Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another Trip

Another 4 weeks of growth. Thirty four weeks now.

Charlie in the car window, wondering what's going on. One week and one day left at home, before heading to Perth to wait for baby.

A fun but hectic trip to Perth. Friday night hotdogs and uni mates. Saturday appointments, the Jacaranda Festival in Applecross, and an evening stroll down the Vic Park strip and Indian dinner* to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary this week. Sunday breakfast and lunch dates and a 4th birthday party in the afternoon before heading home. Charlie and I both have some catch up sleeping to do.

Hope you had a fun filled weekend full of friends too.


*If you like butter chicken, Ian reckons it was the best he's ever had and I always like the malai kofta. Jewel of the Park, Albany Hwy.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quiet 2 Year Olds...

Fixing the keyboard on my laptop was not on my list of things to do this morning!

I couldn't relax or focus on anything else until in was fixed though. Thank goodness for youtube.
I hope your morning has only had pleasant surprises pull you off course.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

August + September + October

Wow, look at that, lump three months together and I'm all caught up!!

mosaic 2012 08
mosaic 2012 09
mosaic 2012 10

The last three months...

We celebrated Ian's birthday
Charlie turned 2!
Many trips to Perth
Too many funerals
A big change of plans
A belly that keeps getting bigger and bigger :)


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yarn Along

Playing along with Ginny again this week.


Reading Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn. Love it (love him, and his other book Punished by Rewards). Reminds me of why I try and parent the way I do. I had a lovely internal affirmation the other day at playgroup when the kids were all painting old nappy boxes to make in to cars. I sat back a watched Charlie without guiding or controlling his work and he continued his painting long after the other kids had lost interest. It was so nice to feel like I'm doing something right.

Knitting a light lacy scarf for my bestie. Using this free pattern on Ravelry (though this is the image on Pinterest that caught my attention). I think it will turn out nice and warm despite its airiness. This is my first go at lace knitting, and though it is probably the simplest of patterns, I am at a complete loss if I drop a stitch or somehow need to go back, there is no frogging to be done because I'd have to rip it out to the start again (like I did a few times). How do you fix mistakes in lace knitting? Is it even possible??


Oh, and here is a link to the first chapter of the book. And that pink floral up there is the back of my latest baby quilt that I'm hoping to show you soon! (still not a quilt for either of our babies yet though...)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Belly and the Driving Dress

Another belly shot. Taken at the same place in the same dress as last time. Basically the same photo with an extra 4 weeks of growth.

Photo was taken last week (at 30 weeks) on my way to Perth for appointments and my Dad's beloved brother's funeral. I love this dress and wear it for no reason, but I always wear it for my long haul drives because it's so comfy. Nothing cutting in to my belly!