Friday, December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Double Digits!

My boy... Matthew is 10. Double Digits! Wow! That went by fast!!!

So Creative, Imaginative, Constant, Enthusiastic, Loving, Affectionate, Strong, Smart, Happy, and Loyal.

He began life with us so very tiny, under 5 pounds even though he was born several days "past due"! Now growing so big and strong. Hurtling towards manhood so quickly it makes this mama's head spin, yet thankfully, still such a happy innocent child. Small enough to love dressing up and pretending, mature enough to be logical when problem solving, and always thinking outside the box! Oh my sweet, sweet Matthew!

This was Matthew 10 years ago. See his sweet dimples? He was born with the most perfectly round little head. (Oddly enough, considering the perfect roundness of that head, he was my easiest birth by far!)

Big brother Logan meeting Matthew minutes after he was born... Looking at this picture now, it almost looks like Rodrigo had a harder time at that birth than I did!

And now 10 times around the sun later... Getting so big and see? He still has those adorable little dimples!
We enjoy this kid so much!

Building a toolbox with his Daddy. He is such a hard worker!

Last weekend we had a birthday party for him and had 10 boys (counting our 3) here for a birthday/slumber party! Such noisy fun!
Happy Birthday Baby Boy! We are so very thankful for you and love you so, so much!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Seasonal Handmade Exchange Part 2

Yay! Today we received our package from Jen for the Seasonal Handmade Exchange. What fun! There wasn't much light in the house as the sun was already sinking in the sky when we open it, but I still managed to get a few pictures of the items she sent us before it set completely.

In our package we found five sweet little wool heart ornaments made from upcycled felted (fulled) sweaters and stuffed with wool...

And my favorite item... a delicate roving angel. She is so pretty on our Christmas Tree right now!

The boys thought it was such fun getting these things in the mail! I can't wait to participate in another swap sometime soon!

Seasonal Handmade Exchange

I just participated in my very first swap ever! The Seasonal Handmade Exchange hosted by Jen of Sewn Natural Studio and Rae of Morning Sun Rae. The idea was to swap a handmade item for one's nature table crafted from natural materials. Jen turned out to be my swap partner. It was pretty exciting to get paired with someone known all over blogland for her creativity, but a little bit intimidating as well! I had just designed these cute little wooden snow babies complete with a sled to pull each other around (or even to give their favorite snowman a ride!) So, I decided to make those for her, and make another set for us later.

I waited to post pictures of them until she emailed me that she had received them. I wasn't sure how long shipping would take all the way to Canada from here, but it wasn't too bad actually. Aren't they cute? I was pretty happy with how they turned out!

Rodrigo (my husband -for those of you who haven't been reading my blog for long) keeps trying to get me to open up an Etsy shop and sell my little wooden creations, because he thinks they are adorable... that really intimidates me! (The opening the shop part, not that he loves my little wooden toys!) I feel like "What if I devote all of that time and energy and love into making sweet little things and then no one wants them?"
I got as far as signing up, and choosing a shop name... but still haven't listed anything. Someday... maybe...
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