ruffled up

I've been meaning to share these pics for a couple of weeks. Oh my--summer is already slipping by so so quickly. We are in the midst of packing up (for the 3rd time in 1 year, no jokes) and moving into our 1st house! We close 1 week from today and couldn't be more delighted. All of the packing and dust is a huge drag, but I'm trying to keep in mind how amazing it will be to unpack into our very own big new space.

I love these photos Jeff took of G and me at the park. I'm really proud of this pink ruffled t-shirt I made using this tutorial. You should make one too! Just 2 plain, identical t-shirts on the clearance rack at Old Navy + my scissors, sewing machine, and an entire pin cushion. It has become a staple in my summer wardrobe. There's just nothing like the satisfaction of making something that looks J.Crew-caliber and knowing you did it for practically pennies.
It's been awhile since I've gushed about Graham's latest antics. He is 14 months old. Pretty nuts.
He's walking running everywhere these days. I don't know how I'll ever keep tabs on him in our big new house. It's hard enough to keep an eye on him in a 1,000 square foot apartment!

He has an irrational fear of grass. (See above.) It's the funniest thing--whenever we set him down in the green stuff he lifts up one or both legs, scowls, and whines. He's fine walking in it, but hates the way it prickles his bare, chubby legs.

He's beginning to climb. Oh my. He's even clever enough to pull up a toy to use as a step stool. Am not encouraging this behavior.

We've taught him a little bit of sign language. Just the basics. He consistently uses more (and borderline abuses it), milk, all done, bye bye, and up.
We're still working on change, water, please, thank you, love you, book, car, fan, eat, help, and sit...
3 real words have emerged from his sweet, endless babble:
Peculiar first words, I know. His first hello came out today at the park, clear as a bell, when he walked up to a little girl by the slide. He hasn't repeated it since, and certainly not to anyone over 3' tall. Funny.
He also barks at anything with four legs. We are working on that.


Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

You should be proud of that shirt. It's darling! Your little boy is so cute!

Casey said...

your shirt looks great! i totally thought it was jcrew!!

{lovely little things} said...

Such beautiful family photos, I'm so impressed by the shirt too!

Cassie said...

Oh I am totally in love that he barks at anything with four legs! How funny and cute!

Ashley said...

Man alive, I JUST picked up that exact same pink downeast shirt while I was in Utah. Why didn't I get two?!? This is SO cute.

Anonymous said...

That shirt is way too cute! I am totally going to make one, or four.

Nikki said...

Darling, darling shirt! I saw that tutorial and was totally inspired, minus the facts that I don't have a sewing machine and I am NOT a seamstress at all. Yours is super cute!!

Graham is such a doll...love to see how big he's growing. :-)

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

Super cute! (And what I can see of your skirt looks just like the one I was gushing to my friend Emily about that she sells at Anthro...)

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Anonymous said...

That shirt is too cute:) Thanks for sharing the toutorial! And I can't believe how big Mr. Graham is getting. Congrats on the new house and I can't wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

He is so handsome!

And your blog banner is so pretty!

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