I’m a Winner, Baby!

Hey guess what? I won a contest! I won’t be able to use my prize right away, since it’s meant to help reduce nausea and morning sickness. (NO, this is not an announcement that we’re expecting again! Sheesh.) It’s called a Psi Band and I had my choice of colors. I went with black, since […]

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May Day Block Party

Siena’s Half-Birthday/May Day Block Party was beautifully decorated (if I do say so myself) …. but not very well attended. . . . . . . We had almost as many dogs in attendance as people! . . . . . . . . . . We met one new family, and talked with the […]

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Seven Months

Siena hits the seven month mark today! When she turned six months old, you might remember that we celebrated three ways:  a half birthday block party, starting solids, and starting this blog. Today let’s “celebrate” with an update on those three things, shall we? Half birthday block party – I was waiting to publish the […]

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Elimination Communication

I want to tell you about these pictures. But first I need to give you some background information. ~*~ I took these pictures last Wednesday when Siena and I were on our way to a meeting with other parents and babies who practice Elimination Communication (EC), or Infant Potty Training. EC is something I read […]

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Memorial Day

We spent a good chunk of our day working out in the garage, with Siena happily standing up and flopping down in her portable crib. We called Hawk in Winter’s aunt, whose son in the Navy serving the Marines as a medic. Hawk in Winter posted a short reflection and a moving video on his […]

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Beach Baby

Here are some pictures (remember they’re always clickable so you can see them bigger) from Siena’s first beach trip on Mother’s Day weekend. We spent Friday night at my grandparents’ beach cabin (where we spent part of our honeymoon), then my parents and two of my sisters joined us for lunch on Saturday. Siena discovered […]

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Look Who’s Standing!

. The very next morning after we lowered her mattress a couple notches (for safety’s sake since she’d started pulling to a kneel) Siena started pulling to stand! “Just reach… and pull myself up…” “Ta-DAH!” The first time she pulled to stand, I expected her to last a few wobbly seconds on tiptoes, but she […]

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Not Me! Monday

Welcome back to Not Me! Monday. This blog carnival was created by MckMama at MyCharmingKids. You can head over to  her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. As for me, remember this cake from last week? I did NOT eat almost the entire thing by myself. And […]

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Mother’s Day

We took Siena to the beach yesterday, and had lunch and a quick visit with my parents and two of my sisters. Today we head to the mountains to celebrate Mother’s Day with my extended family. Hope to post beach pictures tonight. In the meantime, here are some thoughts on motherhood from CatholicGreetings.org. Forget to […]

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Cross My Heart Crafts Part II

Remember my post on blog.hawkinwinter.com about Siena’s custom onesies? No? Well click these bold words to go check it out and then come back. Are you back? Good. Weren’t those some cute onesies? They came in several sizes, and Siena has grown into her 6-9 month clothes and is now able to show off this […]

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