Happy Friday. Typically my posts are pretty topical, but I am going to be a bit all over the place today.
It’s a bit how my brain is functioning these days.
Adeline is 3 months old today. We continue to marvel at how big she is getting! She is holding her head up really well, cooing, smiling and sleeping 6-8 hours stretches at night. She loves, loves, loves to nurse, which accounts for those delicious, roly, poly thighs. (3 month sticker by Sticky Bellies).
I was anticipating that this weekend Adeline and I would be traveling to Iowa for Sara’s funeral, but God has other plans for when He is going to bring her home. She is still with us, hearing words of love that her family continues to whisper into her ears.
So instead of traveling, I am going to make Adeline’s Halloween costume tomorrow. She is going to be an owl. I am going to combine a few ideas I have seen on Pinterest. (See my Halloween board here). I’m really excited about it. I’ll be sure to post pictures when its done.
Elias is going to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween. I found his costume last year on Craigslist. The original owner paid like $70 for it at Disney World and it lights up and is totally rad. I paid $20. Elias is obsessed. He wants to wear it every day. Check out this video he made of himself (and Daddy edited).
On Sunday, Adeline is getting dedicated at church. She is going to wear the baptism gown that my mom, her brothers, my sister, all my cousins and I wore. (I thought it was far too girly for Elias to wear…). It makes my heart happy to carry on this tradition.
This weekend I am also hoping to put a dent in my 2009 photo book. (I completed 2010 and will feature it during next month’s memory keeping series). I have a Groupon that expires next month, so I really need to get going. I have been using Picaboo for these books, which I have been happy with. If you have any photo books to make, check out Eversave today. They have $25 for $75 worth of Picaboo products, and you get a $3 credit when you join, making it just $22. You can also use this on photo calendars and cards- perfect for Christmas!
And, in case you missed my post of Facebook, Totsy has Stride Rite shows for 50-60% off right now. Stride Rites are our favorite kids shoes and I have never seen them this cheap. I bought a pair for Adeline for next year when she starts to walk. If you haven’t ordered from Totsy before, you get free shipping. They also have some really cute clothes for kids and mom right now. I bought Elias some pjs. Join here.
Lastly, mama needs cute shoes too. There are some adorable sweater and fuzzy ugg look alike boots on Haute Look today. I snatched a pair up for me.