And he's loving it! He could sit right here all day and watch the snow fall and gather on the trees and ground. I love watching him take it all in. Such wonder and excitement at experiencing something for the first time. (last year he was just too little to understand!)
His costume was a super easy DIY: hot glued some feathers to a onesie, added a red comb to a white hat (I made this hat from another onesie), and tape a pair of stuffed rubber gloves to his shoes!! (check out more details here)
Knowing that Caleb probably wouldn't be into the whole trick or treating thing, we decided to just stop by our church's trunk-or-treat event. Unfortunately, it was a cold, rainy, windy, and SNOWY evening, so after about 3 cars, he was done! We spent the rest of the time inside warming up with some cider then headed to our friends Chris & Alyssa's to play and hand out candy to other trick-or-treaters who braved the cold.
Despite the cold and SNOW, I think our little rooster had a great evening! Maybe next year mama will remember to charge the camera batteries so we get some better pictures!
Months ago, before learning we were expecting baby #2, I decided to embark on a year long quilting journey. My goal, to quilt thirty quilts before my 30th birthday, has always been about stretching myself and challenging my sewing skills. At this point, I can't imagine meeting this goal by next May, but that's okay! I'm having fun making a quilt or two every month and that's plenty with a toddler running around and a baby on the way!
When I learned my sister-in-law was expecting, I knew I wanted to to make a special quilt for my future niece or nephew....and when I stumbled upon this fabric at a quilting show in July, I knew it would make the perfect quilt!
I have been wanting to make a triangle quilt for some time and thought this was the prefect opportunity to try it out!
I knew my sister-in-law would love the patterns and found a great gold thread to tie it all together. I opted for a cream fabric for the back and binding to help the gold thread to pop. I even used the gold thread to "embroider" my signature - this is the first time I've ever done this to any of my quilts and I love the personal touch!
There was even enough fabric left over to make a small wetbag!
I'm so thrilled with how this quilt turned out and can't wait to see our niece snuggled up in it!
After spending the past 5 days in NYC, it's good to be home!! I'm so glad we were able to schedule this trip before Kristin & Andrew move out of the city. It was so great to see them before baby arrives as well! Hard to believe that in just a few months we're going to be an aunt and uncle!!
Highlights from our trip include:
- Caleb's first airplane ride! He LOVED watching the airplanes! Thankfully we didn't have long layovers!
- Running into Tina Fey on the streets of Brooklyn. - Riding the ferry to Manhattan to visit to the American Museum of Natural History.
- Picnicking in Central Park with our dear friend Chadand family!
- Checking out every park in sight! Daddy taught Caleb how to climb up slides and we had to check out each and every slide at all the parks!
- Enjoying amazing soup dumplings and bubble tea in Chinatown.
- Caleb slept through his first subway ride!
- Eating copious amounts of delicious food thanks Kristin and Andrew's cooking skills!
Thank you for such an amazing visit, Kristin & Andrew! Wish we lived closer!!