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Everyday moments from your week captured with nothing but a cell phone.

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Baby bum! I am very lucky that even with the baby on the move and getting into the older one’s stuff, she is still really sweet on her brother.

 There was a great rainbow (double even!) after a storm over the weekend.  This was the best picture I could get – by the time I grabbed the good camera it was already fading.  I was really impressed by how vibrant this one was – unusual for CT.  I feel like even when I was in Hawaii, I never saw a rainbow that bright.

 The Lorax is a big Max & Ruby fan and seems especially taken with Bunny Scouts. So when I saw the Pretend Play Sash with Badges I knew it was perfect.  When I asked what she did that she could make a badge for, I was expecting her to talk about swimming lessons. Instead she said “I helped take care of Nate” – so this is the “Taking Care of My Brother” badge – she drew the two of them on there and per her request I added the heart.  She also made a star badge and a “cinderella” badge with a pumpkin and her name. 

 This is a better view of the Stitched by JessaLu bag that I received this week.  The yarn is Socktopus yarn in the “Lorelai” colorway. I’m planning to start a Wingspan shawl soon. 

Our first week of summer vacation is just about done.  I am pleased that I am not completely stressed out with Lorelai home full time again.  I have been trying to do “school” with her each day – she’s working on writing letters or doing a few worksheets – it’s short, maybe 5 minutes? But it is something and she likes it, so we keep at it.  I’ve got a bunch of stuff lined up (thank you Pinterest) to try and cover other activities. Today for school we cooked – we have a rainbow cake in the oven right now.   I hope it turns out ok, but even if it doesn’t cake is cake!
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life rearranged
I’ve recently rediscovered this app and am really enjoying it.  I’m still new at it but am getting the hang of things!

I love love love this swing picture.  It took a lot of photos to get there, but it was worth it!

That time of year

I love that New England is finally feeling like fall – the nights are cool, people are generally cheery and not bitter about the weather yet, and working with wool is nice again! I finished a test knit of a cowl that I look forward to wearing. We will ignore the portion of the weather forecast that says this weekend it will be in the 70s / 80s.
Tartan cowl
The “Tartan” cowl by Caryl Pierre is soon to be released. I used O-Wool Classic in blue and O-Wool Balance in grey. I love how this cowl is shaped – it will sit nicely on your neck under a jacket collar to keep you warm, no gaps! It is large enough to pull up to your nose, or fold over and set in place with a shawl pin (gotta get me one of those, maybe at Rhinebeck!).

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Jackson was less than impressed, but the colors look nice on him.

The Funky Chicken is Nate’s chair buddy – I think this photo is one of the best ones we have of him – his eyes are open, he’s not crying, and there is the hint of a smile.
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Most of the other photos he looks like this:
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At least Lorelai seems a bit more game to take photos again.