Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sakura Sunday

There is something magical that happens when the sun shines and you can finally (!) take off your jacket in the spring. Add a Cherry Blossom Festival with friends and you have what feels like a fresh new start. It's like the dregs of winter just melt away as you feel the sun burn into your skin. I had been in a funk of a mood for a while and our trek to Fairmount Park in Philadelphia was just the trick to snap me out of it.
Cherry Blossoms

Buttons' first face painting.
Buttons and one of her best buddies S had a wonderful time together.
Buttons and S enjoyed finding dropped blossoms to hold and I just love this picture.

This is approximately my sixth try for this post, so let me know if it works please.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009


You may be wondering what I've been doing since seemingly falling out of the blogosphere. Well, besides Facebook and psuedo-thespianism, I've actually been knitting. I've finished several things and I'll takes pics and share soon.

Buttons was in heaven today when I finished her "Superpower Wristers". Yeah, just in time for 87 degree weather this weekend! Oh well, I knit year around so I had to make something and since I'm not excited about knitting summer clothing, I will continue to knit things for the other 9 months of the year. These wristers include the magic three qualities of knitting for me: fun, easy and quick to make. I used about 3/4 of a skein of Moda Dea Cartwheel leftover from the vest I made for Buttons. I also did it on two needles instead of three, but think I should have added 2 or 4 stitches for that for a seaming allowance. I think I have enough to make a hat and scarf for her as well with the same yarn. However, you think she might get sick of the yarn? Maybe I'll make some matching wristers for me instead...

*Update: I am thinking about making this for Buttons for the summer.


Sunday, April 12, 2009


Buttons is a smart cookie and she asks an enormous amount of questions. I want for her to believe in the same magical things that i believed in as a kid, but I also don't want to lie to her if she asks me outright. It's a tough line to toe. She wondered if the Easter Bunny was a girl or a boy and she decided maybe there was one of each. When the day came and she searched for eggs (outside and inside) she was thrilled. I can see why parents continue with the traditions of their youth. I hope I was as fun for my parents as Buttons is for us.

I also want to share our fun with eggs. Buttons can crack eggs now and the joyful beep that follows once the shell has broken is so much fun to hear I feel like making eggs all the time. However, she only broke through a couple of eggs on dyeing day due to zealous crayon use.

She counted all the drops for each of the 8(!) colors...
...drew various designs with crayons...
...and of 24 Easter eggs!

Doesn't she look like she's so much older?

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