Showing posts from October, 2013


Well after browsing dozens of diy teepee's on various blogs and Pinterest last week Rollie and I finally decided to tackle one of our own for Lily's new playroom.  It looked easy enough...get 5 eight foot wood poles from Home Depot, pick out some fun bright fabric at Joanne's, and get to work.  Rollie drilled holes in the top of each wood piece and then we wrapped twine around the top.  That part was easy.  Then I started wrapping around stripes of fabric starting from the top.  Sounds easy...but it wasn't.  I was trying to be too perfect and the fabric just wasn't laying right on the wood.  Then I tried from the bottom up.  Nope.  Then Rollie suggested having long triangles of fabric go length wise vs. around the entire teepee.  This worked!  Thank you Rollie :)  Its not perfect, but we finally decided it didn't need to be and the imperfections actually made it look better.  We also opted for  vs. hot glue.  We still hot glued some pieces of fabric to the wood…

Pumpkin Patch Round 3

Its a good thing I love Fall because last week we went to 3 Pumpkin Patches!  Sunday I already blogged about, then Tuesday we met at Punky's Pumpkin Patch for playgroup.  There wasn't a whole lot for the kiddo's to do but we of course tortured them with lots of cute pics.  Then on Thursday a few of us went to the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch.  This one was super cute.  It had a huge corn pit, petting zoo, hay rides, and great wagons to wheel the babes around in.

Working mom problems

Today was one of those perfect days that makes me wish that I was a stay at home mom.  Usually I'm pretty content working my 4 days a week and being with my family the other 3.  Don't get me wrong I miss Lily like crazy every minute that I'm at work but right now I enjoy working and providing for my family.  Hopefully in a couple years I'll be fortunate enough to stay home if/when baby #2 comes along.
Back to today.  Lily woke up in a great mood, we took a nice long walk/jog with Rufus before Lilys morning nap.  I caught up with my brother while she napped and got ready for the day.  We then met a friend at a new park and the babes played, snacked and got lots if fresh air & sun.  After the park we came home, ate lunch, played and Lily took her afternoon nap.  Then we walked to meet friends at pump it up (an indoor inflatable playground) which is just around the corner from us.  Lily loved it!  Such a fun day.

Another Sunday Funday in the books

Yesterday we met some friends at Mcclellands Dairy Farm which turns into a great pumpkin patch/fall playground for kids at this time of year.  There was a corn maze, petting zoo, 'seed' sand box, and huge area to pick your own pumpkins.  Lily had a great time (and so did we)!  Sometimes the best thing about being a new parent is reliving your own childhood memories!

After Lily's afternoon nap we went to our friends Tom & JC's for a little bqq.  Their friends have a 7 and 4 year old, so Lily was a firecracker trying to keep up with them! (I failed to take any pictures)

Can't wait to go to another pumpkin patch tomorrow with playgroup!

Fall is Here

Fall is here and its my favorite time of year.  Although it was 85 yesterday and in the high 70's still seems like Fall with the cool, crisp nights and changing colors.  Also since its October that means I can officially dress Lily in Halloween gear.  I bought these super cute ghost pj's a couple weeks ago when Gap was having a big online sale.  These pictures are from a week ago when she was fighting a cold so forgive the snotty nose.

Yesterday we drove up to Anderson Valley for a little wine tasting.  We started off at Goldeneye, my companies Pinot Noir producer.  The views there are just amazing and it was a great place for Lily to crawl and play.  Then we headed to Navarro and Husch...both had really great whites for great prices.  Then we shared a pizza at Stone & Embers a new restaurant before hitting up one last place, Toulouse, before heading home.  It was another Sunday Funday :)

And...Lily took 3 steps last night!  Of course both of our phones were cha…