Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flowers and Baby Animals

Blue skies and sunshine could not be more welcome around here. The grey of winter was starting make us all a little crazy (and vitamin D deficient). And having Daddy around on these sunny days makes for even more fun. Last week we all piled in the car and made our way to Beacon Hill Park. It was the week after the children's petting zoo opened for the season. Nothing like snuggling up to a few baby goats to kick off spring.

We also took the time to smell the new blooms. It's still early but the fields around the park were dotted with crocuses and daffodils. All over the city the ornamental cherry trees are bursting with pink, puffy blossoms. Between the sweet rain and the fresh green grass, the air seems fresher. Overlooking the ocean, we stood at the peak of the park and breathed deeply. It felt so perfect. Standing amid daffodils, bathed in sunlight, breathing in all the positive energy spring affords for the first time as a family of four.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Waffle Blanket

I started this baby blanket about a month before we welcomed our baby boy. I'm certain had he arrived closer to his estimated due date I could have had this completed for his arrival. However, once I got used to having a baby in my arms and multi-tasking again, I did finish it.

I invested in some soft, beautiful (but expensive) yarn that will hopefully soften with age. I used some Malabrigo chunky for this little blanket in a lovely shimmery grey. The pattern is called Waffles and is easy to memorize and quick to finish. The chunky yarn makes for a rather heavy blanket so I was hoping to to back it with fabric so as to prevent stretching but I just could not find the right fabric. Since I spent more money than I usually do and devoted many-an-evening to it completion, it felt important that this blanket be as close to perfect as I could get.

My hope is that this sweet, simple blanket will be cherished and pasted on to my grandchildren. It's small so it's use will be limited to the newborn days but maybe that fact will help it last. A lot of time and love went into making this blanket for my baby and it feels so right to hold him in my arms, all wrapped up in something made by my own hand.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Boy

There is a reason I haven't been on this space and his name is Finn. He came 2 weeks earlier than anticipated so we were caught a little off guard but he is so welcome in our family. I'm likely going to be away for a while longer while we enjoy these sweet baby moments (and help our first born recover from a nasty virus). There will be much more Finn updates coming soon.