It never fails - we take Scout out for a walk or to the park and someone will always comment on what a good looking dog he is. People will ooh and ahh over him. A few times I've been pushing a stroller with one of my sons as a small baby and someone will approach me saying, "Oh, my he's sooo cute! Look at him." And I'm surprised that when they get closer they are directing their comments to Scout, not my beautiful babe. I forget that Scout really is a great looking dog. I take him for granted. He really is a wonderful dog, despite the constant hair clumps in our house and the space that he takes up in our house that is already so pressed for space. But, we do love him and he is a great tempered dog that puts up with 2 small children that push on him and pull on him and use him as a step-stool. He loves us and is loyal to us and fiercely protective of us and for that we love him.
My cousin Rachel is having a baby girl soon and so I had a lot of fun getting to finally sew with some pink. I can't even tell you how excited I was to create my first ruffles. It was pretty ridiculous.
The bib pattern is from Amy Karol'sBend the Rules Sewing, the shoes were created using a free pattern I found on the internet, and the pants were made using Jackie Clarke's Britches and Bloomers pattern. The fabric of the pants, also used on the shoes, onesie and one of the bibs is fom Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II collection.
For awhile we've been thinking about where we want to raise our family. We (more me than Tim) love Clintonville because of the diversity of the people, the old houses and the close proximity to Tim's work. We don't however, love the graffiti and the small yards. So, we've been looking around and today that took us to Granville, Oh. The village is full of historic houses and there are actual hills and nice sized yards. We drove around and then stopped at a park to eat our packed lunch. The park was awesome.
Then we came home and did a few things that we love to do: dig in the dirt for worms and some outdoor knitting. Enjoying the early spring evening in our postage-sized backyard I realized that even though this seems like a big decision, we'll be fine wherever we end up.
I know, another bag. But I found this fabric here and it's been calling to me to put it to use. Once I found this button I knew they belonged together so I made Bluebirdbaby's Everything Bag pattern.
Tim has made several trips to various nurseries over the last few weeks and always seems to come home with a struggling orchid that he says was so cheap. His plan is to get them blooming, then give them away as gifts. His green thumb really is amazing and I have no doubt these will have blooms on them in on time.
Some crafting for the kids. I always suggest a craft when the activity level gets too high for our four walls. As you can see they are still in their pjs. That's the way it's been around here lately - the moment they get up they are tormenting each other, being VERY loud and VERY ornery and VERY crazy. Crafts usually only last about the same amount of time I spend pulling everything out but at least it's a break in the choas if only momentarily.
Ben has been getting his two-year molars now for awhile which means he's been touchy and cranky.
Lastly, we had some time at the park this morning. The weather was very spring-like and as much as the boys argue and antaganize each other they do love each other and they do have a lot of fun together.