Friday, October 24, 2014

thing one and thing two

when i woke up at my usual time this morning i was momentarily convinced, in the pre-dawn hours, that i had missed a change of the clocks because it was SO dark out and it could not possibly be time to wake up.  nope.  

you know its too cold and too dark to get up when your daughter, who has slept 12 + hours, stands up in her crib when you walk in, and then proceeds to collapse back on her fuzzy blanket and cover her eyes with her arm.  and does this several more times.  come on child, you have been asleep for twelve hours.  if you can't manage it, i certainly can't on 6 hours.  

thing one and thing two are always getting into something.  they especially seem to love getting under the wee table we have for them in the kitchen.  the pictures often come our blurry or underexposed because i don't have time to adjust anything before the moment is over and the two little miss busy pantses have moved on to the next thing.  ill settle for capturing it imperfectly so i can remember it.  

its the weekend so we can sleep in a bit, carve some pumpkins and dress these two up like little fluffy birds.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

whats bouncing around in my head

im so terribly behind on posting i don't know when ill ever catch up.  life seems to be going at a break necking pace even though i feel like im moving at the speed of molasses each day.  and im not at all inspired to write these days.  i am, however, feeling inspired to go to my bed, get in my bed, and proceed to stay there all day.  and im spending every spare moment i have working on knitting my very first baby blanket.  speaking of which, i learned that im not very wonderful at knitting.  its for a very special baby of a very special mama, so its more than worth my time.  but there is nothing that will make you feel like a sub par knitter like taking on a task that you are not skilled enough to accomplish.  so we will see how that goes.  its the thought that counts?


(as im recording the thoughts that are bouncing about in my head, here are a few 
of the many photos i want to share)
 eden and gwendolyn at the park 
the last few weeks have been a wonderful blur of visitors, squeezing every drop out of every beautiful fall day, knitting, cooking, drinking pumpkin smoothies each morning, and falling exhausted into bed each night, preparing to do it all again the next day.

also you know how you have long term to do lists and short term ones.  the short term ones usually get done in my world, but the long term ones seem to camp out forever.  if its not necessary this moment, i don't do it.  so somethings just start to grey and wrinkle waiting to get checked off.

my long term to do list currently includes
-make year 4 album (we are well into year 5 so i am very behind)
-edit a ton of photos
-write, blog, post
-finish album of my pregnancy
-switch our banking services
-read several books including one on network marketing 
-make eden's swan costume for a pumpkin carving party (this has been on the long term list for a while but the necessity of completing it before the party this weekend is about to move it to the 'do it right now' list)
-become a better baker and more imaginative cook

and ill finish this random stream of consciousness with pictures from the week my friend amanda was here visiting.  eden got to check out the animals at a local park and her pointer finger got its fare share of use.  so did her 'o' shaped expression!  
 she closed her eyes before i could snap it, but this expression accompanied by 'ooos' and 'ahhhs' had me enraptured
 emily and eden
we loved having you here amanda!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

that day at the end of summer

its fall, and im all for fall, i am not complaining.  i love the colors and the crisp in the air that makes me feel like anything is possible. i love the leaves and the smells and the pumpkiny foods that i find excuses to make.  

BUT i always hate to see summer go.  the dewy skin and curly hair that are my constants in the humidity just disappear in the fall, and i miss them.  and i miss this summer in particular because i got to watch eden fall in love with summer.  she was never happier than when she was bathing suit-clad, outside, in the sun.  i loved doing summer with you little one. and its true, there are alot of things about fall and winter that i can't wait to do with you too. pumpkin picking and leaf crunching and snow playing and roasting chestnuts by a fire.  i won't go kicking and screaming from summer. ill go willingly

but this is one last attempt to savor the warmth and remember a great saturday spent eating chipotle at the park while daddy ran laps.  after his work out we let eden meander around and just followed, looking at the big world through her little eyes.
chipotle got a little messy, so she just rocked the bloomers 
farewell dear summer
hello fall


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