Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Fall Ya'll

I've been a busy knitter the last few weeks. Here are just a few of my finished projects:



I'll try to post some more pictures soon. Everything is available for sale, and will soon be displayed at Up and Dyed. I haven't had much luck yet with the Facebook Page for The Hippie Homemaker, but I also haven't been doing a whole lot to promote it. I just don't have the time to devote to it yet. I have a lot of stuff now for sale, hopefully some of it will start to move as fall rolls in. We really need the extra income. Two house payments and all. Cause ya know, our house in Fayetteville is still on the market. Our shitty ass realtors won't show it. Our contract isn't up until January either- but I digress.

We're putting in fruit trees and berry bushes here on our mini farm this fall. Apples, pecans, blue berries, blackberries, and hopefully PEACHES! J informs me there are huckleberries growing wild in back, and a grape vine. We already have several pecans, but J wants more. Fine by me. I like pecans.

The kids are a blast right now. Well, R. occasionally makes me want to pull my hair out. But I am trying so very hard to keep my cool with him. We're trying the 1-2-3 thing, and it seems to be working pretty well so far. We're doing some real unstructured preschool stuff with him right now. He's not really able to handle too much sit down learning at this point. So I work learning into our play and daily routines. He's done really well with colors, and now we're working on counting- 1 to 1 correspondence, and reciting numbers to 20. He knows through 12, and this week I introduced 13-20 and he got quite excited about the new numbers. We do lots of sing songs to help with letters, as well as coloring pages. We read a lot of books, we watch a few cartoons. We play outside. We color. I have all these fun ideas that he's just not ready for yet. We'll get there someday. Honestly, he's still just so little, even though he has a huge personality.
B continues to be her fabulous self. She's a rollin fool right now. She rolls everywhere. Happy as a clam most of the time. She thinks R. is hilarious, and they enjoy playing together. He gets down in the floor with her and gives her toys, and helps her get unstuck when she rolls up against the furniture. She is also totally a daddy's girl. She lights up when he comes in the room. Coos and hollars and grins and flaps her arms. She just loooooves her daddy. She's been trying a few bites of solid food here and there the last week or so. Mushed banana, green peas, mushed up rice. She is pretty offended by it when she actually manages to get a taste of it in her mouth. Which is fine. She's got her whole life to eat solid food. She's a great nursling.

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