Recording the journey…and knitting

Catch up and Ten on tuesday May 31, 2011

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Ok so I didn’t post yesterday but I was out having fun.  Didn’t do anything too much exciting, we walked to the park we babysat a friend of Gavin’s and had a BBQ at Memaws.  Little Man spent much quality time with Memaw at the sand box

11.  I love Sci-Fi

12.  I love History

13.  I love the Victorians

14.  I dig the Great War over WWII

15.  I want to go back to England

16.  Even though we are currently in an apartment I want a garden

17.  I am proud of my little man

18.  I only ever knew Two of my grand parents and not for very long

19.  I rarely have any less than three projects going at a time

20. I have a bad temper.


*This Moment* May 27, 2011

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Thankful Thursdays May 26, 2011

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1.  Being a stay at home mom

2.  Having a MSI membership

3.  Having a library card

4.  Our dog Petunia

5.  Yarn shops

6.  Parks

7.  Zoos

8.  Summer

9.  Notebooks

10. Pens


Schools out for summer May 25, 2011

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Today is the last day of the school year for Gavin.  He is sad.  He is going to miss all his friends.  Gavin won’t see a lot of them next year either; He is in the preschool program and most of the kids in his class will be going to Kindergarten, and some in different schools.  He has one more year of Preschool since he misses the birthday cut off.  He will benefit from another year, I know that, I wish he could go on with his friends. 

We have some big plans for the summer! There will be story time at the library, vacation bible school, swim lessons, a trip to Chicago, and a variety of other museums and fun things.  I plan on doing things on the cheep and reporting back.  One thing we are not doing this year, but highly recommend is the year pass to Brookfield Zoo.  We did this last year and loved it, the only reason we are not doing it again, is that we have a family pass to The Museum of Science and Industry.  With the family pass you get a lot of goodies and if you go twice it more than pays for itself.  The zoo is open year round, making it neet to see animals and activities during on the seasons!  We will most likely do it again next year, Gavin loved it! 

Another great offering from the library is the Museum Pass program, Check out your local library for details.  There are about 15 museums, art exhibits, and botanical gardens that you can get in free or for discount!

Keep posted to the monday adventures to keep up with ware we have been!


Ten On Tuesday May 24, 2011

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Ten things each week you may, or may not, know about me. 

1.  I love to cook

2.  I love to go out to eat

3.  I hate green beans

4.  I liked the movie Water World

5.  I am now addicted to knitting socks

6.  I have been to “Green Gables”

7.  I don’t mind camping

8.  My favorite flower is Lilacs

9.  My first crush was David Bowie as the Goblin King

10. I love the smell of art supplies


Squirrels and they are not in my pants May 23, 2011

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We had a wonderful friday, saturday, and sunday.  Friday was bowling day with Gavin’s Wee Kids.  He saw some of his best friends and had a blast.  Then they turned on the black lights and they  were ecstatic!!

Saturday was Public Works Day in Wauconda.  that is always a good time with one of each of their big trucks and backhoes on display. not just display, but open.  Gavin climbed into each one, he climbed into both of the police cruisers on display too!  Luckily for this mama, he was more interested in being in the front then in the back. 🙂  We got a little tree to plant, lots of stickers and pencils, a hotdog, a soda, a very sticky cotton candy, and a snow cone.  No, we did not let him have any candy or sugar for the next three days!  When we were done and the rain was threatening we decided to leave.  We met a friendly little guy, a squirrel.  He crossed the street low to the ground, came up over the curb and began to clean himself.  Tim kneeled slowly to get his picture and he was rushed by this small squirrel.  He was friendly and wanted to be pet!    He came  up to us to nibble at shoes and chase Gavin around.  Poor thing must have been raised by someone and some how  got away.  We spent  some time watching and takeing pictures (not one came out).

Sunday was the last day of sunday school and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know the boys and one girl in my class.  She was one brave girl.

It was a blessed weekend with family fun, some park time and a squirrel.


*This Moment* May 20, 2011

Filed under: This moment — mamazoya @ 12:45 pm

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


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