Saturday, November 28, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great time in Pierrewith my family for Thanksgiving. My dad made a delicious roasted turkey and stuck to the traditional sides. Wade helped out and helped make some of the sides while he was sitting in his Bumbo. We have a lot to be thankful for in 2015--family,health and happiness.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Two Months Old

Two months flew by and Wade is already pushing 12 weeks old. This means my maternity leave is coming to a close so Wade and I are snuggling extra hard this week and enjoying every last diaper change and nap together. He is full of smiles and kisses. He is growing up fast but every day is more fun than the last! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DIY Month Decals

For Wade's Monthly Photos, I made my own Month Decals to apply to Wade's onsie. Instead of sewing the decals onto the onsie, I made an illusion decal by stitching around my fabric decals and then attaching them to the onsie using a safe adhesive. This way, I can reuse the decals if I want to in the future (or sew them into a quilt eventually).

You will need fabric markers, fabric pieces--I used Moda Honeycombs in color patterns and a basic white print, contrasting thread and then pinking shears. I stenciled numbers using fabric markers on the basic white honeycomb piece and then traced it onto the color piece. I sewed the color piece and a white piece together for extra support and stitched around with the contrasting thread on a 1/2" seam. Then I went around the finished honeycomb with pinking shears to give the perimeter of the decal a little flare.


Friday, November 13, 2015

Hula Man

Wade isn't old enough to trick or treat for candy but I couldn't help but dress him up for Halloween! Since we all went to Hawaii this past February, I thought it was fitting to dress Wade up in a hula man outfit. Of course, since we are in South Dakota, it was freezing so he didn't last in the costume very long. But he was still cute! 
Wade got a Nuk instead of candy in his basket and NaNa gave him a gift! 

Hula belly and puca shells 

He also made a very cute bear in boots 

Breakfast with NaNa

I have so many fun memories of breakfast time growing up. My mom made pancakes almost every morning growing up. Sometimes our pancakes would be Mickey Mouse shaped sometimes little "mints". She also made fresh whip cream for adornment. 
We also had rice crispies with cream smile faces and bananas for hair- that was one of my personal favorites. Other mornings, we would get brownies or cake! 
Well, this morning, my mom, now NaNa, made me her famous cinnamon toast and hot chocolate. I told Wade one day NaNa will spoil him with her famous breakfast options and he will more than likely be running around the kitchen singing, "NaNa is great! She feeds us chocolate cake!" Truth son. She rules. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Baby Knit Hat

We went to Minneapolis area this weekend to visit Kyle's family. The temperatures were forecasted in the 40s/50s so I knitted Wade a cute baby knit hat complete with Pom Pom on top. It took a couple trials to finally figure out the pattern I liked that would fit my baby's head, but I think I finally got one figured out and as Wade grows I can adjust my cast on length to adjust for his head diameter. I used a thick gauge yarn from Walmart and bigger needles. Of course if you have small needles and small gauge yarn-this pattern is not for you. 

Cast on 28
K2 P2 (4rows) 
Start stockinette stitch (K one row, P one row)
On knit row: Every 4th stitch K2 together 
Complete 6 rows
K, K, K2, K2, K2, K, K
K, K2, K2, K2, K 
Cast off
Use needle to stitch two sides together 
Make Pom for top

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Phone!

I just got an iPhone 6s. It is literally the best phone I've ever had because now I can blog from my phone using voice control as I'm doing right now! And guess what here's a live pic of Wade! How neat is that?! (Emoji Emoji Emoji) 😍🎉❤️