Monday, August 24, 2009

Pots o' Kid
Sometimes it pays to leave a large stock pot on the floor (awaiting transport to its "put away" location) This little doll climbed in on her own. It took us about a half an hour to capture it on film by talking her back into it. Brother had to have a go too--he's grown some since he was placed in a pot at Granny's house.

We also have had rain today and yesterday. Oh Happy Day! It's been quite lovely.

Friday, August 14, 2009

On the set of my living room floor:

Car seats Evidence of visiting friends. Good times, Good friends. A little local wandering.

A box from my Mother filled with new projects, things to learn (bobbin lace making!), pictures and just for fun stuff. We had rootbeer floats after the kids were in bed to try out our new long handled spoons. I opened the box in the afternoon when I should have been working on other things. Two napping kids, one delightedly distracted mom. Dishes didn't get done, nor any of the other projects, but I felt like I was sitting with my Mom looking at stuff and talking about these treasures she sent. I also have a partially embroidered table cloth, a half finished cross stitch (on linen!) both beautiful projects that I'm a little intimidated by as my skills are not at the level of the craftess who began them. I will though one day, one day.

A Map spread out on the floor while we talked about a trip we're going to take soon. Crawling around on top of it and interesting stories being told about Africa and North America. (no we're not off to Africa, though one small person is ready to go)

A slight digression: I got a letter day before yesterday. Yes, a real honest to goodness, out of the blue, hand written letter. Lots of news from the sender. What a delightful treat! (now I'm not saying it beats a big bowl of ice cream--but it's close, very close) So I've decided to write more letters. Starting with once a week. Yeah, I should be able to do that.

One more bit of randomness. Happy One Hundreth Post! I had plans for making this one a spectacular one, but it seems more appropriate that it's just a bit of ordinariness. However even an ordinary celebration deserves a little celebration right? So I'm going to have a little give away. I'm not sure what I'm going to send you just yet...perhaps a book or something I've made. So if you'd like to play: Please leave a comment telling something that you'd like do. Anything at all--simple or grand. Thanks for reading! I'll close the comments Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Looking for brother (fan is not on)Discovering the gap--I can see you!
Brother plays blissfully unaware of the stalking cat
(who incidentally turned around and left when she saw him)

We dug up a few potato's recently making a nice place for tractor play

Monday, August 10, 2009

Brush Teeth

Almost as much fun as brushing your teeth!
Here's a long list of some fun crafts to do with kids:
There are things on there that are almost as fun as a good ol "Brush Teef" Almost.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A new word: Fabricing
Defininition: Anything to do with fabric, cutting, sewing, stacking and even putting it away.

My boyo had an idea this morning: Mom what if you went down stairs and did some fabricing? Would you like to do that?

Yes, my love, I would.

Once we got there he was interested in a snuggle on the couch and some reading of books. Still I think we both got something we would like. :)
We tried resist painting with crayons
--it wasn't as magical for the kids as I thought it would be, but it was for me.
Trying with a stencil just for fun.

Baggy gives it a go

So many choices.......

The colored pencil! That's what I'll use!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I can't resist posting a few pictures from the fun we've had of late. Much of it hasn't been photographed like visiting with friends. However, here are a few of our delights.

High on the list is playing catch

Catch Bahgera!
Can you see the bliss?

There's is absolutely nothing as exciting as trains at eye level

Unless of course it's going for a ride