jace turns 1 {stats}!

Posted: 07/05/2011 in jace legend, me, pictures

at one you…

have 8 teeth

wear size 18 and 24 month shirts and 18 month pants

weigh 25lbs

measure 31 inches tall

wear size 4 diapers

wear size 5 shoes

you take a few steps here and there without any assistance – most taken to date, 5 steps.

cruise along furniture and with push toys

point at what you desire (really is a good communicator… for a boy!)

still yell/screech way too much but we are making headway

say mamamamamamamam and ‘mom’

sign ‘daddy’

rarely say “she-she” (sissy)

LOVE to be outside!

naaaa’s like a horse and barks like a dog.

eats dog food and bugs

is currently wheat/gluten free (bummer!)

LOVES power tools and superheroes (grunts at them in delight)

still loves playing catch. will chase a ball around a room for a half hour or more.

will eat ANYTHING! (but baby food or anything mushy like baby food)

crawls so stinkin’ fast.

loves buzz and woody

LOVES the pool (used as a splash pad not as a ‘pool’)

thinks lucy is the bomb (that’s debatable in this house since she trapped a skunk under the back deck and made it spray TWICE!)

sleeps through the night. is learning to sleep with sissy…

hates baths, HATES THEM!

LOVES, LOVES! swinging on the swingset!

gives the best hugs!

hanging with daddy gets cooler everyday!

still a mama’s boy… πŸ™‚

my instinct knew you were my lil man when you were in my secret place… i never dreamt i’d really get a sweet lil red haired boy. you have made me grow and mature in ways i can’t express. i’m so glad God gave us you, jace legend! i treasure everyday with you!
to find jace’s party prep, party pictures, and a few of his one year pictures.


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you can find jace’s pictures here and jace’s party prep here

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i think it’s time i stop avoiding this post….

jace turned one 2 weeks ago and we had a wonderful party! (one party down and one to go)

i had a wonderful time making the invitations and cupcake toppers with the cricut expression.

i wanted to make a banner to hang across our picture window – that turned into this cityscape πŸ˜€ jace LOVES it!

the capes turned out wonderfully well! i’m thrilled with them!

i had such a blast! it’s so much work but i love every minute of it! lizzie is VERY excited for her princess birthday party! πŸ™‚

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mini car/truck felt mats

Posted: 07/03/2011 in felt

i’ve had a BLAST making this for jace’s birthday buddy!

it was tedious and time consuming and stressful – but it was all worth it!

meet the mini car felt mats…

each mat is 9×12

mat #1: school, church, construction site and firehouse

mat #2: barn, pig pin and pasture w/ cow, homestead, pond

Mat #3: park, gas station, beach, baseball diamond

mat #4: walmart, target, parking lot, bike trail

i’ve been scared of making a quiet book – but i think i’m ready to tackle it after this project!

stole this idea from serving pink lemonade πŸ™‚

THIS was so much FUN!!!!!!

meet down on william’s farm!

barn and silo, corn field and tractor, the homestead, pond with dock and cat tale.

i didn’t measure this mat, but i am guessing it to be around 36 inches wide and 30 inches tall.

originally the tractor wasn’t included… until my iron turned EVIL!

this stuff is amazing! seriously!!! the last stuff i made (and blogged about) eric broke out BADLY with it! and i’m the one with sensetive skin – go figure! BOO borax!!

this is equal parts grated kiss-my-face olive oil soap and arm and hammer washing soda.

this little bit here will last 3-4 weeks and cost me maaaaaybe $1.50.

use 1 tbsp per load.

if i feel like the load needs a little booster (substitute for borax) i use natures miracle laundry boosterΒ and i’m going to try biokleenΒ next time i order from vitacost. πŸ™‚