Easter Knits

It was Joelle’s first Easter so she had to have a super cute and girly outfit.  I was so excited to find a dress given to her by my sister in her closet that fit her.  It was the perfect spring dress, but it was sleeveless.  Yes, the weather is warming up, but not that warm.  So after searching through some patterns I found a simple, yet very darling, shrug (Mini Ballerina) that would complete her outfit.  It was an enjoyable knit- quick, cute and the end result was so precious.  It is probably my favorite knit so far.






I had this color way in my stash- Madelintosh dk in fragrant.  The pattern called for sport weight so since I had a little heavier weight yarn on hand I went down a size (3-6 months) and it worked well.

Not only did Joelle have a new knit to wear, but I did as well.  I wore my newly cast off Harvest cardigan.  Its a great pattern, entirely seamless, worked from the top down.  This is a great cardigan to throw on whether you want to dress it up or down.  I choose to knit my 3/4 sleeve.




Ravelry page: shrug and cardigan


Easter was great.  The weather was perfect, the kids were happy, the food was good and the company was even better.  We are truly blessed!




Hope you had a great holiday with family and friends- we sure did! IMG_1359Tomorrow I share some Easter knits- including this little peanut’s shrug.

7 months

This little cutie pie loves to pose for the camera.  She’s such a dolly wearing little pink bows in her hair and cute little dresses- I just can’t resist taking her picture.  Lately she’s been quite the babbler, exploring the entire house, standing up, walking with help, playing with her big brother, eating some solids and she recently pushed through her first tooth!

Time sure passes quickly, but I just love to see her grow and discover new things and reach each new milestone.  What will be next??!!

Horsebarn Hill

Yesterday we enjoyed beautiful spring weather at the UCONN barns and dairy bar. It was a little field trip with my kids and Rachel’s daycare boys. It was Jaiden and my first time visiting the farm animals there.  The grounds are starting to thaw so it was pretty muddy, but mud is a sure sign that spring is on its way.

The sky was bright blue and the sun shown bright without a single cloud.  The new little lambs were nursing from their mamas and the horses scratching their backs in the mud.  Jadien said that was his favorite part- or was it the ice cream treat that followed?!




Florida: Part Two


Sharing more of our FL trip.

Sunday afternoon pool and playground fun:IMG_0823 IMG_0837 IMG_0846 IMG_0885 IMG_0935 IMG_0940 IMG_0942


One day just Jaiden and I had a Mommy/Son date.  We played in the sand, watched the dolphins jump in the waves, ate lunch on the picnic tables by the water, collected pretty shells, chased the waves, and we even had ice cream cones!

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And lastly, most days were spent in the pool with Auntie Kaylee:
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