Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You must hear this.

Matthew's hip little sister sent Oliver a welcome to the world gift. You know what it was? Lullaby renditions of Radiohead. Yes. That is correct. I find myself listening to it more than Ollie. Since then, I bought myself renditions of Led Zeppelin (as we all remember the fan he is of Zep). The library of lullabies has enough trip-down-memory-lane rock and reggae than you can shake a stick at.

For anyone with children that will not settle for Barney, I say send in the band.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


3 weeks

5 weeks

7 weeks

A while back, Matt and I decided to try to document Oliver's growth by photographing him with something static. We had originally thought of a quilt with a crazy pattern, but decided on the polar bear that was my Grandma's. This polar bear has been in the Wiebe family for a good 25 years.

When we were younger, ALL of the grandchildren sat on his lap or jumped on his head (the boys wrestled it). Grandma Lily said that the first of her grandchildren to have a baby would get to have the bear, and lo and behold, c'est moi!

Starting at 3 weeks old, we documented Oliver against the bear. Then at 5 weeks, then at 7 weeks. We are going to continue this until he is 18. Jokes. Perhaps not every 2 weeks though.

*Update: At Oliver's 8 week check-up (and sadly the final visit with Susan our midwife), he weighed 13 pounds and 12.5 ounces. She laughed when he barely fit on the scale- he is sooo long now too! He scored perfectly on all of his tests and Mommy did too!

*Update #2: He slept 6.5 hours STRAIGHT last night. I was so confused that I got up at 5 cause I couldn't sleep anymore. Yay Oliver! You certainly deserve the title of 'Sir' today!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I suppose now that Sir Oliver the Small has arrived, I can start to focus my attention on my wedding! Yay!!!! Perusing through Etsy, I came across this retro lace dress at nstylevintage. Wedding-worthy? Not sure. But inspiring nonetheless.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Henrique Oliveira and Julian Wolkenstein

Just checking out For Me, For You, and came across Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. His paintings are one thing, but his 3 dimensional salvaged wood installations are OUT OF THIS WORLD.
(images via miel at cannelle)

And to completely change directions, I have fallen for artist Julian Wolkenstein's photographs of horses with their hair done. Specifically 'Florence'. What a lovely horse. ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Been a long time since I rock and rolled

New discovery: Oliver loves Led Zeppelin. Specifically LZ IV. What a kid.