In the end, I decided to buy Aidan’s costume. I found exactly what I wanted with a level of detail that was beyond my personal skill. Oliver’s costume is made from a white turtleneck and oversized white sweat pants that were altered by me with black felt. I also knit up his dalmatian puppy [...]
My husband has always loved pumpkin muffins. I was never a fan. One day he asked me to make some, but I don’t generally cook/bake foods that aren’t vegan, the only exception being farm eggs for the boys.
Anyhow, one day I decided to give it a try. Determined to find a vegan version [...]
Our Octobers are usually so busy that I try not to commit to anything extra. How could I resist, though, our first fire festival with my husband as a volunteer fire fighter? Aidan will be a firefighter for Halloween this year, so he wore his costume to the event. He was quite the attention getter, [...]
(Yet another bento post)
Aidan’s top tier: red pepper hummus, sugar snap peas, carrots, pears, pomegranate seeds.
Aidan’s bottom tier: chocolate peanut butter dinosaur sandwiches with kettle corn.
Even though Aidan’s bento wasn’t gorgeous today, I thought I’d share it. He loves his dino sandwiches, even if they aren’t always cut perfectly. He also really loved [...]
Oh, that silly bug. It comes back to bite me at least once a year. It’s back in full force now that our weather has been slowly wandering into autumn territory.
This week, I’ve started on slippers for myself and a sweater for Aidan. The soles for the slippers are done, but they may go on [...]
Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson
Isn’t that the sweetest fabric ever? I love its vintage look.
The boys and I have been living life without a picnic blanket! We’ve gotten by with generous friends and the occasional picnic table, but it will be nice to have one of our own. [...]
October weekends are my favorite…
Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash
Amount: a little less than 2 skeins, maybe 1.75?
Colorway: let me get back to you on that..
Needles: US 8s for ribbing, US 9s for body & sleeves
I knit the largest baby size in this pattern, which [...]
There’s been so much talk about school from Aidan’s and my own perspective, that I thought it was time to share a bit of it from Ollie’s. That very first day that we left Aidan at school, I had to drag Ollie out kicking and screaming. For a moment, it was unclear if he was [...]
Monday started week 2 of our journey into school life. Aidan wanted his mama close and that is exactly what he got. Last week, I stayed with him on Monday as well. The other days, though, I was able to leave and come back with no tears.
Here’s a little recap of the high emotions from [...]