Tuesday, July 28, 2009

No basketti for my son

In our house, we call it spetti-getti:

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Whiskey Before Breakfast

A sweet l'il bluegrass tune:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bitti d'lish

Darcy, wearing the luscious Bitti d'Lish cloth nappy, a gift from the lovely Deb in Brisbane. It's a medium and fits her perfectly (she's 5.1kgs) but still has lots of room for growth. Not long after this photo was taken, Darcy 'christened' the new nappy with a lovely yellow poo.

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Milo vest

Isn't this the sweetest? It's a Milo vest, the first thing I've knitted that isn't a pair of longies or a dishcloth. It was knitted on 4mm circular needles using Morris superwash 8ply merino in Irises colourway. I was a bit apprehensive abouot knitted cabling (see the bottom photo), but it was much easier than it looks (just as my friend Shannon assured me that it would be).

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Minutiae of my daily existence

Today, whilst keeping a toddle creatively engaged and a newborn happily breastfed, I achieved the following domestic and not-so-domestic tasks:

- baked cinnamon and brown sugar scrolls. Jambin didn't like them, so I ate the lot!
- took a nap with Darcy snuggled up in the crook of my arm. She was wearing the sleeping bag that belonged to Jambin when he was younger.
- picked up sequins from the floor and under the couch cushions. These were hidden in an art/craft box which I had cunningly hidden at the back of the top shelf of one of Jambin's wardrobes. Thet should not have been reachable by a 27 month old small boy, not even when said boy dragged a chair into his bedroom to investigate what exciting things were on the upper shelves while I was taking a nap.
- read the meeting minutes from my church playgroup committee
- finished knitting a milo vest for Darcy (another post to follow with pics)
- went grocery shopping for dinner ingredients after Gareth arrived home from work. This child-free excursion reminded me how easy grocery shopping is without 2 children in tow.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kite Flying

Since there have been a few sibling jealousy issues lately, Gareth planned this special activity with Jambin a few weekends ago. We drove to Kidstuff toystore at Woollahra to buy the kite, then walked over to Centennial Park for flying lessons. We didn't stay long as the wind was freezing.

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