It was one of those perfect afternoons… By ekwetzel 2012-01-26 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
These days Phoebe loves exploring the cabinets and drawers whenever she’s in the kitchen, so I thought I’d make a little kitchen spot of her own. Last night I threw it together out of toys and supplies we had lying around the house, and this morning she discovered it right as I was starting to [...]
First of all, I want you to know I wrote a long, awesome blog post on January 14th, with tons of pictures & information about what Phoebe is like these days. Then, when I went to publish it, my blogpress app freaked out and lost the entire post. I was not a happy camper. Here’s [...]
Little Miss Phoebe, The moments cascade into each other like leaves rustling in a tree or the feathers on a swallow’s outstretched wings. The way you carefully inch your way out of your rocking chair, holding ever-so-slightly onto my finger. The way you take tiny gouging bites out of each clementine from the bowl I [...]
She awoke early, ready to tackle the day. The morning was still black outside. And the tree glowed colorful and quaint in the living room. We laid her gifts out, unwrapped, to make it easier to identify & explore them. And also because I didn’t want to spend a ton of energy fishing wrapping paper [...]
We invited all our local family over for Christmas Eve…plus a few friends! Phoebe had a nice nap right before company arrived. She enjoyed being passed around to GG, Grammy & Grampy & any other family member with outstretched arms. Mostly, though, our little 8 month old found it overwhelming to have so many people [...]
There’s a reality about motherhood few people seem to talk about. Babies are little people. That means they have emotions and desires, weaknesses and fears. They hurt. They have bad days. They have a sense of humor. They can feel a sense of accomplishment or frustration; security or insecurity; boredom or inundation. And sometimes babies [...]
I want you to know that, as I sit down to write this post, I have no idea what to say. There is so much I want to talk about. There are so many blog posts I want to write. I want to do an Elimination Communication update, including talk of nighttime infant pottying. I want to restart my $50 A Week Challenge, because when I’m not blogging about it, I don’t stick to it. I want to do a series of blog posts about what baby gear I find necessary versus which items I think are useless, because I’ve been talking with my newly pregnant friends, Joey and Stacy, and it’s stirred up a lot of information and tips that I want to share with them, as well as others.
As I sit down to write this post, I don’t know what I will say. I’ve been putting it off all evening, and now it’s 11:55pm, and it’s time to put ruminating aside.
It’s not that I lack things to talk about. I could talk about Phoebe’s babbling, her 12 different giggles, her pottying, her almost-crawling, her endless teething (without any actual teeth, I might add). There are things I could say about myself as a 6 month old mom; struggles, insights, joys, memories. There is so much to say. There are so many small and significant things that I could say, that I could cram into a blog post in an effort to hold onto a bit of the Now.
I have been meaning to post this blog about Phoebe’s fifth month for weeks. I knew what I wanted to talk about as her “5 month milestone” approached. And then I got hacked. My website was down for what seemed like an eternity. And then my mom came to visit and I had better things [...]
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)