Today is a rainy day... and it's a Monday.
But we had a wonderful weekend full of food, friends, sunshine, and many exciting outings in celebration of my guy's eleventh birthday. Of course all those photos are on my point and shoot camera (which my husband accidentally took to work) so today I will share what I have.
This amazing kiddo, who whittled the wood to create this bo staff, is smart and wise, positive yet realistic, caring and thoughtful, and an all around pleasure to parent. He loves books and spends hours each day reading, he conducts research and sets up experiments to solve science and math questions, and these days he is passionate for the art of taekwondo. On Saturday he turned eleven which means he is big now - but still young enough to want to spend time being silly with his mama. And this mama could not be happier.
Happy Birthday my sweet eleven year old kiddo.
I finished his Spring cover just in time with some quick squiggly quilting and fun red binding.
Here's a close-up of the quilting and binding. (all my cute photos are on the other camera)
I have been busy on the home front with sports tournaments, school events, another birthday to plan... But I have so much I want to share with you including two small tutorials (because you asked) and a giveaway that will be hosted on another blog later this week. I also received a beautiful blogger award from my friend Rose of Sand in My Yarn where I am supposed to tell seven interesting things about myself but I have been going so fast lately that the only interesting thing I can think of is that my current favorite snack is chai tea with bananas and walnuts - eaten together. It's the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and crunchy. Yum.
And I'm sipping tea out of my new Liberty of London cup that I got at Target this weekend. (the Target just happened to be across the street from the space museum where we celebrated Ezra's birthday and my kiddos were so exhausted from all the fun they didn't even complain - and even kind of enjoyed - a bit of shopping with their mama.)
Happy Monday everyone!