Sunday, January 8, 2012

My #3

Our little boy.  I love newborns.  Yes, they keep me up at night, but all day you can't get any more precious.  He is already changing and looking less like he did when he was first born.  How fast these last 2 weeks have gone.  How fast these last 4 years have gone.  Just over 4 years ago, I had 0 kids, now I have 3!  I am so blessed.

 My #2 is Little Miss Mommy and always helps with diaper changes, always runs to him when he cries and gives him more kisses in a day than one can count.
 I have 2 very proud big sisters who couldn't love their little brother more.

 I think they love each other a little bit too!


After a snow-less Christmas and a very warm December that didn't allow for much more than an inch or 2 of snow at a time, we finally got a couple days of beautiful snowfall last week.  The girls headed out to play a couple of different times and then would come in to warm up with some hot chocolate.  Henry kept me company inside and I'm so glad that I can send the girls outside together to play in the backyard.  I love to "spy" on them playing together.  It melts my heart. 

I love the snow!  Especially when I can stay inside and watch it falling without having to go anywhere.  It's so peaceful and relaxing.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Crafts

I know it's a bit after Christmas but I couldn't post some of these projects since I made them to give away as gifts for Christmas to people who read my blog.

Magnolia and I made these reindeer cookies to share, eat and leave for Santa.  Super easy and super cute.  Just make peanut butter cookies, roll into balls, press flat slightly and pinch bottom have to make that part thinner.  Then while still warm, but after you have removed them from the cookie sheet, place M&M eyes and nose and chocolate covered pretzel antlers.  Santa approved!

This simple craft was a good one for the girls to help out with.  We all strung different shades of green buttons on a green pipe cleaner to make wreath ornaments.  Then when we each had enough buttons on the pipe cleaners I tied them up with a ribbon.  We gave them away to the grandmas for Christmas.  I found this idea on Pinterest pinned from Martha Stewart.

The next homemade gift was sugar scrubs for the shower.  These were also given to the grandmas.  I used the easiest recipe ever and it is absolutely wonderful.  I made myself some and am so happy with how it feels on my skin.  You mix equal parts white sugar and brown sugar depending on the container size you are using.  then you stir in a little olive oil at a time until you have the consistency you want.  Feel free to add a few drops of essential oils to give it a scent if you'd like.  I also glued on some cute scrapbook paper to the lids to dress them up a bit.

Lastly, I attempted some homemade candles.  I used the crock pot and it was so easy!  I will definitely do some again as I need them.  I used these Directions but made one change.  I got beeswax pellets because it was easier and when I added the wick I curled it around a stick that was at least as long as the width of the jar (mine was a broken skewer) to have better control of the placement of the wick.  I obviously wanted it centered.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Few of the Little Guy

This past week has flown by.  Dan heads back to work tomorrow or Tuesday after being off for 2 weeks.  Real life is about to set in....

This little guy just gets cuter every day.  I could just sit and  look at him and do nothing else.
A part broke in our furnace sometime yesterday.  We noticed that it was chilly going to bed last night but didn't think anything of it until this morning when it was freezing.  Luckily we have THE BEST furnace repair man who came out 10 minutes after calling him this morning and fixed it.  Seriously if you need any work done on your heating or AC and you live in South Bend, call K&B Appliance.  We were all bundled up in hats and sweatshirts this morning before he came out.
 Here are just a couple pictures we have taken in the last couple days of Henry.

I love feeling his soft skin, smelling his newborn scent, listening to his soft sounds and looking at his sweet face.  I see him and am reminded of this great quote which due to my postpartum hormones also makes me weep...

Cleaning And Scrubbing Can Wait Till Tomorrow, For Babies Grow Up We've Learned To Our Sorrow. So Quiet Down Cobwebs Dust Go To Sleep I'm Rocking My Baby And Babies Don't Keep