August 30, 2010

The Swath Learns to Drive

If this picture had sound, you could hear him humming/vrooming along. I'm working on the beep, beep.

Driving cars around such obstacles as hats and dogs requires a lot of concentration.

Sometimes cars taken treacherous journeys over beanbag cliffs.

August 26, 2010

Cutie Pie Thursday: Busy Week

But we will fill you in next week on birthdays, toy cars, shots, the problem with education in America, good campaign ads, Chik-fil-A, yarn crawls, and so much more.

August 19, 2010

Cutie Pie Thursday: Interior Decorator

"Mama! Two hooks are not enough! I have a bajillion hats!"

"Mama! Did you think about this color? Look how it interplays with the blue!"

Obviously, the wee lad would like to see some changes made around here.

August 16, 2010

Stay-at-Home Mom Files: Crayons

I have taken to making my own nice round crayons for Lincoln to begin experimenting with. I simply peel the paper from broken crayons (sometimes the most difficult aspect of the task), place like colors in a lined muffin tin, and put them in the oven at about 170-200 for about 10-15 minutes, and voila! New crayons!

I like to take a toothpick and swirl it around in the melted wax, which can give a bit of a marbled effect to the crayons.

I use a plastic knife to scrape off any "poky" bits, and the result is a nice, smooth (aside from the ridged edges), perfectly stackable crayon.

He's not entirely sure what to do with them, but he likes the discs of color. All artists have to start somewhere!

August 12, 2010

Just Daddy and Me

We like to read together.

I like to check and see what he's reading.

We like to sit next to each other--we tap on the chair to make noise!

Cutie Pie Thursday: Where is the Love?

No more pictures until we get some comments. I mean it! There are a bunch of cute pictures of Mr. and Wee Cool, but I'm not posting them until I see comments!

August 07, 2010

Stay-At-Home Mom Files: Reading & Watching

So, I took a week off from the computer. Not because I was on it too much, but I was choosing it over reading and knitting during my free time. I missed it. Mostly, I missed Ravelry and looking up patterns for my sock yarn. I did get a chance to do some summer re-reading, and reading of new books, and if you love Lego, I can recommend Lego: A Love Story by Jonathan Bender. I enjoyed a trip into the world of Lego, and it helped me contemplate whether or not I'll let the wee lad play with my Star Wars and Indiana Jones sets when he gets older. If you don't feel like reading, I can recommend Helvetica, a documentary on the font, Helvetica. As a self-proclaimed font nerd, I can definitely recommend this, and if you're anything like me, you will find yourself studying every sign for a hint that it might be in Helvetica. Hint: check the capital A, G, and R, and the lowercase a, c, and h.

What have you been up to?

August 06, 2010

August 05, 2010

Cutie Pie Thursday: Busy Boy

It's really busy being 14 months old.

I have to try on everyone's hats and walk around in them. I like this hat of Grammie Joy's--although it's hard to see when I wear it.

I have to read books before bedtime. I like it when dad lets me sit on the couch or the ottoman. This is when my hair was long. Mama gave me a cut (which you can see in the top picture) so that my bangs don't get in my eyes. At least, mama called them bangs. Do boys have bangs?

I have to do laundry. Actually, I just have to drag it back and forth in my basket.

I have to read the postcards people send me, like this one from my cousins. What do you have to do when you're busy?