Thursday, January 28, 2010


We went to Mukilteo Y and the kids and I played in the gym for Tot Time. After, I dropped them off at child watch and did some serious cardio. Both kids did well at child watch, I picked them up and they were rosy faced from climbing and running around! We ate a packed lunch (always saving money), and then we all got ice cream and went to the beach.
(Yes, I washed his hands after touching the crab leg.)

There is much more balance this year! Balance of time together and apart, it's something both DH and I needed and the kids needed. Some people make a new years resolution to spend more time with their kids but mine is the opposite! We eat every meal together, we go to the bathroom together, we are always together or at least on the same floor of the house. But things are slowly changing- Butters will go upstairs and play by himself up in his room. And the two of them will play nicely together, acting things out, reading together or just sharing a space without injury!

Well-almost no injury!

DH and I are doing yoga at night to get in shape and get even more balance. It's a great start to the year! My other resolution is is need a belt again!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Knitting and Knitting!

There has been knitting. This is the Shalom Cardigan in Manos. I'll try to Ravelry the details for the knitters out there.
Concentric circle vest that photographed like a giant blob and wears like an 80s vest. It's got cables done in short rows so they make circles around the arm hole.

Completed Zimmermann Bog Jacket, arms are 2 inches too long but very warm, I like the waist shaping.

Sunrise Circle sweater in LSS, a silk wool blend. Very soft, very warm!

And next up is the Tilled Duster!
I pictured a mosaic of all the knitting from this year, also imagined me pictured in the sweaters but I'm tired of waiting for the perfect photos, so here we are, my winter of knitted sweaters.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Enough Said!

She's Single and Fabulous and she gets dressed by herself!

Friday, January 8, 2010

BPS-Dog Woods

A hike in the dog woods on a mild day made for a great first photo shoot of 2010 with Butters' own camera! Comments by Butters.
"I don't like Levi anymore, because he stepped on my foot when he was watching me. That's bad, Levi"



"My dad is special."
"That's all I want."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sneak Peak to the Future

I read the Mother Jones article about pink as a gateway color to sleeping in science class, and I read Reviving Ophelia and See Jane Hit (totally disagreed with this theory of sports involvement increasing violence in women and girls). My goal is to raise a confident, strong young woman. But lets not get ahead of ourselves, first we need to get past 2! I can't help but look at her and see the future E, future Madame President or even a great Mom or even both??? I try to balance the pink by telling her that she looks smart and strong in her dress, but there are a lot of things about her that are just girlie and she loves it. So, we'll make sure she's a happy 2 year old for now!
Gotta run, the Princess just slammed the bathroom door!

I will balance this non-Butters post with a photo shoot from the camera-shy Butters!