August 2012 – Month 8
August started out awesome with a Tom Pease concert in Iola! And spending our wedding anniversary with family at my cousin, Annie’s wedding. This was our 16th anniversary.
We had a little entertainment with our napkins while waiting for the dinner to start.
The broccoli, green beans and lettuce are ready for eating.
The cherry and grape tomatoes are just starting. I needed to do a little lesson on colors and ripeness with my helper.
We took photos in all my favorite spots in the yard for my post announcing my new name for my blog. This is one that didn’t make the cut.
The Waupaca Foundry sponsored an artist who does metal moldings for a community art project that will be put up after South Park’s remodeling. The two big artists in our family designed our family square.
We visited friends who have a lot of humming birds. I mean a lot! At one time there were 10-20 birds around these feeders at one time. How many can you count?
I took this picture coming into the barn one day. I like how clear the reflection of the house is on Jack’s new door.
One night we hiked in the field to see how close we could get to the coyote that has been hunting in our field.
Jack took this photo from the top of our hill.
I have recently learned how to hula hoop. Never in my life could I do it, until now with these homemade ones. I have been dreaming of making them for years when I first saw them at the Iola Fitness and Aquatic Center. These were a upcycling project because we used these pipes to get water to our trees that were far from the house. I only had to pay $0.17 for the connector. Jack was cleaning them up and going to throw all the pipes away. Hula hooping is a good workout! Have you hula hooped lately?
I had enough to decorate and give some to my nephew for his birthday. One for him, each of his parents and his aunt that also has a birthday in August.
I guess Nola Mae was thirsty. In the process she spilled milk inside my fridge and got stuck. I didn’t realize how filthy it was until the spilled milk, thanks Nola Mae!
Nola Mae got her first taste of the beaters.
I love that Charlie likes to decorate cakes. Takes all the pressure off me. He wanted a Minecraft golden apple. So easy!
For Charlie’s birthday I asked him many questions about his favorite things and blogged about it here.
Nola Mae at 16 months old:
Many people have commented how adorable Nola Mae is when she gets comfortable or sleepy when she puts her hands behind her head. I started taken photos to really see how often she does it. I won’t bore you or use up all my space on this blog with her in the exact same pose. She is adorable.
In the month of August I finally finished my post about my homemade soaps.
Or not. I went for a run one night and Jack took Nola Mae out to the wood shop. He should really learn to put her in the Ergo by himself to be able to get things done.
I had some creative thoughts about a new Stash Shot of all my baby carriers and the best one was putting them on the clothes line.
Nola Mae trying to wrap herself.
My favorite wrap right now, a DIY woven wrap. It cost me $2 at a rummage sale. I found a box of fabrics and bought three pieces for $6 – this woven fabric, a wool piece for my neighbor and a dark blue woven piece that seems too stiff for baby wearing.
I am stealing Jack’s phrase for this photo, “Beat in the front. Beets in the back.”
I saw this dog carrier at a local arts festival. I never knew they had actual carriers for pets, Outward Hounddog is the brand.
A skiing friend ordered this one for a friend
and this one for a co-worker.
This is a darker turquoise color in real life. It is so beautiful I wish I would have seen this color when I was picking out fabric for my ring sling.
I feel very blessed to have friends wanting to share the love of baby wearing and for all my amazing friends supporting my little side jobs that give me a little spending money.
One of my first ring sling sales has come back for a second one for her cousin.
Neither does this one.
This one is more narrow than the ones I have made. The shoulder is a gathered shoulder, instead of pleats. It would be great for a newborn baby.
Or maybe not because it seems to fit us.