Welcome to the bean farm!

So, some time back I mentioned that I gave Moses a tray of rice to play with...later I added a bag of dry beans to that tray and let him have at it some more. Sometimes we would take it outside...he was happy as a lark, scooping away and having a blast. Now if you ever wondered to yourself...could you plant these dry beans and would they grow?...the answer is yes. I have about 30 bean plants or so to prove it...sporadically placed around the entire yard in a way that only a toddler in his own world could. :) They make me smile every time I see them so I have no intention of getting rid of them. :)
This boy has been a joy of all joys lately. I am soaking up the fact that he is and has always been such an easy baby. People have always told me that things about him would change...that his hair would fall out(never happened), that the calm sweet nature that he had in the hospital would be replaced with a more typical personality (never ever happened), that he would outgrow this or that...none of those ever happened either. As far as parenting goes...he has been easy as pie...yes there have been days that weren't great, nights he wouldn't sleep (until we met Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child) but all in all I have nothing to complain about. Today I am especially thankful for the joy and sweetness that is Moses.
He makes me especially proud lately because he will say thank you to strangers who give things to him...like the snack lady at story time or the grocery bagger giving him stickers. A 20 month old toddler who is using please and thank you UN-prompted in such a sweet voice makes my heart melt like butter and my eyes tear up just typing this. Yes, I am thankful for this sweet blessing of a boy.
One more...I just taught him to say "cheese" when I take his photo...for some reason, this pose goes along with saying it. Ok, sappy over...I have decided to paint my dining room...right now it is a shade called brick hearth...I love it but I want something brighter to compliment the shade of my living room which I ADORE. :) A bright and cheery shade of green it is...but which one?
Lots of new cards going into the shop today...
This weekend I made a couple of gifts for sweet little Meira who just turned one! The skirt above is waaaay cuter in person...I am pretty proud of it...considering I had to alter the pattern that is a 5-6 to fit a 12m old. :)
I also made her this way fun tu-tu...Moses may or may not have looked super cute in it. :) My niece will be getting one of each of the above. :)

And the WINNER!
Is Julie from Joy's Hope who guessed Washington D.C!! Technically my friend Pam guessed it first so I will be sending Pam some goodies too...silly me failed to remember that people who actually know me read this too...so I withheld Pam's guess to keep the guessing going. :)

Look for another GIVEAWAY next Friday!!

Have a happy day and be sure to go check out the new goodies in the shop!

Oh, oh, oh and someone asked about Etsy tips for success...tomorrows post will be dedicated to that so come back tomorrow! :)
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14 comments:

April said...

hi friend..everyone is sleeping here at the beach house so I am getting some blog reading time...that teeny skirt is wayyyy cute. I see you discovered the new blog roll too....dont ya love it.

later
A

Eric and Michelle said...

already painting again....looks like fun greens to choose from.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

LOVE... LOVE... LOVE green! go for it! you have the eye... it will be great!

too cute skirt! really fun!

i've said it before... i'll say it again... MOSES is as cute as they get!!!!!!!!

Kate said...

I can't wait to read it tommorow!!! Moses is adorable!

traci said...

I like the asparagus but I love all green...my livingroom is mossy green.
Moses is a total doll. Glad the first one was easy since that pretty well guarantees the second will make you grey..lol
Love your blog!

Simply Me... said...

Boo Hoo! I look forward to next time! That little one of yours is a keeper!

Lanny:)

melissa said...

Hi there, I found your blog from your etsy store (which, by the way, is full of too many delicious items!) and the first thing I saw is that YOU HAVE A MOSES TOO! :) My Moses will be 2 at the end of this month. And he's as adorably squeezable as yours. Does that just come with the name? :) Anyway, I just had to share.

Thanks for adding a little more beauty to the world with your fabulous creations!

~melissa

The Gerster Family said...

I love the pictures of Moses with the rain drops on his face. So precious!

My2Gs said...

What a sweet sweet little boy!

Amanda Jo said...

Hello! I'm Amanda and I just found your blog through Kristi at Sunnypond.

Your blog is so delightful and I LOVE your music! I get to see Brett, Colbie and John Mayer in August!

I'll visit here often!

PS Your baby is precious!!!!

Bethany said...

I missed some posts while we were out of town so I am catching up! LOVE the pictures of Moses...the water drops on his face are so fun!

And the greens?!! Oh my girl! I LOVE green! I so wanted to paint a room in our house a bright and fun green, but with our carpet and tile colors, we just can't do colors that are bright! BUT...we did paint our bedroom a deep shade of green-brown and did all sorts of bright green stripes on one wall!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!! And love the skirts! FUN!!

meg duerksen said...

that skirt is so cute!
my girls would love the ruffles.

we didn't accidently plant them but this year the kids picked out peas to plant.
i did and who knows if they will really grow. but for now they look like your bean plants.

i'm sorry anyone would leave a rude comment.
who knows why people are anyhing but kind on blogs.
jealousy i guess.
keep your chin up.
your site is colorful, inspiring creatively and emothinally and you love your family so much. that's what i come for.
love ya...in a non-creepy-internet-friend kind of way. :)
-meg

Pamela said...

You really didn't need to send me anything. I was just playing along. Thanks though.

Will you make a cute little skirt for Mazey when she comes home? That would be really fun.

Anonymous said...

oh never mind... the answer was 2 posts up. my bad :)

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