29 November 2009

Thanksgiving at the Beach

Well, we made it back from our trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We had some rain, but overall the weather wasn't too bad. The house we were staying in was SO close to the beach we could run down there anytime we wanted (unless Lincoln was taking a nap...)

We visited Roanoke Island, the site of the first English colony in the New World. It disappeared, so there wasn't too much to see or photograph. There are, however, a bunch of beautiful lighthouses along the Outer Banks that are very photogenic. Here's the Bodie Island Lighthouse:

The beach was the number one attraction, though. Jonathan loves playing in the ocean. I think he would have done that all day, everyday if he could have.

I even got in the water a couple of times. This was a huge accomplishment for me because I am terrified of the ocean.

Thanksgiving Day was our best day, weather-wise, so the three of us headed down to the beach. Lincoln was covered in sand by the time we left, but I think he liked it.

Other highlights of the trip include: Delicious NC Barbecue, Lincoln learning to say "Mama (mamamama)" (he never says it just twice,) numerous people comparing Jonathan to Lancelot (because of the get-up pictured above,) and learning to play the bean game.

15 November 2009

This Week From the Craft Department

I decided a while ago I wanted to make Lincoln's Christmas stocking. My big plan is to keep the pattern and use it for our future kids, so all of their stockings will be the same, but be made of different fabrics (does that make sense?) This stocking is by no means perfect (I am still a very amateur seamstress...), but I am pretty pleased with it.

Also, I've become trapped in blogland more and more frequently as of late... There are so many great craft blogs, and decorating blogs, and cooking blogs, and... I could go on for a while. I somehow (don't ask me how) stumbled onto this blog and this awesome tutorial. I thought to myself, "I have a crappy book, a glue gun, and a dollar... I can do that!" And I did. I love my new wreath, but it is very difficult to photograph. :)

I have found MANY other crafty tutorials I want to try... naptime is too short...

So I meant to write this post a while ago and it was originally just going to be devoted to crafts, but when I stuck my memory card in my computer I couldn't believe all the cute picture of Lincoln on there... okay I could believe it (he's so handsome :) so I thought I should post some of them.

Here's Lincoln few weeks ago playing with his friend Norah (she thinks he handsome too :)

They are so cute together...

We got a new shipment of diapers from Diapers.com (I love that site!) and Lincoln played in the box for a little bit, like all children should.

He put this blanket on his own head and then stayed like that for a while (I guess he liked it.)

And here he is, just looking cute during his nap, with his elephant, Charles.