Saturday, July 25, 2009


Originally uploaded by craft room
Little A and I crafting together. We did hand imprints in clay.
Hopefully, she will enjoy our next project more - because she sure did not like this.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Grocery shopping:

At Whole Foods the baby food and the pet food are on the same isle. And then the cleaning products. What are they trying to say?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A new chair in the house

There is a lot of new stuff in the house. And an appalling amount of it is brightly colored plastic. Big plastic.

When it came time to have a high chair we bucked the plastic wave, and got the beautiful wood.

This chair is gorgeous.
The pieces are all beautiful.

And here, at least, is little Jambi, enjoying time in the kitchen with me.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In defense of the buggy bagg

There are these fabric covers made for the top of grocery carts. Who ever needed one of those? I poo-pooed them. Another contraption to sucker money out of new parents.
And then …I was given one by my sister-in-law. We came back from vacation, and A was able to hold herself up more than she ever had before. She could almost sit up on her own. So, rather than take her shopping in the car seat, we road tested this buggy bag. First of all, mine is pink toile inside and hot pink outside. What could be better? And then, put A in the middle of that, and it’s like adding whip cream to the top of a sundae. It is perfect.
This thing can be washed. And it covers the whole area that she sits in. There is even an extra pillow so I can wedge her in there for added security. I can’t speak to the grocery stores that you shop in, but I can tell you I would not lick the handle of the shopping cart in any of our markets. And I was not excited about A licking them either. We have now made that activity impossible. She can wrap her little mouth around the toys we have added to the toile pouch. Or she can lick the fabric all day long.
So there you go. Scurry out and get one, if you have kids at an age where they will lick the shopping cart. It will be the best purchase you ever made. (for the next ten minutes, until they out grow it, and then we'll figure out the next "can't live without it" product)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

6 months

good morning
Originally uploaded by craft room
six months ago today we had a wild time.
two people vomited (at least two admitted it)
there was a lot of screaming.
then there was surgery.
and then, I became a mother.
I haven't slept a full night since. And probably never will.
We live with the most wonderful creature. She is warm and snuggly and growing like bamboo.
Happy 6 months little bitty "Jambi"
Keep up the good work.

Monday, July 6, 2009

speed boat

speed boat
Originally uploaded by noeknit
some high lights from a week in MN