Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween, everyone! 

Our little lion is in bed so while the hubbs and I are hanging out waiting on trick-or-treaters I figured I'd do a quick post on a simple project I did for the holiday. My mom made Fisher this wreath for the hospital and I decided to rework it for Halloween. (Don't worry. I got permission before taking it apart and I saved all the little details for Fisher's baby book.)

Luckily, my mom used a neutral twine on the wreath so it can work for a multitude of purposes. By only using a small amount of hot glue to attach my decorations, I can easily pop off my Halloween items and replace them with the next holiday or season's theme. Here's the wreath all dressed up for Halloween:

Super easy, but totally adorable, right? Have I mentioned that I love my Cricket? Yep. Sure do. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do to change it up since this one will be out of date in about...uh, four hours.

Now I leave you with the cutest lion you've ever seen. 

 Until next time...

Monday, October 22, 2012


A couple weekends ago we went to Memphis for my sister's surprise thirtieth birthday party. My brother-in-law got the ball rolling and my mom and I helped with the planning and decorations. It turned out perfectly. I think Heather felt very loved by all the friends and family that showed up. It was such a great night!

I was in charge of the decorations which was a perfect excuse to practice with my Cricut. (Man, I love that machine!) I made quite a few banners as well as a couple candy labels. They were super simple, but really worked great for the party. My mom handled all the fabulous food and was the gracious host for the evening. 

Here are some photos of the party decorations:

It's hard to believe my sister is now 30, but it's also hard to believe that I'm a mother and my little sister in a college graduate. Wow, time flies.

Until next time...


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fisher is 5 Months!

Fisher is 5 months! Here's what's been going on the past month:
  • He still loves being on his tummy and is great at rolling over although he doesn't use it to go anywhere. He just rotates in a circle most of the time.
  • He really likes the pups now. He likes to watch them and let them lick his hands. He even giggles at Maeby and has started pulling their hair. Fun. 
  • He still likes to move around as much as possible. He likes to stand up in his new jumparoo and he squirms like crazy while in his crib or on the ground.
  • He is still working on his sitting up. He does really well in the bumbo.
  • The drooling continues.
  • He isn't classified as a "thumb-sucker", but he definitely chews his thumb and fingers. 
  • He is reaching for EVERYTHING. He has found the joy of pulling hair...even beards when available.
  • He really loves grabbing his feet. He especially pulls on them during diaper changes. 
  • We are still waiting on more hair. It's there, but it is so light it is hard to see. 
  • He is sleeping through the night great these days. Bedtime is around 7:15/7:30 and we are usually up at 7:30am.
  • He started rice cereal. It is a complete mess, but he seems to like it. He just can't always eat it successfully. 

This month's activities consisted of:
  • Fisher attended his first wedding (and took his first long car trip) and looked like a stud. Our friends, Lauren and Dwayne, got married in Chicago.
  • He had his first and second visit to a zoo. The first was the Chicago Zoo and the second was in Nashville. He doesn't notice the animals, but he seems to enjoy people watching. 
  • Fisher was also dedicated this month on Septmeber 30th. His life verse is:"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10
  • He attended his Aunt Heather's surprise 30th birthday party. Well, he was there...just sleeping upstairs most of the time.
  • He also supported us in Memphis while we did the Color much fun! Even though he was kept away from the colorful powder, Fisher still had blue boogers, blue hands and blue drool. Nice.

Well to say I'm amazed at how quickly he is growing is an understatement. I love being a mommy to Fisher and get such joy from watching him learn and develop each day. I really couldn't be more blessed. 

Here are some more pictures from the past month of Fisher's life:

Eating some rice cereal. 
Still eating some rice cereal...or trying.
At his dedication with his Godparents, Aunt Heather & Uncle Kelly.
At his dedication with Pap, Gran, Nana & Papa.
At his dedication with Momma C & Pops.
At his dedication with John and Aunt Liz.
Visiting with (great) Aunt Rene & Uncle Rodney at Heather's 30th surprise birthday party. 
Posing with Daddy at the Chicago Zoo.
Enjoying a quick visit from Nana.
Hanging with mommy at the hotel in Chicago.
Hang out time with Momma C.

Until next time...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Seriously? It's October?

Wow. I cannot believe we've reached October already and yet, here we are. It got me thinking about the rush of holidays we are about to be hit with - the first, of course, being Halloween. I don't typically do a ton of decorations for Halloween, but I do plan to add a couple things to our household to help get us in the fall spirit. 

Here are some really fun DIY Halloween decoration ideas:
Spooky Terrariums- Today's Creative Blog
Find out more here.
Terrariums are a super popular decoration for dining tables and this Halloween take would be a blast for the kids to help with. Creepy...and fun.
See more here.
I love these creative takes on using pumpkins for decorations. They'd be great indoors or out and they are much easier (and cleaner) than having to carve pumpkins.
DIY tutorial
Create your own "Spooky Village" with items from your local Dollar Store and a bit of paint. Such a creative idea that would be a big hit with the kiddos. 
DIY tutorial 
I just love this one! Make your own candy corn inspired garland with some paint chips from your local hardware store.
bats on front door
Make your own
As long as you have a covered front entrance, this would be a great way to greet your trick-or-treaters! All you need is a template, some black paper and a pair of scissors. Too bad our bats would get soaked. 

These ideas are really getting me in the mood to do some decorating around the house. I'll see what I can come up with and will show you all the details later. I'm sure I'll find an excuse to use my Cricut. :)

Until next time...