Monday, January 9, 2012

Weekend Update

Meet the baby sister!  She is so tiny and so pretty.  The little bird could not be a prouder big sister.  Holding a newborn baby is a precious gift. I admit I was a little nervous before holding the little one.  Luckily, it's like riding a bike, it instantly comes back to you.  I automatically start rocking, patting, humming... I am happiest with a baby in my arms, a child on my lap... It's what I do best.  We were invited to Grandma and Grandpa's place to welcome the newest member of our family. They are old hands at this Grandparent thing, so calm for grandbaby #2.   Seems like yesterday we were meeting her big sister.  Just a wonderful way to start the new year.

Not everything was as cool as meeting a new baby!  We did some regular weekend things too, like shopping.  We went to Ikea and found this paper roll holder.  I'm sure you've seen the vintage type paper holder that every butcher, baker or grocer had on their counter.  I've seen them for sale, but they are usually huge, heavy and costly.  This one was $6.99, and the roll of paper $4.99.  This will be perfect for my work table. Especially when rubber stamping, when you need something to protect your work surface.  I'm sure our little one will love the giant pieces of paper to draw and paint on.  It's all made of wood with just 4 screws to assemble the holder.  The top comes down to touch the roll of paper and serve as a cutting edge. 

I also bought a couple of pillow covers.  They tie closed on the pillow and will grace the bed in the guest room.  The guest room was put together quickly before Thanksgiving and needs a little TLC.  So does the rest of the's looking a little shabby since the Christmas decorations came down.  (and not in a good shabby way)

 Once again affordable cool stuff from Ikea.  If you haven't been, you gotta go.
We also visited the  local Goodwill and I found some books I'll share in a future post.

Did you catch the first part of the second season of Downton Abbey on PBS?  It's really good, and you can see all the episodes online at  That's how we spent our weekend...  Just to add a controversial comment,  I miss the SNOW.  How about you? It just doesn't feel like winter without it.  Let's discuss... ;-)

Enjoy this beautiful, though snow less day.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

I love babies, the touch, fragrance, the holding close . . . enjoy these precious moments.

I feel really "out of it", really, really . . . I knew nothing of this PBS Show until tonight on NBC news. And I often watch PBS . . . REALLY! . . . Out-Of-It!

Great buys at IKEA . . . Especially the paper holder . . . life will be easier when wrapping packages or when needing paper for this and that.