Monday, 25 June 2012

Maybe I Should Do Something Today

Summer is here and in Williams Lake that means hot hot days and stormy skies and thunder showers.  In my house that means all windows are open full tilt at all times.

Meanwhile, I struggle along and try to keep house so my kids won't grow up in a sty and my husband will have clean socks.  Sometimes I have to admit that I spend a morning curled on the couch reading a good book while the dishes in the sink lie ambitiously in their cooling soapy water.
But eventually I sit up and think...I suppose I ought to be productive.

Today I took the kids outside in the glorious glorious sunshine and twirled them.  I love how they love to be with me. I know the day will come when that won't be the case so I intend to enjoy it now.


And I have to say that one of my favourite things about summer is having the ability to dress my babies in short shorts.  Like running shorts from the 70s.  It's the only time in life when chubby dimply legs are cute and my babies are powerless about what they wear, so I milk it for all it's worth.  It's only right.


Also, my parents are coming and my older sister for the Stampede weekend coming up!  I am so excited!  Stampede weekend is my FAVOURITE time in Williams Lake.  There's parades, and street parties, and fairgrounds, and mountain racing and broncs...it's awwwwwesome!  And Ben (having grown up in WL and been to countless stampedes) isn't at all excited about it, so it's really great that my mom and pop and sis are coming to enjoy the festivities with me! YAY.

And my kids are cute so I made a montage.


Tonight at dinner Angus eventually discarded the spoon for good and decided to use his hands.  He's such a little piggy.  He's so cute it hurts:



Aaaaaand, for some art (this is an artist blog, after all) here is the river valley painting I mentioned a while back:



It is still very sketchy, but I am having fun painting it.

11 comments:

  1. have fun at the stampeeeeed! hey! suddenly angus has the exact hair that you and amy had as babies. when did this happen? love the painting. you are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I know! It happened suddenly a few months ago once it grew long enough to curl. Innit cute?

    ReplyDelete
  3. ha ha, those shorts are hilarious!!! I love the cute montage you made of the boys. So adorable. And the drawing of y'all at the stampede was also very enjoyable. Maybe one of these years we'll come out for stampede...?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes stott, do come! it would be soo fun!

      Delete
  4. I love getting to read these from you......they are so cute!! Yes enjoy them when they are this young and being able to dress them in whatever you want. I also love your drawings and paintings...... you are truly an amazing, talented, young woman and an awesome Mommy!!! Like Ben, I too do not relish in the fact of the excitement of the Stampede.....but I do love the parade and the Street Party's and SALES! SALES! SALES!. Say hi to your Mommy for me , I miss her sweet smile!!!

    Mariea

    P.S Hope to see you at my Wedding on the 21!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Always a pleasure to read your blog Biffurk! When are you gonna bring the kiddies down for a visit?? They don't know any of their cousins :-(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ALL their cousins, Evan?! You know you down on the coast do not comprise ALL. Pretty sure they know Adriel and Sloan.

      Delete
  6. indeed cute kids! Sleeping Angus sure looks like a sleeping twinner! So cute the curls are coming in! Like Laura said, when did that happen?! And I don't think the certain sis you referred to is coming but I could be wrong.

    ReplyDelete
  7. the curls DO make angus look very much like me n' you. what gorgeous boys! I'm excited to get to know them better. the sketch of chubbiness in shorts is hilarious. your painting is so beautiful. i totally get the feel of the river valley by looking at it. nice one 'fub!

    ReplyDelete
  8. kids in short shorts really is the cutest! and don't worry too much about the dishes. sometimes you need a good read on the couch for mental sanity!

    ReplyDelete
  9. ok, that lil guy stuffing his face with food is preeeetty darn cute!

    ReplyDelete