Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jeremiah Update

Jeremiah has turned into such a boy!

  • He loves playing outside, sticks, slugs, building  guns out of blocks
  • Has figured out how to petal his bike
  • Know his left and right (in the context of his hands and feet)!
  • Blueberries are his favorite food
  • Is my helper whenever I'm cooking
  • Counts, "1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10!" Every time. We'll get 5, 6, 7, and 8 eventually.
  • Is potty trained, except for number 2. He always waits till he's in bed in a diaper.
  • His imagination has taken off! Yesterday he built us goggles so we could look for fish in his room, I said something about an octopus. He started jumping trying to reach it. Apparently it was too high because he built a plane, then flew up and caught it. :-)
  • Is so sweet to Ephram. When he hears Ephram crying Jeremiah gets Ephram's silky and then talks or sings to him.
  • Singing is something he's just started doing
  • Recognizes all the basic shapes
  • Has just started saying crazy, disaster, and awesome

I asked him to show me the gun he built. Yep, he's shooting me. :-)

Workin' his hat from Aunt Shannie in Austrailla

My sweet boy. Pictures like this are hard to come by!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

9 month pictures


Hello. My name is Megan and I have a wreath obsession. I didn't realize it till recently. I find myself looking up different kinds of wreath on Pinterest, thinking up new ones to make and how to repurpose ones I already have.

I made this one for Christmas. I loved how it turned out! It whimsical and has the Christmas colors but is fun. The best part was I didn't have to buy a lot to make it. Just the foam wreath, the W and a few pieces of felt. So easy too! The flowers are just circles in a variety of sizes stacked on each other.

One bad thing about loving wreath is I fell the need to have a different one for each holiday. I don't know why but I'm all about Valentine's Day this year. I wanted a Valentine's wreath without having to start from scratch.

I decided that my Christmas one was close, if only it had pink instead of green...

The flowers from the Christmas wreath were hot glued on so they weren't coming off (I tried). I thought about gluing on top of what was already there. But I didn't want to ruin the Christmas wreath. What to do...

Straight pins! I ended up making felt roses and using straight pins to hold them in place. If you look closely you can see a little bit of green poking out around the edges.

25 cents and an hour one evening and I was able to come up with this! It makes me happy.