Little Acorn

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Friday, January 17, 2014

walker, texas toddler

Acorn is WALKING!!! I'm calling it. Her first official steps were on New Year's Day of all days, the day she turned 13 months old. It was so wonderful for us to BOTH witness it too--it was like she gave us a little present! She had been taking a tentative step here, a little one there and immediately plopping down, realizing crawling was going to get her places a little faster.

Then all of a sudden, right after we had our annual New Year's Day blueberry cinnamon pancake extravaganza (this year, they were in the shapes of Star Wars characters!), she just "got" it. She stepped, and paused, stepped and paused, and stayed up, and just kept going. And she hasn't looked back since! Two weeks later and she's really starting to get the hang of it, and even trying to run. Or rather speed walk...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

the art and etceteras of emily winfield martin

I am in love with these fairy-tale, vintage-esque prints from Emily Winfield Martin at the The Black Apple. They have this warm, nostalgic, almost peculiar appeal mixed with a hint of sylvan whimsy and 1950s portraiture that makes me want to crawl right into them and dance with a bear, put my hair into braids, and have a pet bat. My favorite is In the Spring, She Married a Bear. It evokes such wonderful imagination and inspires us all to retreat into the magical woods of childhood. And I hope to hang this up in Acorn's nursery soon!