Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Shameless Plug

Many of you may know of my sister in law Tara and her cutie little boy Malak that they just adopted from Ethiopia. While Tara was waiting for Mal to come home, she was buying and making all kinds of things for him. One of the thigs she made was this super cute leather cuff.
She has gotten so many compliments about it that she has started selling them on Etsy. She has a ton of cute ones for boys and girls and she has started making adult sizes too. You guys have to go check them out.
Her Etsy site is called Daisy Tara. There is also a link on the side of my blog.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yes, this really is a new post

OK, I don't know about you guys, but I am pretty tired of looking at that "brilliant weblog" tag. We have had company since about the middle of July, so between that and just the busyness of life, I haven't really felt like blogging. Plus, we have been taking all kinds of pictures and I have felt pressure to go through all of them and post them, and that was an overwhelming task, so instead I was just pretending that none of it existed.

So, I decided to start from scratch and not worry about the past unless I get the urge to show a pic or to from our trip to Washington or from the family being here.

Shiloh is doing wonderful. She is walking like crazy. In fact, she cries every time she has to sit in her stroller or be held because all she wants to do is walk. She is turning into such a little person. Two of my nieces are staying with us right now. They are two and four. Shiloh follows them around all day and wants to play with them. It's really cute. She is saying all kinds of words. She says no no, bye, hi (Her current favorite. She says it to EVERYONE.), night night, all gone, again, more (Another favorite. It's how she asks for goldfishes.) and more, but this is all I can think of for he moment. She is so happy and so much fun to be with. We've been having such a great time together lately. Don't get me wrong, she can drive me crazy sometimes, but those moments don't usually last too long, and even then she is still cute. Really it feels like she has always been with us. She is just such a part of our lives that it is weird to think that four months ago it was just Filipe and I.

The other day we went to this really cool play place. They have slides and tunnels and stuff like that, but they also have a paint station with easels and washable paints, a play dough station, a stamp station, chalk, a sand table and a couple of boxes of dress ups. They also have great places for parents to sit and relax, plus free wifi. It is a great place. Shiloh loved it! She is just to the age that she can really play with this stuff and enjoy it. She LOVED the painting and made her first official art works. I love seeing her getting into this stuff and experimenting with new things. At one point I was showing Shiloh and my niece, Jenna how to paint their hands and push them on their paper to make a hand print. Shiloh didn't totally get it. She loved the painting your hand part, but didn't really understand putting it on your paper. She was covered in paint when she was done. It's a good thing it was all washable.

So that was what we did this week. If there is still anyone out there reading, please leave a comment so I can know if I should keep blogging. Thanks!