Thursday, January 26, 2012

M: 2 months


  • Quick to smile (especially in the morning, but I still haven't gotten very many good smile pictures)
  • 12 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Tries to be tough when attacked by Tobias but usually gives a big pout
  • 25 inches long
  • sucks his two middle fingers when he's sleepy
  • growing out of clothes and diapers left and right
  • thankfully doesn't burp and spit quite as much as he used to
  • sits up with help and can hold his head up well
  • longest stretch of sleep: 7 hrs.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bedtime Routine

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Most evenings in our house involve a little dancing before bed. It helps everyone get the wiggles out.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Zip Zip!

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Tobias reading a Mercer Mayer book with Holly...
Tobias having fun at a friend's birthday party...
Malachi not giving the camera any smiles (we'll keep trying)...

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hammer & Thread

I'm guessing most of your Christmas 2011 shopping is done by now. But if you're looking ahead to Christmas 2012, birthdays coming up, or if you got money at Christmas that you "need" to spend on something nice, check out Hammer & Thread, my parents' new store on Etsy.

They have a variety of unique items for sale, including a Dutch shuffleboard set (Sjoelbak). Shuffleboard is a noisy, fun game that is good for all ages!


We were given one of the growth chart rulers for Christmas for our family and we plan on taking a picture of our kids on their birthdays by the ruler. Here is our 3 ft. tall 2 and a half year old!

We also own a Corian cutting board that we've used for years. It is still in great shape and is one of my favorite to use because it is large, nice-looking, and has a groove around the edge to catch juice.

Have fun looking around their shop! If you live in Northwest Iowa and would like to pick up an item instead of paying to have it shipped to you, they are more than happy to arrange that!