Baby Rimes

November 17, 2007

Saturday Socks

Category: Baby Steps, Pictures – Mommy Rimes – 11:09 am

This is what we did this morning while Mommy folded laundry.


Those are my slipper socks. Daddy calls the red ones my Elmo socks. They make my feet look like a little red monster puppet I guess.

However, Miss R has confiscated them and redesigned them for her own purposes.


Of course, they could probably use some rubber soles on them to prevent sliding.

November 16, 2007

Baby Booties

Category: Pictures – Mommy Rimes – 12:07 pm

These were so quick to knit up! They are a gift for a friend is who is due sometime in December.


Please excuse the fuzzy picture.
They are Wool-Ease in Denim.
Knit on size 6 needles.
And they fit on a Cabbage Patch doll (who was unavailable for pictures due to an early bedtime).

Happy new baby!

November 4, 2007

nothin’ says lovin’ like cookies from the oven

Category: Pictures, Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 3:13 pm

In honor of the leaves finally turning colors and falling from the trees, Miss R and I made some cookies.

They are sugar cookies and Miss R decided on cats and leaves for our shapes.Of course, before you can eat them, you have to roll them out.cookies-2.JPG

And everyone knows, that if you are rolling out cookies, there is A LOT of flour involved. A LOT.

After the rolling, you have to pat all the dough to make sure it is good and ready for the cookie cutters.


Did I mention the flour? Yeah. Oh, and please excuse the blue painters tape all over the cabinet. It was the only way to keep 2 year old fingers from the freshly painted dining room. (It’s Pumpkin Toast, in case you’re wondering).

When you are all done, you eat the cookies. And well, if you eat all the cookies, there’s nothing left to take a picture of.

(Have I mentioned this is Miss R’s favorite sweater?  Yeah, so you may see a lot of it.)

November 3, 2007


Category: Pictures, Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 6:53 am

At 7 am this morning, I was just waking up. Daddy and Miss R let me sleep in this morning. As I was laying in bed trying to adjust to the fact that I was in fact awake and not able to go back to sleep, my darling daughter smashes her way into the room. She comes running around to the bed and climbs on up. Imagine my surprise when this is what I find crawling into bed with me.


*disclaimer: I do not sleep with my camera, so this photo was actually taken after I had managed to get out of bed.

What are those things on her legs, you ask? Well, those are a part of this…


A giant foam puzzle of the alphabet and numbers. You’ll notice the E laying out. That’s Miss R’s favorite letter.

*another disclaimer: no foamie ABCs were harmed in this morning’s escapade.

Isn’t she just so funny? She thinks so. “I funny!” HAHAHAHA

Yup, that’s what she said.puzzle-ella-2.JPG

November 2, 2007

Boo! EEK!

Category: Pictures, Playtime, Uncategorized – Mommy Rimes – 7:42 am

So Halloween has come and gone. One of my most beloved holidays. What other time of year is it acceptable to wear what would normally be considered incredibly strange?


Miss R did do the costume thing at day care, however, when it came to Trick or Treating, she just wasn’t that into it. So we sat on the porch and handed out candy to all the cute costumes. She was not about to give candy to anybody scary, so Mommy took care of that.

We had quite the assortment of trick or treaters, and it was a lovely night. Daddy carved some pumpkins (they’re famous pumpkins, check out Kotaku-look for Pac-Man) that the high school kids stopped and admired.

And last but not least, here is our darling candy queen doing her best to practice for

next year


November 1, 2007

I am a Beautiful Butterfly!

Category: Pictures, Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 7:52 am

Our little Baby R has transformed into a charming butterfly. Yesterday, while Daddy was working, we crafted. She helped me bend the wires of these wings. Then, while she slept, I put on the hose and dolled them up a bit.


They were quite simple to make. Two wire hangers-cuz you just don’t use them anyway. A roll of duct tape, and some fancy schmancy stocking toes. I also used some fuzzy eyelash yarn, a fabric marker, and some sequins.

Bend the wire hangers to your satisfaction, straighten out the hanger part and tape together. I used a lot of tape, I didn’t want any pokey parts sticking Miss R in the back during play time.

Put your stockings on there. I hot glued mine to stay put.

Then the decorating begins. I used fabric markers to decorate some veins and whatnot. Plus some sequins, because, if you are going to dress up as a butterfly or a fairy, you just gotta have something shiny.

To cover that big ol’ mess in the middle with the duct tape, you have several options. I used yarn and a crochet hook to cover the butterfly wings, and used some flowers and ribbon on the big fairy wings. Just don’t forget to put the ties on first. For Miss R’s wings, I went with some organza ribbon and just taped it to the middle, then crocheted the yarn over it to hold it in place. On the big fairy wings, it was covered with tulle and flowers. These were all hot glued in place.wings-2.jpg

Ta Da! Now you can fly to your next party and be the fairy nymph/emerging butterfly!

I’ll show ya pictures of us in costume on Halloween later today when I can get them on the computer.

October 7, 2007

Apple Time!

Category: Pictures, Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 7:28 pm

Last weekend, miss R, Gramma, and Mommy went out to the apple orchard to pick some apples. I have the most beautiful shots of a cute little blue eyed blonde picking apples, but they are on Gramma’s camera, and I, being the computer illiterate person I am, cannot figure out how to get them to this computer. So, you’ll just have to imagine the cute pictures of a rosy cheeked little girl picking rosy apples.

After picking a 1/2 bushel of apples and splitting them with Gramma, we still had enough apples to make these.


That is an apple crumble pie followed by a few of our remaining jars of apple sauce. The pie turned out great. Little Miss R helped stir the apples and mix up the crumble topping. What a good helper.

After spending an ENTIRE morning peeling, coring, slicing, and cooking 15 lbs. of apples, I spent another ENTIRE afternoon learning how to can. I ended up with 11 jars of apple sauce. After one week, we have only 8 jars left. I’m going to have to make some more applesauce to keep us through the long winter.

You’ll also notice one of my favorite cook books. It’s the Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook. If you want some serious down home, full of fat cooking, this is the book for you.

October 5, 2007


Category: Pictures, not baby – Mommy Rimes – 8:06 pm

What is that?!? What pray tell is a NaBloPoMo? Well, it’s this crazy thing about posting every day for one WHOLE month.
Do I really think I can accomplish that? Probably not. But I might just try. So if I’m feeling frisky come October 31st, I just might sign up for this crazy thing and see how well I do.

But I make no promises.

In order to practice for this incredible event, I give you a picture.

This little guy was growing in the desolate regions of our driveway against our front porch step. Yup, I know it’s in need of some painting. I blame the previous owners though.


If you look closely, you can see the artistic talent of little miss R there on the step. She got some sidewalk chalk and loves to draw on anything that will hold still.

September 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Aunt Stephanie!

Category: Pictures – Mommy Rimes – 8:49 pm

It’s Auntie Stephanie’s Birthday!

Baby R wanted to send a big birthday smile!ella.jpg

This is a really big birthday, and while Mommy and Daddy would love to be there to take Auntie out for her first official “adult” beverage, we all know she’ll have a great time without us.  In fact, probably a much better time without us! HA!

Happy 21st birthday Stephanie!

September 17, 2007

Feeding the Giraffes

Category: Pictures, Playtime – Mommy Rimes – 7:21 pm

You just got to love the Binder Park Zoo. Not only is it a zoo and you get to see all the monkeys you can handle, but you can also feed the giraffes.

Yes, you heard me, feed the giraffes.


Just look at that tongue!


That’s a giraffe cracker, specially made for giraffes.  So please don’t feed them regular grahams.  Even if you have one with you.  Please.


How can you resist that face?

Thanks to Elijah for bringing his parents along to keep us all company.  We had a great time at the zoo!