FIFTY-ONEsie

51 weeks There were SO MANY fun photos to choose from this week but the hubs helped me decide on this one. My flamingo-loving aunt was sweet enough to give me this fabric and I knew I wanted to save it for her Christmas post. Check out those sweet Santa hats! I realize that next week is Christmas {AH, Christmas} but I wanted the 52 week fabric to be in celebration of her birthday. SO... consider this our Christmas celebration fabric!

I'm a little bit in denial this week considering we only have one more weekly onesie post left. Yes, next week will be the LAST weekly onesie post... le sigh. I'll have to come up with something else to get me over hump day! Seriously I don't know what to do with myself, but I can't deny I'm a little relieved that I don't have to buy 52 more yards of fabric for this project {sorry future kids, we'll do something a little more friendly on our bank account when you come along}. Thankfully I have all the past fabrics left over to put toward theKeenBean! Now if I can just have nothing to do all day BUT play with fun fabrics.

I wanted to give a big shout out and thanks to everyone who participated in Blogger Day of Silence yesterday as a way to honor the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary. I've been struggling with whether or not to write my thoughts out on what happened Friday, and I'm still on the fence. There are so many personal and emotional feelings that I don't know if sharing them is something I'm able to do... or if I could even express myself adequately. Still contemplating... But anyway, I truly  loved seeing so many blogs displaying the support button. I'm so thankful to be part of such a caring community of writers and creative minds.

Alright, moving on to the latest developments in baby {almost toddler} land. I think I've shared that we are learning the work 'NO' in our house which has been more comical than anything else. Literally. Keelin usually laughs when we say 'No'. What a goof. Well now that she's into EVERYTHING I've decided she's going to think her name is actually 'Keelin-No'. My mom always used to say that about me when I was little. My name may as well have been 'Sara-No' with everything I was getting myself into. I guess it's true what they say about your kids paying you back for all the crap you put your parents through when you were little. It's alright. I'll take it. Just as long as I remember that it will all come back to her when she has children of her own! Ha. I realize that I've been telling you that Keelin is into everything but without a real example you can't quite understand the full extent of it. Allow me to take you back to last night in the Pierce kitchen: Keelin's high chair has a soft basket underneath it where I keep her bibs and wash cloths. She hasn't really paid them much attention until last night when she realized that soft basket was like her very own amusement park. At first she was just pulling everything out of the basket and onto the floor. It was cute, I was busy. I didn't stop it. Then I noticed she was patting the swinging door on the trashcan. Not the first time {don't worry, I clean that lid like crazy knowing she finds it fascinating} so I didn't think much of it. Then I look again and she is standing next to the trashcan, with a bib in one hand, and her other hand on the lid. I put two and two together, walked over to the trash can and proceeded to pull 6... count em 6... formerly clean bibs out of the trash can. Some of them buried below things I'd just thrown away so who knows how long she'd been at it! Boy oh boy, she certainly is learning! I had to call the hubs in for reinforcements while I finished making dinner because she couldn't get over how fun it was to pull her bibs out of the basket and throw them away. I called my mom last night and told her about it and she just laughed and said "She's a little Sara... just like you when you were a kid". Quite frankly I don't know what she's talking about. I was an angel. I don't know why I'm worried about coming up with things to write about once the weekly onesies are done... she gives me plenty to talk about!

I'm happy to announce I got all of my Christmas gifts shipped, Christmas cards addressed {mailing them today}, and I have every intention of checking the final items off my list this afternoon! After that it's full on gift wrapping and cookie baking mode! Even managed to snag a HUGE bundle of Christmas cookie cutters for 70% off at JoAnn Fabric yesterday. WOOT

Until next time...

OH, and since Keelin's birthday is next Thursday I'll be postponing her final onesie pic until then! I can't believe it's already here!