2008-07-29

American Baby Cover Contest

Just for fun, I've entered a few of Braden's photos in a cover contest being held by American Baby. Here's the details:

Here's how it works: Take a picture of your baby discovering something new for the first time. It can be anything from eating ice cream to playing with a musical instrument to touching a furry pet. Upload your photo along with a short caption describing your child's moment of discovery before September 15th. Five winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to be photographed for the December American Baby issue. One lucky Grand Prize winner will appear on the December American Baby cover.

How fantastic and fun would that be? If you'd like to help, please visit this link and rate Braden's photos. Also, if you could click the link above the rating that says "Recommend" that would awesome! Here's a look at the ones I entered.

American Baby Cover Contest Photo
American Baby Cover Contest Photo
American Baby Cover Contest Photo
American Baby Cover Contest Photo

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My Attachment Parenting Blog

2008-07-25

This is what happened to my roses



Adorable baby photos
Adorable baby photos

This might be the best photograph I've ever taken!

Adorable baby photos
Adorable baby photos
Adorable baby photos

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My Attachment Parenting Blog

2008-07-18

Roses









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My Attachment Parenting Blog

2008-07-16

Do-it-yourself Nursing Necklace

My awesometastic friend Sabbath loaned me her nursing necklace about a week ago. Braden has been a very distractable little boy lately. When he does settle down to eat, he pinches and grabs and hits; no fun for mommy! So she let me use her necklace to see if that would help focus him. Worked beautifully! Today she took me to this cute cute cute little bead shop in Tacoma. Luff that place, wow they've got gorgeous stuff there. So I bought my supplies and we high-tailed it outta there.

Here's the basics of what I got and how I did it.

1 yard of leather cord
8 inches of thin wire
1 tiny metal loop
2 tiny metal (joiners/fasteners? Anyway it slips over the wire and you squish it and it holds it shut)
handful of assorted pretty beads

I pulled the cord through the tiny metal loop and made sure it was in the middle. Then, with both halves of the strings held together, I looped it around itself to make a knot in the middle of the cord around the metal loop leaving the ends free. Then I took my wire and started adding beads. I put my middle bead on first, then added from each end to make sure it was symmetrical. When I had put all my beads on, I slid the metal fasteners on the end of the wire, pulled the free end back through the fastener one more time (so the end formed a loop) and clamped it shut. Repeat on the other end. Lastly, I gently opened the metal loop that was on the end of my cord and slipped my wire loops through it. When tying the ends of the cord, remember to make it big enough to slip easily over your head. Complicated sounding right? It's not, I just suck at explaining things. So here's pics!

How to make a nursing necklace

How to make a nursing necklace

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My Attachment Parenting Blog

2008-07-15

Look what I can do!!



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