Sorry for the blog silence. I was in Victoria for a few days visiting Lucy, and there wasn't a spare moment for blogging while I was there. She is a very busy toddler! Diana and Lucy picked me up at the ferry terminal Thursday afternoon. On our way to their house we stopped at a park so Lucy could play. She's wearing the green sweater I knit for her last fall. I was happy to see it still fits.
Lucy loves stories, and like most toddlers wants to hear the same one over and over again. She liked the Mitten book, and the fingerless mitts I made her fit. As predicted though, she didn't keep them on her hands for very long. She kept peeling them off, then holding them up for me to put back on.
Friday afternoon I watched Lucy while Karsten and Diana worked. We read more stories, coloured, played peekaboo, and played with her favourite toys.
When she got up from her nap one of her pigtails had come out, so I took out the remaining pigtail and gave her a triceratops hairdo.
Saturday we went to a different playground. Lucy liked the slide, but I think her favourite thing to do was to roll in the mud. It was a bit like walking Fergus.
As you can see from some of the pictures, Lucy's hair has a way of escaping the elastic bands, so Sunday morning before I left I decided to try braids instead. The report that evening was that they had managed to stay in all day.
Now I'm back home again and have a long "to do" list. Taxes need to be filed, clothes need to be washed, groceries need to be purchased. This week the weather forecast is for sunny skies and warm days. Well, warm for the beginning of March. I need to get some pruning done in the yard, and, unbelievably, there are already a few weeds that need to be pulled. I'm tempted to plant some kale seeds, just to see if they would make it. I also have a couple of finished objects to show you, but that will have to wait until my next post. Happy Tuesday!