Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MIA: September Part Two and Into October

September also saw jam sessions.

And brotherly love. Aidan really misses Iain's 2.5 hour absences.

Excessive book reading brought on by regular library trips (guaranteed to provide a few peaceful minutes for Mommy. Can't wait for Finny to start reading ;)!).

Naturally, lots of general silliness!

And just a beautiful hint of what we were up to in October...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Words to Run From

Here are some words you never want to hear your three year old call down the hallway from the bathroom after he's been sitting on the toilet for awhile.

"Mom!!! Da plastic tings. Doze plastic glasses. Dey fell in da towlet!"


"Yeh. Dey fell right underneat my bum!"

I have no idea how I'd understand the terror that a conversation like this might create. None. Sigh.

Monday, November 5, 2012

MIA: September Part One

When I haven't written a blog post in awhile, a good friend of mine in beautiful Kingston, ON sends me an email to check in. Thanks, M! I really, really appreciate it. Other than being very, very busy, I have no good reason for not writing. Seeing as a picture is worth a thousand words, here's  a glimpse into some of what we've been up to since my last post:

Look, Ma! No hands!
Finn has perfected his sippy cup use. This child never has used a bottle. He's quite good at using this cup technique though.

I painted our front door.

First colour.
Second choice.
Colour one
Colour two.
I think the second colour is a bit more dramatic and adds more punch to the front of the house. Sadly, these pictures do not show what a difference colour number two makes. What do you think?

I received the yummiest box of yarn and a beautiful new knitting/diaper bag/purse as a thank you gift for hosting FIL and SIL in August. They are too generous as usual...but I'm not sending these babies back.

My new knitting/diaper bag/purse. I almost feel like a grown up again!
The interior is made of a wipeable fabric. Perfect for people who use cloth diapers. Or have children.
These colours were chosen from Knit Picks' Shine Worsted collection based on inspiration from Lucy's Attic24 blog. I love Lucy, her blog and her colour choices are a constant source of inspiration. FIL saw my dream order on the Knit Picks website and ordered the yarn in addition to the bag though we'd only discussed the bag as a gift. See what I mean about generous?!?

There was playground playing without Eldest. That was strange the first time.

We went on a jaunt through Bowring Park to enjoy the flowers and playground.

I am in the process of finding some life balance and got out for solo walks more often. These pictures are taken first thing in the morning just across the road from our house.

Be jealous.

Instalment number two coming soon...;)!