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June 2011 archive

Lesson Learned



Lesson Learned – 365, 158, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Okay, so today I was reminded what it means to have a toddler.

More specifically a toddler that loves to climb.

Oh and one that loves plants.

And don’t forget about water…

The three kids seemed to all be enjoying Between the Lions this afternoon and I thought I could quickly sneak upstairs to upload my photos from our bike ride earlier.

About 5 mins in I heard the water running. I originally thought nothing of it. The two older ones frequently use the facilities and wash their hands independently.

Then it kept running…

I called down, thinking it was Molly, "Do you need help Molly?" Molly quickly replied "No." I responded "Don’t play in the sink!"… "Okay." Water shut off, all was good in the world.

A couple seconds later, I heard the water turn back on. "Molly, please don’t play with the water." Thinking she was filling up her Aquadoodle pen, I headed down the stairs. "It’s not me!" said Molly. Then I saw, she was nicely watching the episode with Thomas, Marcus on the other hand…

Ahem, well, you can see the picture.

Anxiously, but paitently waiting.



Anxiously, but paitently waiting. – 365, 155, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Marcus, as you may know if you’ve been paying attention for the last 155 days, loves going outside.

Today, I snapped this shot of him as we were all getting ready. Poor guy looks like it was taking forever. Luckily we were out the second after this was taken. Next time I’ll have to catch his expression as he heads outside.

That one? Pure bliss.

Look Ma, I’m Famous!

Well, sorta. If “famous” means having your passions featured in two different blogs that you idolize in less than a week, then YES!!

On Saturday, my cloudscape photo of Thomas and Molly won the tap tap tap contest.

I was completely floored that they also chose another photo entry of mine in the honourable mentions. If you have an iPhone, I totally recommend Camera+ it’s a great app (and I’m not just saying that because I won, lol).

Today, I’m guest blogging over at Sew Mama Sew! Can you just pinch me now? I submitted an idea for a Summer Sewing series and they liked it, they really liked it! I hope you all do too. It’s for a freebie swim diaper pattern!! You can find their intro about me here (I’m so flattered by their kind words), and the Aquarius Swimmer Pattern is available as a PDF download on their blog.

While you’re at it, head over to Sew Mama Sew! and look around, it’s one of my favorite sites (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a Summer Sewing contributor, lol)!