Thursday, November 14, 2013

The show World's Strongest Man called...

and they want Harlyn to compete in the car pull.

Although I think her form may need a little work, forehead to ground isn't doing her any favors.
Were gonna harness her up to the Power Wheels and have her pull Khage around the yard.
That outta whip her into shape.

Five Months Old

A few special facts about our sweet baby girl:
She got her first fever on Halloween
We can hear her kicking the sides of her crib from all the way downstairs
She always grabs her thighs to look over her shoulder in a very hey boys like manner
She taps her right foot repeatedly when she's falling asleep or engrossed in playing with toys 
She has started eating baby food
Her first food was avocados
I find little dry shriveled up booger flakes in her bed just about everyday
She has figured out how to make a clicking sound with her tongue
She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth like she wants to crawl but never does
She likes to stand up on her hands and feet, with her butt high in the air, and her forehead on the ground
When she cries her nose and eyes turn red
She tugs on her hair when she's tired just like Khage does
She likes to touch my face and softly grab my lips and it is just about the sweetest thing ever
She has finally started sitting up
Sometimes she scratches and pinches the backs of my arms while she's nursing and it instantly ticks me off
She has already gotten a second hair cut because only the top of her hair insists on growing
I love when she rubs her little eyes after she wakes up
She makes loving her so easy with her silly grins and baby girl sweetness.
I don't think we couldn't adore her even if we tried.




Khage's Halloween Costume 2013

 Our little Peter Pan
 We had known for months that Khagey wanted to be Pan for Halloween and the costume was simple enough that this Mama was hook'ed. Not to mention its a character that suits him all too well. A rambunctious boy who prefers to live in the woods and avoids parental guidance at all costs? fits him better then a snug pair of tights.
And it wasn't a fight to wrangle him into the costume either, in fact it has become apart of his weekly dress up play. And nothing makes this Mommy happier then to see my kids enjoying the things I make them. And double doubloons when they look so darn cute doing it.
 Khage was as happy as could be on Halloween night. He was lucky enough to get in two rounds of trick or treating and would randomly yell off to Neverland as he ran up driveways to beg for his candy.
Because his costume wasn't bulky and awkward he was ready at all times to fight off pesky pirates, fly about with the help of a happy thought and play in the woods with the lost boys. You know, all the things that require a pair of green tights, pointy toed shoes and a little red feather.
Here's to hoping that this Peter Pan never grows. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Harlyn's First Costume...

She was an owl.
And isn't she a doll?
No, she wasn't a doll. She was an owl. No, not an owl dressed as a doll.
 I think I may have lost a few of you with that one.
Let me clarify: she was an owl, but is a doll. Got it?
Moving on.
 There really is no significance to her being an owl for her first costume. I chose it simply because no little girl of mine was going to be a princess or something else equally glittery and covered in tulle. But it actually worked out quite well considering Khage was a chicken for his first Halloween.
Its a bird thing. Don't over think it.
With all the designing, cutting, sewing and gluing I probably spent well over 8 hours making this costume... and she probably wore it for less then a single hour on Halloween. On account of her getting her first fever she wasn't too interested in the idea of knocking down doors for candy, especially since she was fully aware that any and all candy was going to bypass her lips completely and go straight to Daddy's.
So on Halloween she actually looked like this. Sick, sad and down right miserable.
But she was happy as can be to wear it a second time on picture day.
Fly fly my sweet owl baby.