Archive for August, 2008

more Willisms

August 15th, 2008

On the ride to school, Doug explained that this was Will’s last day of school before summer break, and then he’ll be hanging out with Grandpa. Will asked how long he gets to hang out with Grandpa. Doug responded 5 days. “Wow! 5 days! That is a long time!” Will can’t wait. Grandpa is scared.

no-sew tutus for good

August 15th, 2008 is having a book and craft-a-thon to benefit Heifer International. Over the next little while, daily, they’ll be promoting a favorite book and a crafty project. Today’s project is a tutu tutorial. I’ve made a tutu before, and have the makings for many more, but this tutorial is for a practically no-sew, but very […]

grandpa’s in charge

August 15th, 2008

Today is Sylvie’s final day of summer vacation, and she’ll be spending it with Grandpa. I can tell he has been a little nervous about the prospect of hanging out with the littles all by himself because in the weeks leading up to this he has asked me many times, “I’m not going to have […]

the check-up

August 12th, 2008

On another note, we took our son to the world’s greatest pediatrician, today. Dr Jane Anderson at Mt Zion Pediatrics. If you are in the market, I can’t recommend her enough. But, that is not why I’m writing… At 4, the kids get hearing and vision tests in addition to the standard well baby stuff […]

dust in the wind

August 12th, 2008

We spent the weekend in Yosemite on the yearly family trip. This is a long standing tradition which has been enlivened as the baby boomers of 20 years ago have come of age and started their own boom. This weekend, there were 8 little ones under 8 stirring up a dust storm. I started the […]

camping dresses

August 8th, 2008

We’re going to Yosemite tomorrow. Had to sew up some quickies. Every girl needs a few camping dresses. Here’s one in field of flowers camo: up close: And another in flock of lady bugs camo: up close:

things to do in Austin, Texas

August 8th, 2008

I’m not going to Austin anytime soon, but inevitably someone asks me for a list of things to do and places to see in Austin, and I find myself re-creating this list. So, here, I’m posting it in a more formal location so that I can’t lose it in my email archives. Places to Stay: […]

last week’s nap-time projects

August 7th, 2008

Simple smock: Another smock inspired by a japanese pattern:

turn your back for a second

August 7th, 2008

you should have seen the kitchen … (that is flour!)

they were supposed to paint…

August 7th, 2008

Last Friday, on our walk home from school, we collected a few sticks and some pine needles to fashion witch brooms. We made our witch brooms, and then I sent the kids into the backyard with clear instructions that they were to paint the broom handles. Clearly, they misunderstood.

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