Friday, May 22, 2009

A few Delaneyisms

"Mens don't carry purses." It's so you can still be tough and carry your stuff. (thank you Madagascar 2)

"Why is there a guy on the potty?" As we walked by a handicapped parking sign.

Delaney's preschool teacher mentioned that she was referring to Ameran as "my Beast." I suggested that Daddy probably wouldn't like to be called a beast. "I'm going to make him a gentleman," was her reply.

I worked on D's kitty quilt today. All I want to do is sew, but we can't be inside in such beautiful weather. I have to make the quilt longer by about 15 inches. I'll post pics soon. We enjoyed our early morning hours outside today. D drove her imaginary guinea pig in her mini coupe around. I just nursed, held the baby, and sipped my coffee enjoying the sun's rays and bird songs.

Do you guys send your quilts out to get quilted? Part of me feels like this is cheating since I am not doing all the hand made part. On the other hand, I am sure it will look WAY more professional.

I am formulating Einin's birdie quilt in my head with much inspiration from Ashley's blog. I think that I will do a log cabinish design. Exploring birdie fabric has been fun. Many of the ones I am attracted to are out of print. I have found a few online stores that look pretty cool. Does anyone have a favorite bird fabric?

RIP Nemo

As quickly as you came into our life, you left. You were a good fish. Delaney misses you already.
Rest in peace.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thank you to Jeannine.
I would like to nominate the following blogs:
Mom Go Green
I really enjoy keeping up with all of you ladies. Thank you for being so inspiring!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sock Monkey

Another sock monkey - this time for my friend's baby. Congratulations Erin and George!

Another painting for another wedding. I am really happy with how they came out. I can't wait to see them matted and framed.

welcome the new addition to the family...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

for your perusing pleasure

in case you need something to do in your free time.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What we've been up to.

Delaney had another banner day yesterday. Her school had a field trip to the local airport; she had the opportunity to sit in the pilot's seat. Afterwards, LIFESTAR just happened to be down the street at our hospital and D got to sit in the passenger seat!

Then off to the park to fly a kite for the first time. :o)

Look who's smiling and rolling over!

I love this action shot.

I've been working on some wedding gifts...

This one just needs a haiku. Then off to be matted and framed.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Today we went to Bakerwoods in Ashford, CT.

After I parked, I was getting the baby carrier situated while the girls were in the car seats.
"Mommy, There's a chicken in the car!"
"No, Honey; There is a chicken next to the car."
"No, Mommy; There's a chicken IN the car!"
"Holy shit! There IS a chicken in the car!"

So, right off the bat, Delaney's life long dream to hold a bird (inspired by Snow White) was checked off the list.

The turkey was very vocal and pecky, so D didn't like him.

We did the "I spy" Gnome trail. Very fun and so cute.

Afterwards, we were able to visit with Nancy, the owner. She is an amazing lady (read the history on the website). We told Nancy how one of the chickens tried to come home with us. She told us a hilarious story about how she got all dressed up for a function and went to get into her car, only to sit on an egg. Apparently, this chicken has a habit of laying eggs in cars. Delaney followed Nancy around and helped feed the turtles. Then, Oatmeal, a chicken let Delaney pick her up.

Bakerwoods donation admission - $4.
Fowl feed - 75 cents.

Living the dream - pricless.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The essentials

Crochet purse to hold the essentials - Ariel lipstick and rocks.