Sunday, March 30, 2008

Look Mom, No Hands

Ian has been learning how to walk for a couple of weeks now, but at most it was only 3 or 4 steps. He would go days between his steps, too. They were so sporadic, they were impossible to catch on video. Well, not today. He's been taking steps all over the house today, and he does this cute thing with his hands while walking- like he's waving to everyone. We had to shoot some video so the grandparents, and everyone else, could check it out. For all you quilters out there, it's my fusible web he throws in the end of the video.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring is Here!

Ian and I played outside for a bit tonight after work. He walked over to my flower bed, and peeked inside. My first bloom of the year has opened- a yellow crocus! Now hopefully we won't get a late freeze like last year that will kill them off. I hope this lets all of you still looking at snow out the window that spring will be here soon enough. It's arrived in Omaha.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Is it July yet?

I made great progress today on my March UFO (unfinished fabric object), my July wall hanging. On a day that started off with snow flurries, and by the afternoon was very blustery, July weather sounds really nice. Or maybe it's the summer vacation that July represents that sounds good, because I'm sure I'll be complaining in July about the humidity and wishing for cooler days. At least my wall hanging will be ready for that month. I've got the top done, and it just needs to be quilted and embellished.


Well, it's Saturday, and for me that means laundry day. Before putting Ian's load in, we have to do a top to bottom search of the house for socks. He loves his socks with one caveat- they must be in his hands, not on his feet. He will put down toys to pick up socks and crawl around with them in his hands. So we scavenged the house looking for misplaced socks, and when we thought we had them all, I started his wash. As soon as I had the laundry in, I sat down to sew. Ian crawled over to the Tupperware drawer behind me, and what should he pull out of there- not Tupperware, of course, but a sock. Apparently, we weren't looking in the right places.

He added the word more to his list of words he can say, which is great in our opinion. Hopefully this will reduce the crying at meals. Hope everyone has an enjoyable Easter tomorrow.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kisses for Mom

As I was leaving for bells practice at church tonight, I said good-bye to Ian and blew him a kiss. Blowing kisses is something we've done for at least 4 months, just hoping to get one in return. Well tonight, I was the recipient of his first one. Darrin and I gave shouts and did a lot of clapping, and we were rewarded with even more kiss blowing. This all happened after Ian ate more for supper than I did- well practically. He ate a whole broiled 4oz fish, a bowl of applesauce, and some melba snacks. Where does he put it all? He seems like he can always eat, and Darrin and I don't always eat healthy enough to feed him. He's slowly but surely changing our eating habits. Darrin actually ate raw carrots to model for him, and then Darrin ate green beans last night. I felt so accomplished getting both my boys to eat their veggies. I'm looking forward to the weekend; time to do some sewing and the celebrate Easter on Sunday. I can't wait to see what Ian does with the eggs; will he crawl to explore them or completely ignore them. I'll report back and let you know.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1st Post

I mentioned to my dh a few weeks ago that maybe I should start writing a blog. We live 6 hours away from most of our family, and we're really bad about updating them with all the cool things our 13-month old is doing. Plus, we thought I'd be more likely to record in this than his baby book. I'll probably write about him the most, but I'll share some quilting stuff, too. So with that, here were the scraps of today:

Ian took more than two steps today- and they seemed to be steps he was aware of. Before this, he'd only taken two steps, and I think they happened so fast he didn't realize what he was doing. He took steps across the kitchen floor into Darrin's arms. Of course, I had to hear Darrin exclaiming in proud excitement instead of witnessing it because I was driving home from work. Ian has the worst butt rash EVER, and he's had some bad ones in the course of his life. For the last two days we've let him crawl around the house without a diaper, the snaps of his onesie flapping in the wind (and that's not all that's flapping...). Cleaning up pee isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Last night he said choo-choo and crawled over to his train, so we can officially add that to the words he knows, and not just words he'll mimic. The same goes for sock.

In quilt news, I have the top of my March UFO applique ironed down. I'm in an online quilting group, and we have a UFO challenge for each month. Thank goodness for that, because I don't think I'd ever get back to these. This month, #7 was drawn, so I'm working on my July wallhanging. All I need now is to sandwich it and do just a little bit of quilting.