Day 32 “Technology” – Tawnya

•March 22, 2014 • 1 Comment

Yes these are books, but technology has changed one of my favorite hobbies: scrapbooking. Now instead of dragging out tons of supplies, getting photos developed, etc., I have the ease of digital photography and digital scrapbooking. I love the published books that will be keepsakes for years to come.

Day 16 “Animal” – Tawnya Hart

•March 1, 2014 • 1 Comment

This is our Samoyed, Koda, protecting our newborn.

8 Months Old Progress Report

•October 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Well, it’s hard to believe, but Scarlet turned 8 months old last week. I know in the future I will forget when things happened, so I thought it would be nice to record what Scarlet’s doing at different ages.

Verbally: Scarlet has been quite a talker for a long time. Lately she’s been doing mostly “Ba Ba” sounds, with an occassional “Da Da” or “Ma Ma”. The Dadas and Mamas don’t really sound intentional though. However, last week, the day before my birthday, I was on the phone with James and Scarlet was on the floor beside me. She looked up at me and very clearly said, “MaMa”! It seemed very intentional and it made my heart melt. She hasn’t said it since, but we’ll count that as your birthday present to Mommy, little Scarlet! 

Crawling: As far as crawling, Scarlet has been on a backwards kick for over a month now. Finally this week she has started crawling forward, and it’s been with confidence.

She crawled her way under Grammy’s couch a few weeks ago.

Pulling up: Last week, Scarlet started trying to pull up to standing position.  She’ll grab my hands and though I keep her steady, I don’t really help; she can get up from sitting to standing position on her own. Time to move the crib matress down!  Forgot to mention that Scarlet has also been doing a lot of “uh uh” sounds. There are times when it seems she is trying to say “up” as it corresponds to her movements.

Eating: Currently Scarlet still enjoys a bottle in the morning, before bed and maybe 1 or 2 more sprinkled throughout the day. She eats lots of Earth’s Best organic baby food as well as Organic applesauces in many flavors. We also give her table food. She enjoys cheese when we go to our favorite pizza place.  And she will not let you drink in front of her without demanding a drink herself.

Play: Scarlet mostly works on mastering skills like pulling up and crawling. She does love her V-Tech puppy that I found at Goodwill. She also has finally started liking her butterfly teether I got several months ago.  Here she is the other day playing in the leaves in the park.

Teeth: Four teeth so far, and it seems as if more are coming! You can see some of them in the picture above.

Other: Her hair seems to be getting lighter. Still pretty fine, but getting longer too.

Check out this Diaper Giveaway

•September 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Do you cloth diaper? We do, and I have been entering blog giveaways for free ones. It’s fun to try out different kinds.

Photo from Green Line Diapers Website.

Green Line Diapers have some extremely cute prints. Right now there is a giveaway going on at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. What do you have to lose?

New Website button

•September 13, 2011 • 2 Comments

Baby Hangover

•August 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment


Scarlet looks like she has a baby hangover.

Scarlet Sitting Up Video

•August 19, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Scarlet started sitting up alone just about a week after she turned 6 months old.

Sorry I can’t seem to figure out how to turn this video to the correct orientation. I’m trying to remember now to always record in landscape orientation.