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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Embrace the Camera

Build a Fort.
Bannock has been sick all week.  We've been stuck inside most of the time and with two boys in such a small space for three days I've started questioning my sanity.  So today between the nasaly requests for apple juice and the incessant shouts of "No! No! No!", I somehow managed to build a fort. So behold my masterpiece.  Did you know masking tape can be transformed into support beams? Me either. I thought about chronicling my progress through a little DIY but that seemed excessive. 

One last thing, OK two actually; Bannock's little voice when he's sick just tugs at my heartstrings, does anyone else ever feel that when they hear a little person with a cold? And Brecken has 2 new words! His first is (of course) No, and it's quite adorable to see him walking around with things he's not supposed to while saying "No! No! No!".  We're working on that.  And while I fully assumed his second word would be "stop" because it's only fitting, he chose "ball".  I had forgotten how tender it is to hear a baby turn their thoughts into words, to finally understand what's going on in their little, fuzzy heads.  So precious. 


Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday's Musings

I'm starting off the week with my thoughts on Autumn. I always get homesick this time of year. I think it's every girl's favorite season because we can wear layers of clothes, boots and scarves and hats. I wholeheartedly agree but I also love fall for the colors and the smell, the apple treats at Apple Hill, warm drinks and rainy car rides, but mostly because of that melancholy feeling it brings; knowing another year is almost over, sentimental feelings abound and there's a quiet urge to create as many more fond memories as we can before the days are too short and the year is out. I am waxing nostalgic at this time of year and am promising myself that these last few months will be happy, promising and productive. Happy Fall.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Embrace the Camera

Today I embraced the camera during nap time (I was snoozing but, yeah, I faked it for the picture).  I love the concept of Embrace the Camera; for us moms who take all the pictures but never get our pictures taken. I love nap time with buddy because he can go from crazy-angry-punk to sweet-baby-angel in the time it takes him to count six tractors driving up the hill to the apple tree (our new go to sleep technique).   I wish I had been capturing these moments long ago but it's never too late to start.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Shops at Target

I can't contain my excitement over this.  The Curiosity Shoppe at Target (go HERE ).  I had the chance to go to their main store in SF over the summer, it was good, yet out of my price range. Then my wonderful sister-in-law who lives and breathes San Francisco told me they were coming to Target. So I am thrilled the time has come. They have some wonderful things and the price point is under $25. Right up my alley.  So scoop it up while you can.  And while you're at it check out Patch NYC, also amazing. Keep up the good work Target!

(photo courtesy Target.com)