Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Handmade Presents.

I've been keeping myself busy after Seth and I put the kids to bed. Some time ago, I came across these very cute infant blocks and thought I could make and gift them to David's math teacher's son who just turned 1. We didn't give her any present when he was born because David just started school and I barely knew any teacher's name at the time. I used a different design (numbers=math teacher) and placed two bells inside of each block. I also included a knitted mouse which came out twice as big as the one in the pattern.

After David saw a mouse, he asked me to knit one for Julia since she likes mice. For her, I made it in purple and pink.

I think Julia approves.

Between those two projects, I whipped up another skirt I had knitted earlier for Julia. This one is a gift.

I found a pattern for knitted flowers and ended up embellishing the skirt with three of them.

There's nothing on my needles right now as I'm busy packing for a trip to Geneva. Julia and I are off tomorrow to visit my cousin and her family in Europe.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Her Latest Obsession.

This is how we've been passing our days lately: school, dig for worms, lunch with worms, nap or not, pick up David, dig for more worms, dinner with worms, bath, story time to worms, sleep.
I've heard some kids having imaginary friends, but Julia's latest "buddies" have really taken me by surprise. In Julia's case, her "bestest" friends are worms. We dig for them in our neighbors' curbs (those who have jobs, of course). We've dug a half of our front lawn looking for them. I purchased Julia and David the bug holding containers for $1 in Target and I hope that their interest will last as long as the quality of those jars. Julia gets so excited when she finds a worm and without a beat, she picks it up with her bare hands and puts it in a jar. David on the other hand won't handle them and has Julia pick a worm up for him and drop it in his container. The best part is they think the worms are their pets and they bring them inside, insist on keeping a jar on the dining table while having a meal and feed them leaves. I think the longest the worms stayed alive in those jars were two days.

And on the days when the dirt is too dry, she is perfectly content to collect the ants or any other crawling creatures instead. I finally had to put my foot down when she found a dead bird in our backyard and insisted on bringing it in and putting a Band-Aid on it.