Monday, April 6, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Knit picks and Zoo trips

So I haven't been blogging as much as I usually do. It's a combination of things really. Prioritizing is one....just being plain busy is another.....but I figure a little catch up is in order. It's Spring Break right now for Dave so we've been trying to add in some family time with the kids which is wonderful. We are so busy normally that although we spend the evenings together, we don't do as many family special events as I'd like to. And with Dave having a broken leg it was hard to be as active as I'd like as well. Now that he is healed I am seeing walks to the beach and after dinner strolls in our future! I love that! And we need that.

We went to the Zoo on Tuesday and it was a blast! Normally the animals are all hiding or sleeping but this time we were able to see tons of moving and active animals! And with kids getting older and older just love it. AND I love that admission is $4 for us and free for children under 6....then it's just $1 until age 13. SO cheap! And you can bring food and drinks in to picnic which means even cheaper! Anyway it was a very enjoyable day, very little stress with a 4 year old 2 2 year olds and a 9 month old. It was so fun.
(I'm trying to upload photos but xanga is being weird)

The whole gang minus me....Margarie Butler and her boyfriend Jason came with us

Jonah wants to marry Marj...he has had a crush on he since he was like 8 months old, no lie.

cute and sad little Orangutan ....he was staring right at the kids.

Look guys! Hamsters! I think those are illegal in Hawaii to own as pets...weird huh? Yeah those and snakes (that the good Lord!)

The big Hippos....I remember climbing on these as a kid! It's crazy to see my own on there!

I can't tell you how many times we had to get the kids to stop trying to climb INTO the animal areas.....

The kids enjoyed trying to catch up with these!

Other than that I have been finishing some knitting projects. Its funny to live in Hawaii and have found a love for knitting. I think because it's portable, I can easily carry it with me and sit and do something while doing nothing, if that makes any sense. It doesn't take me a lot of brain power, can have a conversation or watch TV while I do it. So far I've finished a Kimono sweater for Gracia (I have to start one for Ellie too now), a beanie for Jonah with Camo yarn, a hat for a friend and I am now working on my first skirtie soaker for Gracia with wool yarn. I actually don't spend a lot of time doing this. I knit in the car since it's a long trip just about anywhere for us, and late at night while we watch Lost or American Idol (that's the extent of my TV viewing) so it takes a while for me to finish projects, but it keeps my fingers busy and something crafty for my heart!

My first sweater ever. It's a great pattern, it's seamless so you knit it from the top down and then add the arms and do the border. It took a lot of car trips, but it's done and it looks so adorable on Gracia! The other part crosses under and ties to the inside.

Button button who's got the button?

my first actual wool project! I ordered some wool yarn to make more soakers with. I am going to try dying them with koolaide! It's sounds fun, cheap and easy.....
We have a few more things planned for this next week of spring break, some of which includes some sewing and BOW MAKING!!!!! I have been so behind on some projects it's ridiculous. But I really am trying to "focus on the family", and that means putting some of my own desires aside while I build new routines and spend the first fruits of my energy on God, Dave and the children!

I have a lot to do right now, I suppose sitting here isn't getting any of it done for me huh?

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