We're busy. All the time. Not as busy as some people but still.... busy enough for us. Having the babies adds a degree of difficulty for sure.
Mommy: You know what I'm doing. Knitting and spinning. Thinking about charity stuff - doing some of it. Easily distracted by the knitting and spinning. Creating more new projects than I'm finishing. More yarn coming in than coming off the needles = stash accumulation. Imagine that. heh Thinking about the Estes Park Wool Market coming up in mid-June. Oh my gosh that's not as far away as you think it is! YAY! This is 100g of wool I spun for the Dulaan knitting I want to do. The more I think about it, the more I believe I should combine it with some stash yarn to make a little pullover or something. It's hard to know what they need the most. Of course the longer I think about it the less chance it'll become something this YEAR.
Daddy: Working a LOT. Trying to spend as many evenings at home as possible but of course it's never enough for us - we like having him with us. The babies abuse him horribly - demanding that he hold them both while watching their favorite Elvis and Wiggles videos on youtube. Emeline is often heard barking out orders like, "DADDY - PLAY!!" and gesturing toward the closet where her favorite blocks and legos are located. Lila Pearl just screams DADDY DADDY DADDY until he picks her up. Oh the torture.
Benny: Just finished up the season of Freshman Basketball. Didn't play as much as he would like but they had a winning season and he states that he made a lot of new friends and learned a lot. Still making awesome grades with what seems like minimal effort. He's been planning to go out for the golf team but really hasn't played golf before. Considering the level of competition and number of kids going out for golf, he might switch to baseball. He's in a "woods" class this semester and brought home his first project last week: a cutting board. This thing is HEAVY!!!
Katie: Making new friends at school. Making good grades at school. Still in full "self portrait mode" with the camera. I'm constantly finding more and more pictures of her taken from the end of her own arm. ha Does an amazing job of making new friends yet maintaining her individuality and self esteem. I like this girl a lot. Still the manager of the 8th grade girls basketball team (was advised by the doctor not to play because of her broken arm in the fall). Trying to learn how to budget her telephone air time wisely.
Suzannah: Ditto pretty much everything that I said about Katie except for the cell phone because she doesn't have one yet! Stuck in the middle between two older siblings who get to do *everything* and two babies who get to do nothing. She went with me to the Knitting Meetup in Wichita on Saturday morning and took her own knitting. Maybe I should be showing a picture of that - but we'll wait until she has a finished object. She's currently brainstorming about what her next project will be (what she will think of as her first REAL project) and what kind of yarn to use. I told her she could pick ANYTHING as her first "real" project and we'll find a pattern suitable for her experience level. Any suggestions out there?? Like I said - she's pretty much a small version of Katie, so here's Suzannah's self portrait.
Emeline: Talking Talking Talking!!! Just finished seven weeks of swimming lessons - she loved it! Just started seven weeks of "Nastics" - she loves it! So far all she wants to do is run around the gym jumping but eventually the newness will wear off and maybe she'll slow down to jumping in place. hehe Favorite toys right now are blocks and legos and books but the biggest surprise has been how much she loves the plastic backpack full of pretend McDonald's food hat she got from Katie for Christmas. I think this was $5 at Wal Mart and gets a LOT of play time. She also loves to play with the backpack and.... Sorry Daddy.... gotta show this picture. The first time she put on the backpack she headed for the front door and said she was going to school - at 8:00pm. I took this one the other morning. She just loves to play like she's going to school and doing homework. heh And it brings her Daddy to tears thinking about his little Emeline going to school. *sniff*
Lila Pearl: Talking Talking Talking!!! If Emeline can say or do it, Lila Pearl wants to be saying and doing the same thing. She's talking quite a lot and surprising us every day with new things. She loves reading books as much as Emeline and will never be satisfied with being in the shadow of her big sister. I've said it before.... Lila won't be ignored. :)
A few days ago I was trying to take pictures of some glass for Jeff to list on eBay. You cat owners think you have problems. ha
So in conclusion... Life stays interesting at the Bunny Hutch. Still knitting and spinning and yes Adrienne.... even dyeing. I have done a little dyeing for the shop but still need to list it... and will be doing more very soon. VERY soon! Just like all the charity knitting. ha Oh the plans I make.
Everybody have a GREAT WEEK! :)