Monday, February 1, 2010

This is how we roll

Here are some things that we have been doing recently instead of blogging :).
My sister Kris just welcomed her new baby Relia (my Grandma's name) Lily into the world last Friday, so we headed down to get a baby fix. She is absolutely precious!!

Gabe was in a bad mood when we got there as he had just woken up, but I was very surprised how long it took him to warm up to the idea of my sister having a baby. He clung to me and whined/cried for a good 1/2 hour and wanted nothing to do with the baby. As you can see, he eventually warmed up.

Sofia was ready to hold Relia from the get go. She looooves babies. If you are around us with a baby, Sofia will immediately ask to hold the baby.

I have had a bit of an obsession with making things out of felt lately. Felt hair clips, little animals for the kids to play with, and now I am on to headbands. For those of you who know me, I am not crafty.... so I am excited to have found something easy enough that I can do :)!

I have been making more of an effort to get the kids outside this winter. Last week we fell in love with Jackson Frazier Wetlands by our house. It is a great walk for the kids, and we are working on toughening Sofia up as she has a rep for whining on walks :). Oh, and I'm really not sure why Gabe scowls in almost every picture. I assure you that he really is a quite happy kid :).
Life is great right now, and I am feeling pretty busy, but good busy. Gabe continues to make us laugh with almost everything he says lately, and Sofia is always amazing us with her insightful comments. More posts to come.


Sam said...

That is so cool that Kris named her after grandma!! I love that name. I really do think it's beautiful. Pass on my congrats to Kris. How fun :)

Steve & Sarabeth said...

I would like to know how you make the clips and headbands out of felt. Do a blog post about it!

Kara said...

The simple version: Go to Sally Hansen Beauty and buy a bunch of cheap metal clasp hair clips. I buy nice quality felt (the cheap kind looks cheap), and then I go online and find a bunch of patterns of different patterns shapes. I add buttons and other lovely accesories, and I sometimes do a blanket stitch around the edges. I will have to come and visit and we can work on them :).