Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm Such a Goof!

Here's what I did, I am knitting a pair of socks for a friend who renacts the War of 1812. And I put the toe on sideways!! I know it is hard to see from the picture, but if you picture the foot of the sock coming out from the heel, the toe is sideways! I took it out, and both socks are finished now (and straight) but when I first noticed what I did (after I had grafted the toe!!!) I felt like such a goof!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Keys to the Highway!

Pip has been a very determined little boy this spring and summer, and he has now mastered... two wheels! He still has a little trouble with stopping, so I won't say he's mastered bicycling!!

Uncle Chris came to visit recently and leant a hand in Pip's learning:

But now he can start by himself:

And keep going!

Check out the lean on the corner!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Last week we had a field trip to a local orchard to pick some cherries. The sweet cherries are in, but it will still be at least a week for the sour cherries (the ones you make a pie with!). The fun thing about picking cherries is that you need to climb a ladder to get to them! Some of the ladders were quite low, so that even Pip could climb them easily.

And others went quite high!

There was a propane air-gun in the orchard that let out a loud banging sound (like a gunshot) periodically to scare the birds away. The children were very interested in this, and after our basket was full, we had to investigate and find where it was. Living in Niagara is a treat, when it is a short drive to all these farms and orchards!