Sunday, January 31, 2010

To wake or not to wake...

 this time of day, yes! It was 6pm, my sleeping
beauty will never go to bed if she takes a nap now.
I was busy getting supper ready and Katya was
quietly reading on the couch, until I looked and she
fell asleep! I caught her just in time, she was willing to wake up and help frost the chocolate cake for supper and wait with her shark to scare Daddy at the door
when he got home!

She happily went to bed at 7:30. Mommy and Daddy happy, too!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Katya thought...

...David needed a taste of her apple when I wasn't looking! I didn't dare take it away, it breaks his heart when I take something away from him. It kept him occupied for a while anyway. He got a few sour bites in there, too. So funny! It is his first taste of table food, I thought he would just suck on it, but he loves chewing and he surely did so!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Yarn... colorways. Introducing: Lublu Silver

Lublu Silver is a 100% superwash merino wool in a fingering weight with a hint of silver, that is seen or unseen in each given colorway. The underlying silver gives the colors a new dimension.

It will be added to the shop soon!

Baby, baby....

...this morning while I was making breakfast I snapped a few photos of Katya nursing her baby, she has done this before, but never so seriously. She sat there for about 3 minutes nursing! That's a long time for her to sit still doing one thing these days.

Today on the list to do is: make supper and have it ready for Papa when he gets home from work at about 4:30, but I'm hoping we can get to church together tonight, instead of me going alone tomorrow morning with the kids.
I'd love to dye some more yarn, but I'm afraid there won't be much time between other daily duties, like folding towels, and not a daily duty, but daily fun: playing with the kids!

It's raining and ugly outside, we miss the sun, Katya is talking about riding her bike around the big water in town and finding a new park...we can't wait. Oh, she talked about swimming, too at Mama Lu's! I can't wait for summer!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

All Settled In...

...for the most part anyway. Organization is key! We moved from my dear brother's 2800 square foot house to this teeny weeny 2 bedroom apartment. We are adjusting well, considering the situation. I just keep telling myself I can do anything for a short amount of time; short being 3-4 years while my husband finished mechanical engineering school at Mankato State University. It will all be worth it in the end I tell myself. God is taking great care; all is falling into place just perfectly, we just need to trust him.

The biggest downside is we have no washer and dryer in our apartment...this sucks!! So, just a few steps away is the laundry for $1.00 per load, 2 washers, 2 dryers, one of which doesn't even work! Why don't they replace it!!?? Today, we are going to go and play at my friends and do laundry. I racked up the numbers for laundry per month averaging $50.00 a month; more in the winter and less in the summer! I'm bringing my dear friend homemade bread in payment; she was very happy!

Diapers are the biggest problem... can't dry the plastic pants in the dryer, I use to put them on the floor register in the bathroom at my brothers, but here there are radiators lining the walls at the floor (We don't usually have the heat on because it gets like a sauna in here if you do. Katya runs around in a sundress half the time!) So, here the the heat goes up, plastic pants line the living room walls stuck in the radiator and we all dress like we are going to the beach!

I can't wait to get to the dye pot again... I think of it all the time; what colors next, color mixing rolling around in my head, so many to chose from, what will I do first!? Hopefully soon!

David is up now, sitting on my lap with a big rumble in in pants, gotta get to reality now. Oh yeah, I get to change my pants now, too!