Monday, September 28, 2009
Yesterday afternoon mommy & daddy took us to an apple orchard. We had never been to one before, so we were excited to see where applesauce comes from! Daddy had told us that we were going to meet G'ma & G'pa, The Traaseths, and The Condolucis when we got there. We love having our family to play with. When we got there, they had a fun surprise for us...a choo choo wagon! It was an "early" birthday present they told us. Boy, did we have a fun time riding around the orchard in it! Addison thought she was the queen and "had" to sit up front. She also did not move a muscle the whole time she rode in it. I think she wanted us all to treat her like royalty. (hahaha)
We got to go see the apple sling shot were Isaiah hit the target and one a lollipop. We also checked out the pumpkins. Mommy wanted us each to pick one out to take home, but Jordan was scared to touch them. So daddy decided we could wait a few weeks and go to a pumpkin patch to get some. I guess we are going to "carve" them? Whatever that means.
Here are a few pictures from the day. Don't you just love our choo choo wagon? We can't wait to use it again!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here's our "OFFICIAL" 11 month photo:
Here's the one mommy & daddy said seem to fit our personalities better:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
If Addison was annoyed at Jordan's standing (by the way -he took 1 step without hanging on to anything yesterday! He stepped right into Vicki's arms) she's going to be REALLY annoyed when she hears this. Jordan has learned how to climb the stairs. I have a feeling Addison will be spending her week planning her next publicity stunt. I wonder if she has a publicist for that?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
This weekend Jordan decided he needed to start working on his standing and walking. He saw his little friend, Jax's video from last week of him with his walker and we're pretty sure that is what got him motivated. Here's a video of him trying to use the walker. He's definitely not as good as Jax is. Which only makes me feel better. He can't learn to walk before me! If you are new to our blog, let me just tell you that I am the competitive one. Ask my brothers they'll tell you "Addison gets mad when we do anything she can't do yet!". I told mommy I didn't think our readers cared if they saw Jordan trying to walk but mommy insists you do.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I know in most games its one team against another, so I wasn't positive on how to announce the score of the teething game at our house. Ya know, since there are three of us involved? Either way...I am in the lead with 2 teeth now while Jordan & Addison still have zip/nada/nothing!
Addison has learned how to climb to standing on everything and anything in her reach. The only problem is, she doesn't know how to get down! Mommy & Daddy both show her over and over again but she doesn't quite get it yet. So instead she pulls to standing and plays for a while and then whines and cries until someone comes to help her back down. Jordan & I see no point to even standing in the first place if that's what's going to happen!
Besides standing and teething, we went to the Minnesota State Fair this weekend to meet up with Auntie Brittany and Uncle James. Yesterday we spent our Labor Day at the park visiting with our friends. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Auntie B & Uncle James
Friday, September 4, 2009
Here's the video:
CONGRATS TO BASSBUNCH!!
Please email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and April Accents will ship out your hat. Thank you to all who participated we had a great time with out give-away and with the End of Summer Blog Party!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
First of all, I wanted to say how happy I am to have April here doing a give-away for her newly opened boutique, April Accents. She is a friend of mine who also has her own blog AND has a son only 1 day older then the Riplets! So, we've been able to spend the past months keeping up with each other and comparing our kids through our blogs.
April's new boutique has some amazing, handmade hats and hair accessories for kids. I have already put in an order for Addison for a hat for her 1 Year pictures and I plan on ordering two more for the boys, once I figure out what colors I want them to be.
Here are a few questions I asked her about her product line and her new boutique.
1.April, I love your boutique and adore all your products. Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a 25 year old first time mom. My son is 10 months old and I have the priviledge of being a stay at home mom. My mother in law taught me how to crochet a few years back. I started off with a blanket that was quite crooked :) and then decided that a blanket was probably a bit ambitious for a first project. So I stuck with scarves until I my skill was more formed. Over the past few years, I have been enjoying making items and giving them away as gifts. Just recently, I have been encouraged to start selling my handmade products and so after much time and thought - I created April Accents.
2.What inspires you when you come up with a new design or product?
Currently, the products I sell are children's hats. I have always been obsessed with shoes for myself :), but when it came to my son - it was hats! I always put a hat on him when we left the house. Every store we went to - I needed to check if there was something new and creative. Then I thought to myself, why not just make a hat for him?
Each style I have on the site is named after the child that is modeling it. I love bright colors and using them to express personality in fun accessories for children. I just sit back with my yarn and hook and let my imagination and creativity work its magic.
3.I see your son, Jackson got his own hat named after him. Is that his favorite hat and does he keep them on his head? Mine are really good at pulling theirs off the second I put one on their head!
I named by first creation after my son, Jackson. His head has been my model for quite some time now. He is used to wearing hats due to mommy's obsession :).
I have found that if I place a hat with a long or wide brim on him such as a baseball cap, he doesn't tolerate it very well because his vision is obstructed. But with these crochet hats that stay snug on his head - after a few moments he completely forgets it's on his head.
When I put a new crochet hat on him, I make a big deal about how cute he looks in it - so the response I get is a huge goofy toothy grin.
4.Which item is your personal favorite and why?
I adore the Breanna style - the simple stitched cap with an accented flower. I just love to see little girls accessorize just like their mommies. There are so many color combinations to chose from, you can have one for every outfit!
5.I see that you will be eventually adding jewelry to your collection. Could you give the readers just a peak at some jewelry you've either been designing or some that you've made in the past? Just so we can all see what's to come?
Great idea! I frequently host give aways on my personal blog - Desires of the Heart. Here are two examples of the bracelets that I gave away. Items like these, and many more will soon be available for sale.
April Accents will be giving-away the Ella hat (12M-3T) to one lucky person.
Here is what it looks like:
Now to enter the give-away you need to go to April's boutique by either clicking on her button at the top of my blog or click here April Accents. Look through her store and then leave her a comment on which item is your favorite. That will be one entry. You can also FOLLOW my blog and leave me acomment on The Riplets blog saying you just became a "FOLLOWER". If you are already a FOLLOWER you can leave me a comment stating that you are already on my blog and that is your 2nd entry. Finally,a third way to enter is by grabbing an April Accent button and putting it on your blog. Leave April a comment letting her know you did that as well and your blog address. So there are up to three chances to win for each of you! You will have until this Friday at noon(Sept 4th) to enter. The drawing will be Friday afternoon and I will announce the winner here on my blog that evening. So don't forget to come and check back!
Are you still wanting more give-aways? Go to the End of Summer Blog Party at Multiples and More. They are having hourly give-aways all day Thursday and Friday this week. Also- check out Joanne's give-away on her blog, NY Gal in Steerland.