Sorry for the long absence. I was going to wait until I had something to show for all the fabulous comments and suggestions given about knitting. I am totally doing it! Albeit not fantastically. I am about half way through my first scarf ha! I am totally with those you who said a hat was way to hard to start with. Knitting also takes a lot longer then I thought it would. I am slowly getting faster (is that an oxymoron?) but for now I have to concentrate and make sure I don’t drop a stitch. I made the HUGE mistake of leaving my project on the couch. When I came out in the morning Finn had pulled my needle out, I thought I was going to pass out. Luckily with a little help from my mom we were able to fix it and I didn’t have to start over. Lesson learned: to a four year old knitting needles are pretty cool swords ha! Once I am finished I will be sure to post a picture… as long as you don’t judge to harshly and point out the fact that it gradually got wider ha!
Knitting aside, for you moms out there, after you had your cutie did you feel like you needed to use your newly regained energy to be super mom? I don’t know what came over me the past week but I have felt like I needed to do all the things I had put off during the last few weeks of pregnancy, you know make up to my kids the days of “hanging out” and the McDonalds play place being the highlight of the week ha! I think I ran them a bit ragged though. In the span of three days we went to the Library, the Aquarium, Wheeler Farm, Airborne and Corn Bellys twice. The farm is fantastic this time of year and I was really excited to walk around and get some much needed fresh air. Evie on the other hand wanted to go to “chickala” aka Chick Fillet and was pretty bugged that we made her go to the farm. But, once she got her bird feed she cheered right up!
Then she started being pretty silly and cracking Chris and I up with her belly laughs and dancing while chasing the geese.
Finn was pretty cold and decided to warm himself on a stump while we checked out the cows
That night we headed to Corn Belly’s with some of our great friends from law school days. It was FREEZING cold and crazy busy. The kids had a blast despite the frigid temps. The highlight to me was meeting to very sweet readers and being able to joke with them about the insanity of coming to something like Corn Belly’s at night with kids. The next day we headed back and had even MORE fun. The sun was out and it was just the right temp. I was able to sit and let Chloe, who had been a bit of jaundice, sit in the sun while the boys scooped up fun prizes like vampire teeth
Their Daddy had fun going on some of the slides with them
I had fun making the kids pose with all the totally cliche photography props they had all over the place.
We were all relaxing while the kids bounced off all their energy in the plethora of bounce houses when they announced over the loud speaker that the pig races were about to start. Well, there was no way we were going to miss that, so the whole group headed over.
Apparently Evie has already decided she is too cool to be seen with her family because she sat in the row ahead of us most of the time.
Lola watched from the comfort of her half barrel wagon, while Luke reminded us just how cold and hungry he was.
They started the races by selecting a mom from the audience to come up, then she found out she had to kiss a pig. Sawyer couldn’t bare to watch.
After the races (which were a blur and lasted all of two seconds) some of us headed over to the cow train, and some of use once again curled up and tried to get warmth from the sun.
Sawyer was bummed that his cow was a girl, Ruby on the other hand was pleased as punch
After participating in several other activities that week, by the time the weekend rolled around I decided that being Super Mom was highly over rated and that I needed to go into hibernation. This coincided with Chloe finally catching the HORRIBLE cold I have had since the day before she was born and thus a weekend of bunkering down and resting, with the exception of a few photo shoots, ensued. I hope your fall weeks have been filled with fun family activities as well!
I am REALLY excited for a give a way that is coming up this week and coincides with my FINALLY releasing the Plum Harvest dress pattern: