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needleandspatula Help mamas! Esther is climbing everything lately (still not walking but she's not letting that slow her down). Seems like she is starting to try to figure out how to climb out of her crib, I am so not ready for this. I know crib tents are not safe, are there any other options I am missing to keep her in there a bit longer?? I know ultimately the answer is big girl bed and childproof her room but I'd like to buy time if I can. Thanks for any advice/commiseration. Meanwhile we're heading to urgent care this Koenig to find out if she has food stuck up her nose. #toddlers 24h
  •   marci_girl To buy time we would just surround crib with pillows too... But yes, the inevitable is big girl or toddler bed. 23h
  •   marci_girl Oh and make sure everything that could be an aid in climbing out of the crib is taken out, like stuffed animals and such. 23h
  •   swimbikequilt You hopefully have time before she climbs out! But yeah. Good luck. One of my kids was a crazy kamikaze climber so he got out of the crib early. This sounds silly, but the other one was pretty controlled, so we kept her in for a while... 23h
  •   cerecerosenthal We put ours in a sleep sack and they can't climb out. They're made by Halo and you can find them all the way up to 5T! My 2 year old can climb anything but still can't get out of the crib bc of the sleep sack. Love it! 23h
  •   ambernoel226 Is she climbing out for something specific? What about putting a few books in there to occupy her? She might chew them up, but what's a little extra fiber? I like the sleep sack idea too! Also, both my boys LOVE excessive praise - maybe walk in and catch her still in the crib and prose her to high heaven for staying in bed? 22h
  •   sheldon_brungard If you still have the crib bumper in, take it out. My daughter used hers as a step stool to the the height needed for getting her foot over the rail. 20h
  •   needleandspatula Thanks for the advice mamas! He actually isn't that close to climbing out yet, she was just starting to try so I think I will turn up her a/c, put her back in the sleep sack and then keep an eye on the situation. Good to have lots of ideas to try if I need them! Feeling less freaked out now that I've had some time to calm down and put it in perspective... 10h

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needleandspatula #thisquilterinspiresme @nataliesabik is always surprising and inspiring me with her beautiful and creative quilts! 2mon

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needleandspatula Farmers market day = fresh spring mix, strawberry, pistachio and goat cheese salad for lunch. Yum! 2mon

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needleandspatula Ok friends, this is random but I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure this out. I have been getting these holes in all my tshirts on the hem right where my pants button/belt buckle is. I'm wondering if there's something in one of my belt buckles that is reacting with the fabric somehow or if it's just abrasion. Does this happen to anyone else? Driving me crazy!! 2mon

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needleandspatula Took Esther to a park with an awesome fountain today, she ha the best time! #dailyesther 2mon

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needleandspatula Ok pdx folks - anyone planning to go to the heather Ross book signing at powells tomorrow? I am hoping to make it :) 2mon
  •   bextini I wish I could!!! I'll be at work. if anyone is going would you be willing to buy me a book and have it signed and I will paypal you money ASAP??? 2mon
  •   wholalacrafts I'm hoping to as well but need to catch a ride! 2mon
  •   westcoastcrafty Andrew will be out and I have the kids :( I have her book and would LOVE to get it signed if anyone could meet for a coffee & handoff today.... ? 2mon
  •   perfectionnotincluded Yes!! (As long as my husband gets home in time to watch the kids.) 2mon
  •   needleandspatula I'm about 90% that I'm going, so @westcoastcrafty if you want to try to meet up this afternoon we could - prob around 4 or 4:30 ish is best for us (post-nap). And @bextini if I make it I'm happy to get a book signed for you and you can PayPal me after 2mon
  •   needleandspatula @westcoastcrafty or if you wanted to come over during nap time (12-3ish) that works too 2mon
  •   bextini That would be awesome! Thank you!! Should I private message you my # so you can text me either way? @goldwillow said she would too IF she can go! So you can both be my back up!! 2mon
  •   needleandspatula @bextini yes pm me your #! I will keep an eye out for @goldwillow too 2mon

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needleandspatula Got out for a great hike with my cutie today to the aptly named triple falls. Feel so lucky to love in a place where I can drive to let's of gorgeous hikes within 45 min! #dailyesther 2mon

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needleandspatula On the plus side, I get to hang out with this cutie. Even if she barely napped today. #dailyesther 3mon

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needleandspatula I love it when people comment on a random post on my blog that they would like me to make a video to "clear up" the instructions in my free tutorial. Since the instructions and 8 bazillion photos apparently aren't enough. With all my spare time. I'm feeling really disconnected from my blog since I barely have time to post lately and all I get is crap like this... 3mon

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needleandspatula She loves to sit in (and on) her little bin. #dailyesther 3mon

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needleandspatula Happy Easter from my bunny! #dailyesther 3mon

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needleandspatula Very into putting things on her head, especially pajamas #dailyesther 3mon

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needleandspatula This walker is for me to sit in, right? #dailyesther 3mon

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needleandspatula Saying "ohhhh" and showing off another new top I made her #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula Showing off the new cross-front top I made her from an upcycled jersey sheet. #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula Here's one more, can't help myself. Both my cuties. Love the legwarmers! #dailyesther #latergram 4mon

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needleandspatula Not the best photo of her but here she is in her bday onesie I made her... #dailyesther #latergram 4mon
  •   nataliesabik Happy birthday Miss E!! Love this photo of you two! 4mon

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needleandspatula Our cutie turned one this week! Here she is enjoying some spoons at the restaurant for her birthday dinner out. She's growing up so fast!! #latergram #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula My little person enjoyed feeling lot of plants. It was pretty cute. #latergram #dailyesther 4mon
  •   coraquilts_carla Aww, how sweet! 4mon
  •   needleandspatula @dearspringgreen omg I know. We have her changing/diaper stuff in the bathroom and it is convenient but I try to just get in and out before she gets into everything too much. Although she also tries to crawl off with a naked bum most of the time. She isn't walking yet but I think then it'll just be worse, ack! Anyways maybe we can meet up at the Vancouver library? I've heard there's a great play area but I've never been. Do you want to email me? It's my screenname at gmail :) 4mon
  •   dearspringgreen Yes I'll email you! The Vancouver Library is amazing! It would be a great spot. I know about the crawling off part- it's amazing if I can get his diaper changed at all! 4mon
  •   aprairiesunrise So sweet! I didn't realize how long it's been since I've looked through your pics! When is her birthday? 4mon
  •   needleandspatula @aprairiesunrise it's this week! Can't believe how fast the time has gone :). Ruby's isn't for another few weeks right? 4mon
  •   aprairiesunrise How exciting! If I miss it, Happy Birthday Esther!! Are you having a party? Ruby's is April 10th, I'm trying to figure out what to do for it. I've been swapping for most of her gifts since I prefer handmade toys :-) 4mon
  •   needleandspatula @aprairiesunrise we are keeping it low key so we just had a dinner with the grandparent to celebrate and my husband is taking the morning/lunch off work so we can have a family day on her actual bday. I figure she won't remember and I don't love the putting the kid on display aspect of it... Although she is super social so she'd actually probably love the attention, ha 4mon

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needleandspatula Very pretty views too! #latergram 4mon

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