Saturday, January 21, 2012

No coasters, or vests...

Knitting note to self: write about what you are actually knitting, rather than what you want to knit. This way, when you go back and read older posts about what you actually are knitting you will be presently surprised by your progress, rather than feeling horrible that you never cast on a dang stitch for those projects you want to do, 'cause how long is that list!? This strategy is sure to ease any knitting frustrations. So, all of this being said, since my last post I have learned to crochet! Ha! I know! I am still in love with knitting, but am also finding some time to whip up some fun flowers in no time. Knitting those dang things seems to be more stressful than its worth, but crocheting them is quite enjoyable. I have already finished 10 pink flowers with green centers and plan on connecting them into a blanket for my daughter. (See, progress already :0) [Flower Pattern for crocheters]

Still working on catching up on the photos...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall is in the air

I am taking a moment to reflect, again, and I end up typing away. Life happens so quickly and my ambition dwindles as I attempt to log it all down. Trying not to look too closely at the dates in between my posts and trying to remain happy that I have the posts there in the first place! Another summer has come and gone which means my little clan is now another year older. At 6, 4, and 15 months I seriously continue to wonder where the times goes. I heard someone say that the days are long but the years are short. And this feels even more true as I watch the clock tick closer to my birthday. Another year for me as well which I suppose triggers the desire to reflect. I continue to find myself more and more in love with my family everyday. My oldest is in the Waldorf kindergarten, though this year we transitioned him into the charter school. Our lofty desires quickly crumbled when we realized we were neither doctors nor lawyers and could no longer afford the private school. Especially since he is our first! But he is thrilled at his new school and says he loves it more than his other one. Had I known that last year we could have saved ourselves $6000, but who's counting? Now he is right around the corner and I have been enjoying running him to school with his baby sister in our double jogger. I have noticed myself getting a bit faster but it has been so much harder after baby 3! Luckily she loves going in the stroller and I have finally fit back into my jeans again. Just in time for fall too. My middle man is quite the character these days. He is home with me for his last year and I am so mixed up about this little guy that I don't know where to begin. So I'll start with the nail biting. This started as soon as he turned 4 and he just doesn't stop! I am worried he'll devour his entire nail bed before Halloween and then move on to his toes. Totally gross. He is the typical middle child moving with great ease between being the younger brother to his brother and being the older brother to his sister. The dynamic is quite interesting to watch. He trips his sister just for fun and then runs and gets her a toy to make her feel better. Craziness. His favorite sayings these days are, "My know that!" and "My hungry!" We are still trying to distinguish between the "I" "you" "me" and "mine" pronouns which are incredibly confusing to explain. "Who's on 1st?" rings a bell, eh? And soccer season is right around the corner. This year the boys are conveniently on the same team, agewise, so that is awesome. And then there is my daughter, my bright shining light of a girl that I am smitten beyond all control. She is still doing her baby talk and loves to do this when I am on the phone. She loves to get her two cents in. She is still super chubby but is thinning out from walking all over the place. She loves playing outside and giggles hysterically at the dogs. She'll even say, "dog" when they bark. We are working on baby signs a little with her and communicating well. Again, life is good.

As for the knitter in me, well that is the reason I started this whole blog this anyway. I am still working on my shrug, but it should be finished soon. And with Christmas coming soon I believe I found this year's gift for friends and family. You can see the pattern here: Love that website, but it is very dangerous. I loose hours there without picking up a needle! I have also decided to knit the kids vests, since it is rarely cold enough here to wear a true sweater. Photo updates coming soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

yes, we are all ok...

My is has been a long time since I have had a chance to write. The house is quiet, chores undone, homework done, knitting on my lap, tea cooling on the shelf and a deep breath. Ahhh...that's better. As for the whirlwind of life since my last post things are settling into a nice routine. I like routine. In fact, I thrive on it. I am a multi-tasking momma of three and I rock! My oldest is in kindergarten now at the Waldorf school and we are all in love with the whole dang place. We have incorporated much of it into our lives and are finding more calm and peace throughout our day. My middle man is in his "why?" phase so that's welcomingly, challengingly fun. Hahaha, [and another deep breath]. And our little princess is beyond precious in all her gurgles, coos and Dada's. Yes, she said, "Dada." I screamed and she jumped and hasn't said it since. And while she is 26 pounds at 9 months she is moving all over the place! "She's a scoocher!" We all say throughout our day. Other popular phrases of the moment include, "My be good now, my go golfing?" and "Mom, you're the best mom." Which happens to be my personal favorite. They are just growing and changing so fast that it is hard to keep up. And again I realize how quickly this time of "when they are young" and "while I'm at home" and 5, 3 and 9mo truly is. I am knitting bunnies for Easter and maybe lambs if I get to them. Also started a fabulous shrug for myself. I just finished the kids pillows for their beds and Baby K's kimono.
Life is good.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Making Time

Time is sparse, Baby is healthy, Boys are, well the boys. We are playing in the rain, painting rocks, making Popsicles, and enjoying the summer. I rarely have a moment to use both hands at the same time, but this is not a complaint as we are all so in love with our new daughter/sister. I am inspired to continue to knit for our family, even during the summer heat. My goal today is to remain content and fulfilled in each moment of our lives fully knowing there is plenty of time to get "things" done. For now, who cares if its pizza night again, the dishes are in the sink and laundry scattered about? At least we're having fun!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June First = Summer Celebrations

Well, its almost summer anyway. I meant to keep up with blogging at least every month, but these last few have slipped away from me. Being 9+ months pregnant and finishing a Bachelor's degree will do that to a lady! Sometimes I really do amaze myself and others I feel like I need to be doing more. Life continues to be about finding that balance.

We had a blast celebrating spring and enjoyed a long one here in the desert. Lots of rain brought beautiful desert blooms all around. Now that June is here the temperatures still haven't really hit 100, which is rare for this time of year. So we are enjoying the outdoors still before we escape into the AC or mountains or some other place of coolness. We continue to anticipate the birth of baby #3 as well as the days of Popsicles and swimming. Also trying to talk hubby into buying a tent and traveling close to home for camping this summer. The new REI just opened up here so my fingers are crossed and the outlook appears optimistic.

I knit three baby hats in three days when I thought I was going into labor last week. Now the contractions have died down and so has my desire to knit. More is surely to come though!

Friday, April 9, 2010

You eat her?

Just a quick note, so I don't forget!

My oldest saw me looking at and recognized the baby on the homepage illustrating my progress at 30 weeks today. His innocent response was, "I see baby in your tummy. You eat her?" Ah, to understand the innocence of the 4 year old mind! So sweet.

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's a Girl!

So I am about 7 months pregnant now and still in a daze since finding out the news that baby #3 is a girl. The mind, being the funny thing it is, begins to play tricks on you and after 2 boys for some reason I thought that was all I could create. Needless to say, this is a fallacy for the sonogram picture is crystal clear. And with two grandma's in town she is already becoming the spoiled little princess we all envision her to be. The excitement has grown to such a level that I find myself dragging out the boys' baby books to compare the sonogram pictures, in fear for what would happen if this baby truly is a boy. So, the baby shower is scheduled three months out, when for baby boy #2 I wasn't even sure we were going to have a shower. Does a mother throw her own shower? I didn't think so and waited in fear that the delivery would happen before any mention of a shower. But now that its a girl, the whole experience for the rest of the family is night and day. Of course, daddy and I would have been completely find with three boys, brothers! But I cannot say the same for everyone else. Also, finding it much easier to knit for baby girl, much like shopping for a girl there are too many options to fathom. Today I have about 4 projects on my needles with a few more piled up in anticipation. I regret to say that I did not have this knitting excitement for the boys and they have a few boring hats and hand warmers. Perhaps I will feel inspired to find some matching boy knits to conjure up in the mean time. I don't know...