Thursday, August 26, 2010


Isabel practicing her sounds:

What does a dog say? Woof

What does a cow say? Moo

What does a sheep say? Baa

What does an aeroplane say?  Nyooonnngg (the whir of the engine)

What does a mouse say? Cheet cheet

What does a chicken say? Puck

What does a cat say? Meow (actually, it's more like "mau")

My favourite - What does a baby say? Wah wah

What does a truck say? Broooom

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Real Farm

It was time to introduce Isabel to a real farm...after all, now that she's a proud farmer herself, she needs to learn the trade...


First, she hopped into a wagon with a sidekick aka her "uncle" baine


There were pigs...


Horses that look like they were long overdue a visit to the hairdresser




Look at this fuzzy little fella...


And an odd otter or two...




Florence and her son, Baine were our companions for the weekend


There was a playground at the park too....the slide was killer...And the little stinker only wanted to go down the BIG up 2 flight of stairs, across a bridge it is.

I was dizzy after 2 runs..but my daughter LOVED it!


I was definitely pooped after the end of the 2 hours.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Didn't Realize...

That my daughter is now 20 months old.

I feel like I've been missing out on the past few months of my daughter's life because I've been focusing my energy on something that was, and is still, futile. Going forward, this is going to change.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Little Izzy Has A Farm....

E - I - E - I - O!

I have been wanting to join the Quiet Book/Felt Craft group for awhile. Matter of fact, I've had a stash of felt sitting in the craft closet for a substantial amount of time. It was cohabitating nicely along with the numerous amount of yardage of fabric. I'm apparently a hoarder.

But anyway, with the breakdown of my sewing machine (R.I.P), I've decided to finally start on a quiet book for Isabel. (handsewing is......calming) With the progress that I am making, and with the decision to cut spending, I may be able to produce a book with 10 pages, oh, by next year!

Good thing I had all the necessary supplies for the first page ( I used white cotton for the page itself, and felt for everything else. I obviously did not read the "try to use fabric where possible for easy clean-up" tip. I'm rectifying that for future pages)

 I started with a barnyard scene - I took inpiration from Jill's book here (ok, it was almost a blatant copy!), as well as from other farm scenes from Isabel's substantial book/puzzle collection. Drafted it out....


And didn't really turn out exactly - I got lazy. (Note to self - do not be lazy - always pin, pin, PIN!)


I may or may not continue to add more details to the scene. We'll see how OCD I get.

So, who's in the barn?


We have a little pig for the little pinky finger, a cow, a duck and a chicken.

 They are little finger puppets


And who's hiding behind the top barn window?



Or maybe "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" would be more fitting....

Tested it out on the core user...


Isabel likes the pig.


Working on a doll's house concept right now...Not sure if it will turn out exactly the way I envisioned, but I'll update when it's done (don't hold your breath for it, though. It'll probably be awhile)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Life With A Toddler

Sunday evening
Izzy is playing by the storm door. Momma walks by

Izzy: Bug
Momma: Where?

Izzy points to a fly on the glass door

Momma: Momma right back

Momma comes back with a flyer, rolled up


Momma and Izzy looks at each other
Izzy: No more bug

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sweet Temptation

"Up, Momma!"


Why would she be so intent of climbing onto my lap?


Couldn't have anything to do with this plate of brownies that are sitting on the table, now could it?