Thursday, April 30, 2009

Daniel is FOUR!

Daniel had a very happy birthday!
Since Alexis is at 1st grade camp, Daniel and I had the day to spend together!
We started the day at Chuck E. Cheese. Did you know they open at 9am? me either. But it turns out when you go that early there is practically no one there, and the people who are there are grandmas with toddlers :) I took Daniel for lunch and fun at Miss Char's house. He ended up staying for break and then having cupcakes and icecream with his friends there.

After Miss Char's, we came home for some dinner. Daniel had requested Spaghetti and mashed potatoes for his birthday dinner. After asking him several times to confirm that is what he REALLY wanted....that's what we had!

After dinner was present time!!

Daniel got a new Spiderman umbrella

"what is it!!!"
A Diego toothbrush!
A cars metal lunch pail, complete with 4 dollars, 4 dimes, 4 nickes and 4 pennies

And the new VeggieTales movie from mom :)
I know it's not chocolate...but Daniel is so impressed with these angelfood cakes every time we see them I thought he would love it!

He was impressed;)
It was a very happy birthday with calls from friends and family, lots of quality mom time.
We're anxious to pick up alexis tomorrow when she gets home from camp!

Monday, April 27, 2009


I tried my hand at dying yarn today! It was so much easier than I ever expected and very satistfying to knit with yarn I dyed myself.
Daniel got in the act, holding the dye when I wasn't using it

Thanks to Julie for her awesome guide on!

Creative juices are flowing!

My creative lightswitch has been flipped!

I feel like I'm really finding things I can sink my teeth into.

I started to loom a bag, knit a cup cover, keeping on the sock blankie of course. I also tried my hand at dying yarn, it's in the oven as we speak. I'm excited to see how it turns out!

Daniel and I also planted strawberries today, our mouths are already watering thinking about those sweet berries growing right on the deck.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009


Cat finally broke down and joined Ravelry! Soon she'll be able to not just bake cupcakes, but knit them as well. Welcome to the dark side my sister!