Friday, March 19, 2010

I can't keep it all together, so I've given up the power to the little people

Blahhh.... definitely coming down off a creative high, I've been working my butt of these past two months at 4 designs for Knitpicks amid three contest entries and don't forget some baby gifts. Now I still have to finish two of said contest entries and hopefully not die of stiff neck disease. All I really want to do is curl up with my new book, Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann who is perhaps the goddess of knitting. There are so many lovely patterns in it, so much to aspire to :)

Since I've been so busy and tired the girls have been taking over some of the household chores for me..

 Someone has to mow the lawn with bubbles
And slide excessively

Not to mention modeling new haricuts, these are things I'm just not good at so the girls have been helping me out

Another great example is sneaking pasta from the strainer when mom is busy stirring the sauce, I knew it was toooooo quiet in there.

And since all my creativity is used up the Daddy had to find new ways of playing Nemo, we call this the lazy-man tug-o-war

Don't forget vacuuming, at this I am hopeless, good thing Norah helps out

Other things I am not so hot at: maintaining a rollicking living room ocean boat with fish crackers and a broom mast, nope I'll leave that to the experts.

How about Giant Water Bottles?

Also I've been far too busy to be as cool as this
And let's not forget the necessary brick standing (?)  Apparantly it is an important part of our lives :)

This however, this relaxing in a hammock thing I would love to do, if there was only room :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dancing in the Street

Alright so this may come a little late, like perhaps a week, but remember that my T.V. was broken and I was enjoying all the quality time with my children... yadda yadda yadda.... SO very proud to be a Canadian this week after winning so many Gold(s) in the Olympics and really why not an impromptu street dance??

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Broken Brain

Well our tv has been broken this week, which has been a very interesting process for all involved. Sort of a new and terrifying experiment that I never really had the guts to try out on my own but once forced to attempt to live without the brain sucking robot things have been a little different. Abby and Norah have been playing more and more, no more mid-morning meltdowns about getting to watch a movie, or seeing one more episode of Diego. This amazing product placement advertisement took place in my very own living room the night before the T.V. stopped working and considering how effective television advertising is on young children I'm glad mine had to go without for a week.


Now there are barbies and G-I Joes in the Jeep racing around the house at top speed with baby tigers and the odd lizard giving chase. A play tent has appeared in the bedroom which is the subject of a botched game of house where Abby is the mommy Norah is the Abby and Dotty ( her dolly) is the baby. Much cutting of paper into teeny tiny little itty bitty pieces just to practice scissor skills and to have the sheer pleasure of sanctioned destruction. Not that these things never happened before but now they happen without T.V. drama first, which is a much nicer way to start the day.

And then of course there was the 10 dollar slide totally scored from Cragslist thanks to our bestest slide hunter friend Ivory. Norah has been playing on the slide at Abby's playschool when she goes for family day on Friday and she's gotten so good at it she can go up and slide down all by herself. She is so much more of a climber than Abby ever was, I frequently walk into a room to find her standing on a chair, or halfway up the couch, which is scary. And not to mention that Seth and I are home a lot and we barely ever don't have eyes on the kids so for her to be up the chair it means she is scary fast.

The only thing that has suffered from the lack of T.V. time is my knitting, I not longer have hours of brain numbing time to knit knit knit away while we watch some ridiculous Monsterquest, or equally brain numbing episode. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day more specifically the new day that the T.V. gets fixed and I have a lot of catching up to do on a few projects. :) lol but I think we might just tell the kids it is still broken.. ahem until we get busted... because we will at some point or another. :)