Blue Steel.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Blue Steel., originally uploaded by calah*ann.

Maybe I watched too many Ben Stiller movies while I was pregnant...

Levi Anthony Thayer :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

This little man, born two weeks ago today, at 10:01 AM, has stolen my heart.

6lb 10 oz, 19 1/2 inches at birth

Tutorial Monday- Made's Shirt Dress

Monday, September 28, 2009

 In an effort to brighten up Monday mornings around here and organize my ever-growing list of tutorials I love (or would love to try), I am going to start posting a fun tutorial each Monday afternoon/night with pictures of my "attempt". This first one is from MADE. Dana, the mama behind MADE actually used a men's shirt for her little one's dress, and I have plans to do that as well, but in order to try to make my pattern and get sizing right, I made this one first with some knit fabric I had on hand. I probably won't make another dress from this pattern in another knit fabric- it was extremely difficult to work with on the neck and sleeves. But the pattern worked well, and with a few small tweaks (maybe an inch smaller around the neckline), I think it will be a good basic pattern with lots of options for customization. And it was a fairly quick project, under an hour if I hadn't been interrupted. :) Unfortunately, my model didn't cooperate very well for pictures.

The Shirt Dress

My silly girl with her mouth full of cheese crackers.

I really wanted some cute pictures of her in her house, but all she was interested in was cheese crackers.

Coming back for more!

Please mama?


The bag is packed...

Friday, September 25, 2009

All ready to go if this little boy ever decides he wants out.

i love being a mom :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

There are days when there is nothing I love more than being a mom. This past weekend, Brian and I spent some great quality time together, alone in KC for a marriage retreat. It was wonderful and I am so glad we went. His mom watched Eden for us, and when we went to pick her up on Sunday, I had one of the most amazing mommy experiences. I got down on the floor to play with her, but instead of playing, she crawled to me, climbed up into my lap and started sucking her thumb. All cuddled up close to me, entwining her other hand into my hair, I had never felt more loved by that little girl. Those are the moments I am so thankful for.