Thursday, January 28, 2010

3 more

So here are three more pages that I've finished. The treasure chest holds the shapes from one of the previous pages that I made. Then I made a "tic-tac-toe" page to teach him the game.

And I made a clock with moving arms so that he can learn his numbers better and how to tell time. And right now, he always points out if there is a clock in the room.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I've finished another page in Landon's quiet book. This is the Fruit & Veggies Color page. I used velcrow for Landon to adhere the fruit/veggie to the correct color. I'm so excited that I'm actually making progress with this project. It seemed a bit overwhelming at first, but it's actually not that bad. A little time consuming, but I've got a lot of time now that the doctors have put me on partial/minor bedrest. Kind of a long story, so here's the short of it...This time around I developed a pretty bad varicose vein down my right leg and they're worried about blood pooling and clotting below my waist. So if I don't HAVE TO get up for anything, I should be sitting/laying down. This is really hard to do with a 2 year old, but so far it hasn't been too bad. Only 79 more days to go. I think I can do it. I hope I can still get this project done too. Here are a couple pictures of the latest page I finished:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy Birthday LANDON!

Today was Landon's 2nd birthday. I still can't believe how fast it has gone by. Obviously from the picture below, you can see that I ate a little too many birthday brownies ;)
Moose, I love you more than life and I can't imagine my life without you. You have made the past two years so much fun and eventful.

The kitchen Lola and Pop Pops got him for his birthday. He LOVES it!
Here are some of his 2 year old stats (not the official ones from the dr. office though):
Latest Words: "not yet", "Time out, 2 minutes, NOW!" (I think that one is the funniest thing I've heard him say, as he puts his stuffed koala on the stairs), "helicopter", "soap", "you're crazy", "come on...Mom", "Baby Tessa's", "baseball christmas", "christmas lights", "I swing da baseball bat"...he can say the entire ABC's without help now and counts up to 20. I am completely blown away with how much he has developed!
Favorite Things: his baseball bat and t-ball that he got for Christmas, the play park at the Supermall, telling mom what everything is in the room (light, chair, tv, etc.), playing with train sets.
Favorite Foods: still cheese, pizza, Italian chicken, macaroni, was introduced to hotdogs and now loves those too. Pancakes! Sunchips!
Dislikes: going down for naps, cleaning up after himself has really been a challenge lately too.
Accomplishments: Last thursday he was PERFECT for me at kidscare. He normally throws a tantrum every time I have to work and bring him with me, but that day he was a complete ANGEL! I was so proud of him!
Highs: He loves it when I let "him do it". He's so independent these days and just wants to do everything himself. He gets so pround of himself when he does something on his own. I love the look he gets on his face. It's priceless.
Lows: when mommy gets upset with him for touching something he shouldn't have touched. He immediately knows he shouldn't have touched it and cries. It's the saddest thing ever.
Tender Moments: I still love the fact that he'll come up out of the blue and hug me around the leg or say "thank you Mommy", for no apparent reason.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My new project for Landon

So I decided that I wanted to make a Quiet Book for Landon. At first I thought it was going to be way to overwhelming but since I got a sewing machine for Christmas, thanks to my wonderful husband, I thought this would be the perfect first project to utilize the sewing machine. I also wanted to make Landon something for when Tessa comes...kind of so he doesn't think that Tessa's getting all the attention. I'm really aprehensive about how he is going to react to her and what his personality is going to be towards her. But anyway, here is the first page that I've completed and there's a treasure chest that goes with it, but I'm still working on it ;) I'm really excited that I'm actually getting it done...hopefully it will be finished before April 10th :)