tonight we're packing up the car and heading to virginia to spend the holiday's with chris's family. hazel's finally getting to meet all her other cousins, her great grandma and every one else on that side of the family.
this is the longest car ride we've taken with the bae and the longest we've stayed somewhere that wasn't baby-ready so we'll see how it goes! hope hazel likes sleeping in a pack and play (eeeeek)
i got rid of over 215 oz of breast milk today from our freezer. yeah. our freezer was full. the biggest bummer of the whole thing was that i tried to donate it but couldn't because of various reasons, so ALL THIS MILK went to waste. this is hours and days and months of pumping. ooof. kind of glad to just get it out of our lives and move on, but really does make me sad that someone else can't benefit from all that work.
i've been talking about starting an etsy store for years, but never felt strongly about what i would want to put out there for the world to buy.
after an epic night of dying burp cloths, swaddles and a crib sheet for hazel i realized there really wasn't much like that available in the market for babies. sure there's shibori everything, but not much baby stuff. LIGHT BULB MOMENT!
so i took some photos, picked a name and BOOM i have an etsy store that i'm pretty excited about. i'm starting with shibori baby products but will probably post other fun baby related items like knit hats, pillow letters and god knows what else.
check out Hill and Her and please please keep me in mind for expecting friends and family!
we wanted to kick off hazel's first halloween with something special that wasn't too cheesy, so after some brainstorming we came up with a luau. (my mind works in weird ways)
i used the bjorn to hold hazel facing out and made a 'platter' using cardboard, aluminum foil, fake lettuce and a flower lai. it was held up around my neck by some yarn which turned out to be great because it was so easy to get in and out of.
throw on a couple hula skirts, a wig and a ukelele and voilà! a family luau costume.