Wednesday, April 28, 2010

rain and more new clothes

We get awesome puddles in our front sidewalk after it rains. Islwyn loves playing and running in them. He also LOVES his new hand painted t-shirt from our awesome friends in Maine whom we miss sooooo much. AnaSofia is the first friend Islwyn made--they met on the swing sets in the park by our old house. Thanks so much for the cool t-shirts guys.

And I designed and sewed this outfit for Amund. I wanted it to be kind of form fitting, but also the shorts to be all the way to his knees. However, I made it a little too short! He can barely squeeze into it with a disposable on (which he rarely wears during the day). Hopefully we will have some warm days soon so he can wear it at least once or twice before he gets too tall! So....anyone who loves it and has a little boy who is between 6 and 12 may be getting a new hand made creation... :) I made it out of an old shirt of Jonathan's.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring and Grandparents

Jonathan's parents took some time out of their busy schedule to visit us this last weekend. We had a really great time. Jonathan fixed their computers for them, we got lots of fun meals at home and at restaurants, we spent some time at the local park, we got to show them the library, and also just hang out. Islwyn enjoyed doing"family band" night. I will have to upload a video of that soon. But he likes assigning everyone an instrument and then he leads the music. Anyway, here we are at the park.

Celebrating Amund's birthday.

Amund in the park. Islwyn wouldn't cooperate.
With Granddad and Nani.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sewing Projects and Play

Islwyn had to show off the cool building he built out of blocks. Also, he is wearing a shirt I made him out of a men's shirt. I cut it out where the IU was and made it into a little t-shirt for him with white around the neck and edges.

Islwyn crying because he doesn't want to go inside and get ready for bed.
Enjoying his ice cream sunday!
Amund playing outside with is favorite ball.
A new outfit I made Amund for the summer. Vintage 1940's pattern.

Handsome Amund in the sunshine.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Books We're Loving

We wanted to update some of the books we have been reading lately.

Seriously one of the cutest books we have read in a long time. It is about a dog who belongs to himself, who meets a boy who belongs to himself and the things they do together. The little boy in the story looks suspiciously like another little boy that I know.... Also the illustrations are by Garth Williams.

Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root. This story is about a little bear who likes to chase leaves, but one day he gets lost chasing a leaf--how does he find his way home? The illustrations are amazing in this story.

Another story we like by Phyllis Root is Soup for Supper. It is about a giant who tries to take an old woman's vegetables from her garden to make soup. At first they fight each other, but soon they overcome their differences and misunderstandings, and become friends. This story has a lot of funny parts to it that Islwyn really like. The old woman calls the giant all kinds of silly names like potato nose and carrots toes.

Soon I will be posting more pictures of the boys. They are looking forward to seeing their Nani and Grandad on Thursday!