29 Weeks: New Additions For The New Addition

June 22, 2012

Just a few new things we’ve gotten!!

First off, a wonderful collection of books from my grandmother!! Some great classics –  The Polar Express, Amelia Bedelia, The Lorax, The Little Prince, The Giving Tree, Mother Goose…and some great ones I haven’t read before too! It’s never too soon to start reading “big boy books.” : )


Also from my talented grandmother – this cute painted chair!


She had 4 of them – a butterfly, grasshopper, frog and snail – that she did for her church and passed them on to us this past weekend.


Matt’s Father’s Day gift!!! I asked him what he wanted and he said “something primate” for the baby.  I was having a hard time finding a monkey that was “us.” When I saw this at the Seattle Fremont Market I HAD to buy it!!


Matt aka Kanz is named after KANZI the bonobo, but we joke that his stride mimics a Neanderthal like the creature here. I think the creature is technically a bigfoot, but we’re going to pretend it’s a Neanderthal. (Plus he was an Anthro major in college and loves Neanderthals in general : ) )


Lastly, my friend Lara gave me these little shoes that she used on her boys a few times. They are just like the Great Harvest logo!! Might be a year or more before our baby can wear them, but I will keep them tucked away!




Divide & Conquer

The Beauty Of Baby

Dream On

The Paperwork


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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

Those shoes! Those books! Those chairs! That shirt! ….all perfect!
Isn’t it fun getting ready to bring someone into YOUR family and start YOUR traditions and show them YOUR loves! 🙂 Aw!


2 Sarah June 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

He will be in those shoes sooner than you think 🙂

I still can’t believe how big their little teeny tiny feet get so fast!


3 Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

I have a lot of books for my toddler (and three week old haha), but some of those make me REALLY feel that I need more! The Giving Tree and anything Amelia Bedelia need to be in my collection!

Beautiful chair. Your gma is really talented!


4 Lindsay June 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

What a great book collection! I am a huge fan of Amelia Bedelia!


5 Alyse June 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

The Giving Tree was my favorite when I was a kid. Loved it.

Never too soon to start buying board games either. 😉 My nephew loves them.


6 Liz June 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

You’ve got some of my favorite childhood books there – I loved Polar Express, The Giving Tree, all the Amelia Bedelia books, Stuart Little and The Little Prince. I love to see parents having lots of good books for their babies/kids & whenever my friends have babies or their kids have birthdays, I always buy books. I was a big reader myself as a kid & always love to see kids who enjoy reading 😉


7 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 22, 2012 at 11:28 am

Those shoes are adorable! And the chair too! I’m so excited for you =]


8 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles June 22, 2012 at 11:55 am

Start reading those books aloud now! When I was in grad school I learned about vocabulary development w/age you start reading to your child. I was shocked at how much larger the vocabulary was when started in utero vs. starting at 6 months or a year. I can’t remember the numbers, but it was profound enough that I made note of it and am now reading to my little one in utero.
Oh, and that onesie is freaking adorable. I’d call it a Sasquatch – since the Sasquatch Music Festival is at the Gorge, a few hours away from Seattle.


9 Susan June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I agree wholeheartedly!


10 Susan June 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

…(about the reading part)


11 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Those shoes are SO CUTE!

And so is the painted chair…hello vintage adorable. I want that for myself 🙂


12 Diane June 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Your grandmother is so talented! I love those shoes. I never realized why you called Matt Kanz, funny.


13 kel June 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

“The Giving Tree” is my mostest favoritest [sic] ever!!!


14 Angel7 June 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Great collection of books!

Kath, I just love your grandmother’s artwork!!! She is very talented!!! I wish she had a Web site where I could purchase some of her Van Gogh’s 🙂 Please tell her that I am her biggest fan!

Love the Great Harvest baby shoes 🙂



15 robin June 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

me too


16 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family June 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Love all the personal things for your little guy! And I see you have the giving tree, my favorite childrens book!


17 Alexis June 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I remember loving Amelia bedilia but don’t remember anything about the story! Love grandmas artwork too – priceless!


18 Stef June 22, 2012 at 4:22 pm

love all of it, especially the snail chair and those little shoes! 🙂


19 Amanda June 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I think that your grandmother has awesome taste. What wonderful additions to your baby’s room. I can’t wait until my little one arrives so that I can start reading to him or her.


20 Natasha June 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Love to see all these books! Reading to my babies has always been one of my favorite daily activities!


21 Steph June 23, 2012 at 12:53 am

HAHA I’ve always wondered why you called Matt ‘Kanz’ and just figured it was a personal pet name or some other reason you had kept off the blog. Now it makes sense!! You are literally having a little monkey 😉


22 Karen June 23, 2012 at 7:47 am

As always, I adore your grandma’s artwork – very much in line with my love for artisian style items,which I have scattered throughout. I’ve been coveting a hand painted wooden chair or two for a while now. And, that t-shirt image def.resembles Matt – in the nicest way possible of course :;
And finally, the Giving Tree, and Shel Silverstein, has been a favorite ever since I grew out of Dr. Suess (not that I have entirely, but…)


23 Mom June 23, 2012 at 8:59 am

Some great titles there. That’s one of my favorite Mother Goose collections (and I’m a huge Stuart Little fan.) You do know I’m planning on giving him quizzes…

Now Baker,who lived in the pumpkin shell?

Who could eat no fat?

What did Wee Willie Winkie do?

How many blackbirds were baked in the pie?

Why did Jack and Jill go up the hill?


24 Presley (@runpretty) June 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

My un-born son has a full book case already, and I’m definitely adding more. Love the books y’all have gotten so far! Don’t forget Leo Lionni and Eric Carle… he’ll love the colors! 🙂


25 Denise June 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love Amelia Bedelia books. But not just me. I used to work in daycares during summers in between years in college. I was a math education major so I wanted teaching experience. Anyway, one summer I was the Kindergarten teacher, and I found lots of Amelia Bedelia books hidden in an old closet. The kids loved it when I read to the class, especially AB books. Each day we did some reading, especially when it was raining. At the end of the summer, they proclaimed that the Amelia Bedelia books were their favorites, and they were very appreciate of my introducing her to them. 🙂 Your little boy will love her, too! But hopefully he won’t get any ideas. She got into some silly situations. 😛


26 Dyanna June 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

I know this isn’t a recent post, but I saw the books and I had to share. When my daughter was pregnant with my grandbaby, she had 3 showers planned. We knew there was no way for us to keep all the cards she would receive, so in the invitation we asked that everyone bring their favorite childhood book and write a special message in it for Carlie (my grandbaby) to enjoy as she grows. After 3 showers the only book that we got more than 1 of was the Pokey Puppy-we got 3 of those lol. Carlie is 2 1/2 (tear) now and she has 2 bookshelves full of books. We still to this day read the special note when we read her a book she received as a shower gift. It is something she can treasure forever.


27 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Those shoes are too cute!!! And that is a fabulous book collection! My parents read “The Polar Express” to us every year on Christmas Eve when we were growing up!


28 Amelia June 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

OMG those booties are too cute! Could there be anything more perfect for you?!

p.s. Amelia Bedelia books are the best 🙂


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