tummy time

Yesterday I checked out a few of the blogs participating in the Fall 2009 "Challenge Blog" Blog Hop. The hop begins at scrapsketch. For their sketch challenge I created this layout about Dylan's dislike for tummy time:

Supplies: miscellaneous black & white cardstock; October Afternoon patterned paper; Making Memories patterned paper, felt letter stickers, & eyelet; Scenic Route arrows; Signo Uniball white pen; Micron black pen; black stamp ink.


Baby Feet

For the title page to Dylan's album, I used a photo I took of his cute little feet:

The design was inspired by a card we received after Dylan's birth. I've included the Scripture verse that was printed inside the card as it seemed a perfect fit: This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous to see! Psalm 118:23

Supplies: Kate Teague's It's in the Air! kit; Caflisch Script Pro and Arial fonts. Inspired by Two Peas Digital Challenge: Greeting Card as Inspiration and Weekly Challenge : Journal Over a Photo.


Snips & Snails

Photos & invitation from my baby shower in May:

I started with SBE's Quick Collage 114 to arrange the photos and altered it to better fit the shots I wanted:

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Prima flowers; SEI epoxy stickers; Signo Uniball white pen; SBE template (altered); Autumn Leaves patterned paper. Inspired by the Two Peas weekly challenge: More than 10 pictures!


Two Months

How is it we've reached two months so fast? It's amazing to watch the day-to-day changes as Dylan grows...

* was wearing 0-3 month clothes at the beginning of the month. By the end, he was too long for some and started wearing 6 month clothes!

* holding head up for longer periods.

* had his first visit to church and slept through most of it:

but, he did manage to stay awake for our church directory photo taken just before the service:

* taking interest in his mobiles. Dylan loves watching his crib mobile spin round & round. He's a little disgruntled the playpen mobile is stationary and gets very excited when Mom or Dad shakes it to make the animals swing.

* finds his father funny and enjoys laughing with him.

* has outgrown his bassinet and began sleeping in his crib at 5 weeks.

* working on tummy time each day. Not particularly enjoying it, but at least no tears are shed - just a few unhappy grunts and squished up faces:

* babbling a lot - both to whatever is around him (mobiles, toys, ceiling... LOL) and in response to others.

* took his first tub bath which, despite the face, he did enjoy:

* tries to imitate sounds from Mom & Dad. "Hey" is his current favorite. He'll watch our faces intently and then attempt a try. Sometimes it's only mouthed and sometimes he has sound to it. Regardless, it ends in a big smile and a repeat of the game.

* focus. It's very obvious that Dylan can see things around him much more clearly and is taking it all in. Whether it's thoughtfully staring at a new face or contemplating his next attack on the animals hanging over his bouncy seat.

* smiling! Lots and lots of smiling especially when Mommy blows kisses at him. :)


Featured Blogger Friday

Many thanks to Toni at Moved to the Mountains blog for selecting me for this week's Featured Blogger Friday!

I love visiting Toni's blog. She never ceases to amaze me with her gorgeous cards. It's always a joy to check them out and read about the adventures of her family - especially her sweet kids (the two-legged and four-legged ones!).

Thanks again, Toni! :)


bouncy seat

Dylan was a little unsure about the bouncy seat I bought for him last month. His tune has slowly changed and now he spends time in it every day either watching what's going on around him or playing with the hanging toys.

Supplies: Erica Hernandez's Letter Template #1; Cherie Mask's Thrilling October kit; Meredith Fenwick's Cutie Hootie card pack; Kate Teague's It's in the Air and Schoolin' kits; Arial, Antique Type and 2ps Crazy Pooch fonts.



The last two circle journals I managed to complete before Dylan's birth thanks to help from Diana who has them before me. She was so sweet to finish and ship them to me early so I wouldn't have to worry about that one extra project while adjusting to life with a newborn. Now we're back on track and I was excited to find the next circle journal on my doorstep a couple of weeks ago - Lori's Favorite Song Lyrics.

There are moments throughout my life where a certain song stands out for one reason or another. Perhaps it was playing in the background during a memorable time or it was a favorite at one point where I sang it over and over until a new song grabbed my attention. The song that immediately jumped into my head for this project is a newer favorite - Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Calliet. The first time I heard it, Trent played the song for me and the chorus line "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend" stood out to me as it was, and is, exactly how I feel. Very lucky indeed to not only be in love with, but married to and sharing a life with my best friend...

Tucked into the cd sleeve is a photo of Trent, Dylan and me:

Supplies: Autumn Leaves patterned papers, ribbon & brad; Bazzill cardstock; Arial font; EK Success border punch & corner rounder punch; black stamp ink; Heidi Swapp ghost heart; staple; greenroom eco cd sleeve; Die Cuts with a View adhesive backed cardstock; QuicKutz Sunshine font; Micron black pen.



Wordless Wednesday


under the sea

Dylan enjoys playing in his kick & crawl gym:

Supplies: Archiver's cardstock; Die Cuts with a View adhesive backed cardstock; Doodlebug Designs patterned paper; Sharpie and Le Plume II markers; QuicKutz Studio classic and Star mini fonts; Signo Uniball white pen. Scraplift of Kelly Goree's *boating* layout.