08 February 2014

Before and After

Bustling with play.
Me, sewing some Valentines 
for my sweethearts.
Every little bit of time counts.

It's loud with play.
The doors are slamming open and shut.
Remaining open.
It's cold but outside is needed for sanity.



The day
almost over.
Another one will begin again tomorrow.

Until then
~A

07 February 2014

Peace and Quiet





My house is empty.
And Quiet.



It's amazing to me how quickly the energy can shift.
From being loud with playfulness.
Laughing.
Crying.
Talking.

A few hours later.
All is still.

And Quiet.
~A

04 February 2014

Crafting

We have been making Valentines for our loved ones.
Busy Busy Busy.
Trying to stay.
Keeping this little one up from a nap
is challenging but fun.
I actually get some one-on-one time with him, 
vs the 1.5 hours trying to get him to sleep.
We are on our second week.

So, crafting it is.
Everyday.


Much Love
~A

01 February 2014

Happy 1st of February!


 Our days noted above.

Happy Love Month!
~A
 





31 January 2014

2014 Is Going To Rock!

I have many Projects for the New Year.
My mind is blown every Thursday when I am at work.
Alone.
I have ideas running thru my brain with such intensity.
I am very hopeful and optimistic for my projects to come to life.
I have been quite immersed in Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood's podcast,

I listen to crafters, artists, knitters, writers,
felters, bloggers.
All sharing their stories and their crafts.
One in particular that has me in goosebumps is 
Kathreen.
She was a blogger who started Whip Up and Red Current.
She is no longer with us but her work and art are.
By the way, I love the Action Packs she put together for kids!

I am currently working on a project inspired by Kathreen.
As I do know that times flies by with the young ones.
I want to treasure these moments.
I plan on putting together a series of photographs from our daily life at home.
A shot a day, or week or month.
A time-controlled "shot-in-time"
So, be on the look out for details of my new projects!
Maybe even some new cooking inspired by Diane Morgan
or knitting inspired from Jean Moss!

Here are a couple Kathreen inspired project test.


 
Yesterdays 
1/30/14 


 Todays
1/31/14


Stay Tuned!
Until next time
~A
 

27 January 2014

Rocking in the New Year

Excuse the absence.
My boys are time fillers.
Without them, I would not know what to do with my time.
I have spent this New Year 
focusing on them.
treasuring them.
playing with them.
listening to them.
feeding them.
loving them.


They.
Rock.
My.
World.

~A

10 November 2013

SonDay

 You are learning to use more words.
"Nono" is one of your favorites.
You hear it a lot from one of your brothers.
You like to have a seat on the floor for a snack.
You are my sweetheart!

 I got you a new drawing book.
How to draw Dragons.
You are totally immersed.
I adore all that you are...
You are my sweetheart!

Dear Giggles.
You played hard at the park this weekend.
And you jumped up on the big kid swings like you knew what you were doing.
I think it's the haircut, 
making you seem older.
You are my sweetheart!

My Love to you Always!
Mama

06 November 2013

Finding Joy

My little one got his 1st official hair cut.
At the Barber Shop.
He looks so handsome and 
so grown up!

~A

05 November 2013

04 November 2013

More Halloweening


Three hoodlums trying to pick up this huge pumpkin.  ha!


 trickster!

 Bumblebee!






 Scary Bear!



This year.
We painted our pumpkins and stuck sticker faces to them.
It was actually fun and a lot less stressful.
Maybe we will get around to carving them before Thanksgiving.
I would actually like to cook up some seeds.
I heard of lots of great recipes!
brown sugar and butter, roasted sriracha seeds,
chia roasted, curried...oh, the list goes on!

Hope your Halloween was Spooky!
 

This last photo was from last year.
My, how times have changed.
Another year older.
                                                                        All of us!

Until next time
Ansley

03 November 2013

SonDay

 That Smile.
Oh, you don't know how it makes my heart swell.
We went pumpkin picking and you wanted to pick up the biggest pumpkins.
You also wanted to pose next to all of them.

 A man in charge.
You ran around with your brothers so happy and carefree.
You are so helpful and caring.

Running.
All.The.Time.
We stayed extra time so that you could run more.
Then we headed to the playground.
More running and playing.
You picked quite a few pumpkins out to bring home.
To throw.

Happy Halloween Buggies!
Love
mama
 

13 October 2013

SonDay

 To:  My Favorite Boys EVER!
 My Dearest Best Cookie Eater.
You are King of the Sheepies.
The Rock-n-Roll Star.
You are the best cookie eater I have ever seen!


 A Smile here 
and a smile there.
You have one of the best smiles I have ever seen!
Your giggles fill the room with happiness and warms a cool heart.


I caught a glimpse.
A smile in your eyes.
I haven't seen in very long.
I adore you my sweet sweet O!

xo
yours forever
mama