Thursday, May 24, 2012

ongoing going-ons.

we've been up to some summery things lately:
sprinkler has been dusted off and used a few times in the backyard.

hot wheels colour changers are a favourite between the two boys. so the endless trips to fill up the bowls of water with warm and cold water happens many times over the course of an afternoon. it keeps them occupied for a while.

i've planted seeds in the garden box brendan has made. i left an open package of parsley seeds beside a big pot on our deck. i had already planted what i needed. ozzie thought he was being helpful and dumped the remaining seeds on top. i think we will be serving lots of tabbouleh salad over the summer.

miles has started t-ball. last year he was in blast-ball (1 base that honks) & if you asked him what his favourite part was he'd say snack time! he's only gone a couple of times so far and yes they still get a snack at the end of their game, but if you ask him, he'll tell you he really loves the batting part.  it's also a lot easier now that ozzie can walk. last year he couldn't. so now he just runs around and sort of stays out of trouble.

we've had bbq's with friends, gone to see fireworks, played at playgrounds galore, we're hiking new (to us) trails (where i obsessively search the forest floor for poison ivy), hope the wading pools open soon and leisurely hang out in our sun room drawing, play with lego or eat popsicles.

baby spiders all cute and gross at the same time.

colour shifters shifting colours.


garbage day.

a few weeks ago we signed up for a csa box and yesterday was our first pick up. i can not tell you how excited i am about this. the boys were too. we received lettuce, sunflower sprouts, romaine lettuce, radishes, cucumber, asparagus, potatoes, apples & shittake mushrooms. our fruit share was made up of strawberries, grapefruit, oranges, kiwi, bananas & mango. lots of good stuff going on here.

veggie haul.

fruit haul.

i've been doing some sewing here and there, as well. 4 quilt tops have also been made, but not photographed.

hope you are all doing summery things too.

Monday, May 21, 2012


i love seeing these two play, talk and laugh together.
and i often catch myself thinking about the relationship these two will have when they're older. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

one year.

it's been a year now, since we started taking ozzie to his physio and occupational therapies. a year.
wow. a year.

i have lots of thoughts about this past year and i may write another post about that. most importantly, amazing progress. and there's still lots more to come. we are his biggest cheerleaders. #teamozzie

Monday, May 14, 2012

mia + samantha

two lovely blankets for a set of twin baby girls.
this was a fun one to work on + i embroidered the girls' names on too. 




Wednesday, May 9, 2012

videos! walking + running.

early summer 2011. no afo. early stages of walking, lots of falling. age 22 months.

end of august 2011. no afo. ozzie's totally motoring, still falling. age: 24 months.

march 2012. ozzie's had his afo since december 2011. he's running + he's fast, but occasionally he still falls. age: 31 months (2.5yrs).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

the spot on queen

really excited to announce i've been accepted as a vendor at the spot on queen, at 627 queen street west, toronto ontario. i'll be selling over two weekends this summer: july 27-29 + august 24-26.

i'll be selling handcrafted, one of a kind items made from upcycled materials, including: 

a cornucopia of felt foods  {eat}
one of a kind stuffed monsters, creatures + animals  {play}
modern baby/child lap quilts  {sleep}

more pictures and info to come, i can't wait to show you what i have in store. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

week five.

so the last week of ozzie's constraint therapy seemed to fly by. i'm a week late in updating. but anyways.
he's finished.
that's it.
and there is marked improvement.
amazing what the brain is capable of doing.

also: miles turned five over the weekend. five. cake party.

we're all smiles over here folks.