Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kellen is 8 month's old!

Time is flying at an unbelievable speed... Kellen is 8 months old. Where has the time gone? Just yesterday he was a newbie, and now he is on his way to being a crawler! Not yet though. He loves to sit and play, while reaching for his toys; but not a fan of being on his tummy. Oh, well.
His little smile brings an immediate one to my face and his big blue eyes are so... beautiful. I have thought all my babies were the MOST ADORABLE THINGS, but this one, he is special. I think it has to do with the fact that most likely he is the last. I go back and forth on wanting a fourth. But, really, I think 3 is the magic number for this family. It feels more right every day. BUT I do have my moments of baby nostalgia, and anything could happen!

Here my boy is in his new highchair. We had recently purchased a restaurant style highchair from Costco, but despite my efforts, he constantly would slide forward and didn't really care for that much! So I went to my local consignment shop, Jack and Jill's, and found this. I adore it. And it isn't the first time I have laid eyes upon it's beauty... my mother-in-law has one EXACTLY like it that my father-in-law purchased when there baby girl in that stage - she is 19 now!! I knew I had to have it when I saw it, and ... here it is!Kellen and his kitties. This boy loves cats. Anytime he sees them roaming around the house he squeals with laughter and reaches for them. You say "Where's the kitty?" and he immediately looks around with wild eyes. He loves them! But they are smart in the fact that they only come near when he is sleeping. We find them cuddled up quite frequently.Some things I have been finding and admiring on the lovely internet, and I thought you might enjoy::

::The Rhythm of the Home blog
:: this blog and online magazine is wonderful for those of you with small children, and interest in the more natural life... the latest entry from a guest from Salt and Chocolate blog really inspired me to really try to make an effort at simplifying our weekly menu. Here is what we have come up with:: a day for each:
soup and sandwiches
and Sunday dinner (like steak or meatloaf, or something of the like)

I know this may sound boring, but I think this leaves a lot of wiggle room and we will see!

::Something to consider for next Halloween :: The green pumpkin! He comes after halloween and exchanges extra candy for books. (this is from Salt and Chocolate blog too)
How cool is that, though?!

::Nicole from one of the blogs I follow, Mountaintop Tribe, recently opened up a web based business (with local Colorado ability) called Natural Family Supplies. Wonderful store with MANY items that I use and would use if I had the money! Last week was the grand opening week and she had giveaways every day. I entered into all of them and WON one of them!!! How cool is that!? I won a Bottombumpers one size diaper ... I seem to be lucky in giveaways!

::I really love the way Heather wrote this article on her blog about her marriage. It spoke to me.

::I finished the first of three of these sweaters for Colton (Ayla and Kellen are next!) and this hat. It was supposed to be for Colton, but it just fits Kellen, so I need to figure out how to make it a bit bigger!

::I used this tutorial for inspiration in some of my Christmas gifts. I am loving what I came up with SO much, I might want to make/sell them!!

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