Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Family Literacy Day

We're marking the day by having a literacy-packed adventure, all day long.

For Callum and I, we started the day (1) deciphering instructions off the oatmeal bag to make some breakfast. This was followed by more time in the kitchen, (2) trying a new recipe for Cauliflower Soup from Sarah Kramer's book La Dolce Vegan. Yummy supper for tonight!

Next we headed to the basement to (3) read the dials and lights on the washer and dryer. Very exciting stuff! Okay, not so exciting for anybody but the three-month old who likes the lights.

But then we did some (4) songs, (5) rhymes, and (6) games involving Callum's toes and tummy, which was way more fun. We even (7) read a couple of his library books, that we checked out last week after his Mainly Mother Goose class at the Children's Library. So cool!

Eventually, after a change, a snack and a snuggle, it was time for Callum's nap. So Mamma gets to (8) check her email, (9) write a blog post and then (10) dive into her latest CanLit book, Mercy Among The Children by David Adams Richards. Hard to tear myself away from this one.

My plans for this afternoon include (11) writing a letter to my grandmother in England, inserting some fab pictures of Callum, of course.

Later on, David will go to his university class to (12) study Coptic for his masters' thesis. When he gets home, we'll (13) make up a grocery list for this week's shopping trip, then eat our delicious soup.

After supper, instead of television, we've been reading a wonderful new book by Arthur Slade. We take turns (14) reading aloud his latest, called The Hunchback Assignments. It's a wonderfully dark story so far, which makes me think we won't be reading it with Callum again for several years.

Given the blizzard that blew through here over the last few days, it seems to me that a grand day of literacy is a great way to while away some winter hours.

Hope you're having a very literate day! M

Monday, January 25, 2010

Devoured Any Good Books Lately?

Callum loves this one - it's very yummy!

I made this fabric book to go along with his Bazooples blanket. It was so easy to put together, and it's very popular - bright pictures, fun rhymes, and soft for his little hands to grab. And it tastes pretty darned good, too!

We've been snowed in today. David's university class is cancelled, Callum's library time is cancelled and we're settling in for a day of knitting, snuggling and movies.

Hope you're staying warm, M

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rhythm and Change

Sorry for being so quiet on here lately. We're working on developing a new rhythm in our house. It changes, sometimes daily, sometimes hourly. So crafting is sporadic, sleep is precious and going with the flow is tantamount to survival. I guess I'd call it the rhythm of change.

That being said, my son is sleeping, the cats are snoozing, David is studying, and the dogs are quietly protecting us all. I'll take this moment and rest in it for as long as it lasts.

Happy January crafting, M