Archive for May, 2011

May 27, 2011

5.27.365: Grow, Baby, Grow

I’m not a farmer. I’m not even a mildly good gardener. Mostly I let things die because I forget to water them. But these little babies are worth the effort.

Mmmmm…. Fresh Strawberries. Now if it would just stay warm and sunny I might actually get to eat a couple.

May 26, 2011

5.26.365: You might as well just shoot me now.

I don’t find this amusing. Not even a little. Yesterday was gorgeous and today? Well, this is today:

Next week is the first week of JUNE, people. It should not be 50 degrees at the end of May. It just shouldn’t. And do you know who I blame? Myself. Why is that? Because yesterday I took full advantage of the beautiful weather and planted these:

You would think I would have learned my lesson, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I’m an idiot who should never, ever be allowed to plant flowers again. Just take away my shovel and soil. Please.

May 26, 2011

5.25.365: Long Jump

With legs that long, you would think this girl would jump all the way across the sand pit.

May 26, 2011

5.24.365: In which I am once again surprised by all the things I don’t know.

I’m sure that somewhere there is a manual On All Things Adult that I missed. In any case, I am continually shocked by all the things I should know, but don’t.

Like that I should vacuum out my car more than once a year.

Like letting kids have food in the back of a car unsupervised and then only vacuuming it once a year is a bad, bad plan.

Like the fact that you can pull up the flap in the trunk of my Explorer to get behind the back seat to clean. I had no clue that was possible. I didn’t even know I SHOULD be cleaning back there. You know when your kids have friends over and they play in their bedroom for hours and then the next morning you walk in there are all, “WHOA. What the hell happened in this dump?”

Multiply that by six years. Then multiply that by three kids.

I saw things that a nice girl like me should never see. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to look in my back seat again without feeling a little ill.

May 26, 2011

5.19.365: Telling secrets to Grandma

I have no clue what they were talking about, but they both seemed to find it hilarious.

May 17, 2011

5.17.365: Berry Sweet Booties

These are a little over half-way done. Every time I look at them I’m all, “SQUEEE! Those are the cutest things ever!” And then I have to settle myself down. It’s a little strange to gush so much over something you made.

But really, they do deserve a little Squee, don’t they?

May 15, 2011

5.15.365: This is why

If you’ve ever wondered why Jeremy and I are still going strong after twelve years? This is pretty high on the list of reasons:

He makes the best damn cookies on the planet. It takes so little to keep a marriage strong.

May 15, 2011

5.13.365: Braid Wednesday on a Friday

Do you know what’s great about Flickr? You can find anything you are interested in over there. You can be looking for something to do with your hair and stumble across an entire group of people devoted to braiding their hair every Wednesday. Then you can spend an hour looking through hundreds of pictures of people with gorgeous locks and then spend another hour trying to get your wiry, curly hair to do something similar. The next thing you know, it’s four o’clock and the kids are getting off the bus, the pile of laundry on the couch is still waiting and the dishes are still sitting in the sink.

But your hair looks pretty and you feel oh-so-fancy. The internets are fabulous.

May 12, 2011

5.12.365: Walking in Daddy’s shoes.

He didn’t get very far. Those boots are really heavy.

Hm. That might be a metaphor for life, if I was the sort of person to use imagery as a metaphor for life. Which I’m not. So, it’s actually just a cute picture of my boy wearing boots 100 times too big for him. Isn’t that enough?

May 11, 2011

5.11.365: Saartje Booties for a Wee One.

I’m knitting for all the babies that are about to arrive, or have already arrived, this Spring. I know they have plenty of grandmas to knit for them, but they also have plenty of people to buy them clothes and toys and every thing else their wee little hearts desire. So, handmade is good. At least with handmade I can guarantee nobody else will be gifting the same thing.

Saartje Booties

Saartje Booties are probably the cutest girly baby booties on the planet. They look like little mary-janes but move comfortably for little baby toes. Plus, these are 100% cotton so they are cool for Summer. No sweaty tootsies, no hot babies, lots of tiny toes wrapped in grape colored yarn. Perfection.