where the soybeans roam

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Some Projects- nothing like a bit of a distraction when trying to pack up!

here are a couple of projects the kids and i have been working on the past couple of weeks - most finished but a couple still in the works:

the kids working on some sculpey creatures for our sea/seashore playmat

the playmat before being sewn up and backed - just a couple of cut up sweaters at this point

some of the critters: a loon and an octopus

lots of snails and a seal

a big ol' flying fish

sea cucumbers and i think Christian said the white blobs are ice

jellyfish and a fish

there were couple of these pencil and sketch pad holders made for some of K's friends birthdays and one for her for the road trip

a bunch of these picnic roll up placemats as gifts

and Klara made some beeswax candles with our friends Nora. she had a blast and is itching to make some more once we are settled into our new place

phew!! that was a list there - sorry about that. but now the sewing machine is all packed up even though the fabric has been already cut for a couple of other projects. they will just have to wait!! here's hoping you are all enjoying summer!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

ephemeral dwellings

our household is used to having up forts of all kinds but the introduction of moving boxes earlier this week has led to a string of forts that shift shape at least once a day. we are enjoying the changing dwellings (us big people too when we can fit in them) but the time is swiftly approaching when these boxes too will need to be filled with the remnant crud in our house and packed onto the van. but until then the architectural gurus will continue to construct new dwellings

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For the Noisy Needlers

The local yarn store here in town hosted a knit in at the farmers' market this past weekend. I joined in for a bit, but more excitingly so did K. she has been trying her hand at knitting the past couple of weeks - another great project for our upcoming road trip. The event reminded me of all the nice times in State College knitting with the rest of the noisy needlers.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

for eelke

ok, so perhaps she's not making elaborate graphs of our board game results yet, but she is making a bar chart of magnet colors on the refrigerator. the girl likes to visualize her data too!

Friday, June 13, 2008

fun with forks


funky sunglasses

mustache - beard combo

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


after watching K work on her cartwheels C decides to give it a go and a go and a go!
hi there all! we are experiencing a bit of the crazies here - packing boxes, thinking about our upcoming trip, and enjoying summer here on the prairie. Did I mention that last week we spent a night in our basement while the town tornado sirens blared? It was our first time experiencing more than just the tornado watch. we cuddled up with the sleeping bags and tried our best to keep out of the growing pool filling our basement. we hope you are all enjoying your June!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

passed by

we traveled to Springfield and New Salem this past weekend. We all had a wonderful time! Passed many barns along the way like this one. The beautiful buildings, expansive land, and brilliant skies are a true treasure of this corner of the country. I hope to post some more pics from our trip on flickr later today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rain Boots are the new Kazoo!

what a funky sound they make.
two posts in a day - whoa! I wanted to make up a bit for the lack of posts lately. cheers!

"My Baby See the Pirate Doctor"

I guess that explains a lot about my son's feelings about doctors - not so warm and fuzzy right now. Hi everyone! we have been struck down the past three weeks with some incredibly persistent crud. Although I think its days are numbered :) Crud or no crud, it's still big smiles (with lots of drool) around here! I hope you all are well

Wednesday, May 21, 2008