Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer

The weather was gorgeous today. Sawyer and I walked to the park after his nap, with Lucy on my back. It was nice. I have been absent here lately. I am really annoyed with the blogger app and looking to move my blog somewhere else, but all these things take time, which I can not find enough of. Instead of blogging, I have been doing research on Montessori schools and how to do some Montessori-type lessons at home. Sawyer is much better behaved when we have things to do, so my plan is to try and add a bit more structure by having one or two planned activities for us to do after nap, or in place of an activity out of the house. I have also been doing a bit of knitting. And dealing with sick kids. Both kids decided to go and get ear infections on me.....that was rough. Lucy is still recovering, but seems to be a lot better than she was. Hopefully we can all stay healthy for a while. 

Alright, my goal tonight was to order prescription sunglasses since it is summer. Off to do that. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Better link

I hate the blogger app. I can't wait until I can save up for a new computer. Anyway, if you want to see my friend's giveaway here is a better link

Doll giveaway

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Accomplished

Today I accomplished a lot. I made chili, apple crisp, and even crescent rolls....all from scratch. The rolls aren't out of the oven yet, so the verdict is still out on if they are tasty, but I know from experience that everything else should be! Not only that I took Sawyer to the grocery store and kindergym this morning (and Lucy too....) all without any major fits! As if that wasn't enough, we all walked up to the nursery to pick out some flowers (for a soon to be revealed project). Tomorrow I will probably just sit around to make up for all of my antics today. 

Another thing I wanted to mention was that a friend of mine is having a giveaway on her blog (http://prairie-girl-knits.blogspot.com/2013/05/im-late-im-late-for-very-important-date.html) 
and you should check it out. Sorry for the funky formatting, the blogger app did some updating and I can't figure out
things yet.....

She makes amazing dolls and is giving one away. 

Ok, off to get the house swept. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My sweet kids

I just spent an hour trying to put Lucy to bed. While she isn't as bad as Sawyer was, she doesn't have the best sleeping habits....part of it is my fault, we haven't been super consistent with her routine because she is more flexible....but I think that is starting to bite us in the behind. Sleep is my least favorite part of parenting. There is something about it that drives me crazy. And I will never understand babies....they scream when they are tired....which is the opposite of helpful.

But, my kids are amazing....even if they don't speak English or sleep great. (We are working on both of those problems) The other day something happened that I never thought would. I made the kids matching hats before Lucy was born....and I never thought I would get a picture of them in them together. Especially since Sawyer has been running from the camera and hates hats. But, it happened. They aren't great, but it made my day.



Monday, April 22, 2013

Terrible blogger

So, I'm bad at blogging.... I haven't been knitting... I am in a funk. But, I did sew Sawyer some pants last night, out of fabric I bought around Christmas. He helped me sew them and was really excited until we finished them at which point he decided he wanted nothing to do with them.

There were some moose in the yard the other day. The family was about to head out to the front yard and I happened to glance out and see a moose walking across the yard! Thankfully I looked, as it turned out to be a mom with a baby, who strolled past a few seconds later. I love moose.

Hoping to get my knitting mojo back on track. I am just not in love with anything I'm working in, and casting on seems like so much work..... Ha! I did dye yarn to knit Lucy's birthday sweater. Because, she is suddenly SEVEN months old....what!? Hopefully I start that soon and have something to show for all of my time.....well, besides happy and healthy children. ;)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Where did March go?

How is it already the end of March?! I have been busy, but not really with anything too exciting...normal stuff. Toddler activities, knitting, washing the never ending pile of laundry. Last week was my birthday, and it was amazing. Weston had a whole day planned for me and it was all a surprise....he took the day off and took the kids to the museum while I went for a mani/pedi (second one ever....) and lunch by myself. What a treat it is to eat alone with only your thoughts...no screaming toddler or baby trying to escape your lap. It's the little things. :) Then he also took me to dinner while my mom and brother watched the kids. It was great.

I've also been knitting up a storm. I finished Lucy's sweater (minus sewing on the buttons, but it is a bit too big for her right now, so I'm not too motivated to do that), made my mom a pair of felted slippers, knit one fingerless mitt (the other will be finished this week) and started a pair of mittens for my mom. Whew! I also broke out my spinning wheel and started something new. It is a rainbow batt, so I am spinning it a thin and plan on chain plying it so the colors stay together and I'll have a stripey yarn. It will take a while, but I'm enjoying spinning again!

Alright, off to get Sawyer dressed and head to the museum! Some friends are in town from Soldotna so we are getting all the kiddos together....hopefully they have fun!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Almost a sweater

I've been working away at Lucy's sweater....only the sleeves left! I really like it. I need to pick some buttons for it...probably some silver ones....but that requires a trip to the store, so it will have to wait a bit.

Sawyer LOVES his mittens. He has worn them almost every time we have left the house since they have been finished and even napped in them one day. Silly kid. I also recently dug out a pair of felted slippers I made a long time ago that fit him now...and he loves those as well.

Quick pic of the kiddos, in case you don't follow their blogs.