Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On moving and changes.....

Sorry for the lack of activity here, we are in the process of moving. We just moved into the downstairs apartment of our house, but it might as well be on the other side of the city. So much work....and so much cleaning to be done in our old place. I am trying to do it all on my own now until Ben gets back into town on Friday, the cleaning will have to wait until then since I can't bring a newborn and a 4 year old into an empty apartment and expect them to be happy watching me clean, so for now I am slowly unpacking and trying to make it feel like home. 
Although this apartment is so much nicer than the upstairs( high ceilings,hardwood floors...no black mold) I was feeling really sad to leave. Even though it is the same house it feels completely different. We lived up there for 7 years and that is the place we have lived the longest as a family. I think I was afraid that all the memories we had would disappear. I am really sensitive to stuff like that and have never been good at goodbyes, when it comes to moving I have a hard time adjusting at first.
Moving and postpartum hormones do not mix :(

Friday, May 25, 2012

This Moment....


A moment from my week to cherish and remember, inspired by Soulemama.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yarn Along...


Joining along with Ginny this week for the Yarn Along.  I am currently knitting a pair of socks out of some yarn I got last year at this time during our 10th Anniversary trip to the Redwoods in California. I thought the colorway was very Redwoodish and wanted to make a little something for myself out of the yarn to remember it by. This will be the first pair of socks that I am  making for myself. I can't believe it has been a year already! And what a year it has been.
Also still slowly reading The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball. It is a great book and I am really enjoying it when I find a moment to escape. 
I noticed that I linked up wrong last time I did the Yarn along and didn't get to show you my sweet baby cocoon...if you 'd like to see it go HERE.

Friday, May 18, 2012

This Moment..My little tribe :)


A sweet moment from my week to cherish and remember, inspired by Soulemama.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Playing in the mist...






 Mother's Day was beautiful and hot so we decided to head out along the Old Columbia River Highway for a little hike out near the waterfalls. We were not the only people with the same idea as it was quite crowded with Mamas young and old enjoying the day with their families. We planned to go on a longer hike but Sollie was just not in the right hiking mood to put it mildly so we found a shorter hike that ended in a misty waterfall. It was a relief to have Papa around to help manage our little tribe for the day.It was a nice little break in my week. :)

Happy Mother's Day!


*****Wishing the happiest of Mother's Days to all the Mamas out there!****

Friday, May 11, 2012

This Moment...

A sweet moment from my week to cherish and remember, joining along with Soulemama.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yarn Along..

Joining Ginny again this week for the Yarn Along.
First off, I finished the Knitted cocoon I was knitting last week and I am about to drown you in adorable, yet realistic pictures from our spur of the moment photo shoot. In the magazine the newborn models are sleeping peacefully in their knit cocoons, while my babe is wide awake and wrestling with hers. So funny. I must try again with a sleeping babe.....but  these pictures are keepers just the same :)







Currently I am finish a pair of tiny baby sized legwarmers that I started back before babe was born. Just in the mood for something quick and easy and it feels good to finish a project that has been sitting around.  Nalah probably wont need them much as the weather is getting hot already, but it's always chilly in the morning when we are walking Sophie to school. Me, I wear them year round. They are great with skirts and so easy to take off and put on in the summer when needed. Great for camping and evening outings...hmm now I am thinking I need a pair now. 
Currently reading the Dr.Sears Vaccine Book for the hundreth time as Nalah is due for her first visit to a doctor. We have been seeing Midwives up till now. Also there has been an outbreak of whopping cough in Washington our neighbor to the north, and that worries me a bit.
I feel like I have decided then I read a fact or what the vaccine is made of and I am back to square one. That is why I have read this book so many times, It is very neutral on the topic.
Also I have had The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball checked out and have renewed it several times already and am still in the first chapter. My mind is abuzz these days. I am going to finish.... it I want to find the time to read....but eating ice cream and watching movies until I fall asleep has won hands down these last few weeks.
But to my credit, I am parenting three all week on my own and once they are finally in bed my brain is fried.
What are you knitting?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Basking in the sun....

 We have been blessed by some beautiful weather lately and have been trying to get out and enjoy it as much as possible. This beautiful place is called the Camassia Natural Area in West Linn, Oregon just a short drive from the city. Named for the Camas flowers that blanket the ground in April and May. So pretty, a perfect place for a little Sunday stroll with the family.







Sunday, May 6, 2012

Two Months Old :)


Wow, my little "Goobie Rue" is two months old today. These first weeks fly by so fast. 
Nalah is cooing and "talking" to us a lot lately, it is so adorable. I have a feeling she will be an early talker. She really cracks me up and we all lover her so very, very much. It is so fun getting to know her and to watch her personality develop.
Nalah got to feel the grass with bare toes for the first time today and I got to enjoy a late afternoon walk alone with her which was a rare treat. It was a beautiful spring day with flowers exploding everywhere.  As we walked with her snuggled up close to me I thought back on my pregnancy with her and her birth day, and despite how difficult it was for me I would do it all over again for her,my sweet baby goose. I am so very blessed.





Friday, May 4, 2012

This Moment....


A simple moment from my week to cherish and remember. Inspired by Soulemama.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Yarn Along


Joining Ginny today for the Yarn Along. 
I am knitting our new babe another knitted cocoon now that I know she is a girl and can use fun and pretty girly yarn colors. I made a unisex cocoon when I was still pregnant in dark olive greens and dusky blues and it just wasn't nearly as cute as I was hoping. The pattern is from the Summer 2011 Living Crafts magazine and is called "Eskimo Kiss Hooded Cocoon". I can't wait to do a photo shoot this weekend! I just love this sweet little knit.
I am still reading the Tommy Chong autobiography that I was reading during back in early March. It is slow going with reading these days.Kind of  a funny choice but I found it at the library when i was super overdue with the baby and needed a distraction. My friends and I were huge Cheech and Chong fans back in middle school and high school.
Also enjoying Feeding The Sheep  by Leda Schubert. It is a cute story about a little girl watchin her mom take care of the sheep and all the steps from shearing the wool to knitting her a new sweater. I love it and have pretty much stolen it from the library since I have renewed it so many times. I can't resist knitting related childrens books. I am sure I like it more than my son does.
What are you knitting these days?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

For my Midwives...




I knit up a few wombs for my midwives and their apprentices as thank you gifts. I found the pattern on Ravelry and I thought they would make good gifts for my midwives. When Solomon was born I made felted bowls that resembled wombs so I wanted to carry on with the theme.

I also made them each a felted bar of soap. It was my first time making felted soap and it was lots of fun. I have a ton of roving and no needle felting tools so I see a lot if felted soap making in my future. It would be a great project to do after working out in the garden. My hands had never been cleaner :)