Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sebastian's Birthday Adventure

For my oldest Sebastian's fourth birthday, we decided it'd be a nice treat for the boys if we went to Woolly Hollow State Park. Get a little sun and swim in the lake as well as just having a nice day out with the grandparents, and of course the playground. For a little boy that has every toy imaginable why not make memories to last a life time instead. The drive it's self was a nice peaceful one full of questions "Where we going, mom?" "Grandpa where we going, we going crazy?" so full of excitement, and curiosity  "Are we there yet?" Once we finally arrived the boys got to play on the playground for an hour or two then went for a small trail of adventure. Had lunch at TACO BELL, his favorite and finally got to go for a swim. pitched up the Winnie the Pooh tent and in the lake we went. My youngest Declan just shy of a year at this point was mommy's little clung-on passenger, having a blast just splashing mommy nonstop. Fox my two year old took a little while to get his bearings and wasn't so sure about the sandy bottom and keep tipping over like a bobber in the water staying close to land. No Sebastian my fearless warrior went looking for mermaids and everything at the bottom of the lake till in time he realized little boys gulping water wasn't such a great thing. All Afternoon they played splashing their aunt and of course Grandpa. Each having a blast and "one more time before we go please mom?" What a quite drive home with three content little boys dreaming a little dream, but a memory that will last forever. Happy Birthday Sebastian!

knitting for sister

My sister recently gave me several bags of wonderful yarn. Even though having ran out of room for my growing stash, I accepted the collection to continue hoarding. Stuffing it in the closet so my husband wouldn't see the full extent of the given yarn. At this point I have so much white yarn that I'm at a lost with what to do. White isn't my particularly favorite, it gets dirty fast, and the oil from my hands stains the beautiful work being done. But needless to say I'm a knitter and no yarn will be an outcast to my stash. It's been a few months since really having sat down, and had the yarn speak to me. Yes I know that sounds crazy. Piawacket how can yarn an inanimate object speak to you? Well if you sit long enough ogling and salivating long enough at the colors and all the possible designs, the color combinations being indefinite they speak, some more loudly than others of course. You've got your regal purple demanding respect and the voluptuous reds begging for curves to make bold statements. There are your quieter colors blending with earths seasons and romantic beauty, and our soft artistic clay colors that tend to be a little shyer but complimenting. It wasn't untill my sister who loves throws asked for me to make her a throw. SO the trouble began, yes I know anything I make she'll be more than happy with. But she's my sister, going through a rough patch at the moment like I did the first time away from home, spreading wings and learning the ins and outs of the wonders and the downfalls of "relationships". So wanting to make something more meaningful for her, something to inspire and to let her know no matter what I'm here, supporting, loving no matter what path she decides to take, hopefully to happiness and that mystical happy ending that so few these days achieve. Like all the inspiration and support she gives me. After a long exhausting search through my books of patterns, all being very beautiful and all but just not right for her. Then decided to turn to the internet to look for rabbit patterns also being her other love so decided to combine the two together. After hour after hour searching for patterns which of course a lot of the are not without a price. I finally found the perfect adorable friend to knit for my wonderful sister. Now the casting on begins!