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Babies! (Not an Official Announcement, Sorry Mom!)

Like many other women my age who are in the middle of their child-bearing years, I'm a bit obsessed with babies.  My baby fever has gotten worse in the past few months.  You see, Little Paul is becoming a full-fledged toddler, leaving his bottles and his babyhood behind, and so Big Paul and I have decided that now's the time to start planning for another.  Add to that the fact that three out of the five women in our playgroup are pregnant, not to mention the five other friends and acquaintances who recently had babies, and another six who are expecting in the next few months, and I have a serious case of baby madness.

A few months ago I heard some ramblings around the internet about a new documentary that's premiering on Mother's Day weekend called "Babies" and was, of course, quite excited to learn more about it.  Imagine how excited I was when sent me an email asking me to help them spread the word about this new film?!?!

For those of you who don…

LP Goes to PA

A couple weeks ago LP and I headed down to visit my parents for a week in Pennsylvania.  It was the longest we'd both been away from home, leaving Big Paul behind, but we had lots to do and lots of people to see (including some surprise last minute visitors who we weren't expecting!)

The week started out quietly at Nana and Pappy's house.  We played games and read books.  Over and over again. 

We took over the sun room with all of his stuff- the table and chairs below were Pappy's when he was little.

LP taught Pappy how to do some sign language- say "more" Pappy!

We spiffed up and went to church.

On Monday Great-Grandma Ree (GG) and Great-Aunt Cindi came to visit.
LP shared his farm toys with GG.

And Great-Aunt Cindi gave LP a super-soft bunny rabbit.

Later that day LP and I hopped back in the car and headed to Carlisle, PA, a 2-hour drive, to visit my college roomie and best friend Aimee and her two kids.  Her husband works for the college we went to and I hadn'…

Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Month Sixteen

Yesterday LP and I headed off to the pediatrician for his 16-month check-up.  He was a very good boy, so good, in fact, that the doctor kept commenting on what a nice child he is and said several times that most 16-month-olds aren't nearly so happy to let the doctor examine him.  He said that LP's nice behavior was partly because of the way we're raising him, and partly because he obviously trusts me and could sense that I trust the doctor.  So hey, as his mother, I'm happy to take the credit for his good behavior! 

Little Paul weighed in at 21 lbs and 15 oz, a gain of almost 3 pounds since his 1-year checkup.  He's 31.5 inches tall, 2.5 inches taller than at 12 months.  He's right around the 10th percentile for height and weight, while his head circumference is in the 80th percentile- pretty much right where he's been all along!

Here are some things to remember:

1.  LP still loves to read- YAY!  He'll bring us a book, telling us which book it is, suc…

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One of my fave photos from our trip to Pennsylvania last week:

Cracks me up!

Pinwheel Par-tay!- Week Two!

Here's my next block for week two of the Pinwheel Party Quilt Along.  The original directions say to use 6 different colored fabrics plus the background color. I chose to use 3 different polka-dotted fabrics (yellow, teal, and grey) plus the black background. I also purchased a novelty fabric with dogs on it, thinking that I'd fussy-cut some of the squares to showcase the little dogs.  For this week's block I thought I'd add in some of those little dogs, but I'm not completely sold on it yet.  I'm not sure if I'm really loving the dogs or not.  I have no real plans for this quilt, so if it's a little juvenile with the dog fabric, that's fine- it's not like I've planned it to go in our bedroom or something.  

Here's the block (I did a better job matching up the pinwheel but that top row is a bit off):

And here it is next to last week's block- this will be the beginning of the first row of this quilt:

It's that little dog bum on the b…