October 31, 2015

Dig! by Andrea Zimmerman

I'm not exactly sure how this book found its way to my home, but I'm glad that it did. This sturdy board-book tells the story of Mr. Rally and his faithful dog Lightening as they work together on construction projects around their community. I like this book for several reasons 1) Mr. Rally and Lightening have a strong positive work ethic 2) It's also a counting book and 3) The story is catchy and short.

October 30, 2015

DIY Costumes

With Halloween just around the corner it's time to show off a few things that I have been working on.

Star Wars is extremely popular around here. I used the left over fabric from the adult Jedi costume to make Lucas his own tunic and robe. Now Jedi Master Johnny and Padawan Lucas are ready to defend the galaxy and...ahem...pass out an insane amount of candy to our neighbors on Halloween night.

October 19, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

This year our family joined my parents for an afternoon at the pumpkin patch. With the most recent heat wave to pummel Southern California it was nice to finally have a cooler weekend to enjoy pumpkins, panning for gold and corn mazes. It wasn't to crowed at the patch and we had plenty of time to do and see everything. Although I've been to several pumpkin  patches over the course of three years this one was unique in that it was an actual functioning farm nestled in Temecula's wine country. This place is definitely a family must for the foreseeable future!    

October 6, 2015

four months

Four Months:

  • Alara is such a busy girl! She is wiggling and squirming all around her play mat. If I set her down on her back within seconds she's rolled over and moving about.  
  • She is taking interest in toys. Her two favorite toys are Sophie the giraffe and this other giraffe that she received as a baby shower gift.   
  • She is sleeping through the night..with a few exceptions here and there. 
  • She is starting to outgrow her smaller 3 month clothing. 
  • She loves to be held forward facing. The world is an interesting place! 
  • Her giggles are adorable! 
  • Her feet are ticklish!   
  • She does not enjoy long car trip. Anything over twenty minutes and she will cry. On family trips I usually will sit in the back seat with her..sometimes that helps and sometimes it doesn't. Lucas has started to cover his ears when she cries. 
  • She smiles at most people...family, friends and some strangers...usually grandmas.... 
  • Her relationship with Daddy has improved greatly!