My my, its been quite awhile since I've posted here. The holidays can certainly cause a person to slack off. The Giggling E was swamped with craft shows and holiday orders, not to mention our own personal famiy traditions taking place. Its great to be back and I promise to be a more dutiful blogger!
At at local photographers request, I have rediscovered my passion for knitting and away I've gone. I'm discovering new patterns, new yarns, and that I have a lot less time than I'd prefer to be able to knit, sew and do an as sundry of other crafts! For your viewing pleasure below, a photo taken from Ali Johnson (www.alijohnson.com) recent newborn photoshoot wearing one of our knitted hats. In addition to a new pattern I'm trying out via her request. I've really enjoyed getting back to the knitting needles, look for new designs/patterns to be displayed soon!
On top of being a mom and daycare provider, I also have my own craft business, The Giggling E. This is where my craftiness and creativity truly thrive! Among an assortment of hand sewn items from infant bibs to lovey blankets and I, along with my mother, knit an array of cute and funky infant-child hats. These have really begun to take off and I'm excited to say that a local photographer in our area has purchased a few to try during her newborn and infant photo shoots! I can't wait to share with you the lovely turn out of photos after her shoot this weekend.
Sometimes what we need is a simple sweet escape. My escape for the morning was cranking the radio to Gwen Stefani's, Sweet Escape and watching my 2.5 year old's eyes light up. He's always loved this song. He quickly fashioned his own "mic" out of some toys and went to dancing and singing what words he could make out "My own world" "sweet escape" and the blissful "woo hoos". And then he asked mommy to pick him up and dance with him like we've done so often in the past. Except this time, we both took our own turns "woo hoo"ing into the mic he'd made. Its moments like these that you've got to love being a little kid with your own little one!
As this blog continues to grow, I hope to bring you little tidbits that the children, in daycare and my own delight me with every day.
Quote of the week:
"My daddy will be home when he's done drawing.." -Ellison
Ellison's daddy is an architect. So essentially, "drawing" is what daddy does all day, amongst a few dozen other things! For the most part, he's got it right.
Turn 9 months and the temper does strike...
Madison had been munching on a pretzel, something I wasn't quite sure she was ready for so I removed it from her mouth. Moments later I realized she was having quite the meltdown, crying, yelling etc. I picked her up trying to soothe her. It failed to work. I stripped her as at this point she was quite upset and I thought perhaps something in her clothing or diaper was hurting her. At this point she was hysterical. I redressed her and tried to calm her again.
Then it struck me. The pretzel. Sure enough, I returned the sacred pretzel and the hysteria seized.