My Darling wee lad. He is so cute and lovely. And incredibly helpful in his own wee way. The current joke here is asking Jack to shut the door to the hallway and adding “gently” to the request. Ofcourse the muscle man shuts it with a slam that shakes the entire house and thinks it is the funniest thing. I decided that I really needed to focus on gentle before the current youngest child becomes a big brother. We started with the door and it really didn’t work. So we moved on to the cat and that is currently a work in progress! Lets hope the word “gentle” enters his vocabulary in the next 9 weeks!
The poor guy has had such a bad cough that it has been making him spewk! I tucked him up in our bed this morning and let him rest, it lasted all of maybe 10mins but did produce this rather cute photo
I indulge my hippie side in a subscription to an American magazine…check out the air miles on the postage of this (whoops) called Mothering and it is just devine. It contains some really interesting articles on many of my fav subjects…attachement, breastfeeding, birthing (the gentle homebirthing kind) and ofcourse parenting. An article in the current issue was about creating calm and peace for your children and teaching them to relax (yeah, with my “gentle” child). It contained gorgeous photos of children soaking their wee piggies in a foot spa. I knew instantly my munchkins would be up for that and it has been a massive hit. I tried it out with Jack while Lily was at preschool and he loved it.
I want to do it with Lily too. She has a love for Lavender and often sneaks it in and puts it under her pillow to help her sleep so I am sure her eyes will light up if I give her some scissors and get her go and cut some for her foot spa. Might have to put that on the list for the weekend. She was incredibly impressed with me recently when I created this wee beauty for her:
It is known as a Rainbow Lily Dress and I found it on www.ravelry.com. If I was really cool I would link directly to the site and all that cool stuff but I am not! It is so cute. The pattern only goes to size 2 and the wool was hand dyed specifically for this pattern. I increased the cast on to fit a size 3, which has made it shorter than it should be. It is now actually a rainbow lily top but we love it all the same. I also contacted the clever woman who dyed the wool and asked her to dye some to make a size 3/4 and I think she might do it in similar colours to www.thewoolcompany.co.nz “Orchard” which is now a discontinued colour that I love! My knitting career started too late for it unfortunately. So will wait in anticipation for that! I also have finished a wee pair of merino possum longies for bubs and have done another as well but only if it is born with one leg. Must finish that pair, because I am sure we saw two legs on the scan. Really need to run and rest, ready for my last shift at work in the morning. I am so looking forward to finishing. I am a bit over it to be honest. I just want to hang and nest with my little guys!