Monday, October 31, 2011


this was the first year we had all the cousins together for halloween and it was fantastic!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


these two spent the morning calmly(!) perched here with their new playmobil. thanks for christmas in october grandpa!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


My little banker and his bodyguards having a giggle

Friday, October 28, 2011


afternoon de-light

Thursday, October 27, 2011


making music with his hands and knees & the leaves

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


a thousand times a day

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


For a couple of weeks now the leaves have been filling up the local parks and every day the kids insist on bringing fists full home. The usually sit there in a pile until the kids turn their backs and then I throw them back outside, but today it occurred to me to use them for a study in texture and the results were kind of neat. For the set go here.

Monday, October 24, 2011


adding some cuteness to the clutter.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


some more cloth goodness from my studio

Saturday, October 22, 2011


trying to shake our rainy day blues

Friday, October 21, 2011


i was going through some drawers of crap tonight and came across this that I wrote when I was 16. sentimental and ridiculous? of course. and yet there is something in it that spoke to a truth of that time, of being 16 and having your parents get divorced. what will i think in another 20 years about this day, or this blog? there is a reassurance in the past as we look to the future and i was glad to have found this.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


we decided to go for a drive to the states this afternoon (mostly to visit trader joe's). along the way we stopped at a target where the one member of our family who loves to shop proceeded to try on everything she could get her hands on, including this little number that she insisted I photograph. fancy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


the moment cohen realized that worms not only survive being torn into two, but they actually become two worms! "that's crazy mom, crazy!"

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


the first meeting of cohen & ada's leaf and stick collection club. apparently they build nests during club time, which ties in quite nicely with their bird watching club.

Monday, October 17, 2011


my first of hopefully a few owls from a dolls and daydreams pattern.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


eye see you

Saturday, October 15, 2011


posing with the pumpkins at the patch

Friday, October 14, 2011


8 teeth! bring on the steak

Thursday, October 13, 2011


juvenile dragon cat in his natural environment, meow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


rainy day abstraction

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011


office still life

Sunday, October 9, 2011


licking the whip with uncle elton and giving thanks on turkey day

Saturday, October 8, 2011


pretending they are hiding from the "bad guys"

Friday, October 7, 2011


the best we could do

Thursday, October 6, 2011


blurry full moon at the corner of comox & broughton

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


mud pies!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


adding a little flare to the grey

Monday, October 3, 2011


4 teeth (& 4 on the way)

Sunday, October 2, 2011


how max and i seem to spend half our days, shuffling to school/preschool back and forth and back and forth and back and forth again.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


the view from the passenger window on our winding-through-the-country drive back home.