Sunday, March 31, 2013

Knit rattles

Since Magnus is of course too young for an Easter egg hunt I decided to make him some rattles to celebrate the day.

I used the free knitting pattern from Natural Suburbia.

Instead of stuffing the cat I put a plastic Easter egg filled with dried beans in the bottom and then filled in the rest with stuffing. The cat came out a bit better than the owl, mostly because I finished up the owl with my left hand while nursing.

A change is in the air

Life is always changing. Seasons turn, children go from pudgy cheeked preschoolers to thinned out elementary aged kids, babies change overnight from tiny and helpless to trying to sit themselves up. A couple gray hairs sneak in where there were none before, we would rather spend a Saturday night at home playing games with our children than out with other adults.

Spring seems to finally be breaking through here in Wisconsin. The sun is stronger, the days longer, and the birds are making their presence known.

I'm ready for whatever this turn of the seasons may bring......

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I've been feeling quiet. I'm not sure why, maybe it's being ready for a change of season. We keep getting glimpses of spring, it rained all weekend. But the weather can't seem to make up its mind and we've received snow and frigid temperatures again. I know spring will arrive eventually, I'm just so ready for it!

I've also been feeling restless about "home". For so many years we have been dreaming about where our permanent home would be, we knew it wasn't back East but I'm unsure that it is here. Don't get me wrong, there is so much I really like here! Yet, when we look at homes for sale I can't help but be disappointed. The yards are so teeny tiny and to get any space we would have to be too far away from work.

I just can't shake this yearning to have a little homestead. I want chickens and goats. I want to let the kids run around on our property and not have to worry about busy streets. I want us all to know the joy and also the frustration that comes with providing much of our own food. I will always do my best to fit our dreams into wherever we are living, I'm planning our little urban veggie garden for the front steps. I just can't help but feel that this isn't where we should be. As I'm getting older I really need to know where "home" is.

Ultimately home is where my beautiful little family is....I just wish I knew where it would feel right. I feel as though I am as confused as the weather right now...

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Just feeling overwhelmingly lucky to be mom to these three amazing boys!