I’m quite fond of these ones too.
Throughout the summer, i heard many requests for different birthday cakes. A construction cake. A hockey cake (probably to appease his older brother). One shaped like Darth Vader. At one point i heard volcano and ran with it. It was the foolproof choice. You simply bake a cake and if it doesn’t look volcanic in shape, just cut it up and shape it again and pour frosting over the cracks and bumps. Top it off with some hot lava raspberry jam and fiery sparklers (unfortunately not captured in camera) and you’re all set.
In our new main-floor bathroom, there’s a spot to hang the kid’s artwork. Here is a collection of Gabe’s:
(Under-counter ikea hack found here.)
The beekeeper’s quilt (aka little bum rug) is taking shape. I started sewing the hexipuffs together last weekend.
The time-consuming work of filling empty spaces.
Moving to the arms on Gabe’s new sweater.
I love the speed of circular stockinette.
We all have our favourite things….
Thank goodness for Len’s Mills where i can find fly fishing and construction-themed fabric.
(Which begs the question: who would make a quilt out of excavators?)
Does the berry season begin with wild strawberries or mulberries or service berries? The boys have been hunting for ripe berries along boulevards and parking lots. The older two know what to look for. They’ll pick what they can reach and then climb for the higher ones. Or, like they did on our street, use the plastic slide from our backyard to climb higher and move from tree to tree.
What’s more, the patches of wild strawberries in the yard are widening and there’s more to find.
I’m reminded of another boy hunched down in a berry patch five years ago.
And three years ago.