Friday, May 25, 2012

Neon Neutral Afghans

I can finally put the big project basket away. My neutral/neon afghans are done. Here they are, united at last...for a little while anyhow. The lemongrass/grey will be leaving here soon but the aqua/neutral is here to stay :) I really love the way these blankets compliment one another. Breaking them up seems a bit tragic. But my little niece is getting one since I made it with her in mind. And I can always stitch up another...when I'm in the mood for a big project once again.

I'm back to writing new patterns for my shop. It's been frustrating and slow. I untangled four balls of yarn this week before I could even begin. Plus my online color choices proved disastrous when they were delivered and placed in natural light. I'm trying to make the best of it though. I've still got lots of fun ideas. I've got to work extra hard if I want to make them a reality. With a little luck and some free time to spare I'll hopefully be listing them soon!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Day at the Zoo



Yesterday N and I packed up the girls and went to the zoo! The day was muggy and hot but also sunny and very beautiful. It took us a long time to walk around due to all the heat and humidity. This is one of the few times that we decided not to trek up the big hill. Consequently, we missed out on seeing the reptiles, the monkeys, the cats and the fish. The seals weren't out either (a HUGE bummer for me since they are my absolute favorite). We concluded that we need to visit again when it's not so hot outside.

Despite the weather we had a nice visit. Little P enjoyed all the animals but spent most of her time chasing sparrows, like the ones we see right outside (go figure, lol). She also really liked the wolf statue and was disappointed she didn't get to see the real thing. Hopefully next time we can. I just hope she won't want to give the real thing a hug! C was excited to be out and about and was smiling and laughing most of the time. She was a real trooper in all of that heat.

N was excited to see the camels and I spent most of the time admiring the flowers. But mostly we were excited to watch the girls and see their reactions to things. It was great spending time together at the zoo. I can't wait to do it again soon :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

R and S

R is for Rainbow Fish


S is for Sharing

We're back to our letter lessons again. Today we learned R and S. We read Marcus Pfister's, Rainbow Fish. Then we completed worksheets to emphasize what we learned. I helped Little P trace and circle letters and she learned to share by giving each fish a shiny scale, like the Rainbow Fish in the book. 

It is going to be "Ready, Set Share" week at our house. We're all going to practice what we learned by sharing more of our toys and our time with each other. It won't be an easy task (for me either!) but it's important to share and to learn to have joy about doing so. Maybe with a little more selflessness and charity, we can learn to be happier little fishies too!

Claire turns 9 months :)

HAPPY 9 MONTHS my always smiling...

 ...almost crawling...

 ...abundantly growing Claire :)

You are such a blessing to have in our lives. 
I thank God for you each and every day!
Happy 9 months and many many more.


With baby bff's Davis and Ava

With baby bff, Piper and sister, Nora

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Celia Cat

Hello friends, check it out! I've got a new pattern in my shop. Meet Celia Cat (affectionately named after a former kitty of ours). I'm so excited to share her with you! She is still somewhat a work in progress. I planned on launching some outfits with her as well but I'm not entirely pleased with them yet. I'll keep working at it though and promise to list them as soon as I can. In the meantime, you can get the Celia Cat pattern on Etsy or on Ravelry. Just click on the links in the menu to the right.