Thursday, July 16, 2009

What's (Cherry) Poppin'

This kit was just adorable. There were so many wonderful double-sided papers, I didn't know which to choose. The Cosmo Cricut stickers were just so charming and the ribbons so fun! My layouts do not include the add-on kit, but hers does and so does hers. Their creations are just awesome!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My morning workout

should have been this....
instead, it was this...

Full layout photos coming soon!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

It's been absolutely wonderful spending the summer with my baby boy. He is just pure joy! I can't get enough. It is truly a blessing. I have also been able to spend a lot of time with my parents, too. Yes, another blessing. Additionally, I have signed on for another season designing for the Paper Niche. Here's some goodies I have been working on. The first layout was just for fun. The following are sneaks for the new JULY kit. So fun!

Roller Babies

Friday, July 3, 2009

Little Man

9 months milestones checklist:
* = demonstrated
- = not yet reached

* Creep, crawl and otherwise get around the room
* Pull up in the bed or on furniture and begin "cruising" around the room (sooo doing this!)

* Responds to his or her own name (seth, seth gabriel, papo)

* Understands a few words such as "no-no" and "bye-bye." (not so much the bye bye)

* Begins developing certain concepts - for example, your child will retrieve a toy after he or she watched you put it under a blanket. (throwing such toys all around the room)

* May say "dada" or "mama" but not specifically. (the best!)

* Sits well independently. (at 7 months)

* Bangs two toys together. (throwing such toys around the room)

* the use of fingers and thumb to poke, pry, probe and pick up smaller and smaller objects (poke at the hole he has made in the play pen, pry open everything, picking up small objects at 7 mo)

* Sleeps through the night except for an occasional night wakening

- The 9-month-old has now learned to be "cool" or even a little afraid of certain strangers - even family members he or she does not see very often. (more like, don't bother me and pull at my hands or touch my face)
* The baby of this age also begins to take a dim view of being examined by their doctor. (as soon as the stethoscope appears, the tears stream)

* Often has one or both bottom front teeth. (sporting 5 teeth! three on the bottom, two on top and a one more on the way!)