Monday, March 28, 2011

Making Monday...

In review, it seems today was a day for making...


Bryn started it off by making a good enough impression on his teachers in his endeavours to be helpful in class as to have a class award bestowed upon him - his first! He was happy about it, despite the lackluster expression on his face (must be quite a view looking out over the entire school assembly and all the teachers and parents from that new perspective!). He looks so odd to me in this picture, suddenly his neck is very long, and his face is longer, too. I see more of Erik in him - but somehow I hadn't noticed it until right now.


To show he does smiles, a picture of him before proceedings, um, proceeded - just as he spotted me right up the back with my telescopic lens!


At home, Ari made some beautiful pictures...


Bryn had made plans for a school friend to come over after school, so Dave made some mini-mini muffins!


And I was suddenly overcome with a need to knit (probably because I have editing I should be doing). So, I started on a stocking hat for Ari for this coming winter...


There is something very satisfying in making stuff, particularly stuff that doesn't take too long to make (so you can see the fruits of your labours without having to be overly patient). Having spent two years writing and rewriting my novel, that feeling of satisfaction has seemed forever to be on the back burner waiting for the timer to go off. I used to knit a lot, but haven't knitted in a while. I haven't painted in a couple of months now either. I should really do more of both!

2 comments:

Nic said...

Oh how grown up and gorgeous does Bryn look.

Sif said...

Thanks, yeah, he's growing up very fast now!

Teenagers and the failing parent...