Monday, April 27, 2009
Jeremy and I have always loved our Friday-Sunday time together, but it has gotten even better since Haven's arrival. We ate lunch together uptown Friday and grilled out with the Bradley's that night.
I finished the Sally's Y 5K (actually it was like an 8K) in the 85 degree weather on a terribly unsafe course. Way to go MAMA! My first race post pregnancy. Hopefully I will do better Saturday at the Mt. Holly Springfest 5K. Sunburned shoulders hurt!
My favorite picture of tummy time to date. I love that dimple.
Haven had a great time watching mom and dad eat while she sat in her highchair like a big girl.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Jeremy brought us beautiful flowers yesterday. My fave! He is the best husband and daddy ever! I hope Haven will love color and flowers just as much as me, Aunt Wendy, and Grammy.
This shirt says "Can you tweet too?" Bonnie figured out that the bird was asking this question to the cat. Yesterday Wendy asked her if she was tweeting on Twitter. Ha!
Haven was watching Color Splash with David Bromstad when I took this picture so maybe she does love color!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Pop, Grammy, and Haven
Wendy, Josh, Bethany, and Jake
Haven and Bethany
Sweet Baby Beth
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Daddy and Haven were playing Hide and Go Seek, but she hadn't found him yet.
She doesn't look very happy. I am pretty sure she hates wearing a headband.
I used my trunk of scraps and just sewed around the edges. I bought some glue to keep the edges from fraying and although it dries clear it doesn't look fabulous. So, next time I will seal the edges before I sew. (These pictures are pre-edging adhesive.)Any ideas on making shirts with scraps? How do I make the edges look better? I plan on making shirts for her at most holidays using my scraps.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I am not sure when I started thinking that owls were cute. Maybe it was after seeing the Carolina Raptor Center presentation a few years in a row with my school kiddos. I think it may have been at the Christmas show when Wendy bought their little cousin a cute owl stuffed animal. No, I am pretty sure listening to Jake say "whoo, whoo" at Festival in the Park while we were looking at the owls started this whole thing. He is such a sweet nephew by the way.
So, as I started working on Haven's nursery I knew I wanted a natural theme. That started with a very pretty limb I found in my backyard that I spray painted as a wall decoration. Then I knew I wanted to make her a family tree that she would have forever. I also wanted to paint a mural with woodland creatures. I used Michelle Prahler's art as an inspiration. She comes to Festival in the Park every year.. So, although there are very natural elements the color palette is a little more modern (Thanks to the small paint samples at True Value).
Everyday I love Haven's nursery even more than the day before. Her owl mobile from Almost Sunday Designs really finished the room. If we ever move it will be hard to leave this room. I may have to cut out the drywall and take it with me.
The big girl in her crib.
Haven loves watching her mobile. She smiles and coos at it.
The limb that started it all on the left and her family tree on the right.
Her pretty coral curtains, glider, flower lamp, high shelf for books and toys, and signature picture from our showers.
I loved painting this mural. The verse is Matthew 10:31. I also painted in peaceful words and her name, plus a few creatures.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We went to our first egg hunt today with Wendy, Jake, and Bethany. We enjoyed watching Jake have a good time. Then we tried our best to take a picture of three grandbunnies.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
I thought the "bow perspective" below would show how much Haven has grown over the past few months. The picture on the left is from my birthday post when Haven was 10 days old and the picture on the right is at 16.5 weeks old.