stroller, and when we got back, about 45 minutes later, he was still gripping it. He's good at putting things in his mouth, too. 
He has a few favorites already. He loves the little red chew toy, along with his fishy rattle. I think it's because they are easier to grip than some of his other toys. 

He loves blankets! I think he picked this up from Henry the last time we were in AZ. He won't go to sleep now unless he is snuggled up with a blanket. 

He loves observing. I've noticed that if he is tired when we go somewhere, he will stay awake the whole time, until we get back in the car. He then thinks we're just going home, so he'll fall asleep in the car. He doesn't want to miss a thing! 
He loves people. He can entertain himself in his crib in the mornings, talking to himself and such, but when I go in there to get him, I always get a big smile! He did this to his "Auntie" Essi, too. I was holding him, and she came over. When he saw her, his face broke out in a big gummy grin. I love that smile! 

He loves to see what's going on. I was skyping with my mom while feeding him the other day. As soon as he heard her voice, he was DONE eating. He arched his back under the nursing cover, trying to see the computer screen. So I pulled him out where he could see, and he just laid there, looking backwards over his shoulder at his grandma 'roney. 

He also sleeps in his own crib at night now. We started that last week. He seemed completely unphased. He didn't sleep any better or worse. 
We stay quite busy over here. We have a LOT of friends in the ward, so there's pretty much always something going on. I don't remember the last week that I didn't have some sort of get-together to go to. 

Well, there's my little update. I'd do more, but I can't think of anything else, and typing all side-ways like this because of where Jeremy is is starting to hurt my back. 

If you want to hear from me more often, comment, otherwise it will probably be at least another four months!