Making Books

We’ve had a few rather rainy days lately, which is great for the gardens, but not so great for the children who are spending a lot of time inside.  Sometimes we’re able to find creative ways to spend the day, and other times the Littles ask too many times to watch a movie.  While I […]

Silas’ Elwood Sweater

I just finished knitting Silas’ new sweater, the Elwood sweater, and before I barely had it done he was wearing it.  No surprise as he had been prompting me to finish it so often.  Every time he saw my hands sitting idle, he’d bring me my knitting, “Here’s my sweater, Mama”.  (The fact that it […]

Nine

She’s been counting down since January – “How many more days until my birthday?” This weekend it came.  Finally for her, too soon for me. Most of our birthday celebrations are pretty low keyed.  We go for simple and easy over lots of bling and expensive, and that’s really just Emma’s style anyway.  She’s a […]

Tiny Tim Visits

Poor Sophie did something to her toe on Monday.  I’m not sure exactly what happened, but it ended up with Emma nearby and Sophie on the floor, both complaining (Sophie rather loudly) that they were hurt.  Whatever it was, Sophie was much more injured than Emma, who was fine within moments.  The quick swelling told […]

Easter Weekend

(Sorry for the picture heavy post.) After getting a lot of outside work done on Saturday, we treated the kids to ice cream sundaes and then got to work dyeing eggs.  Over the last few years I’ve seen more and more amazing pictures of naturally dyed eggs, some made with resists created by using found […]