Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Save Handmade!

Please visit Sarah Jane's blog to read about what is happening to the handmade community due to the new regulations by the CPSIA. Life without Etsy would be a tragedy indeed.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Well, the big news in our house is this: Max has officially begun to draw people. I'm thrilled to watch his imagination work in this way. My favorite thing is definitely the "floating limbs". I love that he just sort of draws arms & legs wherever he fancies, without any worry about whether or not they connect to a body. To be so free...

Here's Granny Crane:

This is Papa (sorry about the poor quality. I had to mess with the contrast for it to show up since he chose pink for this one. Notice there's no hair...that was by design.)

Here's Ama:
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Obama Mamas!

For the big day yesterday, I threw a small party for my girlfriends and their kiddos. We had a lot of fun and even through the chaos of 12 kids (!!) we were able to catch most of the events of the morning. We had "Obama muffins" in the morning, a mimosa toast after the swearing in & speech & the Obama Family chili recipe for lunch, which was delicious. I've promised a couple of you the recipe and I'll post it soon. Thanks to all my good friends who came out to celebrate!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

blue bird of happiness

Mark got me this little birdie cup for Christmas and it is seriously my favorite thing in the world. Every morning that I get to drink coffee out of it makes me so happy. I know it sounds silly, but this is the perfect cup. It's just the right size to fit in my hand, it's quirky but cute and it's handmade. You can get your very own here. I'm telling makes my morning so cheerful! (Notice also my fabulous new Kitchen Aid blender in the background. I'm loving this thing!)

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Gus' Christmas

Gus' Christmas involved lots of mischief and tree-touching:

A new piano (and a new drum too!):

Silly stocking-stuffers:

Playing Santa at Mom-Mom & Grandad's house:
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Max's Christmas

Max's Christmas involved looking very handsome on Christmas Eve:

Excitement over his new astronaut costume:

Getting what he asked for from Santa:

Celebrating Jesus' birthday (as the Dark Knight, naturally):
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