Friday, May 29, 2009

Fun Weekend

Last weekend we had lots of visitors to the house. Friday night Tio Chago and his new wife Ginny came to visit. They are our new awesome future babysitters. Oliver had so much fun playing with them!

I made some homemade french bread for dinner Friday and it turned out pretty well, so I spent some time baking potato bread Saturday afternoon. It actually turned out great! I have made several failed attempts at yeast breads before so it was nice to have two recipes turn out well. My bread baking confidence is bolstered. I finally learned that the trick is to use a thermometer to get the yeast started.

Then Tara, Jerome, Flynn and Francis came to visit on Sunday. Flynn is a few months older and he wanted to play! Oliver will eventually get there...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Madsen Cycles

Speaking of bikes, this one is really cool too!

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hanging Out with the Guys

It is so much fun to watch the babies socialize at school. Today Oliver played with his friends Cooper, Joshua and David. They had a great time sharing toys and posing for pictures. I wonder what it will be like once all these little guys learn to crawl?

Upcycling at Etsy

My grandmother had a complete set of turquoise Samsonite hard sided luggage. The set was given to her as a thank you gift from the parents of a preemie when she was a prenatal nurse in the 1960s. Growing up, whenever one of us needed a suitcase we could borrow a piece of Grandmother's. My favorite piece was always the train case that she would let me take to summer camp. So, when I saw this shop I thought of her. I like how they have updated the luggage with cool graphic details. I want this one, too.

Baby Hank Vintage

I accidently deleted this post. I'd feel kind of silly trying to remember exactly what it said and then get it wrong so I'll just say I love this Etsy shop. I haven't even bothered with shoes for Oliver yet - he's only worn socks so far. But, I have a mental list of baby shoes that he can wear once he needs them and these are on it. So cute.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunny Spot

This is how I found Oliver when I went to pick him up from daycare the other day. Miss Susan told me that he was playing on the mat and just fell asleep so they left him there. I've since learned that I can put him on the floor to play at home and if he is tired he'll just take a nap.

Being a Big Boy (6 months)

When we were out for brunch on Mother's Day, Oliver showed us that he can sit at the table in a high chair. He loved banging on the tabletop and looking around the restaurant while we ate. I was so excited to have him join us at the table. We gave Oliver a taste of some grits and he scrunched his face up with a grimace. He hadn't officially started solids yet, so I guess it was a big surprise to have something so different to taste.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer Sandals

I'm actually posting this as a reminder to myself of how much I love these two sandals. The first are Saltwater Sandals. As you can see they also make them in kid's sizes. I think a red pair for me and a green pair for Oliver would be great so we can sort of copycat the first photo. The second are Funkis clogs. I think I just wore my Dansko clogs for the last time this spring and these would be a perfect summer replacement.

Photos from here and here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bike Inspiration

I love what Jim of Sweet Juniper has done with this vintage bike. It is outfitted with seats for his two children and fishing baskets for cargo. My bike at home is an old silver Puch mixte that I found on ebay. It might just get this same treatment. Family bike outings with Jay, Quinn and Oliver would be so much fun. Oh, I can just imagine the look on Oliver's face from the breeze as we take our first spin.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Shirts and Patterns

I have a few baby posts that I'm working on, but for some reason I am procrastinating with those... so, check out some more tops that I like. I've been working on pants for Oliver so men's wear patterns are on my mind. What do y'all think of the awesome new header my dear husband designed for me? I love the faint window pane pattern. He's the greatest.

Steven Alan Tina Shirt; Steven Alan Cotton Checked Shirt; A.P.C. Madras Top

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I want one in every single color. I've been contemplating my color comfort zone. I graviate towards greys and dark blues and greens. Bright colors take too much energy to put together in the morning for me. I think finding these tees is a sign that I should just stick with what I know....