Liam and I have started trying to take a daily walk around our neighborhood. It has been rather wet here lately, so when the sun does come out I try to get us out of the house. I put him in the sling and I try and point out different colors in the flowers that we see around us. I'm finding that the world is so different - so vibrant, when I take the time to actually focus on the nature around us. So much beauty to be enjoyed!
With playing and getting outside, this little boy of mine is starting to take long naps. Which would be oh so delightful usually - only these long naps only occur if he can feel me close to him. The moment that I get up, he can sense it and immediately wakes up. So close by I stay. Which is alright for me. I place a basket of stitching close by and I get a lot done.
A quilt for us is finally finished. Yes the scrappy log cabin quilt is finally bound and labeled. Finally labeled! A quilt just doesn't feel finished to me unless it has an embroidered label. And oh what fun I had making this one! A friend once told me that embroidery is like doodling for adults, and I have to admit that is just the approach that I take. Fun and colorful. Since appliquéing the label this quilt has been busy. Liam loves to play with it and oh how my heart loves to watch him enjoy this newly handmade addition to our home. Peekaboo and trying to pinch the different colors. It's so amazing - watching this little one discover. He is constantly surprising me. The day I finished he actually started to clap. I would like to think that the two occurrences had something to do with each other.
Did you notice those little teeth in some of the pictures? Yes, sigh, they are here. I was praying that Liam would be a graceful teether, and he has been. During the day while he is occupied there isn't any time to fuss about teeth. But during the night? Oh during the night - the poor little guy has nothing to distract him. It's a hard job babies have - the growing of their little bodies.
Liam is growing so fast. Teething. Walking with his little walker wagon. Crawling with lightening speed. Clapping. All of these things, I want to remember. I hope I never forget his smile and the sound of his laugh at this age. Or the weight of him in my arms being just right.
I made an apple pie from this recipe . It is my favorite apple pie recipe and it has never let me down. A pie, a quilt and a happy baby. It has been a good week. A very good week indeed.
Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and On the Windy Side for my finish in the Q2 Finish A Long.