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Archive for January, 2010

January 6, 2010

The outside version

Of our can’t live without teepee.

Over a sandbox??? Very close to genius.

From Pacing the Panic Room. Thanks Emily for passing on the link!

January 6, 2010

Must make for 2010…

the year of the child.

I’ve started a bookmarks folder for all the awesome kiddie projects people post around the blogs. It’s getting full. Already. But for sure we’re making this for the summer. HOW CUTE would that be in our backyard??? With lights?

(we couldn’t possibly fit it in our house, unless we sold all of our living room furniture).

Tutorial on Smile and Wave, via A Desert Fete.

January 5, 2010

unreasonably cute kids clothes


Magugu Toto. Handmade kids clothes in old fashiony styles. Like little sundresses with bloomers. I will never get tired of bloomers.

Le wow. These are cute enough to make me reeeeallly hope we have a girl. If not I will buy a few outfits anyway and stash them somewhere in the hopes that we eventually have a girl. Especially the aqua one on the bottom left. SO cute in person.

And baby quilts. I have nearly purchased the animal one 3 different times. It’s on sale. CANNOT PASS IT UP. But my mom insists that people want to give us things for baby so we shouldn’t buy a bunch of stuff. But clearly no one will give me such a cute simple quilt for the bargain price of more than half off.

I found the line at Parasols Boutique at Leaping Lotus in Solana Beach. I’m generally not a huge fan of Leaping Lotus, to tell the truth. I’m sure they have plenty of nice things but it’s soooooo full of stuff I get overwhelmed. I’m not sure what possessed me to go in this time, but clearly it was to find these clothes in a tiny sliver of a shop. It took all my willpower not to buy something.


I am torturing myself.

But now I’ve shared. Perhaps one of you will buy one of these little jewels for your existing babies. I will try to feel good about that when I check back in 6.5 weeks and everything I love on the site is gone.

Wait, I need to also say that I fully realize the joys of parenthood are not measured in how cute your kids clothes are… but still. Can’t we indulge ourselves everyone once in a while??? For the most perfect little dress with bloomers? Or just one teeny animal quilt?

January 1, 2010

welcome new year

2010 is going to be a big year for us. I can’t believe it’s actually here, to tell the truth. It seemed so far away last summer. But now, here we are. Or here I am.

Almost 33 weeks, with not much in the way of maternity clothes. Especially not the snow-friendly sort. May I present my best attempt at bundling up. It turns out that no matter how many layers of pre-pregnancy warm clothes you put on, they don’t add up to a maternity snow jacket.

If I hit my due date exactly, I have 7 weeks to go. 7 weeks. Sometimes that feels like a reasonable amount of time. Sometimes it’s terrifyingly close. We have a long list of boy and girl names narrowed down to 4 or 5 on either side. No clue what we’re having. EVERYONE thinks it’s a boy. Especially well-meaning strangers who can’t control their urge to play oracle. Which means I’ve sort of convinced myself that we’re having a boy too. But she could be a girl. The best part is baby already knows.

I was my mom’s first and 4 weeks early, and I can’t help wonder if he or she will come early too. It’s all part of the mystery isn’t it?

I’m just going to warn you all that this blog may start skewing more towards baby stuff temporarily. It’s pretty consuming when you get this close, you know?

Happy 2010 you all. I hope it’s a bright, inspired year for everyone.