I (finally) casted off bejeweled Sunday, this week I’ve been caught up in the whirl wind of being a mom to small children. Summer school, girl scout camp, Dr’s appointments and the like. Don’t get me wrong, when nothing is going on I’m bored. I live for the chaos, for Bryce’s million questions “what would happen if I ate the green part of the watermelon? What if I ate a black watermelon seed? Can I plant a watermelon seed in the backyard? What makes a seedless watermelon seedless? What if a farmer got mixed up and planeted a seed watermelon instead of a seedless one?” And my mother wonder’s why I don’t drink. He askes at least a 100 questions a minute, and sometimes its hard to bullshit a awnser and not get all harried. Or tell him to pleeeeeaaassee stop for a minute. When I casted bejeweled off, I started blogging in my head. I was tempted to just post a picture and say I’m done. But my knitting means more than that and I love to tell a good story. I watched the kids try to ride the cardboard they painted earlier that day down the hill in the backyard,
Kids painting

and I started thinking how rich my life is. How very lucky I am to have a loving family and great friends.

Kailey bejeweled

my little Kailey-bean 5months playing, possibly eating bejewled.

Picture 808

Bryce, who’s posed smile looks so very pained. After he wanted to know all about the daylilies. He is always thinking that boy.

Picture 809

Corra, my sweetie pie.

Mike bejeweled

Mike, whom I had to recue bejeweled from before he woke up.

silly 'llysa

silly ‘llysa who keeps it real. I asked for a smile and this is what I got! (When I’m pumping gas, I make silly faces at them in the van. I really wonder what the people around me are thinking!)

My life is full of so many riches, so many giggles and smiles. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.



pattern: bejeweled

yarn: Socks that Rock lightweight in Chapman Springs

needles: US size 6

time: Started June ?,  2007

Finished June 24, 2007

notes: you can see a close up of the stitch pattern here . This was a wonderfully easy pattern, would make a fantastic Christmas present.

I’ll leave you all with one more picture (sorry! But I had to share) Corra chassing Bryce to the backyard screaming “Don’t take my swing!” Remember those days? Summer goes by so fast.
Snapshot of summer


15 responses

  1. What a great set of pictures – tell the kiddos I said to have a great summer! Go swimming and eat lots of ice cream and catch fireflies and cover the street with sidewalk chalk. Good times….

  2. Awwwwww what a WONDERFUL post! I miss the days when my kids were that young. I still enjoy the laughter giggles and friendship I have with my kiddos and you are right, life is good and we are blessed! Thanks for sharing your family with us – it made me smile 🙂

  3. We used to ride cardboard down the hills underneath I-10 when we were kids. It was our version of sledding. And ‘llysa is too cute. My niece gave a “smile” like that in her family photo a few Christmases ago. I thought it was the best family photo ever.

  4. What a beautiful family you have! Being a mom is on the hardest but best jobs you could ever have. I wouldn’t trade a second of it.

    Bejewled came out great!

  5. Beautiful scarf! It’s gotta be even better with Kailey-bean spit on it! 🙂 I also love that feeling of summer! You took me right back with that last picture. My favorite time of the day is right before the sun goes down. I love summer!

  6. Aww, what a great post! It’s great to read about your family. They seem just so happy! Bejeweled is very nice…I would probably want to keep it rather than put it in the gift pile!

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