Here are my sketches from our January Memphis Urban Sketchers meet up.  It's been a while since I have sketched and it felt great to get back into it.  My first sketch was my favorite; it seems like that happens a lot.  It was nice to be able to sketch indoors on a cold day, eat brunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Thanks to the Arcade for a great experience.


13-15 Months

You scribble with crayons until you try to chew on them.  You dance, clap your hands and move them around to music.  You LOVE getting into things your not supposed to and will try over and over again.  You like to climb and thankfully know to go feet first off the bed and couch now.  I try to give you cow's milk but you're not really into it.  You think it's so funny to feed Vera, touch her and have her chase you.  If I ask "What does the dog say?", you reply "woof, woof".  When you go to sleep you say "Bye Daddy".  You are pretty much a Daddy's boy.  You want him to constantly hold you when he gets home from work.  You love when I wear patterned socks and want to touch them.  You get excited when you see my tattoos, touch them and I'm sure wonder how they got there.  Your music teacher gives you a stamp (maybe you think it's the same).  I wish I could see you in music class, I'm sure you LOVE it!  I love to see all of your art when I pick you up from school.  I'm so happy we found a preschool with such great teachers and a place where you love going.  When you wake up from your nap you say "bye bye blankie" and put your blanket back in the crib.  You pointed at a banana in the fruit basket and said "ba-na-na".  You've started to try to put on your hat, socks, shoes and even our shoes.  You LOVE shoes, haha.  Your favorite thing is to pull them out of our closet.  You've become quite the snuggler after naps.

You are obsessed with the dishwasher.  We know we have limited time once opened before you come running in.  I let you help me put the pans away in the only drawer not baby proofed in the kitchen.  You now know it's not baby proofed, so you love to open it and take the pans out.  Ha!  You also helped me wash your blankie and Figaro the other day; you loved to watch them go round + round.  You play with the washer + dryer buttons; they are very musical.  Upon waking, the Christmas tree in your room HAS to be lit.  You also love to take baths.  We ask if you want to take a bath and you go running into the bathroom.  You clap and lift your hands up when you want to be held or you pull at my pant legs to get me to turn around to pick you up.  You will put your toys and other objects "away" now.  You love to paint too.  You will clap to certain songs on the radio.  I need to keep a list of the ones you like :)  We have a list on the fridge of words that you will say.  It's probably up to about 15-20 words.  When you put away your toys or crayons you clap for yourself.  At school, they said you clap when you go down the slide too.  You love to brush your hair.  You can stack legos now, sort shapes and stack shapes in hole.

You went to your 15 month check up and only cried a little bit when you got your shots.  You weighed 25 lbs 9 oz and are 31.5" tall.  


Fall Festivities

We visited my sister's family and went to Begg's Family Farm in Sikeston, MO.  We met Everett's sweet, newborn cousin for the first time.  At the farm, we looked at farm animals and had lots of fun playing!    

We also went to Zoo Boo with some friends.  Everett wore his fox costume.  He rode his first rides: a merry go round (I wasn't prepared for how fast it was) and a boat!!!  They had trick or treat stations too. 

We went to Menagerie Farm for a birthday party and had fun petting & feeding the animals, riding the train, celebrating with best friends and of course CAKE! :)


Family Photos and Holiday Cards

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We had Well Worn Co. take Everett's one year milestone pictures and our holiday pictures this year.  I LOVED how they turned out.  Have you checked out Tiny Prints new Premium Holiday Cards?  They are stunning.  I decided to choose the foil stamped Elegant Merriment design, but it was a close tie with the Joyful Swatches design.

*Holiday cards provided by Tiny Prints, but all thoughts are my own :)



I took Everett to the library for their Halloween puppet show and trick-or-treating.  He had so much fun!  Everett dressed up as a fox.  I knitted his costume using this pattern.  We played outside until Daddy came home.  Vera and Everett had fun chasing each other.  Everett kept wanting to climb the stairs and play with the pumpkins.  We were looking forward to just staying in and passing out candy this year.  It was so cold!!!  I took Everett to a few houses for his first trick-or-treating experience.  He smiled so big when we pulled him to the end of the driveway in his wagon.  His favorite part was coming home and eating a rice crispy treat.