I put the finsihing touches on lilly's face, and have just posted her on my shop.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
It was a cold kind of rainy Sunday morning, so we decided to pack a bag of paints and crayons and head over to starbucks. In the midst of crayons dropping and paint splattering, Lucious and I were at least able to drink our coffees in a somewhat normal pace. After a day of no naps from either guy, they went down quickly by 6pm and now the focus is on drinking wine and relaxing.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
It was so lovely in the morning, and thus we decided it would be fun to head outside early and get our hands dirty. We spent a good hour creating colored sand drawings before the boys saw "something shiny" and wanted to do something else. I would like to say this was a complete spur of the moment brilliant idea I had on my own..................oh well.........I have just been trying lately to come up with some fun projects that both boys would enjoy doing. These last few weeks have suddenly been full of a lot of tears and meltdowns. The five o'clock glass of wine has been getting pushed back to 4, then 3, then............you see where it's going.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
A rare moment of peace in the household this morning. Lucious and I were able to enjoy a rare ten minutes with coffee before the day went underway. It's nice to have him home today, and hopefully we can finish the patio in back. I am planning on having my Etsy shop set up and running by Tuesday morning, so keep checking back for updates!
The sandbox is now officially open, and the boys just love sinking their toes into the cold sand. After so long of being cooped up inside, it just feels so refreshing to spend time in the backyard, The boys love being outside, and with a little help from a running hose nearby the sandbox quickly becomes a very messy hit. My ADD kicked into high gear this past week as I suddenly decided to make a patio out back (well, you need a good place to enjoy a glass of wine while the kids play happily in the sandbox!....that plan includes you Becky.....), so here we are a week later with a sore back and 5 cubic yards of pea gravel on the driveway waiting to get taken to the back. Hopefully Lucious and I can make good progress on it today. As for the dolls, I have one more to finish before I post on my new Etsy shop.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
A new doll in the works. I am finding that as I do each doll, they are looking more and more like the oil paintings and sculptures I used to do. (hmmmm....it may have something do with my friend Becky trying to put my doll making insecurities at bay by pointing out all the oil painted dolls I had done years back sitting throughout my house. For some reason it didn't even click that I have been doing dolls for a few years now, just not in such a child friendly, safe to chew on kind of way. (unless you consider oil paint and rust child friendly, then hey! I'm set.....)
I can't tell you how great it feels to have my camera back in my life. I am just thrilled that I can finally continue documenting my life with the boys. There are the "how cute" moments, although those have not so surprisingly taken a back seat to the "oh, my goodness! can mummy just please have a couple of seconds without someone whining or complaining that the other one's toy is cooler?" moments. (of course, those get the best shots) I am looking forward to posting some of my new sewing projects soon. stay tuned....
Friday, April 11, 2008
Let's just say mummy was very "upset" with the situation, and I immediately admitted defeat. There are definitely those days where you just want some time to do what you want to do.......
maybe in a couple more years :)
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Well, the strep has hit mum again, and this time I successfully infected A and M as well. We are stuck in the house for the day until the contagious zone is over, and being that it will be a day of constant rain and cold air the day is going to be a long one :)