Saturday, December 17, 2005

Pretty things

These photos have been hanging around in draft limbo since August. This is a new hip wrap that I made over the summer just because I saw that beautiful blue and orange yarn in the fabric store and just had to have it. I used these photos to help me plan the layout of the piece before I started gluing and sewing stuff on. I crocheted the base of this hip wrap myself and made the tassels by hand. The little mirrors got glued on and so far only one has fallen off. The shells were sowen on. I eventually added some flowers I made out of the blue and orange yarn with tiny bells in the middle of them.

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Since costume pieces are always a work in progress, just a couple of weeks ago I added some angle hair yarn fringe to the belt to add a little more movement to the piece when I dance. The yarn was on sale and I'd been wanting some since the spring. I got the mirrors and the shells from Oriental Trading Company.

Friday, December 16, 2005

I had nothing to do with this. I came out of the kitchen and found her in the toy box. Posted by Picasa

Snow day!

No school today thanks to the collision of two moisture laden low pressure systems right above our heads. Hubby went out at 8:30 AM or so 8:54 AM (so says the time stamp on the first pic on the camera) to shovel snow and just came back in. There's a lot of ice underneath the snow. Hubby cleaned the car off and chiseled it out of the ice so we won't have as much work to do later if we want to go somewhere. That's assuming of course that we can make it out of our driveway. It doesn't look like there's been a plow down our street yet. Anyway, there'll be pictures up shortly here are some pictures.

Hubby standing in the snow outside our basement door. Posted by Picasa

Hubby down on the sidewalk as a minivan inches down the street. Posted by Picasa

This is the Zelkova at the end of our front walkway. It's a memeber of the Elm family. (Learn more about the species here.) There are some really impressive specimens at the Brooklyn Botanical GardenPosted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Little Girl

Sophia stands at the door watching the boys wait for the bus on the front porch. This picture was taken on a warm windy day at the end of November right before the current cold snap set in. Shortly after this was taken Sophia was blown over by a particularly fierce gust of wind. Posted by Picasa


Despite appearances I think Isaiah is winning. Shortly after I took these pictures Isaiah wiggled out from under Ethan and ran across the room to sit in the rocking chair grinning like the Cheshire cat.

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Wild Child

Yes, that is a pair of her brother's underwear that she's got on her head. It was all her idea. Posted by Picasa

Prim and proper

We got back into town on Saturday night. We popped in a Veggie Tales video to keep the kids quiet while hubby and I got the car unpacked and started putting stuff away. Imagine my surprise when I went to check on the kids and saw this:

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This is a kid who is constantly roaming the house and getting into everything. This morning I found him standing on a box of diapers in front of the fridge trying to open the freezer door (he had seen Ethan doing it just a few minutes before).

Monday, November 21, 2005


I took Ethan out to play in the leaves while I did some yard work about two weeks ago. I hoped to get a shot of him body slamming a leaf pile but I missed it.

Here Ethan demonstrates his fan rake dance. Posted by Picasa

Ethan was very excited about being outside and not very interested in standing still for pictures. Posted by Picasa

This is a really cute picture of Ethan looking off into the distance. Probably at a dog across the street or a car. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Picture blogging down

Hello (the service I use for posting pictures on this blog) has been down for days. None of its users (including yours truly) have been able to log in. The problem appears to be with the program itself not with the users' computers. I've got some great pictures of the kids to post but I can't do anything with them until Hello is up and running again. No one seems to know when that will be either. If you've been trying to access Hello and need to vent you can post a message on this forum. The thing has been pretty finicky the entire time I've used it.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Blast from the past

Here's a blast from the past. This photo was taken just a few days before Ethan's first birthday. That's Leslie holding him. He was going through a phase where he looked like his ducky. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 04, 2005


Ethan, 13 months. Posted by Picasa

Sophia, 13 months. Posted by Picasa

Ethan, 20 months. Posted by Picasa


Ethan had a great time out on the back porch yesterday in the unseasonably warm weather. Posted by Picasa


Isaiah as earned the nick name ghost for the difficulty people have in getting a picture of his face. I was trying t get a picture of the Oreos and peanut butter smeared around his mouth but as usual he wasn't cooperating. Posted by Picasa

Golden Carpet

The maples in our neck of the woods are in full colour and shedding their leaves. There is a beautiful carpet of golden leaves in our backyard and some trees with their leaves still on.

The kids' sand box shares this shot with a nearly bare box elder (in the maple family), maple saplings on the wooded slope, and some dead grape vines that I cut a couple of summers ago. Oh, and the garage of the neighbours on the south east side of the house. Posted by Picasa

The north westerly view with the neighbours' lilacs in the foreground. Posted by Picasa

North north west, I think the evergreen back there is a spruce. Posted by Picasa

Back to the south south east. Posted by Picasa