February 17, 2011

My little Noah bird.

Gratuitous pictures of our little almost 5 month old. He's such a little charmer and smiles at all the girls he meets.

After a bad night, there's always a good breakfast.

{Granola that I made from Jenny's recipe}

So I've mentioned that Noah doesn't sleep well. Last night was no exception. I've found though, that if I can at least take a shower and have a hearty breakfast that I do a bit better through the day.

Today was a rough one though. It was one of those days where dropping something left me cursing under my breath, and Noah's cries while I changed his diaper brought me to tears. I made a special trip out to an art store to get a print my mom bought me for Christmas framed, only to find out that they don't do framing. And the sight of our cluttered dining/work room made my stomach turn.

So when Noah finally went down for a nap at three, I crashed right along with him. Rudy got home around 4:30, right as Noah was stirring. Knowing that I'd had a bad day so far, he offered to take Noah and Gatsby on a walk and suggested that I do something nice for myself. So I'm drinking tea and blogging. I feel so much better. There is nothing like a thoughtful husband. Nothing at all.

Adventures in baking.

The other day I was perusing my friend Jenny's food blog, and came across a recipe that I decided to try: Iced Pumpkin Cookies. When it came time to scoop the batter, I used my new (old) ice cream scooper that I got from an antiques market while in California. It scooped out the perfect scone sized dollops, so iced scones is what I'm calling them! I had a bunch of leftover coconut from some granola that I made, (more on that later), so I sprinkled some on top of the icing for flavor and looks.

They are so good! Rudy took some to his Number Theory study group and came back with rave reviews. I've been loving baking lately. Maybe I'll start up a side business with all the spare time I've got. Ha!

Wool diaper covers.

I would love to get one of these little wool diaper covers for Noah. Can't you just see the little guy crawling around in only this in the spring? *Le Sigh*

Found here.

February 9, 2011

Snowy day treats.

Just made this my desktop background. Great reminders. Found here

I just heard this song on Black*Eiffel and I love it. It goes well with this snow, and makes the cold seem a bit more romantic and less oppressive.

February 5, 2011

Baby sweaters

{wee textile}

These baby sweaters kill me. Learning to knit in five, four, three, two...

Le Dans La

Looking at these photos from Le Dans La makes me realize that, though it doesn't seem possible, Noah is just going to keep getting cuter.

It also makes me get over the fact that we don't have a big rug for him to play on over our wood floors. He doesn't need it.

And that I love mustard yellow.

February 2, 2011

Ice Storm 2011.

Two nights ago our world turned into a giant ice skating rink. The side walks and roads all have almost an inch of ice covering them. Bushes, trees and sign posts are all frozen over in a display like I've never seen before.

I borrowed these photos from my friend Becky's blog, found here. I took a couple of the ice, but she captured it so beautifully.
Last night we foolishly drove out of town to some friend's house for dinner. We slid around a bit on the ice, but made it safely. We thought we might have to stay the night there because of the ice, but because Gatsby was stuck at home alone, we decided to travel back, very very slowly. Luckily by the time we left all of the roads had been salted heavily and we made it home more easily than we had even hoped.
We didn't know, however, if we would have power when we got home. Just before we left our friend's, their power had gone out. All of the ice on the lines do not make for a good thing. When we got home, our lights were still on and our house was nice and warm. It stayed on for the rest of the night and is still working. I'm thanking God for that, and sending out the message to all our friends in Columbus that we've got a warm place for them to come should they need it.

In other news, Noah slept the best he's ever slept last night. He was down from 11:30pm-5:15am then again from 5:30am-9:50am. Holy cow, I feel like a new woman and am jetting around the house being more productive than I have been in weeks.