Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finger Knitting

fingerknit, originally uploaded by bsuvalz.

Emma went to the yarn store with me to pick out yarn for a doll's hair that I was working on. She really wanted yarn to make something. I let her pick out a skein, and the cashier asked her if she had plans with the yarn. She told the cashier she was going to finger knit everyone scarves. The cashier said well you might need some more to practice and handed her this lovely pink yarn for free. There are good people in this world and so often yarn stores shun children. The store has officially secured my business. Thank you Knit Stop for making my daughter so delighted!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Another tooth

Another tooth bites the dust...

And then another ones gone, and another one bites the dust

"Mama, my tooth feels weird and more wiggly. Oh, look Mama it is really bleeding now. Ah, it's out!!" Thirty minutes later. "Look Ma the other one is out too." Might as well get them both out at once, that is one way to stall bedtime.

Friday, January 11, 2013


sledding pesledding
The snow has completely melted by now. But when it was in full snow glory we took the kids sledding. They both were a bit timid about the idea of hurling their body on a plastic disc down a large snow covered hill. Emma warmed up to the idea faster than Claire, but when we found a small hill for Claire she was the one that had to be pulled from the snow. I think even I may be up for one more round of snow for more sledding. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Faces of concentration

Claire didn't sleep well the night before, but insisted on building a marble run. She picked a complicated design that was very difficult on my sleep deprived mind. We finally got it together and enjoyed for many days watching the marbles roll. Marbles that led to excitement, pensiveness, and curiosity.