22 July, 2013

Ferry Cross The Mersey

Last day of the holidays today.  BJ doesn't go to school Monday at all & usually we have swimming on but it was a nice day to just do something special.  We went on a ferry.  A little ferry across the river.  BJ had been on it a few years back with his grandparents.  DJ hadn't yet.  He was a bit confused, amazed, fascinated...  & I fortunately didn't get seasick just for that little ride.  lol  

We went over the river, walked 2 blocks up to this park where we had a good play, walked the plank, had snacks & fun!  Then walked back to the river & waited for the ferry to come back over to pick us up for the return ride.  Nice.  A nice winter time activity that amused little ones enough without a great deal of fanfare.  

Back to school & regular routine once again tomorrow.  Have a great week!  

16 July, 2013

Birthday Boy

Boy I am a bad mother.  

I didn't post the wee one's second birthday pictures.  OK, I wasn't well that week & things have been crazy since.  It's holidays remember!  Well we had a little birthday party with all the parents the other week.  It was low key, with just a casserole dinner & cake.  

It took him a little while to work out it was for him but he did enjoy the attention eventually!  

He's growing up way too fast!  

15 July, 2013

Holiday Fun

Well we've had quite a time lately.  Busy as usual, but even with holidays it doesn't seem to have let up.  I've worked my 2 days as usual & they boys have a nice break from me that day.  lol  

Got this bit of knitting done the other week.  A nice beanie in an aran tweed for Stu.  It's really thick & warm.  It took one ball.  Darn it.  I was over prepared with 3.  So now I have 2 left of course.  So 2 more beanies the same?  We'll see...  Not this week anyway.

We had pouring rain all day yesterday & today was looking much the same.  So when I friend told me she as going to the play place I did decide it was necessary for morning entertainment.  The boys had a great time.  The place was busy of course being holidays but they all came out unscathed!  It is difficult to get a still picture of DJ.  He just can't stay still for a second!  

After a treat of a Happy Meal for lunch on the way home DJ was thankfully ready for a sleep.  Phew...  BJ wanted to paint.  & with the easel.  & outside.  Yes Boss.  So here he sat for over an hour painting his masterpiece.  It was the first time I had seen him draw such detail.  He's come along way since starting school that is for sure...  Oh on the first picture you can see it more clearly, but that black person in the middle is him painting on an easel.  lol  Less is more, but he kept adding & adding.  It was fun watching.  

That little black thing just there by the blue sky (well what colour did I expect the sky to be?) is a treasure chest.  It is of course the treasure at the end of the rainbow!   Dad on the right playing music.  DJ on the left, Me under the tree.  Awesome!  

Work tomorrow but hopefully the couple of days after that we will find some more fun to do!  I have a couple of ideas but will have to wait & see how wintery our days are.  

01 July, 2013

More Showing Off!

 I have also been busy knitting for Christmas!  Yay for that!  

Cowls are my new favourite accessory & as I sent one to a friend in England last year for Christmas she told me how great it was.  I said I would do another.  So well, I did 2.  OK, it's her birthday the day after Christmas so one for each.  

Dewdrop Cowl was nice to do.  It's an 8ply Magic Garden Buttons which they have gone & discontinued.  How dare they!  I love it.  

Then I had to try this new 100% wool from Schoppell Woolle.  They do the very cool Zauberballs in a sock yarn & just brought out the wool version.  Only problem is that it made me a bit sneezy.  Oh well.  It was a nice knit though this Botanical Cowl & I will definitely do it again.  Didn't take long either.  I love the colours in it & it's warm as can be.  (well for the brief moment I tried it!)