Thursday, October 13, 2011

Week # 1 of The 52 Project


   Well, I never said they had to be beautiful... I whipped up a pair of pajama pants for my son tonight. They are flannel and very soft - and extra baggy.  Of course, the rise is cut so he can wear them around his waist, but he only wears pants just above his hips, so the seat bags a bit - but, "Done is Good!"
    The score is now pj drawer: +1, basement bins: - 1 and counting.  I have cut another pair of pajamas - this set is a full sleeper, but with no feet - my son's feet are always hot at night.  He also prefers I not put elastic at the  cuff or ankles so he can push the legs and sleeves up if he gets warm. If I can keep this up, I may actually use fabrics in the season they were intended for!  What a concept!
   Bon nuit, mes amis.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gorgeous Autumn Day

As we often do on weekends, we went for a ramble this afternoon.  The weather was fine - sunny, and very warm for October. We wandered through the colour changing trees, and investigated the pond. We found several frogs, and at least two gorgeous garter snakes. We climbed the hill and talked to bird watchers, and were gifted with the sight of a golden eagle being chased by a sharp shinned hawk as they circled above our heads.  Truly magnificent against the clear blue sky.  We took some photos and ran the dog, and we all came home happy. 

Trying for a  group photo - we found a place with better lighting later. 
One of the best things about being a six year old boy is searching for frogs.

One of the best things about being a frog is camouflage.

Even Mommy and Daddy get their picture taken, but the perspective makes him look very large and me look very small - neither of which is very true!