Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I have very busy repurposing things around the house lately.

First, I pilfered an old shirt from Dave for a dress for A. It was a fairly straight-forward task. I followed this tutorial. She loved the dress. I have one more shirt waiting to be transformed.Next, I turned my attention to shirt of E's onto which I had spilled a drop of bleach. I decided to try reverse tie-dyeing. Voila a new look! E loves it.
Next up were some baby legwarmers for the wee folk. I grabbed two pairs of my knee highs and transformed them into legwarmers for the kiddos. Rave reviews for the third time!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Six Months

New Dress

Six Months

Benton turned a half year with a flourish. He scoots around the floor, sports a tooth with another waiting to emerge, smiles at his family and friends and is an all-around delight. He is becoming more active in his environment. He chews on whatever he can find. Aine can make him belly-laugh like no one else. He is good tempered and will happily go wherever his family travels. He endured the long trip to and from Michigan and Ohio with nary a complaint. He loves being carried in the sling or ergo. He is a cuddly bear and we love him. (Vitals 20lbs, 6 oz; 28.5 inches)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cates Clan Band

Antique Trucks

Benton enjoys playing with this truck that GrandDad made over 30 years ago.

(Disregard the dirty face - my floors apparently are not clean)

Friday, September 12, 2008


While visiting his cousins in Ohio, Benton sprouted his first tooth. It was within a day or two of his cousin. It was a bit of work, but it is quite the addition to his smile.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Racing for the Cure

Although I wanted to run in the next one, I will only be walking. I am walking again for the fight against breast cancer. Please follow this link to add your support.