winter, winter... warm up!

Grandma made the kids roll-brim hats while were there for a visit. Thanks!

I love watching Emerson grab her toes and play. She can be so happy and has lately started giving a big smile when you catch her eye from across the room. She is finally growing out of her 0-3 month sleepers, but is quite the little bundle. While laying on her tummy she likes to get up on her hands and knees and rocks like she's ready to crawl. I've started talking to Griffin about Emerson getting to his toys and needing to find an Emmy toy for her instead of just taking his toy from her. Emerson is now eating two "meals" a day. She is quite proud but still needs a bit more practice so most of it doesn't end up on her chin.

Griffin is ready for a warm up. I am hopeful that it's true we will be getting a heat wave of 36 degrees today. Everyone will enjoy our daily walks again... mom, the dogs and the kids! He has done relatively well this month as we haven't gotten out to play on the pond as much as we'd like, but he's ready for the fresh air and change in our day.

I have taken to some indoor hobbies this summer including baking, cooking and sewing. I started with a flannel baby quilt with the guidance of my mother. Thanks to Mary, Keir's mom, I didn't need to buy a machine but am using her Singer. I am still learning the tricks of sewing and have considered taking a class, but mom teaches me something new every time we get to Lamberton. I have also made a blanket for Em, rag quilt, and changing pad. I am currently working on a nuk clip and basket liner. I have been inspired by etsy.com and the cute baby things I see there! The internet has been a great place for inspiration and free patterns! Here's a picture of the rag quilt I made with much assistance!


  1. this summer, eh? Wishful thinking, I'm afraid.


  2. That's a really pretty quilt, good job! I would love to learn to sew someday...
    Etsy is a great site, I have some friends who sell items on there. We also received some burp cloths that someone purchased from an etsy store. I just need to find my niche so I can have my own shop on there!