1. First birthday cake.
I absolutely adore Jones at this age. He is so much fun and still so innocent. Saturday we threw him a first birthday party (#2 on the list) while we had extra family in town for Lita's wedding. We had it at Ellenberger Park at the rented shelter. It was sort of "ball" themed since jones loves balls. We served ball shaped foods meatballs, oranges, blueberries, cherries, cheeseball etc. Jones was very into opening his presents which is more then I have seen from other one year olds mostly he wanted to play with all his new toys. He ate his cake with much more intentness the second time around the first time at our house with just us on his actual birthday he didn't want to get messy. This time he took the cake apart and was offering bites to people.
I made party hats he wasn't interested in wearing but others wore them. And I made him a special "1" cup which he did like to drink from.
captured by - Katie
Labels: Baby Burford
My baby sister got married this weekend.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
I just got around to making last summer's video. Jonesy is so little back then and his movements are so different. The songs are Riptide by Vance Joy and Happy by Pharrell Williams - I just picked songs I LOVE rather than trying to find something that matched. If you can't view the above preview you can click here.
Dear Babyburf -
You are so magical. The way you chatter on endlessly and nobody understands. The way you open doors 20 times. The way you eyes sparkle and your chubby fingers reach for me. This month we saw you transforming from baby into toddler and we gobble up the transformations with clapping, giddy laughter, and hug snuggles. You are our favorite.
+ You walk now like between 5-12 steps mostly when you aren't paying attention.
+ you cry when guests leave.
+ You can do your shapes puzzle
+ you can pick up toys
+ you mimick sounds
+ You sign three words eat, more and play
+ you can say, hi, bye bye, mama, dada and say ba for bath and ball, and baba for bottle.
+ you adore going to the pool and splash park.
+ you know several animal sounds.
+ You love getting containers out of the two kitchen drawers and carrying them around.
+ You eat just about anything these days still loving the beans best and noodles second.
+ Daddy has been spending some more time with you before his new job starts.
+ Daddy likes watching you walk and encouraging you to play basketball
+ Daddy loves when you "help" cook or do dishes it's so adoreable.
+ Mommy always love how you get so excited when I get you up in the morning.
+ mommy loves watching you interact with other kids
+ mommy likes taking you on outings
+ Mommy smells your hair and skin after baths just so she can remember your smell.
+ mommy loves when you mimick a song or humming.
Happy birthday boy. You are awesome!
I had the opportunity to do a little sneak peek of the 19 Stars: Quilts of Indiana’s Present and Past at the Indiana State Museum this last weekend. I took Jonesy with me because Babies Love Quilts yes?
Anyhow the exhibit is part of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration (did you know Indiana will be 200 next year?). It features vintage quilts as well as contemporary (sadly no Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild members had quilts in the exhibit). The exhibit features 19 stars as Indiana was the 19th State of the Union.
Let’s start first with the contemporary side of the exhibit – these quilts while they are masterpieces in their own right. Surprisingly most of these were not my cup of tea. I prefer quilts that can be functional in my home rather than hung solely on a wall. Many of these were what I would call art quilts with very intricate piecing and unique fabrics and detailed quilting. Regardless they were still beautiful and you can appreciate the craftsmanship and artistic ability of their creators. Here are a few snaps I captured of the Contemporary Side of the exhibit.
The vintage quilts however were amazing! I was surprised at how much I was drawn to the Vintage pieces. I could see similarities to these quilts and quilts shown at show and tell and IMQG Meetings. A few of them I said to myself “Rachael will want to hack this” (Rachael being an IMQG member who often likes to hack patterns). They were beautiful, intricately pieced, many by hand. And they are persevered so beautifully that you can’t really tell they are 100+ years old. Anyhow here are some snaps from the Vintage side of the exhibit.
Check out this feathering? And quilting. Holy Cow!
And what about some of these vintage prints?
Shout out for Indy Modern Quilt Guild - Indiana State Museum if you want to have an exhibit of AMAZING Indiana Modern quilts anytime soon get in touch – I know so people. LOL.
The exhibit is on the 3rd floor of the Indiana State Museum and is included with museum admission. I think admission $12 or $13/person (Jones sized babies are free) but the first Tuesday of the Month is ½ Price if you are a deal finder. It’s also worth taking a peek at the Bill Foley Exhibit which I also loved.
Only sharing one work in progress today. Because I have not made any progress on anything else aside from laundry, dishes and binge watching Girls with Kathleen (it's so bad it's good). Anyhow I started quilting the MQG Riley Blake Challenge. Not entirely sure if I am liking this or not we will see. I hope to finish it this weekend.
1. Rides in shopping carts.