Score!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be given two massive bags full of kids and baby yarn.  I was drooling all over it!  There are some very soft synthetic DKs as well as good quality 4ply and 8ply wools – lovely!  Some of them are just one ball so I might be making lots of kids hats this winter!  And there are some white/cream yarns just waiting to be dyed… this doubles my current stash so I think I’m not gonna need to buy yarn again for about 5 years! (or more!)

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E’s first pony ride

Despite the fact that I own two horses, E has only ever sat on a horse twice and a donkey once.  Then mum’s neighbour offered a pony for E to ride – so today we met Cricket and E had her first ever pony ride.  Cricket is around 10hh (I’m guessing!) and is a sweet little pony.  I don’t have a helmet or any gear for E yet, but as we don’t let go of her on the pony thats not too much of a problem at the moment.

Here is E meeting Cricket for the first time:

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E was very excited!

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And her first ride – I found it hard to get a nice pic with Cricket’s head up so she is just grazing here:

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And E gave Cricket some carrots afterwards to thank her:

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Long time no blog!

Well.  March has been a very busy month and that hasn’t left a lot of time for crafting unfortunately.  I did buy a bunch of clothes patterns (for me!) and some fabric but haven’t even got as far as cutting it out yet.  I have some longies on my needles but they are only getting sporadic attention, and short bursts at that.

 So since I haven’t got anything crafty to show you, here are some pics of E and her friend D from last week. Note how they play nicely together with the same toys!  Cute aye?

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And here is D vaccumming:

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A bed for Ducky

I think I’ve mentioned before how E’s favourite game is wrapping up her toys in blankets.  Lately she has been having fun playing with our cat Tyler, she pushes him until he lies down and then covers him with a blanket and tucks her favourite toys in on either side of him!  Thankfully Tyler is very accommodating :o)   I’ll have to get  a photo of him tucked up with her toys, its very cute.

 This morning at Mum’s house I could hear E putting her wee Ducky to bed.  He is a very grubby and well loved toy, just the right size for little hands.  I was listening to her saying “nigh nise” in a kiwi accent, and “wrap up!” but when I peeked my head around the doorway I saw she was wrapping him up in tissues, with the entire contents of the tissue box spread over the floor! LOL.  Mum wasn’t impressed, so she disappeared into the attic to rummage through her old toy stash and returned with a wee doll’s carry cot which she had made for my sister over 20 years ago.  It was just the right size for Ducky, and E very proudly  carried it around the house saying “basket! nigh nise!” and stopping to kiss Ducky. awwwwwww.  She was toddling very carefully too, stepping high like a goose step and declaring that she was “walking!”

Here she is proudly showing off Ducky’s new bed:

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