i really tried to post this on monday, but there were technical difficulties. i considered waiting until next monday, but this is a timely topic, so here it is today. fair warning…. you may get bored or impatient in the middle if you’re not as fascinated with the development of kids’ writing skills as i (the librarian and early literacy nut) am. i humbly suggest that you at least skip to about the 4 minute mark for some of the cutest little soulful eyes you’ve ever seen.
Gabriel writes from carissaabc on Vimeo.
mostly these days i’m wearing pajamas and “stretchy pants” as i putter around the house and fend off spit-up from sweet happy baby, but every once in awhile i do actually get dressed. this was what i wore to church last week. the necklace was made for me by the happy little dude. the scarf was another infinity bias-cut scarf that i made with fabric that i couldn’t decide whether it was hideous or gorgeous and i’ve definitely settled on the latter. this dress is definitely more teal than royal blue in real life, but i can’t be bothered to fiddle with the color balance, so just use your imaginations.
sneaky little ghost, photo-bombing my picture…
in the original spirit of my blog (posting little things that bring me joy throughout the day), here are two things i recently discovered in the hedges outside our bedroom windows (look closely!):
on our recent trip to texas, we were able to spend some time with gabriel’s birthfamily. here’s a sneak peek:
Slides and Swings from carissaabc on Vimeo.
the happy little dude has been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a very long time now (since he was little enough that i was worried he’d roll out of a taller bed and be hurt) and so when my parents visited last month, i asked my dad if he’d build a bed for my boy. i poked around on pinterest and was inspired by this photo. happy little dude always wants us to “make him a tent” when he goes to bed (he likes to hide under the covers with a flashlight), so i thought he might enjoy having a whole “house” over his head.i added stars–both painted and glow-in-the-dark stickers — and a night sky to the inside, along with an LED taplight. i love that he now sleeps on a pillow made for him by one grandma, under a quilt made by another grandma, on top of a bed made by a grandpa!
and after this photo shoot, we added a little bookshelf beside the “window” that can hold all the bedtime necessities. i have to admit that i’m a little jealous. i’ve always wanted glow-in-the-dark stars above my bed. i love reading stories here every night!
this is isadora marie.
she and i share the same birthday. we’re all pretty much in love with her.
she loves her new blankie. i started knitting it last thanksgiving and i finished it last week. hooray!
does the pattern look familiar? (i really love knitting this pattern…) can you spot the gray row that i knit (wrong) while i was in the delivery room enjoying chatting with her birthmother and not really paying attention to my knitting? that’s a story in a blanket, friends.
welcome, sweet happy girl. we are so glad you are here.