11.28.2008

Peter & Cedar, my love for them



Peter took the day off on Friday before he had to leave for his weekend job. We had a mellow sunshine day lounging around and reflecting on all that we are thankful for. I stick to my list and #1 is without question my amazing husband Peter of which I am so thankful to have him in my life! When he leaves on Fridays, I miss him like a teenager pining for a rock star. ahhhh !!!
Cedar is also starting to become a big fan of his papa. They have a lot of fun together and it is so lovely to watch. Cedar is so bright eyed and happy around him. My two boys. Can life get any better?

Thanksgiving Photos


THE TURKEY TURNED OUT BEAUTIFULLY!


AFTER TURKEY CARDS CARDS CARDS.... THEN MORE TURKEY PLEASE


PETER BROUGHT THESE LOVELY FLOWERS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY.

We hosted the Badenschier clan (Peter's Mom's family) for Thanksgiving. A small fun family that enjoys spending time together. Peter and I cooked the turkey the night before and it turned out beautifully. The rest of the dishes were pot luck and lucky we were. The food was fabulous. We had a nice feast. After the food it was cards -cards - cards. Everyone had a nice time. Cedar was a little fussy all day and woke up on Friday cutting his top front teeth- (more on this later I'm sure).

11.27.2008

Cedar"s Smile

Little Boy's Room


Thankful

1. Loving, caring husband
2. baby boy
3. good health for all of us
4. cute little dog
5. home, food, clothing
6. loving, caring family
7. friends- wonderful friends
8. this computer- so I can stay in touch with you
9. music-!
10. this day, may it be memorable, fun and delicious for all of you!

11.20.2008

SHOTS MAGAZINE


Cattle Grate | Janell Vircks

I am still hanging on to black and white photography and when Cedar is just a little bit older I am going to hop back on into the darkroom. In the meantime I am living through the talented people that submit their work to SHOTS MAGAZINE . I have a photo in the last issue (pictured above). The owner & publisher is the very talented RUSSELL JOSLIN , an inspiration to me always, Russell has wonderful taste and a beautiful sense of design plus he is an amazing photographer. Check out his magazine and if you know someone that is into fine art photography get them a subscription- they will be in awe with each issue- I promise!

11.19.2008

Pendleton baby blanket


Thank you Grandpa Vircks for this warm wool blanket. We have been using it a lot. Perfect stroller blanket- so warm and cozy! Notice Cedar's big yawn? Comfortable enough to nap...

11.18.2008

Bye Bye Monster


Cedar is on the solid foods and his diapers are proof of it! YUCK! I am glad that we are out of the cloth. The odor can be knocked out with this locally made kid-friendly room spray BYE BYE MONSTER. I just love this company. THYMES makes such yummy products and it is right here in Minneapolis. Bye bye diaper pail stink.

Wooden Cell Phone


Ok. Cedar has discovered my cell phone and just has to have it. I let him hold it once- and that was it. I found this safe kid's toy phone at the WOODEN WAGON A wooden cell phone? I love it. I want it retrofitted to my i-phone. How cool would that be to pull out at a business meeting!

11.14.2008

Quilt from Great Grandma


Thank you Great Grandma Schaus for the handmade quilt. Beautiful and timeless.

11.12.2008

UPDATE


CEDAR SITTING HIS HIGH CHAIR. HE LOVES TO CHOMP CELERY AND WATCH ME MAKE THE COFFEE


MOM AND SON.


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CEDAR PLAYING. HIS FAVORITE TOY IS THAT FISHER PRICE VINTAGE RADIO. HE IS FASCINATED WITH IT. NOTHING QUITE LIKE A BLOCK OF WOOD WITH A HANDLE ON IT



GRANDMA ETHEL SENT THIS HAT. WE HAVE BEEN USING IT DAILY AS THE TEMPS DROP BELOW 32f.

So sorry I have been MIA. Life has been really crazy lately as I try to adjust to the working at home thing. Also since the daylight savings switch our bedtime has been screwy.
But here is a little update:

BIRTHDAY... I had a fabulous birthday! Thank you everyone who called, emailed, sent cards and visited me. I feel so loved. What a wonderful birthday. I feel great and hope that it only gets better.

CEDAR... he is a master at rolling over and is starting to get the sitting to tummy thing. He is even scooting (barely) for toys and I think that if I turn my back he is going to be crawling- although let's wait until after Christmas for that one - ok. He has been really happy and healthy while he works on more teeth. I can't believe how awfully painful those top front teeth look as they rise up to come down. - ouch! As long as he has something interesting to chew on he does well. Any other suggestions from folks out there to cope with teething?

PETER... notice there are no pictures of him in this batch. The man is working so hard these days. If you see him or speak to him make sure to give him words of encouragement. He is doing a fabulous job of keeping us fed, under a roof and clothed! Thanks Peter. We love you.

11.03.2008

6 Month Check Up


Cedar turned 6 months on October 21st. We went in for his check up today and here are the official numbers:
WEIGHT: 19lbs, 9 oz (77%)
LENGTH: 26 1/2 " (44%)
HEAD: 45.9cm (92%)


I know what you are all thinking. Chubby short guy with a big head. Well for now that is ok. He is healthy, strong and doing very well despite the shots. I can't believe we made it to 6 months already. This has been the most amazing thing I have ever done in my life.

AUNT SHARON


Sharon made this summer bonnet for Cedar. It worked very well. There is also a cute matching overall.


The lion and it's creator.


Look at this warm fleece hat. She made this from the lion scraps. We just love it!


Sharon and Cedar in September

Cedar's great aunt Sharon made the memorable lion costume, a beautiful star baby quilt, two useful hats, summer overalls and a nice tie fleece blanket. He is so lucky to have such a talented and giving great aunt. Thank you Sharon for your gifts!

11.01.2008

The Little Lion



Cedar on Halloween. A little lion. grrrrrrr