eloise: we’re all still fighting this nasty cold and cough. I think we’ve been sick for over a month now off and on. Holed up in the house has created quite a monkey. We’ve finally gotten out in the last couple weeks to park dates and such and your energy level has been through the roof. It’s hard for me to keep up.

joining Jodi for the 52 project!



eloise: Riding bikes along the beach park path, stopping to roll down a sandy hill and deciding to stay the rest of the time rolling down said hill…. the life of this very active and very spunky 3.5 year old.

-joining jodi for the 52 project!


eloise:We went to the zoo the other day with our friends. You’re favorite things at the zoo are seeing the Lions and sliding down the “Ant hill”. In fact, you could probably spend the whole visit on that Ant Hill if I let you. You are not afraid of a little adventure, that’s for sure!

-joining Jodi for year four of the 52 Project!

Our visit to the Alpaca Farm

At the beginning of the week, we got to meet an online friend for the first time (which is always so much fun to finally put faces to names) and we got to visit a local alpaca farm together. A very fun and interesting morning. The farm was situated up in the hills about 30 minutes from our town. A chilly morning, a few days after the rains we had, so everything had a brighter look to it and there was plenty of muddy puddles to jump in. We brought along our muddy puddle boots and headed in. The farm was owned by a lovely lady who had been breeding alpacas for quite some time. There were so many of them sprawled out in pens for acres. Munching on grass and enjoying the warm sun. The owner took us around a bit. Answered our questions and then turned us loose to visit with the gentle animals. She also had two giant but very gentle dogs who followed us around. They watched over the herd of Alpacas and watched over us as well. We even got to watch the owner and her veterinarian check some female Alpacas for pregnancy. One out of the three they checked was pregnant and it was rather fascinating seeing the teeny tiny baby alpaca on the ultrasound. We ended the morning in her fiber room, where she spins her own fleece into yarns. I came away with a little pink skein. Perfect for making some little softie scarves.

1/52 and 2/52

Happy New Year! Hoping you had a wonderful holiday and New Year.
Well, here we go again… the 52 project. I’m hoping I do a better job this year than I did with last year’s. Although, it looks as if I’m already behind two weeks. Gah!
eloise: A walk to see the baby seals with friends, some pink binoculers, a rainbow knit hat and a tutu- a perfect beginning to this New year.

eloise: “Mama, I can climb to the very top, all by myself! Watch me…. Ta Da!”

joining Jodi for the 52 project 2016!