Tuesday, April 3, 2012

brrrr sleep

Both my boys love to sleep in the cold, fresh air.  I put them in the double stroller, off we go no matter what the weather and before I know it, they are both asleep. Mateyo is the snorer like his dad and Stefan is a tosser like his mom.  They sleep so much longer in the fresh air, so I just park them outside our bay window and I go inside to knit.  Of course I am just on the other side of the window so I can easily see signs of waking, as in crying...hahaha.  It is a nice break for me and I love that they are tucked in several layers of blankets dreaming next to each other.   

It feels like sleeping outside is super healthy for some reason.  I haven't researched this, it's just a mom instinct.  Another mom, Joanna, agrees with me and I love her challenge of trying to do something outside every day during the cold months.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

playing house

I took a couple of big cardboard boxes and made a playhouse for my kids.  It wasn't the best construction but I am proud to say that the house took a good beating for 3 days before it completely fell apart.  My big boy and baby boy pushed and pulled it apart.  Cardboard and kids equals FUN.  Always!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


My baby boy had a rhinoceros carrot cake for his first birthday.  Mama made it from scratch.  It was the healthy version with apple sauce and everyone loved it, or said they loved it.  The birthday boy enjoyed it very much along with his big brother.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

making a quilt/blanket

very cute
Photo from Pinterest

I am making a light quilt for my one year old boy.  It is his belated birthday present from me.  I have yet to start but I have a few ideas like these birds and all the fabric I need.  Now it's a matter of pinning down the exact idea.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

it's time

So it's time, my baby is now sharing a room with his big brother.  It's going good so far with a few kinks, but overall it's good.  I think the smiles speak for themselves.  More details and follow up about sharing a room to follow.  

To celebrate this big move and make it more special for my older son, I am redecorating a bit in there.  We built a couple of headboards around my son's toddler bed.  The two headboards are foam covered plywood pieces which hang off the walls.  My son leans against them to look at his books and it makes his corner much more cozy and warm.  I think he likes it so far.  More instructions with pictures about building cheap headboards to follow.

PS.  That is my older son's pajama outfit.  He refused to take off his "Bob the Builder" shirt, which he wore all day long and had to wear his thick "Cars" themed socks.  A week ago, my son wore his rocket pajama's all day while we went to the market.  It was cute, we didn't mind.  

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Photo from Crochet in Color website.

WOW, I want to make this!  What a great idea and a great crochet website, Crochet in Color

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

family of caterpillars

I wanted to do an art project that captured us as a family, but wasn't the typical handprint or footprint.  We painted a ceramic leaf plate using our fingers.  Each one of us made a caterpillar using our fingerprints.  Of course everyone was assisted by mommy and that included daddy as well.  Nothing wrong with a little artistic direction.  Right.  

Monday, March 12, 2012


Winter is long so we have a swing in the house.  It's so much fun for my kids and mommy.

And yes, we are picking out paint colour for our livingroom.  I love the blue during the night and the greeny/grey in the day.  It's so hard to get it right.  It has been months since I've started the process of choosing paint.  It's a big job for us, so we're being slow and steady.