Monday, November 11, 2013
I think I am going to end up with a whole album full of photos that look like this. Whenever I lay N down anywhere, R grabs a couple blankets, cozies up and yells, "take a picture, Mommy!" This coming from the girl who usually turns her back whenever I bring the camera out. How can I refuse?!! What sweethearts.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Last week we spent the afternoon with a good friend at Blue Hill Farm and oh my gosh, we had so much fun! For being a city girl, R seems really at home with the animals and was so sweet and gentile and brave with all of them (though she didn't really care much for the chickens - particularly when they were picking at our toes!)
The animals are all mostly contained but there were a few litters of piglets who were small enough to squeeze under the fences and were running all over the field. What an adventure! We spent the good part of an hour running around with them and trying to get them comfortable enough with us to come close. And, it worked!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
And don't worry, we didn't forget the little one either. . .
Friday, October 25, 2013
Halloween has snuck up on me. I kept telling myself, "oh, it's next week, you have so long, take your time. . . " and I just realized, no. All of our costume-centric activities happen this weekend, which means tomorrow, which means I have got some serious work to do.
One of the new winter tops I made for R. I really love this fabric - it's a double gauze which makes it super soft and comfy, and the animals floating around just kill me with their cuteness. We call it her "secret bunny" top.
It really is next to impossible to get a good shot of this lady lately, so I had to sneak my camera out while R was trying to coax a smile from the little one.
Monday, October 21, 2013
R's little friends came over last week for pumpkin decorating. We had grand plans of actually carving something, but surprisingly none of the kids wanted to get their hands dirty with the goop and seemed uninterested in the idea of cutting them up. Luckily we had a back-up painting plan (thanks Grandma Judy!). It was a total success.
Friday, October 18, 2013
One of the things about not keeping up with this blog is that I have a whole stack of projects I've finished but never photographed. I am going to try and make a permanent record of all this hard work in the coming weeks. Unfortunately R is not the easy model she used to be, and most photographs have to be backed with bribes of tattoos and play dough. Totally worth it.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Poor little N. As is the case with almost every second child I know, pretty much everything that she has is second hand. From the bassinet she sleeps in at night to the teeny tiny socks we put on her feet - it's all been used before. I figured she needed at least one thing to call her very own - and I needed something to knit.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
New Baby N arrived two weeks ago and we are all just loving having her around. I guess with life this full, why not add one more thing to the pile?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I have heard from other parents that this was a possibility, but I always just thought, "oh no, that wouldn't work in our house", but consider me proven wrong. Yesterday I left Ruth for over 25 minutes of quiet, independent play at the bathroom sink. She washed her hands, she filled up cups, she splashed about. I, of course, couldn't resist the photo opportunity and ruined the whole thing. As soon as she saw the camera, R was through with the water and was glued to my side, begging to "see the baby". Ah well. At least I got the pictures, and next time I'll know to just leave her be.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
These photos were taken the other morning while eating breakfast. Isn't that hair wild?!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
There were, of course, a few things that brought out a grin - I mean who can't help but smile when they try a harmonica for the first time?