I'm posting this a day late, as yesterday was our one year anniversary of being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
The first week of 2012...a time for making New Year's resolutions. I often find I've compiled a long list of things I'd like to do, to be, to seek, only to crumple up my list by the end of the month...maybe as far along as mid-February, if I'm lucky.
But it seems 2011 really kicked me in the pants, and I'm just grateful to be firmly planted here, in this new year. There sure are a lot of things I'd like to do and be and seek, but I think, this year, I'll let them unfold like little gifts as they arrive.
This week, we had a lot of fun outdoors...
Forrest and Sunshine are spending a lot of time outside in the kitchen garden building "Snowflake Village". Each of them has a house with lanes meandering in between. They built one for Huckley, too. There are grand plans for this little village...each home will have windows, and bookshelves, and chairs, and candles. So far, the walls are 6 inches tall and we are awaiting more fresh snow to continue.
I made Forrest and Sunshine new sewing cards to add to their dog-eared collection. They will sit for long periods of time, stitching "up from the earth, up to the sky". Sunshine is crazy for unicorns right now, and Forrest wanted knights.
A third child in one of my first knitted projects. I made these overalls for Forrest. They are so heavy as I used three strands of alpaca wool. I have learned so much about knitting since then, five years ago. It makes me so happy to see the children wearing, and liking to wear, their mama-mades.
And wee little Huckley is now one and a half years old!!! We celebrated his half-birthday with some simple decorations, a special cookie after dinner, and some lovely Huckley activities...trucks, books, racing about! I was inspired by Melanie celebrating her children's half-birthdays, and it nicely bookends yesterday's Diagnosis Day with Sunshine's half-birthday on Sunday. And these three little ones love to celebrate!
Happy Weekend to all of you...enjoy the weather, whatever it may bring!