Monday, July 26, 2010

Violett's 3rd Birthday

Hooray! Violett actually had a birthday party this year! It's only her third birthday and the first one where she didn't get sick. Yee Haw! I made chocolate cake for the adults

And Dirt n' Worms for the little kids!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Violett Likes Chalk

Here are concentric circles drawn by the fabulous artist, Violett.

And here's a "Monster" (we had been reading 'There's a Monster at the End of This Book'

Samantha's Birthday Amigurumis

Back in June our little friend Samantha had her second birthday! I don't like to buy toys for friends' kids when I can hand make them instead.

Here's the Sleeping Baby Sheep and Little Pig that ended up being the gifts. As a two year old will do she opened up the wrapping and tossed them onto the floor heading for the next gift to tear open. C'est la vie!

Here's Pink Pig with Piggy. He didn't make the cut. Poor dear, he doesn't photograph well at all, but he's cuddly and is going to belong to Bibby when she gets a little older as our Violett said that she doesn't like Piggy.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Not So Jolly Jumper

I pulled out the Jolly Jumper for this not-so-jolly-jumper today. Bibby had been in it before but today was the first day she really understood that she could use it to bounce in rather than just hang there.
We have organized and unpacked enough and are able to move around the house with ease. Bibbys room was the "dumping ground" for all the disorganization and boxes and stuff I didn't want to deal with until all the furniture/bookshelves/tv stands/wall-mounted shelves were in place. Now it serves as an actual bedroom! What a concept. I am almost finished unpacking, but those boxes that still lurk are filled with a jumble of nameless crap that I wish I didn't have to deal with. Soon I will be able to take pictures of our new home with no boxes visible.
Oh, and thank you, anonymous neighbour, who keeps coming and taking away my neatly nested boxes. You're saving me the trouble of finding someone who wants them.