happy thanksgiving!

Today I am thankful for my family, especially healthy babies, modern medicine, and my sister-in-law's delicious chocolate pie.

Speaking of babies ... remember how I just had one?  Without further ado, I'd like to introduce Cora Margaret:

Cora is such a peaceful, sweet baby.  We just love her!  I was so worried about Ruby (a.k.a. "the brute") using her muscles on the baby, but so far it is just hugs and kisses all around.   Oscar, of course, is smitten as well  (it probably helps that she looks just like him).

We had a few hiccups in the hospital, so it has taken me longer to get back to the computer.  Between needing to recover and the holidays coming up, posting is going to be really light around here for the foreseeable future.  But can you blame me?  We are all super busy snuggling Cora.




For Thanksgiving, I crocheted Cora a silly turkey drumstick hat:


Funny, right?  After seeing it on Pinterest, I just couldn't resist!   I made up the the pattern as I went along and didn't write it down, so I don't have instructions to share with you.   You might be able to find a crochet turkey leg pattern online, and just add it to a simple hat.  After the holiday, I think I might take the drumsticks off and add some teddy bear ears for a more useful everyday hat.

At first it seemed like Cora really liked it:

But then she started making sour faces at me:


One-week-olds are so fickle.  :)

In completely unrelated news ...

I have a Black Friday Deal to share with all you Silhouette fans.  Silhouette is having a great Black Friday sale where everything in the online store (except the CAMEO, subscriptions, download cards, and gift cards) is 30% off.  You can get an extra 10% off using the online code, JILL, for a total of 40% off!

Also, the CAMEO will not be found in the regular online store, but you can find it on the "secret" Black Friday Page.  The Cameo is not 30% off, and my extra code will not apply, but it will be nicely discounted. The Black Friday Cameos are expected to sell out fast.

All shapes will be 50% off.

The Black Friday sale starts at 12:01 a.m. (MST) on Friday, November 25th.  Codes will be valid through the 28th.

Happy shopping!

67 comments:

Sara said...

Those are seriously the cutest pictures ever. EVER. Congratulations.

Vanessa@DesignsBySessa.com said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations! And I don't mind you taking a break ONE BIT! you deserve it! :) Enjoy that tiny thing! I think Cai needs a sibling after seeing that sweet one!

kayla said...

congratulations. i love the hat. and i have a cora, too. she's two. :)

Lori Thompson said...

Congrats! Beautiful baby!!

Anonymous said...

Muchas felicidades!, que Dios los cuide a todos.
Claudia.

LiEr said...

Cora is beautiful, Jill! And isn't it funny, so many people I know have incredibly mellow third babies! And boy, are we grateful for that! Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy all the wonderful newness in your family. Big hugs!

@lliE said...

Congrats! What a sweet baby. Cherish her, I promise these babies grow too fast.

Emily said...

Congrats! What a beauty! Love her name and the hat too. :)

Nicole said...

What a wonderful and blessed family! Congrats to little Cora and the best wishes! Sweet name! Awesome pictures! Have a happy Thanksgiving! XOXO Nicole

Domestic Goddesque said...

She is gorgeous, and such a pretty name. Congratulations to you all.

Kiasa said...

Congrats Jill!!! You and Jared make beautiful babies. And you look so fantastic and radiant. I think it must be a divine requirement that 3rd babies be mellow. ;) Hugs & kisses to you all!

Маргарита said...

I congratulate!!!

CBH said...

Congratulations to you and your family. Cora's turkey hat is so cute, I love it (& I'm vegetarian!).

Wishing lots of lovely family time. I echo the comment on how radiant you look - absolutely stunning.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation! You have beautiful kids!

Anonymous said...

я хочу такую же зайку, нет не зайку, КУРОЧКУ! класс,супер. ЗДОРОВЬЯ Вашей детке!!

lucy x said...

Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! Have yourself a well deserved rest x

Anonymous said...

she's just beautiful! i've been watching your page, hoping you'd post! Congratulations! I'm glad that everyone is fine and recovering--best wishes to you and your family:)
J~

Katie Parker said...

Many congratulations to you and your family, Cora is beautiful!

dlb said...

Congratulations! What a darling little girl.

Angela said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. You have a gorgeous family.

Sandy said...

Cora is beautiful! Congrats. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Vanessa said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family, and I am glad everyone is well! Your hair is so long and beautiful BTW!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family (and I love the hat... simply awesome!)

Wishing you a delightful weekend!

Britten said...

What a beauty, take good care of her. Congratulations, Britta

Sandee said...

"After the holiday, I think I might take the drumsticks off and add some teddy bear ears for a more useful everyday hat."

what? like its not socially acceptable to take your baby out in public with drumsticks on her head? ;)

shes darling and i love all the old-fashioned names. oscar, ruby, cora...

Jodie said...

Congratulations on your new addition, I love her name! Maybe it is because I also have a Cora ;)

HannahBee said...

She is so cute! OK, something not really related, but your kids first initials in age order spell ORC. That is weird, I know.

Sweat Style said...

Adorable! This pics make me realize how big my almost 7 month old is, sniff, sniff. :) Congratulations and I love the name!

Basil and Cinnamon said...

I'm from Argentina and follow you since a few month...
Congratulations and God bless her.

joolee said...

she's darling!! congrats!! our youngest is named Cora - i think she's about Ruby's age, almost 17 months. i believe we had them around the same time. enjoy your little one!! they grow so fast.

Tanya said...

She's precious! Congratulations to your family...much to be thankful for!

Becky said...

What a beautiful new baby girl! She is just so precious! Congratulations to you and your family. I just love newborn babies. We just added a new grand daughter to our family a couple of months ago and it is so very, very fun to cuddle them :)

Kim said...

Bazillion congratulations to you both, and to big brother and sister! You definitely deserve some time off (butLOVE that cute turkey hat! You are so creative!) . Have a fabulous family Christmas x

lisa jack said...

Awww congrats!! She's so sweet. What a house full of blessings!
I'm due w #3 mid-feb, so you'll have to give me details on how to survive! ;-)

jennifer paul said...

i love that little hat. so cute!

Melissa said...

She is so beautiful. :) Congrats, Mama!
Your older two look pretty excited about their new sissy!

bec said...

that turkey hat is hilarious. cora is beautiful. congratulations!

crea-nette said...

Congratulation, it`s soooo sweet.
Greetings from Janet

miamihoney said...

Congrats! Cora is beautiful. I love that name, wanted to use it but had a Nico instead :) Best wishes to your entire family!

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Lindsay said...

Congratulations! Cora looks sweet as can be and couldn't be any cuter in her turkey drumstick hat!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Yay! I've been wondering how you've been! Love that sour face, I've see that a time or two :) I hope the hospital hiccup wasn't too scary!

Congrats, and happy mothering!

JerseyBaby said...

Congratulations! And welcome to the world, Cora. (Awesome hat, by the way!)

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Congrats! She is adorable, and that hat is hilarious! :) I'm glad you are all doing good. I have been thinking of you guys lately.

kendascrafts said...

congratulations!!! she is adorable! love the hat

Lil Mama Stuart said...

aw love those last 2 pictures!

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Jill, ooh! Your kids are so sweet! Especially the small one, Cora :o) Congratulations to all your Big Family!
Hugs from Russia
Natasha

dana said...

CONNNNGRATS! Oh she's adorable Jill. And I love that name. Darling pictures of all of you. And totally funny hat. cute! Good luck with the next month, or so. Just when you're finally getting sleep, I'll be in your shoes and be super jealous :).

Tamara said...

Awww she's beautiful! Congrats!!

Newburgh Restoration said...

Congrats on the baby! And on a totally off side note, I have the same Jane Austen movie set!

Mary said...

Take all the break you need to snuggle your kids. I (and obviously many others) love your blog and will be checking in regularly.

Melanie said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!!!!

Kristie K. said...

she is beautiful! love the hat.

enjoy your baby!

Lisbei said...

Congratulations for the new baby, she's really cute ! And you 5 are beautiful !!
Enjoy your sweet family !

likeschocolate said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl! How sweet!

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Love the sweet sweet baby and the fantastic turkey hat. Amazing.

Sarah said...

She is beautiful! I love her name, and the turkey hat is adorable. I hope you and your family have an especially wonderful Christmas season with your new gift!

Jenni said...

Your family is so precious!! Congratulations!!

robert said...

Cora is beautiful! Congrats :) hope recovery goes well and all!

robert said...

--sorry I'm signed in as my husband I guess--- "robert" aka laura weight

bexfrmlubtx said...

Cora - what a beautiful name! Your family is so beautiful! Congrats and hats off to you and all your craftiness - you astound me!!! LOVE your blog so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to your sweet baby!!!
I love your great blog!!!
Greetings from Germany
Nadi

Lundi27 said...

Congratulations !!!
Welcome Little Cora !
Céline from France

Ivana Watkins said...

I came across your blog by accident, but I'm glad I did. I snooped around and loved the stuff you're making, it is so beautiful, especially the baby clothes. Congrats on your new baby, sooo precious. You have a wonderful family. Hope to hear from you soon, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Best wishes,

Ivana

Graine de blé noir said...

So cute ! Congratulations !

luvinthemommyhood said...

Congratulations hun! she's so adorable! What a gorgeous family you have! Love the name too. Best wishes to all of you during the holidays!

Julie said...

I love her colorful pretty ruffly blanket!!! :) how did you make that one? and what fabrics did you use?