Sunday, February 22, 2015

half term

It's been half term here and we've had 4 days off school. It's been lovely, the kids have split their time between us and Andy, so it's been a good mix of doing things as a family and resting.
a new board game, played for hours

Rebe tried her hand at making ice cream

Benny made a game for Joa's cars

huge lego towers

seedlings growing on the windowsill

penguin picnic at Rineen Fairy Woods.
 Although it was so lovely to have the kids and do these lovely things together I was also very glad to have the rest days in between. I did rest (sewing and knitting do count as rest don't they!) because I had not been feeling so good the last week or so. I think it was a bug, but I also know that my iron levels are not as high as they used to be. I also know that this little baby is currently breech so I think he or she was pressing their head into my tummy making me feel even more sensitive.
30 weeks
 I finally did my first little bit of baby knitting...

It's funny looking around the house, everywhere there is evidence of the little person who is coming to join us in a matter 9 or 10 weeks.
a new rocking chair

my favourite sling returned
 We are so excited about this baby coming. I can't wait to meet him or her and I know the time will just fly by until we're due!
 Last week I wrote to several parenting magazines, national and international, and told them about my feelings about the importance of boys having access to dolls to play with and the work that I do with Under Rainbows. I am blown away by the response and very excited about the exposure Under Rainbows will be getting this spring. We had to take lots of publicity shots, the boys only too happy to help :-)

Thursday, February 5, 2015


learning how to change a tyre 
using the wheel jack

who do you think might come to live here?

Bee B&B

rooting potion 
willow for weaving

starting to plant
 the kids...

helping to cook lunch

Rebe's comic strips

Benny's superhero book

Japan embroidered by Rebe at school

brother and sister

lots of tiny flower fairies in the making

Rebe's finished hoodie

I wonder is the act of creating an expression of happiness or is it the creating that makes us happy? Or is it a cycle, both creativity and happiness feeding off each other?