Saturday, November 14, 2009

Visit to the Zoo and accident

Zorrito bebé
So we went to the Zoo on Friday and we had fun, the most important parts on my kid words were the rino, which who is sad because some men lock him (I promess I didn't said it myself) and the Monkey that push his monkey baby and that's wrong, and also the river-fountain were the bears were.
Sad Rino
This goings out make me feel I'm the kind of unschooling mother I want to be, even when it is so big effort to go out in the subway for such a long way.
Then, on Friday I fell from a Public Bus, and I hurt my knee, so now I can't walk.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

None enter the giveaway

So, I guess this blog isn't very popular or maybe the prize wasn't very attractive, anyway I'm here again to talk about sewing.

The other day I made a pair of sleepers for my son, it was kind of a long process because I was inspired by this pattern, but he's 3 years old, so had to work on making it for his size, first I made those ones, too short on the back, and then, I made those, which were good but the fabric wasn't pretty, and in the end I made the pretty ones, and I'm proud.
Pantuflas terminadas
Also, I'm knitting a pair of wool socks-slippers, I guess after having him ill I'm obsess whit keeping his feet warm, but also, the winter has arrive here, Mexico City gets really cold on mid November, which always make us scare about the real winter in December, because warming systems are not common in houses but we get as low as 40 F or 5 C and that's really cold for us. I not good making socks, I don't fully understand the patterns, so I invented some strange way of making them.
Pantuflas tejidas
Un lado de la cobijita
Cojunto para bebé
On Monday I give my sewing class and we got a new classmate, that was interesting. We have so much fun at classes and I have make a lot of friends, I'm going to miss all of them.
Clase de costura locura
Today we had class too, the results were a blanket and some baby clothes (lot's of baby stuff round here), and also I got some more fabric for Mei Tai, I'm so happy making them and I have a helper now, it's just great every thing goes faster and I know I'm helping a family by paying fair. Also there is a couple of girls that make my staying at home kid very happy.
Mi costurera favorita
Mei Tais terminados
Niños jugando
And, finally, I made myself a belly warmer, no, I'm not pregnant, but still I need my belly warm.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Aniversary Giveaway

So, this week my oldest blog made 4 years, I just can't believe it, so I'm making a giveaway over there, and I taught why not? let's make it also for the English readers, so here it is, a healing pillow with flax seed and lavender.
Just leave a comment and I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning.
Winner choose from here:
Almohaditas para curar

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pumpkin Pie

Pay de calbaza 2 cocido
So, Pumpkin Pie is not a very common here in Mexico, but I wanted to make one, and the result was great, I took this recipe, but alter it adding cardamom, pumpkin seeds and nuts.
Poniendo deditos
I love how my kid now helps with the baking and is so interested on it, I didn't tought this was going to happen so soon.

Also I made a pair of sleepers for him, I finally make the right pattern so now I will make him some pretty ones, but at least they fit him.
Pantuflas para el pillo mejoradas

Good bye Titanic

Yes, Titanic was the name of my car, a 1985 Chrysler Dart K Van.
I owned it for 8 years and, Oh, the adventures we had in him.
Camino al Circo
Sure I'm going to miss it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Recovery juice

On Sunday night I went out, my couple stays with my kid and I went to the get groceries, and enjoyed very much. I have no family in Mexico and I'm a single mom, so we don't have any contact with his father family, and he is not going to school right now, so, I don't get much solitary time, I don't think I need a lot, but a little isn't bad, singing Bob Marley while choosing fruits I found a Californian Pomegranate, larger than Mexican ones, and I tought why not? (usually I just buy local products).
Delicioso jugo rojo
I got a lot of apples to include in the recovery diet for my son and then I got the idea of making apple and pomegranate juice (jus 4 scoops of sugar, a quarter of pomegranate, 3 small apples and water in a blender) and I have to tell I'm getting adict to it, it's just great. I also save the pulp to give him as a puree with raisins.

Hard Sunday

So after the doll, we went to the party, give it to the girl, and get back happy an tired, my little one felt sleep while I was looking for the sleepy time story book, and I took this picture, not knowing what's going to be next.
Angelito dormido
After midnight I start to hear him bread loud, we co-sleep so I just hug him and cover with more blankets, but at 5 he start to cough and have a hard time breathing, so I stand and took him to the hospital, it was pretty stressing because my car doesn't work well and I had another car in front of mine (I live in a building), I was alone and the lights went out when we were about to go out so I had go down 7 floors in the dark.

When we arrive to the hospital he was better, but still it was necessary to put some medicine to inhale and he didn't like the mask so we had to force him, that part was horrible, at some point he starts to ask me for chichi (breast) even we stop it about 2 years ago, then his godmother arrives and he calm a little.

We went out of the hospital, for the medicines, and then home. Where all of us, Alicia (godmother), Aníbal (her couple), my child and me watch Nemo, he felt better and didn't show any sign of illness after, the doctor said it was only some kind of throat infection.
Viendo la tele una mañana de domingo

So I'm very grateful that my child is so healthy, because experiences like that are very hard.

So finally on Monday we got to make our ofrenda (altar) for the day of the dead.
Like it?
Nuestra ofrenda