Monday, March 30, 2009

Big and Small

When Kiddo was a few months old, I happened into a great little toy store that specializes in wooden toys.  This particular store has been around since I was a little kid (we lived close by, so we often stopped in with my Dad).  I found a toy that created such feelings of nostalgia that I had to buy it right away for Kiddo (read: Myself). 

It looks like this:

My baby brother (turning 17 this summer...sigh) had an older version of this PLAN toy. 

My good friend bought Kiddo a newer version of this same toy as a big brother present after Baby was born. Her daughter has this set and he was in love with it. The new one is smaller with a wider variety of veggies and fruits and some finer embellishments. It looks like this:

Last night Kiddo brought both sets up to bed and started chopping away....then he picked up the pears in each hand. He held up the larger and said, 'big'. He held the smaller out to me questioningly, so I said 'small'. And then he was off to the races naming the big and small of each pair.

I also mentioned 'little' and 'large', but he seemed to prefer 'big' and 'small'. Easier to say.

Snapshot Sunday

I realize that it is Monday, but a Mama can only do so much, yes?  I am joining in on a friend's cool idea. She takes five pictures, wherever she is, no cleaning or tidying, just "in the moment". Kind of a neat way to see into other people's lives a little bit. Here's mine this week:

Kiddo's pinecone collection.

Guess what this is!  It's a truck.  Usually Kiddo is in there 'driving'.  This is possibly his favourite game ever. 

Belly cast from my pregnancy with baby number 1.

Traffic collision!  Notice the pillow truck in the background.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Proposition 8 in the US

This is a beautiful video.  I have to try hard not to cry.  I found it on Annie's blog, just sharing the love.  Perhaps someone can tell me how to embed files?(Thanks, Lindsay!)

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Photos I promised.

  Here are some recent photos of all of us, in no particular order:

Papa and Kiddo watching movies.


  This was the best shot of the boys together I could get.  It is surprisingly difficult to get photos of both at the same time.  

So much sleep.

Been awhile.

  Laely I have been writing little journal entries in my head, and stumbling upon things that I'd like to record, so I decided to start using this space again.  It's an easy way for family to see what we're up to.  Also, a wonderful forum that I am part of has kind of died on it's feet, and I'd like to keep in touch with the women I met there, in an intimate sort of way.  Perhaps I'll also find myself some new blog-friends.

So here is an update of what we've been up to:

  We moved back to the city where Papa and I grew up the day before Kiddo's 2nd birthday, just in time for the holidays.  How wonderful it was to celebrate the Solstice and Christmas with family and old friends.  Man, did I ever miss living here.    We moved into a housing co-operative.

  Papa was laid off in December, and is in the last weeks of another job right now.  I have been thinking of going back to work part-time, when Papa or MIL can look after the kids, to help out a bit.  We live on a VERY tight budget as it is, no thanks to these layoffs.

  Our new son was born on February 8th!  Baby is six weeks old now, and the two boys sure keep my hands full.
  I've got several cake jobs coming up in the next few months - two on the same weekend in April!

  I'll post some pictures soon.  I'm excited to be posting here again!