Friday, February 29, 2008

"Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they're doing. Do things without always knowing how they'll turn out."

~Randall Monroe, xkcd

Friday, February 22, 2008

Here's Dawn (not my favorite name in the world, but I know who the boss is in this department):

Rowan took a picture from an angle that never occurred to me, which I think is cool.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Look who Amy made for me!

She's making a real live baby, too, but for some reason she wants to keep that for herself.
The sign has gone missing.

My car feels oddly naked.

I hope it was taken by some kids having as much fun as we used to have stealing street signs (I won't name any names, Lisa *g*) and not by some grumpy adult.

I guess it's back to window paint for us.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Have you ever noticed that the more people who are involved in the decision, the harder it is to come up with a name for someone?

After some slightly fierce debate, here's Adrienne Claire:

She's not sure what all the fuss was about. Really, she's just glad Rowan noticed she was missing her hands *G*.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dolls are appealing to me most right now, but I have managed to felt some other things too. These two have landed on etsy:

I would not want to tell anyone how insanely long that bag took me.

No felting (yet) today, though. Rowan and I spent a couple of very cold hours at an ice skating rink. In hopes of warming up afterwards, I turned on the oven and somehow tricked Dagny into making banana bread with me (with bananas professionally mashed by Rowan, of course). We followed that up with a big pot of our new favorite - a bean stew recipe from Lisa H.

Back when Dagny and Andrew went on their roadtrip, Rowan decided that we should get a piano before they got back to surprise Dagny. We just barely pulled it off, thanks to Craigslist and Uncle Drew. Jon and Drew showed up at the door with the piano about an hour after Dagny and Andrew got home. (Yes, the doctor did tell Jon not to move any pianos after he had neck surgery. He'll do anything for daddy bonus points.)

The kids have jumped right in, learning Deck the Halls, Heart and Soul, Ode to Joy, Imagine, Hallelujah, and in Rowan's case, On the Planet Mars Where the Ladies Smoke Cigars. Lots of happy noise.

I don't know who took this picture. I found it on my camera after Rowan's birthday party.

Yummy Eli fingers.

I'm still a big fan of finding pictures on my camera. Here are some I found this week:

I know I can thank Andrew for the first two, but I'd bet the resident flower photographer took the last one. **I stand corrected. Dagny took those pictures of herself!**

Sunday, February 10, 2008

More crafting going on here. I added some note cards to my etsy

and I've finished two more dolls, Marguerite

and Rose

I wonder which will happen first - me getting my fill of making dolls or Rowan feeling like she couldn't possibly want another. Any bets?

Friday, February 01, 2008