Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Life Lessons by Milo

Life Lesson: If you don't want your picture taken, don't try on the bonnet. In other words, don't do it if you don't want to get caught. That's all I have to say.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet little people

Here's how you at least know that Milo is my child. He is IN LOVE with library books. And, in fact, he had to stack them all up as he read them, so he made himself a nice little display. I enjoyed it so much that I left it up for a while.

We had a great time the other day playing outside. I held Lucy for a while, and Milo colored on himself with sidewalk chalk. Good times. I took this picture before I popped him in the tub, although there was no capturing the full extent of his chalkiness. It does explain the toilet paper roll in the background, though.
 And, ladies and gentlemen, I present Princess Lucy on her throne.
Happy Sunday, and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Milo's new hat

With all the hats that I make, I still haven't done one for Milo. There are so many hat patterns for little girls, and I always have people asking me for one, so my knitting time is filled with work for other people. But last night I just started knitting and hoped for the best. I didn't have a pattern, just an idea of what I wanted. This is what I came up with, and Milo was delighted this morning when he woke up to a new hat. And with such a cute little boy hat model, why haven't I done this sooner?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Little Jackson Lucy Lu

I can't tell what's cuter, a girl and her daddy...

...Or a girl and her brother.

Either way, these are some pretty adorable little people around here!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mario Kart madness

As a parent, it's my job to maintain a good sense of humor, and that requires me to laugh at completely inappropriate things on a regular basis. Yesterday Milo and I ran a quick errand together to Hobby Lobby and Walmart. He's been all about MarioKart lately, and so I bought him a little Yoshi racing car that he found close to the check-out line. He already has a little Mario car, so it was the perfect companion.

When we got back into the car, Milo was busy talking all about MarioKart, asking me about the different characters. He absolutely loves "the big monkey and the little monkey," because it's like he and Daddy. I just didn't realize he knew his name. "You know that big monkey, Mommy? Donkey Dong?"

This is where I'm supposed to act like a grown-up, and I was thankful that I was in the front seat and he was in the back as I choked back laughter. "Yes, baby. I remember Donkey Kong."

I could literally hear the wheels in his head turning in complete and total innocence. "Hmmmmmm, Mommy. You call him Donkey Kong. But I call him Donkey Dong."

What's a girl to do with that one? Here are a few fantastic photos to get you through the weekend. Hope it's a good one!

Nate said people are going to think he's always in his robe based on the pictures on the blog. That's so far from true, but both kids love to cuddle with him when he IS in the robe. Can you blame them?

Milo and Lucy were hanging out together watching Finding Nemo. Totally unposed - this girl loves her brother and literally had her arm around him.

Here my kids are looking JUST alike.

One VERY happy camper. I'm telling you, Milo is her favorite toy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kitty cat hat

Oh! And here's a little something that I did NOT knit. But it's pretty darn cute all the same.

Jersey cap

When you are good(ish) at making things, it usually follows that you start selling said items. I'm a decent knitter, and more importantly, I love to knit, so people usually encourage me to try to sell my hats, etc. since I'm probably making them anyway.
Honest confession? I am terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad at selling my own things. I'm much better at just saying, "I like you; you like me; look, I made you [insert item]." Never mind that the cost of materials comes out of my own pocket (or really, Nate's, since he's the only one working around here...), because I'm genuinely more inspired by people than money. And it almost always happens that I create something, then show it to someone who loves it so much that I just give it to her. That's how I roll, people.
All that said, I'm selling some things at Hello Holidays November 1 and 2 because an opportunity arose for me to do so. Fingers crossed it goes well. And here's a little something I knit last week and then immediately gave to Lilypaul because it looked so adorable on her. I can't help myself.

(pattern from the Etsy shop VelvetAcorn)
Seriously so adorable. You'd have given her the hat, too.

Can you believe this little cutie is 2 now?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brother Sister bonding

Lucy ADORES her brother. When Milo is talking, she's looking around to figure out where he is. When she's crying, he's entertaining her and making her smile. But every now and then, she doesn't quite know what to make of him. Just a few pictures that have made me laugh...

Party dress

Sometimes a girl just needs to wear a party dress... We used a baby shower and Lilypaul's birthday party as a good excuse. Lucy knew how cute she looked...


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Just chilling

I've done several posts on Milo the last few days... Were you wondering what Lucy has been up to?
Just chilling...