Thursday, February 21, 2008


Monday was the perfect day to go to the beach for the afternoon. Miss. A is now at that point where the wonders and exploration of the sandy beach are all encompassing.

She could have spent the whole day wondering around digging in the sand and playing with the water.

We are looking forward to a few more trips like this in the coming spring/summer months.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

large shop update

I am excited to announce that the shop has been filled with a new run of items I have been working on recently.

I had aimed to have the shop loaded on Friday but decided to not push myself and instead enjoy distractions that came up. The weather has been wonderful around here and so it was hard to stay inside. In the evenings I was continually being drawn to a book I was only pages from finishing. Finally on Friday evening I finished the book only to pick up the next one on the shelf. Instantly I was drawn into it and found myself steeling away time to pack in a hundred pages an evening over the weekend. So despite marking my calendar with a prospective load date for the shop I enjoyed the wonderful distractions of family, friends, gardening, and books. It feels good to have done all of these things and to get the shop in order. Tomorrow Miss. A and I are off to the coast of the day. It should be quite an adventure.

Monday, February 11, 2008

small shop update

These items have been ready to go into the shop since November but things got in the way. The Coffee Sleeves are currently in the shop and I will also be adding a new addition of baby items on Friday morning. I am quite excited for the new items I have been working on, thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A first time for everything

Miss. A has been asking for months when she was going to get a haircut like mom and dad. She has never had her hair cut at a barber shop and really the only time it was cut was when she was about six months old.

At that time we had to get rid of the mullet that was getting out of control. It's funny Miss. A has always had quite a bit of hair. I distinctly remember the ultra sound tech making a comment about the amount of hair she had and I was shocked, what did that mean.

So in the past two years we have not done anything to her golden locks except try to keep it brushed. Even that is a challenge at times and we often resort to putting it up. Well this weekend we were driving by our barber shop and decided to just see if Vinnie was in and had a quick opening. As luck would have it he was just finishing with a client and had some time.

Miss. A was all for the idea in the car but was a bit unsure once she crossed the threshold. We watched another person getting their hair cut for a few minutes just to see what it was all about. Once it was time to sit down I think it started to sink in for her and she needed me to stay close. The whole process took less then ten minutes and Vinnie only took a bit off the back.

By the end Miss. A was excited about the whole event and walked away wanting to go back for more. Who knows when that will be.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

brotherly love

For weeks and maybe months Daniel deliberated over what to give his brother for a birthday gift. It had to be just the right gift and of course ironic.

So after finding the perfect gift [with the help of Miss. A], he set to designing the packaging. Now if you know Daniel the you understand that the packaging of a gift is almost as important as the gift itself.

Oh, I am sure you are wondering what the gift actually was. Well take a look. I am certain he will love it...

Monday, February 04, 2008

they all do it...right?

So as many of you know Miss. A has quite the opinion when it comes to getting dressed. I know that this is a true of most children and the costumes they come up with are quite ingenious and entertaining. Well after posting this image of Miss. A last week my good friend Jessica suggested that we start a flickr group. We are quite excited to announce that there is now a group called "They Dressed Themselves". Feel free to join in, we are looking forward to all of the creative outfits that we know are being worn every day by our young ones. So don't hesitate get out there, document, and post.