A blog about family, knitting and the occasional diaper... 

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I admit it. I used to watch the show. And when I'd visit NYC, I'd go to Dean & DeLuca just, well, cause. I bought a few souvenirs for Zelia as well. Cause she was even more hardcore Felicity than I was.
So here's my Felicity. I'm going to make an amended version for Nico... It's such a fun, fast knit. Doncha love hats?


Here's Nico's finished version. Notice how there's hardly any slouch, well Nico vetoed the slouch on his hat. Big baby.
I really like the Berroco Ultra Alpaca, it drapes really nicely and makes a warm (but not too thick) hat.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ok, fine, she looks like him...

I have to face the facts. Miss Coconut is Nico's spitting image. I've got proof. No matter how many people that tell me she looks "just like you!" I can no longer deny the resemblance.

And I just finished a Noro hat for Liam. As a bonus, here he is actually *gasp* smiling!!


Friday, February 22, 2008


As soon as the camera turns on and we tell him to smile, this is the face he makes!!
He looks so serious, doesn't he? And don't you just love his choice of footwear? We should move to the suburbs, the shame.
Yes, Nico is checking the floorboards in this picture. The man is obsessed with his handywork.

J'adore Liam le soir à l'heure du dodo. Dès que c'est le temps de partir, il exige une calin, un bec et un bisou. Par la suite il met ses petit bras à l'entour de mon cou et me dit : c'est une clôture! T'es pris. Tu peux pas sortir.
Pis ça veut dire que je peux vraiment pas partir. Pas le droit de briser sa clôture, oh non. Ça serait le drame assuré!
Il est le petit garçon le plus affectueux du monde entier!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

the pool...

Went to the pool this week with miss Coconut with a dear friend and her lovely daughter Sofia.

She seemed to like the water well enough but was on me like velcro! She loved the shallow area and was crawling around in it, she was such a doll! I think the chlorine water is not the best for her eczema though, so I think I'll have to limit the pool with her :(
We have another pooldate this weekend with Liam (aka dafeist) and Sofia's older sister. I think I'll keep miss coconut home.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

10 months old today!

Stay small!! Don't grow. I'm just.so.depressed. She is my last and she won't stop growing. I never thought having children was such a bittersweet experience. That every milestone brings some joy and some sadness. That seeing them grow makes me want to hang on for a little bit longer than I should. I wish I could stop time. I wish I could go back and re-experience liam as a baby. To give him what I didn't know he needed at the time. Why am I so darn nostalgic?

This is miss coconut 1 year ago (I blatantly copied Kris's idea, hope she doesn't mind!) :

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Merci matante. Pour le méga beau chapeau.
Looking dazed and confused like a Britney Spears wannabe, here's miss Coconut sporting her wonderful faux-fur-white-trash hat. She's such a star!


French toast for supper? Sure hon. Am I not the most glorious mom that ever lived!?!


Can you feel the love? This is the extent of sibling interaction we get at this house. I am soooo envious of people posting pictures of their kids sleeping together or playing together, or just plain not hurting one another. Not me. My son pinches, scratches, pushes miss coconut every chance he gets. All under the veil of over excitement and not from outright aggression, but it still breaks my heart.


Monday, February 4, 2008

In her new car seat...

I jumped through hoops to get a silly print for her new carseat!! We realllly wanted the cowmooflage but it wasn't available in Canada for the Britax Roundabout. So I ordered it from the states. After going through hell to get the seat from UPS without having to pay their brokerage fee, we have our seat!!! So soft and lovely and comfy. We love it!!

Here she is babbling in her car seat. Sorry, the camera motion might make you nauseous!

2 mittens on magic loop. Didn't think I'd get through, but I'm nearing the end!! I love knitting with Noro, the colors are just so much fun! Not the softest yarn, but for mittens I don't care. I just like the bright, non-matchy effect it has. Hopefully they won't be weirdly mismatched. Considering on side has 4 more stitches than the other. Don't ask.