Some photos from the past couple of weeks. Hugo is now 2 1/2 weeks old, and getting back into Baby Mode has been a bit of a transition. You think it will be Old Hat, and in some ways it is and in some ways it’s not. I’d forgotten how much babies sleep. I keep thinking, is this normal, to sleep this much?? And still, how can he sleep so much and still manage to take ALL of my attention? It’s hard, and different, and wonderful, all at the same time. Like the first week when I cried every day. It was super stressful when he didn’t gain any weight the first week and we had to keep going back to the doctor’s office for…
Rae’s assistant Jess here, stepping in to announce a Very Important Arrival. Please welcome Hugo Marvin! He was born on Saturday evening, weighing in at 7 lb, 6 oz, and he’s 19″ long. Here are a couple of photos from Rae’s Instagram feed:
Hugo, Rae, and family are doing well. Elliot and Clementine think their little brother is just the bee’s knees.
Hey there!! I’ve been in the middle of Moving Craziness since last week — we moved on Monday and Tuesday this week — so I’m feeling a bit like my life is in utter shambles, but at the same time totally happy and thrilled that we are in our new house. It just gets a little overwhelming with all the boxes and things to do. Then there’s the moment when you need a lamp, for instance, and you KNOW you labeled a box “lamps” but then you can’t find it. Anyway. Blahblah. The hardest part is figuring out where to even start with everything.
We basically chose one of the coldest days in Michigan history to move, and our movers were almost three hours late…
OK, first we need to talk about the weather. This past week’s weather has been IN. SANE. My Instagram feed has been full of screenshots showing the current negative degree windchill, or people throwing boiling water out the door and watching it turn instantly into steam (Meg, Emily). It is ridonkulous how cold it’s been outside, so cold that both my kids have had school or preschool canceled for most of the week, bringing this winter break to a full THREE WEEKS for our family due to the fact that E was sick with the flu before break started.
I would love to be one of those parents who says they are “so glad for just a few…
It’s been lots of family time and not much time on the blog for me lately — no big surprise there due to the holidays and the fact that I had the flu last week — but I feel like I’ve been leaving you guys in the dark about what’s going on around here, real-life-wise. I mean, you probably already know I have a baby on the way (and so far, so good, everything seems healthy and normal in the Baby Dept and I am so thankful for that), but I think I forgot to mention that we bought a house last month. So, guess what? WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!
This recent purchase is v. exciting (and yes, the decision to buy was definitely precipitated…
I love the idea of having my favorite fabrics in a place where I can see them every day. I think a tablecloth is a great way to keep fabric visible so you can enjoy it! And because I basically just hemmed the edges of a large cut of fabric to make this one, I can always change my mind and turn it into something else later, right? I often hoard fabric, only to have it sit in stacks for years without being used (or really seen)…and that’s a little bit sad. Well not this time I say!!!
By request: blue foxes for E and pink foxes for C.
You didn’t think they always got along, did you? They do pretty well though.
First grade. Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!. Last year, after I posted his first day picture on the blog, my mom pointed out that the t-shirt he was wearing was one she had given him when he was three.
Well. This year, I had no intention of sending him to school looking anything but dapper, so I made him this little elephant shirt out of this adorable (and soft) Kokka canvas and the industrial snap press my friend Karen left at my studio last week (yeehaw!). He loves elephants — has to do with the letter E — so he was pleased with it. Though it may have taken a bit of coercion to get him to choose it over his other well-worn tees this morning. Ahem.…
Clementine will turn four tomorrow, so we had a party at our house yesterday afternoon and evening and invited some family and friends. Clementine was a holy terror, having skipped her nap with all the looming excitement, and spent much of the party whining or screaming at the other children (mainly her brother), but at least it made the other parents of toddlers feel better when their kid had a tantrum too, right? It’s a good thing she’s so stinkin’ cute, that’s all I’m sayin.
I’ll show you some pictures of the dress I made for her birthday (got it finished!! YAY!!!) later, but today I want to show you one of the most thoughtful gifts Clementine got yesterday, from my sister-in-law, Sara Beth: a…
Summer is in full swing, and as usual I am struggling with guilty angst over having to work. I have this recurring issue: if I’m not working enough, I feel a sort of withdrawal and I’m distracted and I get impatient with the kids when I can’t find a spare minute to check my email or make sure the blog hasn’t blown up (which sounds pretty ridiculous when I type it out, but there you go). On the other hand, when I’m working too much I feel like we’re missing out on summer and everyone else is having fun while I sit inside and stare at the wall and my poor children sit in camps or daycare staring out the window. I’m being completely overdramatic…
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