Family Picture

Family Picture
Pete, Tina, Theo, and Oscar

Saturday, November 6, 2010

She loves her wrap!

The other day I sold this beautiful Cuddle Wrap to a new mother of a 3 week-old baby girl. She emailed me back soon after telling me how much she loves being able to hold her baby close to her while getting things done. This is a picture of her and her little one in the wrap. Doesn't it look stunning on her?! Hooray for happy customers!!!

Look what I found Daddy and Son doing last night...together!

I captured the moment...
and then joined them.

Forts are so cool!

We built a fort that took up our entire living room one Sunday afternoon.

Theo was so excited about it he kept pulling down the blankets! Eventually he tuckered out and he took a family nap in the fort.

That was a good day.

RanDoM sTuFf aGaiN

Mahna Mahna was the only thing that kept Oliver content while his mom was gone! Thank you, Sesame Street!

What do you see, Theo?

He loves looking out the window. Zoom in on his little toes!

I made this shopping cart seat cover for my friend.

I thought this was a cool silhouette.

Theo's a toddler now! But he's still got some fat rolls on his thighs! (I love this picture. I think it's my all-time favorite of him.)

Look what Dad put together. A new toy for Theo. (Don't worry, that plunger has never seen the inside of a toilet.)

Carrying around his towel after a bath. He was so cute! And his skin is still so soft.

Max came over to play with Theo while his parents attended the temple. Max did wonderfully, barely even cried. And Theo loved having Max around; he was "oooh"-ing and patting the couch in excitement.

And here we have Theo playing with the door knob. He knows that if he can get to it, he can open the door and go outside! Every morning upon wakening he walks to the door and sort of yells at it in frustration and then pats on the door. It's his way of telling me he wants to go outside. Looks like it's going to be a winter full of walks!

Happy Halloween!

This pumpkin stems from Peter's creative genius.
Can you guess what we were?
Theodore, Alvin and Simon!

At the pumpkin patch - Theo's first time!

Aren't these eyeballs awesome! They tasted great, too! They were peanut butter truffles disguised as eyeballs.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Texas 2010

Theo and I left Peter in Utah to help out my sister in Texas as she had her 3rd baby. Isaac Jason Weaver arrived Tuesday September 14th weighing 9 pounds and measuring 20 inches long! He's exactly 9 months younger than Theo! Here are some pictures of the trip:

Being away from Peter for so long was harder than I thought it would be, but I was pleased to see that he had kept himself pretty busy. He waxed the car, he canned peaches, and he started making me a book shelf I've been wanting. What a guy!!! I'll post pictures of his activities later.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I better get my running shoes on!

Theo's walking! Two days ago he took one step, yesterday he took five, and today he took 15 steps! And he's the one letting go of our hands, not us pulling away. He's only 8 and a 1/2 months old! Man, that little push walker from Milie did wonders! I better get my runnung shoes on! I can see myself chasing him around everywhere in the airport in two weeks (I'm going to Texas to visit my pregnant sister, Anna, and her family)!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

~Cuddle Wrap for Girl's Doll~

Theo's got a new BOY COUSIN!!!

And so... the tradition of making boys continues...

Maxwell James Ashworth (Max for short) was born on Sunday August 15th at 12:45 in the morning, weighing 7lbs 8oz and measuring 20 inches long. He's a handsome little guy with a head of hair (and the same middle name as Theo). They're going to have so much fun playing together some day!

WELCOME, MAX!!! We love you already!
BYU Fan from birth~ Mommy and Baby.

Theo was that small once!

Uncle Peter and Max.

Yay for Aunt Eva!

Eva has been helping me out with Theo a lot lately, so I thought I'd publicly thank her. So here's to Aunt Eva! I love her!

She put him to sleep like this! Sweet, huh.

I graduated from BYU!

After 4 semesters, 2 terms, a 400 hours internship with a commute by bus, and 157 credits, I finally graduated on August 12, 201o with a B.S. in RMYL (that mean a bachelors of science in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership) with an emphasis in TR (Therapeutic Recreation) and a minor in Gerontology. Whew!

I got Theo his own cap and gown so we could match! I figured he deserved some recognition as well since he had 100% attendance since birth! Me and Theo, we're buds. Cool, huh!

And thank you to my wonderful family for helping me finish. Thank you so much! You are wonderful and I love you all.

Here are the pics to prove it (since I haven't received my actual diploma yet. I better check to make sure my address on Route Y is updated or else someone else might be getting a surprise diploma in their mailbox!)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My New Hair-do!!!

I finished my internship!! I AM DONE!!! So to celebrate... I got a new hair-do: 4 inches off the bottom, some layers, and swoop bangs - all for just $12! I think I'm going to really like this new style.

More Baby Wraps

I made my first girl wrap this weekend! What do you think?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bouncing with Grandpa and Dancing with Dad!

While up in Boise, Grandpa Jim said, "Let me show you what I used to do with Pete when he was a baby." And this is what he did. Cute, huh.

We like country music a lot. :)


We drove up to Boise last weekend to visit Pete's family. And Theo experienced his first hair cut as well as his first time in a swimming pool. This first clip is pretty funny, I think. Pay close attention to how Theo's facial expression changes.

Let's make some noise!

Theo thinks he's a pianist and a conversationalist, as you can see here. This is him playing Great
Grandma Rachel's piano.

He's got lots to say. If only I could decipher it... :P

Theodore is mobile!!!

Theodore took his first crawl steps on June 24th, which would make him 6 months and 10 days old. Now he's getting into everything: the pots and pans, my fabric, the toilet paper, you name it. Time to baby-proof!

He hasn't even been crawling two weeks, and his uncles are already teaching him how to drive. Stinkers! What can I say, he's a natural. :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Baby Wearing

Before Theodore was born, I received two different baby carriers, one from my mom and another from my mother-in-law. One was a sling that you wear over one shoulder and the other was more of a backpack with buckles. I originally thought I would wear the first one more because it looked more comfy and cute, but I found that my baby's neck was not strong enough to keep from being squished until he was two and a half months old. So I reverted to the ergobaby carrier. By the time Theo's neck was strong enough to be carried in the sling, I found I had two issues with it. First and foremost, Theo didn't like it for some reason. And second, it put too much strain on my shoulders. That made me realize how well the ergobaby balances the weight between my hips and my shoulders. Theodore is almost 7 months old now, and I've been wearing the ergobaby every single day, maybe I've missed a day or two, but seriously, every single day. And wearing something everyday can get old, like wearing the same t-shirt everday for months!

I began looking for an additional baby carrier. I found this cute one on the etsy website and ordered one for me and one for my sister who's having a baby in the Fall. The designs on the panels are so cute, but the quality of the sewing job was poor. My sister and I were pretty disappointed. Mine ripped an inch and a half the first day I wore it!

So.... after some thought, I figured it couldn't be that difficult to make my own now that I had a pattern to follow. But for copyright reasons, I would need to make some adjustments - but still keep the same idea. So I bought a sturdier fabric and decided to serge the border, both of which will improve the quality. Once I had decided to make one, I needed a sewing machine. For a few months now, I had been contemplating getting one for myself anyway as a graduation present to myself. (I'm graduating from BYU in six weeks!) So I talked to a number of moms who sew to get their opinions on sewing machines and then found what I wanted at the price I wanted. This weekend I made my first two wraps, which I think I'll call Cuddle Wraps. And a couple of my friends with babies think they're so cute that they asked me if I could make one for them. Sure! My mom, bless her heart, drove me around town to the different fabric stores so we could find the cutest material, and now I have at least 20 different fabric swatches. So if you would like a Cuddle Wrap, let me know, and I'd love to make one for you. The cheapest price I've found on the esty website is $60 for a reversible wrap, but don't freak out, I wouldn't charge that much! I was thinking more along the lines of $35.

Now let me tell you the pros and cons of this kind of baby wrap. First the cons: it's a lot of fabric, so it takes a little longer to put on, and it would be hard to do it with a baby in your other hand. But you do get faster with practice. I've only had mine a week, and now I can put mine on in less than a minute. Also, it can get hot, but I'm trying to find the cotton jersey fabric on sale because it's a lighter, cooler material. (Right now it's going for $13 a yard, and the wrap is 5.5 yards!) But it's not that bad, and it the cooler months, it's wonderful.

The pros definitely outweigh the cons: It distributes the weight nicely, so not one part of your body has to bear the extra strain. It's all soft material (100% cotton), so it's comfortable to wear, and you can adjust the width of the straps to your liking. In my opinion, the best feature about the Cuddle Wrap is it's versatility, i.e. all the different ways you can carry your baby. You can carry him front facing in, front side lying for nursing, sitting up on your hip, on your back, and if your baby is anything like mine, you'll appreciate that he can face out in a front carry!!! As infants grow and become more alert, they want to see the world, so facing out facilitates that perfectly. The wrap is also reversible so you can change the look depending on the day or your outfit.

The one below is the reverse side of the one above.

The same goes for these two.