Wednesday, September 23, 2009

celebrating 9 wonderful years!

we have two kids home sick from school today, but daddy has the day off so we are going to make the best of it. lattes, pancakes, hot cocoa and a day of lounging with my loves!

happy anniversary sweetie! thank you for everything!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


yesterday we spent our day at the hyde park street fair. the afternoon was filled with handmade crowns, painting, jumpy houses (that daddy had to climb into and physically remove harper from when it was time to get out), cotton candy, kettle corn, live music, dancing, running into good friends, more food, people watching...

... and ring pops for the ride home.

we also visited a very special new baby girl this weekend, and took her these handmade gifts :: a faux cabled jester hat knit with super soft merino wool and this little kimono - pattern from habitual.

today, we are low key. movie watching, mama knitting, bubble blowing outside...
happy sunday, friends!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

thinking warm thoughts

at long last, the big striped knitting project revealed!

this is clapotis, modeled by lovely niko, knit in self striping noro kureyon sock yarn, though i alternated skeins every 2 rows to get the small stripes.

this week, i am anxiously awaiting autumn! how about you?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


monday was the first day of school and the first day of 1st grade for esme'.

tuesday was the first day she rode the bus to school (that is her, climbing aboard!) and then back home. i was terrified that she would not be on the bus when it pulled up to our stop that afternoon. but she was. in fact as the bus was slowing to a stop in front of us she was calling out the window to me. she did it! she got on the right bus and made it home safe and sound. all is well.

and today was the first day that harper succumbed to the sleepy afternoons that a new early morning schedule brings and he napped. not for long, but he napped. it took me nearly an hour to get him to sleep, but he napped! and so did mama....

while you are here check out the celebrate autumn swap! there are still a couple days to join!