Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hammering Around

So, hoping for some accountability here... I've been meaning to implement more purposeful activities with Ben and also to figure out how in the world to get things like dinner cooked and the dishes done without resorting to the television. On Sunday I tried an old favorite- baking soda and water- and it was a hit the first day. The last two days he has played with it a little, but not much more than that. It is interesting to see how rigid he can still be. The second time I made it I forgot to give him his firetruck to drive in it and he was not happy. So, Picture you ask? And, yeah, he's not wearing pants, but you'll see nothing...
Then today I finally gathered all the supplies for a special hammering activity. I believe it is to develop one to one correspondence, but Ben turned it into a hammering acitivty as I thought he might. He had little interest in lining up the marbles. He did do a few, but then he would go to hammer and would knock that one off. We did use the activity to talk about shapes and encourage him to make certain ones. But, as you can see in the pics, he really was just about the task at hand- getting those golf tees all the way in.
And, the girl was around... She is content with a simple colorful toy tossed on her tray. Relaxing with her shirt untucked because she was just the recipient of a mama massage with coconut oil- lucky girl.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Stilling

The "kiss the camera" pose

And, HE was declared a beautiful and very healthy looking baby!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day!!!!

In case you were wondering what 15 inches of snow looks like...
With 3-6 more to come

Schools closed, businesses shut, government offices on vacation
Nice day for some hot cocoa.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Roll out the Red Carpet...

Important people may be visiting my blog!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Sewing

A couple projects from Christmas

Pink Monkey- She is a prototype for future craft fairs. She has a removeable heat and, in future models, aromatherapy pack in her back.

Post Secrets

Also, they have 4 books out. Read the reviews- they are good.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Who would you call?

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sugar Cookies

I'm not a huge sugar cookie fan, but these are good!
I used my own icing though, just powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and milk

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Toby's Fingerless gloves. I made a K1P1. These are a picture of them before they were used, SOTN (Straight off the Needle).

And then my well loved pair. Mine were much shorter, had a K2P2 cuff which I prefer, but I think might not hold up as well.

And, my wool yarn stash. Although, the plumknits is bamboo and the green debbie bliss is cotton angora.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Nelson Mandela