Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer is for Friendship

 
Whether on a trip to the berry farm or just in the backyard, time with friends this summer has been nothing short of spectacular.


 

 




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bunnies and Bananas

I've made some things for the girls. There are bunny sweaters - an intarsia one with a pompom tail, and a fair isle one also in tonal yarn, as well as a crochet banana split to celebrate the start of summer.
 
 
 


 
 
For kids that have never seen a real banana split, they are very attached to this creation. It put them in a sugar coma! It resides on Penny's toddler bed, which is supposed to be Lulu's toddler bed, but that's another story. Mr. Jones commented that "the color of the banana is a bit too mustard yellow". Ya think? Because remember that usually banana splits aren't made with the bananas in their peels! I mean, usually, right? Haha. Anyway, I have plans for us to go for a banana split, as a family. I think it'll be a hoot.

PS. The Neapolitan Ice Cream Blanket is my own crochet pattern. I hope to write it up for you, soon!

Monday, June 6, 2016

River's Edge

It's been incredibly hot. So we headed to "the beach", not really a beach at all, but the river that flows down from Mt. Hood. We waded in to the icy water, gratefully. The girls scooped sand, stared at fish and bugs and played mermaids, as giant birds circled above. We all loved every moment of it. We almost forgot it was 100 degrees.












It's days like this, with these happy children at wonderful ages and this family that brings me so much joy, that I never want to forget.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Strawberries in May


Apparently, because we've had some warmer weather in weeks past, Oregon Strawberries are ripe for the u-pick! So the girls and I headed out for a morning in the mud. We picked the berries, met the farm owner (who told us we were welcome to samples), saw pigs and chickens and roosters and ladybugs, and jumped in muddy puddles. Penny and Lulu play a game where Penny picks Lulu up, and they laugh hysterically before they both fall to the ground, and laugh even harder. It is a joy to watch. Perhaps it was the tall grass field where we had the most fun, however, playing hide and seek in reeds that crested the girls' heads.

  


























They chewed on their apples the whole way home. We almost had the whole farm to ourselves! It was a dreamy morning in the countryside, for sure.