Thursday, July 31, 2008
And I'm pretty sure Mrs. Turner would NOT have approved of this series for the Bothell library.
Monday, July 28, 2008
The boys called me last night, VERY excited. They had found a little bird in the yard and told me they were now responsible for it and brought it inside.
When I got to work this am, Thomas Bird was snuugled up in a basket with lots of grass and some water and carrots. There were big plans to catch worms for him. Unfortch, he flew the proverbial coop asap and they are birdless. A few tears but we are on the lookout for him...
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
The boys are gaining a lot of confidence in the water; the twins can back float like nobody's business, everyone was jumping off the side and going under the water with a minimum of trauma (water up the nose, blindness, etc). And Michael is totally fearless in the water, that boy def. needs swimming lessons stat!
Even Gramma Laurie had a lot of fun, the water was great and swimming is so good for the achy back! And I wasn't the palest person in the pool (that would have been the people who swam in full length outfits for some reason; the sun obvs. never gets anywhere near their skin).
We will def. go back soon!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Mikey and Mama enjoying lunch.
People, all I want to eat today is cotton candy and ice cream. Take this protein laden lunch outta here NOW.
Alex tries to entice Gramma Laurie into the pool. My Miracle Suit didn't slim me down enough to take a picture, but I did actually go swimming.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Alex takes a big wave on and loses. Definitely a fun ride! Esp. when the other guys are getting soaked.
Now, I'm not a big rides fan (yet another phobia), but the boys convinced me to do a few of the rides with them:
This project also calls for 622 beads which are knit into the stole, and I chose these Czech seed beads:
I will have to swatch and decide which is purtier! I've added a button for this KAL if you want to join in.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
His new birthday bike. And this boy goes like 60 on it! He has turning and braking down pat too. Also, Mikey is in the 'I can pick out my own clothes thank you' phase, so we've spent a lot of hours in t-shirts, no pants and monster rubber boots lately. Paris couture take notice, this could be the hot new look.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
"Watershed" from Neighborhood Fiber Co. (purchased at Wool Girl) in color "Grant Circle". Againa 70/30 merino/seacell blend. I am partial to this fiber artist cuz she names her yarns after neighborhoods in Washington DC, so I can think of my Car-Car and Tonsy while I'm knitting.
While I was vacationing on Lopez Island, I felt the need to purchase some souvenirs of my trip. Natch, I bought YARN. 8 skeins of natural color 2 ply worsted wool from Island Fibers. Maxine spins this lovely soft yarn and I have enough for an Aran sweater I'm going to design myself! Though Maxine claims to be a Luddite, she has a website and she said she'd check out Ravelry since I raved about it.
This cute pair o socks (picture only I haven't actually knit em yet) is a kit called the Swedish Ullared Sock, by Beth Brown-Reinsel. I bought mine on eBay.
Tip o' the iceberg, folks! I will be busy for many many months (years actually) with my stash!
Now I just need to figure out how to download the instruction manual from the company's website and he might actually be able to play something recognizable. Meantime, he is enjoying working his new 'squeezebox'.
Thanks to the Bellevue parent who went crazy listening to this thing and donated it to the Goodwill!