I have a new celebrity crush. Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons. If you haven't heard any of their songs yet, you better get right on it! The band's catchy tunes get inside your head. I find myself longing to be right in the middle of a Boston, London or Ireland neighborhood bar with "The Cave" in the background and a Guinness to my right. (That is saying a lot since I don't even like Guinness!)
The biography on their website states: They create a gutsy, old-time sound that marries the magic of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the might of Kings Of Leon, and their incredible energy draws us in quickly to their circle of songs, to the warmth of their stories, and to their magical community of misty-eyed men.
Amazing sound? Check. Hot frontman with a guitar wearing a vest and button down? Hell yes.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
We've finally decided on a light fixture to hang above our stairway! But first we need to paint the stairwell. This is the next project we will tackle.Behr's Brown Teepee
I have been waiting oh so patiently to assemble my photo wall. I feel like my house is so photo barren without it. Growing up my mom had 2 HUGE photo walls and I would be caught often by them staring the photos...thinking about that day or stories to go along with the photos. I can still envision them in my mind and I love that. Plus, do you know how hard it is for a photographer to not have 10 million photos in their home?!!!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Time is truly escaping me as I try to catch up to your monthly posts. As I write this you are almost 11 months! Can time slow down NOW?!!!
Sophie, as each month passes your personality is showing through even more. It's like I have a lottery ticket in my hand and I can't wait to scratch off the next part to see more of who you are becoming. I am that lucky. ;)
You took your first steps this past month and can say you will be walking by your first birthday! You are so strong and are in such amazement and wonder of everything. It is so great sharing every experience with you.
You tolerate your baby food, but are ready for big girl food all the way. Mommy and daddy give you a taste of what's on our plates all the time. You seem to like everything we've given you so far. I can tell giving up your bottles won't be a struggle either, you don't want to sit still for them anymore!
You are still in size 3 diapers, but now 6 month clothes are definitely too short for you and the 9 month clothes are almost too small too. You are now in 12 month sleepers, which makes you look all grown up! You still fit in your car seat, but mommy and daddy are now looking at big girl convertible seats for you. It will be odd to carry around a toddler in a baby seat! You are still eating 5 oz. every 3 hours and have a nap an hour after each bottle. You take 4 naps a day and still sleep through the night. You've gotten one new tooth since last month for a total of 6 teeth now. You are a pro at growing those!
Your favorite toys still include your Ni Hao Kai-Lan doll and Violet. They sing and talk to you which you love. You also like your Melissa & Doug animal zoo puzzle. The thick wood is great for you to put in your mouth. You also continue to enjoy being in the kitchen with mommy. You help her with the dishes and like to stand and climb in the dishwasher. You've just discovered how to open up the kitchen cabinets so locks will be going on there soon! You like to dance to any beat! Smiling at strangers is nothing new either. You love new people and are so outgoing. You enjoy watching everything around you, especially when we go out to eat.
Sophie, you are never one to miss a beat and are so smart already! Mommy and daddy are so proud of you - we can't believe you are our little walker and very soon a toddler. I cherish you always.