Monday, February 18, 2008



It's official...

DA-DA

is Lily's first word. She's been saying it for a while, but now she says it when she sees him... so I know it's for real.

I'm not bitter. Frankly, I'm just glad to hear her say some consonants... after I read in a week by week book that she should have been saying them WAY before she did. Stupid book.

ON A DIFFERENT NOTE...

We're finally doing it. My best friend, Laura, and I are starting a children's artwork business. We decided that other people might want our colorful, handmade art and letters. Especially, after I noticed that Pottery Barn Kids had something very similar in this latest catalog... crazy!

bookmark our new site: vanillabeandesigns.com

We'll be blogging and introducing new vanillabean originals... so check back often and peruse the merchandise in the 'bean boutique'... and PLEASE, please, please comment -- so we don't feel like complete losers.

6 comments:

Laura said...

yay for new adventures!! and yay for Lily!! don't worry - she'll be saying mama in no time, and when she's two you'll be wishing she would say dada first again :)

Holly said...

Shauna,
Great Idea....I think I may want to consider being one of your first customers!

Jen said...

how exciting, shauna! i know several pregnant gals i will send to your website. i hope it is a huge success...although how you find time amazes me!

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of Jeff and Lily. I also love all your creations. I too wish you and Laura all the best in your new adventure. Hopefully it will be profitable as well as a lot of fun. Mom/Nana

The James Family said...

I commented on the vanilla bean site but I will comment here too. I am so proud of you for putting yourself out there and stepping out of your comfort zone. You are extremely talented and I just know people are going to love your and Laura's creations.

Also, I think Luke said "Dada" before "Mama" too. And for a while he called me and Mark "Dada." Must be easier for them to say?? Not sure...

Ron and Cora said...

Shauna, we are so stoked for you and the ideas that you are putting together! I can't wait to send our swatch of baby room stuff after we find it at the flea market in Comanche! Do you think you can come up with something matching a Budweiser neon sign? Love you and Jeff and Lily...We are practicing our noisy breathing as a family for Suzanne. Ron and Cora