Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Paper Mama Photo Challenge: Halloween

Another challenge from The Paper Mama... this time it is Halloween (of course)

The Paper Mama

I don't really have anything too fancy for Rock. I was making a Jester outfit for him so he and daddy could be court jesters together (Here is the outfit I had made for my hubby last year)... but Rock is too big for the material I had cut out and started sewing together last month (and I thought I made it big enough for growth) so I made something even simpler... no sewing involved... a firechief hat!

My little Rock as the Firechief:

Rock's Oma, my mom, was a volunteer firefighter for years and his uncle is a First Lieutenant at a station in Virginia.
so what better halloween costume than a real life hero

I'm putting the sepia photo into the contest ... will you enter, too?

Training your body helps you in some ways,
but serving God helps you in every way
by bringing you blessings in this life and in the future life, too.
This is why we work and struggle:
We hope in the living God who is the Savior of all people,
especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 4:8, 10 (NCV)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Cowboy Rock


His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of a man;
the LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Psalm 147:10, 11

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Doopsy Banner

I went ahead and put an advertisement banner at the top of my blog... i'm not going to make a habit of it but i think that just a couple won't make much of a big deal...

Anywho... the doopsy diapers banner is for Baby Eco Mart. They offer items from: Thirsties, Dream eze, Fuzzibunz, Happy heinys, Baby kicks, Knickernappies, and, of course, Doopsy. And not just diapers... there are natural care products, diapering accesories and fabric, momma cloth, and baby carriers. Also they have Seconds sales. Check them out... there are some great deals!

The Paper Mama Photo Challenge: Black and White

I'm going to do a two-in-one post: for The Paper Mama Photo Challenge and for my own crafting that I have been doing. The photo challenge is black and white and I figured little Rock in his pilot cap would be a good B&W photo...

I had started a hat for Rock when he was just shy of three months old... and guess what... I finally finished it!
I used a pattern for the Sweet Pea Pilot Cap at Sew Liberated. She has the free tutorial there so you can see it. Mine isn't exactly the same because I just used a couple old shirts, no backing of any sort, and I hand sewed it. I cut the first part from the pattern and did a quick sewing with red thread to make sure it fit:

The "A" is for his first name... taken from an "army" tshirt.

I got back to it again this month because I figured it is time for a light weight hat to be used. So i did a very sloppy overcast stitch over the already existing sewing (and left the red because it looked good). Then I used a blue shirt and cut off a couple inches to make the hem. I think it turned out ok... It will only be used for a  short period of time.... including this coming weekend for a bonfire... So its good enough for me :)
Doesn't it look cute on baby Rock?

I was really debating which black and white to put on The Paper Mama's page...  I think i like the forward facing one best :)  (He was being difficult - i was trying to get a rear view and he preferred following the camera)

Feel free to check out more B&W entries at The Paper Mama!

And they remembered that God was their rock,
And the Most High God their Redeemer.
Psalm 78:35 (NASB)
P.S. the last few inches of the hat were probably the most fun... Rock entertained himself by tickling hitting and biting my toes :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Charis Designs: Giveaway for bloggers

Kim at Charis Designs is sponsoring her own giveaway. The giveaway is for either one Diaper cover or 2 sets of nursing pads. Winner chooses which they prefer (and if you choose the cover you also choose color and size). You can see her products at her Etsy Shop and if you are a blogger you can enter as well. Besides nursing pads and diaper covers, she also makes: fitted dipaers, AIO diapers, and cloth pads. She has some cute fabric and I would choose a diaper cover if I won :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Airborne

camouflage "airborne" OS pocket diaper

Be my strong refuge,
To which I may resort continually;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
Psalm 71:3 (NKJV)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Paper Mama Photo Challenge: Fall

After no posts for a while you get two posts in one day :)

The Paper Mama Photo Challenge this week (ending the 21st) is "fall."

So we headed outside and took some fun fall fotos:

The photos were fun to take, it was nice to be outdoors, and Rock enjoyed the leaves... so we played a game which I call "Not in the mouth." To play this you take a baby who enjoys putting everything in his mouth and set him in an area where he is not supposed to put stuff in his mouth. Then you continually empty his hands of grass leaves, and other non-edible items before they get to the motuh. This game is even more interesting if you are trying to take a photo. I'm sure many mamas have played this game or one similar :)

Now I am entering this last photo for the paper mama photo challenge (so have other mamas - check them out here)... will you enter a photo, too?

 Be glad, O people of Zion,
rejoice in the LORD your God,
for he has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.
Joel 2:23 (NIV)

Quick Update: Rock's Development

Rock is now right at 6 1/2 months old.

Some developments he has made in the past month...

Sitting up on his own since the end of September.
"Inch Worming" across the floor (crawling is on its way)
Pulling up on objects. Prefers to stop at his knees, but has stood straight up on his feet twice.
Makes his way around and across rooms any way he can.

The dog is on watch to move when Rock gets close

Oh, he also really loves any and all cords...
Don't all babies?

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Savior!
Psalm 18:46 (NIV)