Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012

Klive's first Christmas was very nice.  He shared it with all of his grandparents, aunts and
uncles, and cousin.

Here he is in his sweet turtleneck, ready and dressed for the Christmas Eve candlelight
service at church.

Klive and Papaw.

Christmas morning... he's ready to dig in.

His awesome Texas Rangers piggy bank from Nana and Grandpa.

The ribbon was his favorite.

Klive and Nana.

Klive even was able to see his first snow on his first Christmas.  He wasn't sure what to think about that stuff.  I wish I had a good picture of his reaction.  It was so wonderful to have a white Christmas!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Feeling Crafty Again

I have to admit that it took many months after having Klive for me to feel crafty again.  Mainly it was the lack of sleep and energy.  Plus, when would I ever have time to do much of anything again!  Well, I am making time and definitely feeling creative again.  Here are a few of the things I have made over the last couple of months...

This was actually Brigitte's idea.  She was making stockings for her boys, so she thought I might want to join in.  Great idea!  These were made out of fleece and felt, so super easy.  I do plan to knit Klive a stocking, but obviously that hasn't happened yet.  I am hoping to start working on one for him soon to use next year.

I also made Klive's teachers at his daycare a little something.  This is a Cranberry Curd recipe that I got out of Cooking Light magazine.  I had already made a batch previously, so I knew it would taste good.  I attached a description and an ornament.

And here is a blanket that I made for Klive for Christmas.  I had actually been working on it before he was born, but didn't get it finished in time for his birth.  It's the same exact pattern that I made here for Brigitte's son.  I loved the pattern so much that I wanted to make it for Klive but in a dark gray.

And here is an earflap that I made for Klive for the winter.  I've made him two more in different styles, so I'll have to try to get pictures of him wearing those also.

More craftiness to come...

Friday, December 21, 2012

5 Months

I'm a little behind on Klive's 5 month pics.  Here he is in his stylish hat and vest. 

Okay, I couldn't resist putting this picture in.  This was taken about the time we needed to be leaving for church on a Sunday morning.  Look at the happy daddy and squirmy baby.  I just love the look on both of their faces.  This picture makes me laugh and smile.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


We had a very blessed Thanksgiving this year.  For one, it was Klive's first Thanksgiving.  Also, we were able to be with almost all of our family. 

Klive with his cousin Macy.

He also was able to meet all of his Great Grandparents for the very first time.

Klive and Meemaw

Klive and Nanni

Klive and Poppa

Klive also was able to spend some time at both grandparents' houses and with almost all of his aunts and uncles.  It was his first time to travel and was a whirlwind trip, but we had a great time.