Last Monday (the 21st) Karl turned two years old! The weekend before his birthday we went on a train ride with him to celebrate. Jesse's parents were able to come along too. Karl is SO much fun. His personality shines through a little more every day, and I think it's a lot like Jesse's. He likes things orderly and he wants to understand how things work. He likes dance parties in the kitchen, playing in water, doing puzzles, eating twizzlers and making messes. He is a toddler. Thanks to EC, he is almost completely potty trained. He takes off his diaper and runs to the potty and goes all on his own!
|We finally turned him to face forward for our train trip.|
|Showing his birthday card that played "Who Let the Dogs Out" to the little girl behind us|
For his second birthday I made Karl a quiet book. I can't exactly remember how I got the idea, but I'm guessing I saw it on a blog that I follow. And if I made one, you could too.
This was a lot of work. As you can see from the cover, it is the WALKER quiet book. Not the KARL quiet book. I do not plan on making another book-it really is that much work. I may add more pages over the years, but that's it.
I am not a crafty person. I try, but I don't have a natural knack for creating beautiful things (like my mother-in-law.) I taught myself to crochet via YouTube videos so I could replay the video multiple (as in hundreds of) times. I skipped home economics in high school thinking it was a blow-off class. My mom and MIL sewed clothes for their children. On the couple skirts I've sewn, I used fabric glue for places the thread missed. I am no Caroline Ingalls. All this is to say, again, if I made one, you could too.
Despite the work, I am thankful that I made this book because:
- It helped me learn my sewing machine and to better sew
- It was fun to be creative with making some of the pages
- It will keep the kids quiet and entertained (hopefully)
- It teaches Biblical principles and character qualities
- It is educational (well, some of it is)
- It's a fun keepsake