Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tiny Dancer {Nine Months}

Our big girl is 9 months old! 

Doesn't she look so grown up and serious??!! :)

Evie is the sweetest girl.. I am so so blessed every day by her sweet and happy nature. She wakes up as happy as a clam and just brings me such joy all day long!

My little munchkin loves to laugh and make others laugh. She is so quick to smile and be silly.

We don't know where she gets it, but she makes all sorts of noises. Humming, groaning, sniffing, huffing, fake coughing... and she does this sweet little whisper babble that I just love! And all of this is on top of her regular "talking." Sister is a talker. I just love it when she squawks and talks to anything and everything in the room.

Evie's Word of the Month is definitely "Hi" :)
She will raise her arm, point her finger and say HI a million times a day. We love it.
She really does it when Dad comes home from work and any time she sees the dog. Yep. Dada and Duke the dog get major preference over Mama in this arena. Hmph! But it's pretty stinking cute to hear her say "Hi Doo" and wave to the dog.

She'll also share the Hi love with any mirror we pass, random people out and about and babies on the side of diaper boxes.

Evie has been pulling up on everything she can get her hands on. She's taken a step or two from one toy or table to another, but she's not quite cruising around things yet. It won't be long!

And this is something very new.. please take note that she is holding this little remote control toy up to her ear, ala a phone. As mom and dad are rarely on the phone, we blame Grandmommy for this one. ;)

Hi Dada! We want to go shopping! Where did you leave your credit cards???

Okay, okay. But I'm not breaking the news to Mama.

*** This toy is actually our friend Jude's.. he left it at our house months ago and I keep forgetting to return it. Sarah- please don't tell him that Evie's been chewing on it or we might never be invited back to your house!! :)

Busy should be her middle name this month. Into anything and everything! 
Whenever she starts to get into something she's not supposed to I say "Evie" in a certain tone so she'll look at me and tell her "No ma'am." She totally knows what I'm saying she'll usually look at me for a moment and then go back to what she was doing. So I say it again. What's hilarious is that sometimes when I tell her No ma'am or even just say her name in that tone, she'll turn around and look at me and point her finger and squawk. It's hard not to laugh! Such a smart little cookie!

This month has seen lots of big changes! A few other notable things about Evie Girl this month:
she's started feeding herself and feeding mama, sleeping better (longer, more consistent naps and down to only one night feeding! Hallelujah!), playing harder, loves to kick kick kick her legs (in the pool, when you're holding her, when she nurses), she loves to read books, and loves it when I sing to her. 

She toughed out the shot at her 9 month appointment like a champ. And at only 16lbs, our little love bug is still on the teeny side. 

I just love it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wingback Progress

I thought I'd share a little sneak peak/update on my twin chairs:

What do you think???

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


This sweet girl has learned a new word.. 
Drop by our house and you're likely to get shrieked at by way of a greeting :)

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Evie Time {Turtle Baby}

So my painfully advanced child has a little secret...

Yes, she's been rolling over for months, sitting up on her own is old hat, she crawls like a champ and pulling up is now all the rage.

But my girl can't roll from her back to her tummy.
Can't. Do it.

We heard a squack in her room this morning, and came in to find her like this. Playtime interrupted by a backwards flail that left her lounging on her back like a sad little turtle on the sidewalk.

See? A sad little turtle on the sidewalk, aka Evie.

Is it wrong that I find this slightly hilarious?? 

Truth be told, I haven't encouraged her to learn this skill very much. Bad mommy. 
She's always been a tummy sleeper, so she's usually only on her back when we're changing her diaper or if I want to lay her down and know she won't go anywhere. And I have CLUNG to that since she's become mobile. 

Is that wrong of me? Eh. Maybe. But I don't think it will leave any lasting scars. 

Seriously, mom, roll me over already.

And yes, I did in fact leave her lying on the floor, helpless, as I ran back out of the room to grab my camera and take these pictures. 

And to get back at me, the little stinker decided that that was the moment she would ROLL OVER.

I kid you not.
I nearly missed it! That stinker! I could hardly believe how perfect it was.


Like I said: painfully advanced.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


 I'm working on these babies this week:

Don't you just love their pinky gold goodness??

I scored them on Craigslist last week after searching on and off for a pair of chairs all summer. 

My grand master plan is to reupholster them using this great tutorial. With some pointers from this tutorial.
And a whole lot of my typical flybytheseatofmypantsandjustfigureitoutandDOIT. 
Pinterest (oh pinterest, how do I love thee) has been great for finding and storing my inspiration for these chairs. Here are a few I've pinned:

All images via Pinterest 

I had a hard time trying to decide on a fabric.. I LOVE the fun prints some of these chairs have, and I'm also really drawn to the simple white upholstery. But after choosing a white slipcovered glider for Evie's room, I'm definitely NOT going that route again. 

I'm a little more than halfway done taking apart the first chair, which means I've removed approximately 637 staples. Gah.

Hopefully I'll have some progress to show you soon! I can't wait!
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