Baby's First Haircut

Silas got his first official haircut yesterday.  It came after weeks of debating whether or not to follow through with one.  The last straw was one morning when I was getting Silas ready to go to daycare.  I handed Silas a "to-go" applesauce packet for him to snack on while I finished packing up his lunch.  It didn't take more than 10 seconds for Silas to squirt the applesauce all over his fingers and then for him to comb his fingers through his long locks.

If you have to spend more time tending to your toddler's hair than you do your own, maybe it's time to give them a haircut.  And so we did.  We put Silas in his high chair, Rob put a cartoon on the TV and I loaded Silas up with fruit snacks.  And then we started hacking away.

We took turns and said some of the following: "Does that look ok?"  "I don't know what I'm doing"  "Ok, that's it, I should probably stop cutting"

It's not perfect, but we managed to get it done without any tears and without spending any money.


Maybe it's because I'm not stuck on the couch this year.

Maybe it's because Winter wasn't as harsh this year.

Maybe it's because I'm seeing Winter fresh through the eyes of a 15 month old this year.

Whatever the reason, Winter this year has not been as terrible as I expected it to be.  After walking 2 miles almost every morning during Summer, I was a little concerned that I may go stir-crazy once it got too cold.  There's no way you'll ever find me taking a leisurely walk when it's below 50 degrees outside.

Thankfully I discovered the mall play area right as it was getting cold out.  Silas loves that place.

Also, this year we have a functional fireplace in our house, so that makes things a lot less cold.

We replaced most of our windows, which adds to the warmth.

Running errands has always been a favorite thing of mine to do, but during the Wintertime, it's almost necessary.  We're out of Milk?  TO THE STORE WE GO.  I have the urge to knit a scarf?  MICHAELS IS ONLY 15 MINUTES AWAY.

Especially since Silas is older and able to react to things, I view running errands as a learning experience and just a lot of fun.

But let's be honest.  Spring is right around the corner.  And we are all ready for it to get here.

Silas' Valentine's Day Card: 2016

I decided to do a Valentine's Day card again for Silas.  This was last year's.

We put a little more effort into this year's card.  In January we were walking through Target and some Valentine's Day decorations caught my eye.  After some thought I decided that I could DIY my own decor at home with some supplies I already had in my office.  That same day I made the "XOXO" and heart out of Kraft paper and then we took the pictures. 

The front displays the best picture we were able to get of Silas along with a glitter heart I whipped up in photoshop.

The back side shows all of our outtakes.  We took  It took less than 5 minutes and it was a lot of fun.

Bonus throwback

Throw back to when Silas was 9 months old and it was not okay to be any more than 3 feet away from each other.

more = less

My good friend, Lindsey, from high school shared this with me last week.  
Sometimes you just need the reminder. <3

Latest Knit Creations

 Knitting and crocheting has been such a fun hobby for me this season.  Since most of my work (Etsy) and hobbies (Photography, Scrapbooking, Blogging) involve staring at a computer screen, it's very refreshing to do something that involves creating and not getting my eyes blown out by bright lights.

These are my latest creations

I was pretty stoked to find some yarn in the perfect shade of red.  Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Apparently "hooded" scarves are a thing.  Sometimes they're called "Snoods"   I'm new to this and still learning the lingo and different patterns, but after I made this plum cowl, Rob tried it on and he thought he was being goofy by wearing it as a hood.  Little did he know that he was in on the latest trend!

This scarf a favorite of mine because it's very warm and it's so large it could be wrapped around three times.  In this picture I only wrapped it twice.

I'm going to try to sell these on Ebay and Etsy.  However, if many don't sell, it will be okay because I'll end up gifting them to family members this Christmas!  Perfect!

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