Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Three Little Leg Warmers

I have been having serious dark circles under my eyes
Like a Panda Bear
And I have been a panda bear
With serious dark circles
Who sips coffee all day long
Because I have been knitting three little leg warmers for my girls
As stocking stuffer
And since they are for Christmas
I had to hide and knit late at night
Which really tested this night owl
When we were awaiting the birth of our children
The only thing that mattered
They grow old happy and healthy

We hoped to be that wise parents
Who can teach them what's important in life

"Keeping up with the Jones"
Always sneaks into our mind
And sometimes we do too much
And take away
Something precious in life

Is giving coolest toys for Christmas really that important?
Should the amount of toys make us proud or sorry as parents?

Sometimes I want to ask me
Me in 1999

When we were soon to be parents
We had just a simplest wish
To be a happy family
Not from having many things
But having many invisible things that make life special
So as I knit and sew
I am hoping to go back in time
Be me with the simplest wish....
Who would laugh out loud for such a silly dilemma...
Who would also tell me...
Love is all we need

Sunday, November 22, 2009


We have been having warm weather
So when we set out to have a picnic
And take some pictures for Christmas cards
There was no way I could dress our girls in layered clothes
They might do it if they were professional models
And getting paid
But they are not
So I ended up dressing them in summer clothes
Paired with winter accessories
And red cheeks for being too hot
It has been too warm
We don't even have golden leaves...
They are all leafy with really green leaves...
For our Christmas pictures...
And when it takes 30 minutes to get there
Little one is sleeping happily in her seat
And she won't be running like those two
She will either be held for pictures
If I put her on the ground
She will hang on
To Chloe's hat
And circle around
To make a point

So we'll go again next week
Hoping it gets a little cooler
So they don't have to dress in summer clothes for our Christmas cards :)

Thank You Girls

It was Kanon and Lauren's Shichigosan

Shichigosan means 7 5 3 in Japanese
They celebrate kids aged 7, 5 and 3 in November
Because too many small kids used to die before reaching those age long time ago
So parents put their kids in little kimonos to appreciate
And celebrate the milestones

So we took the girls to a Japanese garden
To take pictures
And remember
How lucky we are

And when we dress two girls in kimono
There will be one who says
I wanted to...
We celebrated
Our girls
Aged 10, 7 and 3 :)

Thank you girls...
And I love you...