Friday, November 19, 2010

7 months

Cason is 7 months old.  He’s so much fun and learning so many new things.Picture 025
He’s a happy boy and talks all the time.  He much prefers to sit up and reach for his toys than lay on his back or his belly
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His major milestones are:
  • Sitting up
  • Sleeping on his stomach
  • Eating Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, Broccoli, Green Beans and Squash
  • Reaching for all his toys (and mommy and daddy’s chin, nose, cheeks, etc)
  • Lots of laughing and babbling
  • Putting everything in his mouth… everything!
  • Finally rolling from tummy to back (but only when he REALLY wants to)
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Thursday, November 18, 2010


Geez, over a week since my last post. I've been busy. Mainly with Junior League...

  • Volunteering at the Children's Festival
  • Making 300 peanut butter bon bons for Market (blog about this to come)
  • Holiday Market preview party tonight
  • Working my Market shifts this weekend.

I've got lots of things to update and I'll do it soon, but might not be until next week.

Cason turned 7 months on Wednesday. I took pictures but haven't gotten them off the camera yet (laptop was not cooperating this morning). Soon, I promise.

But for now... I just got this picture from the babysitter.  She must have known I wouldn't get to see Cason tonight and needed a little pick-me-up.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I’d like to Introduce

The newest member of our family.   Meet our nephew, Modi aka “Mo”.  I’m so excited that he and Cason are so close in age.  Congrats to James and Taylor and to big sister Helmi! 

I haven’t gotten to see him yet so all these pictures are stolen from Taylor’s Facebook.  I’ll have more cuteness after our trip to MS for Thanksgiving. 

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Proud Grandpa and Neanie


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sewing Projects

The new Call of Duty (XBox game) came out today and Ryan was dying to play.  So after Cason went to bed I sat down at the sewing machine to work on a couple of things.  I guess you might call me an “XBox Widow” – as opposed to a “Hunting Widow” or “Fishing Widow”.  But it’s okay.  He enjoys it and I get a little time to do girly things.. like sew.


I’ve been dying to try the 10-minute-onesie-dress from PrudentBaby for quite some time.  Seeing as we have a little boy though, it hasn’t been the top of the list.   I finally gave it a try tonight to see how easy it really is and determine if I want to make some more for gifts.   My first attempt took me 30 minutes.  I’m just not that fast of a seamstress… it took me 10 minutes just to do the hem.  Anyway, I say “first attempt” because after I sewed the whole thing and turned it right side out I wasn’t 100% happy and realized I could have done things a little different.  So, out came the seam ripper. I took the skirt off and did it again.  The whole process took an hour but next time, I’m thinking 30 minutes, tops.  I was happy with the final product and think I might hang this in the empty bedroom and hope it brings me a little girl to wear it one day!  ;)


This weekend I made a Fat Quarter Apron using some of the fun coordinating fabrics I’ve been collecting (from my friend Ashley) and saving “for a rainy day”.  This was my first time using Bias Tape and it was a good thing to learn.  The apron was easy, no troubles to speak of.  I use a little grosgrain ribbon for ties since.  Next time I think I’ll just make the Apron reversible using coordinating Fat Quarters.  This way I can just sew the two pieces together like a pillowcase, flip right side out and add the band at the top.  Much less tedious than the bias tape and anything that is reversible makes you think you got 2 for 1!  


And last, a few bib and burp cloth sets I’ve made as gifts.

These were for Erica.  I realized that I had this bird fabric which is the same fabric (different colors) as Miss O’s nursery.  And, the pink cowgirl was sort of a joke because Erica swore Miss O would never wear pink… ever… so I just couldn’t resist all the pink and the Texas cowgirl print.  (PS, little Miss Priss does wear pink…  never say “never”)


And these were for my brother and Taylor and my new nephew Mo.  Three different colors of the Michael Miller “Haul It” Print.  I love this fabric and have some left over that I’m trying to figure out what I want to make for Cason.

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Future projects I’m hoping to accomplish:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Grocery Shopping

With this new found ability to sit up, the world really changes. First its the High Chair at Wings N More (which we didnt anticipate so we didnt have his nice little chair cover).  Now its the shopping cart.  So, he may have “rested” on the blankets when he got tired but he did a great job of sitting up for much of the trip and never got fussy.  He was worn out by the time we got in the car as he normally sleeps through the grocery store.   Growing up Fast!!!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Restaurant High Chair

Tonight Cason had his first experience in the high chair.  He liked it but didn’t last the whole meal.  Sitting up is still very hard work for him!


Halloween at the Barn

A few more pictures from our little photo session at the barn. 

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And a couple more cuties of the whole gang.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Six and a Half Month Milestones

I need to write this stuff down so I don’t forget it.  In the past couple of weeks, Cason has become a pretty solid sitter.  We can’t leave him on a hard surface for fear of the eventual fall when he gets tired but he’ll sit up for long stretches, especially when properly entertained.

Like by the mobile… (I think he looks a lot like his cousin Helmi in the first picture)

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Or the mirror…

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This is his new favorite face to make…


He’s also starting to be interested in books… or at least wants to eat them…


Bath time is more fun now that he can reach for his toys. He loves his basketball duck!


He’s also pushing up as far has his arms will let him when on his tummy.  A couple of times I’ve seen him get his bottom up in the air but never at the same time as his chest.  He’ll be on all fours before we know it.

For the past two weeks, Cason is also eating baby food every night .  We’d been trying cereal about once a week since 4 months without much success.  I got out the baby food maker and started with sweet potatoes and carrots.  It was so easy and so cheap.  In less than 1 hour, I had two+ weeks worth of food.  The first week of feeding was tough … refusing the spoon, figuring out when Mom and Dad eat, etc.  But we are starting to get the hang of it.  Cason will open his mouth and is actually keeping some of the food in.  We’ve worked it into our short nightly routine and will probably move on to green veggies next week. 

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