Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lil' Miss Foxy

IMG_8713 IMG_8830 (2) IMG_1256 (3) Lil Miss Foxy Knitting has been slow going the past few months. I have a few dolls I'm working on, but just wasn't feeling them. Tried working on an afghan I've been slowly knitting for over a year now, but wasn't feeling that either. So a little knit break I took.

Finally picked the needles back up, started and finished Lil' Miss Foxy within a week. She was a cute, easy knit and got me back knitting. Or maybe it's just because Fall is almost here. Probably both!

Lil Miss Foxy pattern can be found on Ravelry here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Backyard Chronicles

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This summer I made it a point to spend more time in our backyard. Last summer we spent hardly any time in the yard, and I vowed this year would be different. And it was.

With a little sprucing up, and Fonzy working tirelessly on the yard, our backyard has become a place I've been happy to spend time in. Morning coffee feels good in the sunshine.

A few things we did in the backyard was put the cement squares down for our picnic table, got a new burnt orange (a favorite color of mine) umbrella for the table, an outdoor rug and a new fire pit. With just those few changes it made the patio area so much cozier. See Titus's smile. He loves the changes too!

Of course, I've shared plenty on Instagram and Facebook of my sunflowers and gladiolus. I have flowerbeds in the corners of our back fence. I LOVE my sunflowers. Can't get enough of them. I'm thinking of planting even more next Spring! Unfortunately, my pumpkins never grew. Oh well, maybe I will try them again next year.

We've been doing more grilling too. Lot's of grilled pizza this summer. The boys complain they are tired of pizza, but I'm not! I'm thinking a few more nights of grilled of pizza before the weather starts to change. Fall is in the air! I feel it creeping it. And with Fall right around the corner, I see us using the fire pit a whole lot more. We've used it a few times already, but Fall is really fire pit weather.

I included a picture of our side yard. In a previous post, shared below - I shared how we ripped out some old bushes and planted tropicals. They are so pretty now. And the grass has filled in nicely. I noticed how many bare spots we had in the yard in the post below, but most of them are filled now too.

Our backyard in the beginning of the summer here.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Father and Sons

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An evening a couple weeks ago Fonzy and the boys decided to play football in the middle of the cul de sac. Of course I couldn't let this opportunity pass without taking some pictures.

Fonzy and the boys make everything a competition. Fonzy is hanging on to his glory days and the boys are trying to finally beat him. He gives them no slack, and never have since they were little. They will compete with anything! They've even had rap battles. I still have the raps saved in notebooks.

This day, there was lots of laughter, yelling, and smack talking....and I hope memory making.

That's what I hope most of all. That after all the competition, and smack talking they remember the fun they had. They will look back on these pictures when their childhoods are just memories, and say, "Dad, you remember that time we beat you in football?" And of course Fonzy will say "No! You remember that time I beat you both at football!" and I believe right then and there, a new challenge will be issued and they will be back at it. All a little older, probably a little slower, but football in hand, ready to do it all again!