5, so so thrilled at climbing his very first tree. A whole new big boy world is opening up, right in front of our eyes.
5 modeling a Mama-made outfit for my fashion mentor and teacher, who is so very far away in the UP.
I made these pants for his last birthday from fabric that I think belonged to her mother.
I only just made the shirt- one of his favorite stories features a griffin and we were so excited to find a shirt with a griffin on it at Savers last week, I just had to whip him up and new "naked arm" shirt.
My parents and their neighbors put up this very sweet swing (that was a lovely hand-me-down from my aunt and cousins) for 5 and his friends in their garden! Who wouldn't want to swing among the sunflowers and snap peas?
photo credit, once again, to my mother. thanks mutti.
5 loves to ham it up in front of my Mom's iPhone. Which is good, because she is always wanting a new picture to show off to her friends....
5, my parents, and I had a lovely morning in the arboretum, playing in the magnolia trees and jumping off rocks. Some of us enjoyed the jumping parts more than others.
Photo credit to TRLoon- thanks for catching this one Nüni!
Madison has a "big rig gig" twice a year- construction and safety vehicles galore, all available for kids to climb on and pretend to drive and, of course, be photographed and photographed and photographed, ad nauseum. We had an absolute blast and 5 handled his massive quantities of excitement like a dream.
Is that a wood nymph? Yes, yes it is. My garden-loving, bandanna- and ponytail-wearing son is definitely a wood nymph.
Photo credit to my mother- thanks for catching this winner Mutti.
Some days 5 wants to be just like his mama. I love those days.
5, enjoying the art museum.
We went to one of our local art museums today where they have free clasical music concerts on Sundays. We made it through an entire piece- nearly 15 minutes- before we had to leave as 5 was getting ready to shout "boobs!" at the top of his lungs on public radio. (The concerts are broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio).
We had better luck enjoying the art. My favorite reaction/observation of his- there was a sculpture of two male goats on their hind legs kissing and I was sure there was going to be a lot of goat penis talk (the goats were quite excited and quite nude of course) that the other museum-goers would NOT appreciate, but instead there was a "look Mama, goats kissing!".
Love that boy.
We had a little canoeing adventure a few weeks ago- up and down the river and then onto the lake to break up the ice! 5 was thrilled to be using his own paddle (and Mama and Daddy appreciated the upper body workout that 5's "help" gave them).
We got to see ducks, muskrats aplenty, some garbage, and duck poop! Something for everyone...
My name is Ansley Knoch. I am the creator of Rispok, a line of accessories for big and little people made from repurposed materials. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband, Fred, and our son, also Fred, better known as 5.