Thursday, February 23, 2012

Real Castle Life: Rest Time Today

So, the Prince is slowly growing out of needing a daily nap, but as you know, the Queen strictly observes a daily rest time here at the Castle.  Today was one of those non-napping days.  I tucked him into bed with lots of books, his tag reader, a magnet board to play with, well, you get the picture.  Boredom would be his choice.

Forty-five minutes later, he was released when his special clock turned yellow.

This is what the Queen spies:

One naked Prince.

One disheveled bed.

One empty dresser.

This is what the Queen smells:

Butt powder.

Vicks baby rub.

Missing from view:

The books.

The tag reader.

The magnet board.

When asked the eternal question WHY, for the love of Pete, WHY???

The Prince answered:  You can't put butt powder on your clothes mama. 
 Just on your butt.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Knit A Week: Stashdown Edition

Knitting, knitting, oh, how I love thee.
Especially when I end up with creations like this one!

Another from-the-stash project!!

Lace with beads, yes! please!

Another mystery shawl from Susanna IC.
I love her shawls!!

Blocked in time to wear to church! Yay me!

The Details:

Yarn:  Cascade Alpaca Lace
purchased April 2011 (I think)

Verdict:  Love.  Love the pattern.  I hope to make
this in a different weight yarn at some point.
The pattern included versions in fingering weight and worsted
weight, as well as the lace, like I did this time around.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Princess #3 is 7!!

And she got to celebrate on crutches!
This was a year of a lot of growing up for
our spirited miss.
This was a year with a lot of learning for
her parents.
She is a blessing.
She has been used by God in my life to point out a lot of areas 
I didn't know I needed (and still need) to work on.
I should probably be more thankful for that. {grin}
Yay for Barbies!!

Here are some things that you should know about our precious girl,
our youngest daughter.
She is a/an:

*fast and furious bicycle rider.  No training wheels for this one!

*fabulous reader.

*aspiring seamstress.

*giver of neck-popping hugs.

*brave trier of new things.

*lover of all things Barbie.

*wonderful brother watcher.

*aspiring chef.

*quick witted teaser.

*infectious giggler.

We are so proud of her accomplishments this year.
A lot of things we take for granted, are struggles for her,
and she is learning to handle them with grace.

Cuddling her sweet Frosty Rudolph!
Happy 7th, my dear, my darling!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Prince Turns 3!

Three, three, glorious three.
One of my least favorite of the child-rearing years, 
in the interest of full disclosure. {grin}
This boy of mine can be a challenge, 
most days I am up for it.{grin}
His heart is full of love for his family to be sure.
He is already becoming a fierce protector
of his big sisters . . . love that.
I am excited (andateenybitfearful) to see what his third year will bring
to light about who he has been created to be.

Mama gave up trying to catch a smile photo and settled for this.

Here are some things that we love about our Prince:

He is a/an:

*fast and furious tricycle rider.

*aspiring horseback rider (read: no fear of heights or equines).

*quick kitten-catcher.

*imaginative player with his "guys".

* connoisseur of any moving vehicle. {grin}

*fascinated by airplanes, helicopters, and Harley's.

*avid listener of books.

*fabulous singer of songs.

*deep digger of dirt.

*just an all around fun guy to have around.

Tractor birthday cake, missing it's exhaust pipe and wipers, hmm.
Funny face boy.

There are several posts brewing in my mind and heart 
that concern the Prince's life that I aspire to get 
written in the coming weeks.

I hope you stay tuned.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Overheard At Dinner

Another dinner prayer by our Prince:

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the food. Thank You not chicken, thank You it's Papa's* meat.

In Jesus' Name,


*Just to clarify, my parents' raise beef cattle, we were not eating Papa. {grin}