Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Halloween...

I've never been all that excited about Halloween to be perfectly honest. I love Fall and all of the things that go with it, but actual Halloween day has just not been one of my favorite holidays. I think that's about to change though. No lie, since Addison was born, I've been pondering what he'd be for his very first Halloween. Who doesn't love to see babies all snuggled up in the cutest little outfits! And when he gets older, how fun will it be to see him get excited about his costume, and get all crazy on sugar ;)

So I've been in this dilemma (if it's really a dilemma, ha) the last couple months of what he should be. Should I make a costume? Should I just buy one? After all, he will only be wearing this costume a handful of times, if that...ha. But after thinking about it, my crafty side took over, and the decision was made to make one. And after reading "The Cat in the Hat" for the 500th time :) I just knew that Thing 1 was the perfect thing to be...hehe.

Surely, this costume would be super easy! There isn't much to Thing 1. I really believe it could have been, but after searching high and low for red footie pajamas, I couldn't find anything, and started to get a bit disappointed. I really had my heart set on Thing 1! You'd think with the holidays being not too far away, I could find some cute red, footie pjs, but no. So with a little trepidation, I decided to take a stab and make the jammies myself. For the most part, I followed the pattern, but things got a little hairy at the I just made it up. (Note to self: Go take a proper sewing class.) I must say though, for never having sewn with jersey knit before, I think it turned out pretty good!

The easiest part was the applique on the front. It was a total breeze. I cut the black letters out of felt and used Heat Bond to attach them to the white felt circle. Attach to the jammies, and voila! Seriously, SO easy!

The hat took a little trial and error to figure out. I found the perfect blue soft hairy yarn at Joann Fabrics...I just needed to figure out how to make a hat that would look like hair! What I ended up doing was knitting a hat, and then crocheting the little bumps onto the hat, to make it look like a wig. The whole thing is just so soft and comfy. If I didn't look absolutely ridiculous, I'd probably make one myself. And what's even better...I don't have to put straps on the thing to keep it on Addison's head, cause he truly doesn't seem to mind it! That is one of the things I LOVE about this costume! It's actually comfy for the little guy to wear, so there's no feeling restricted and uncomfortable, which always makes for a crabby pants baby. Instead we have a sweet comfy baby boy, happy to show off his accentuated cuteness as Thing 1

So that's that! I feel like this costume should have been easier then it ended up being, but in the end the effort was 100% worth it.

What will your little munchkins be dressing up as?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall is to knitting as Summer is to swimming...'s just something I have to do when Fall rolls around! I've had my eye on this adorable sweater pattern from Jane Richmond since before Addison was born...knowing that I just had to make it for him! Well this past weekend I broke out the knitting needles and yarn, and whipped this baby up!

I'm officially in love with seed stitch! It's just so comfy and cozy to look at and feel! I'm so pleased with how this turned out, and so excited to add this to Addi's fall wardrobe :)

Do you have anything fun you're working on for the fall?!

Have a happy cozy day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mom advice needed!

Hey Moms out there...I need some advice!

So we started little man on solids probably about 3 weeks ago. We started with rice and oatmeal cereal, and tried for about a week or so, but he really just didn't seem all that interested, so we took a week break. We started back up this week, but still no progress. I've started carrots at a second feeding, just in case he really wasn't interested in the cereal, but we haven't had much luck with that either. It seems like he still has that tongue thrust reflex (where he pushes everything out of his mouth with his tongue). Whenever I put a bite in his mouth, he makes this weird face, and then just lets it sit in his mouth til it falls's a site to see...haha. Should I just stop with the food and wait another week or so before we try again? Or do I just keep at it, offering it to him every day? I don't want to rush this, but I have to be honest, it's getting a little frustrating. I feel like all of the babies around his age (6 months), or even younger are picking it up right away! Have any of you other moms dealt this this?