January 22, 2013

Cold Days

It's cold today. So very cold. We decided to make like a hobbit and stay indoors. In addition, to follow the sun and its sense of warmth. Games, snacks, more games and even Piper making Pretend Soup for our lunch.
Stay warm friends.

January 19, 2013

January 12, 2013

The Boy

He climbs in our bed in the wee hours. He takes over, makes himself comfortable. We sleep restlessly, he perfectly. Waking to the sleeping boy makes one forget the kink in your neck.

January 09, 2013


I unexpectedly found myself with a few hours without kids. {Many thanks to a great Auntie.} When I'm with the little ones I have a list constantly running through my head of things I'd do if given some free time. Then I get it and I can't think of a thing to do. So first I treated myself to a kid free trip to Anthropology. Nothing like being alone in a store so filled with beauty. No need to worry about what was being picked up or potentially knocked over. Then I leisurely sat on the sofa, knit and basted the pork I was going to enjoy alone with my man. Oh the small joys!

December 03, 2012

Yarn Entertainment

Calder and I found ourselves unexpectedly home alone last week. To top it off there were two recently purchases skeins of yarn that needed balling. It never gets old, this swift and ball winder combination. Really fun for all of us, but the littles are particularly eager for their turn to crank the ball winder sending the yarn wrapped swift spinning. Meanwhile I try my best to not worry over the inevitable tangles we're going to encounter. This go round Calder shared my concern, voicing that often.

Afterwards, my continually enamored with scissors little guy worked at cutting the scraps into tiny bits. This boy with his left-handed ways - so adorable, yet still slightly backwards looking. 

And of course the spoils and the thrill of a surprise to come are always icing on this cake.

November 18, 2012

Train Sweater

 Way back my girl and I took a trip. I had high hopes of lots of free time on the train. And I wasn't far off. Piper did this amazing job of entertaining herself. I did get a good part of my new knitting project done. Then we arrived home and my time to work on it dwindled. Finally, I finished it a couple weeks back. I picked out the pattern, she picked out the yarn and the buttons. And she likes it! Which is all a mama can hope for.