Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Workshop and Crafts

Most of you have read that I enjoy spending my free time working on my motorcycles out in the workshop. You have also read that Abigail also enjoys spending time out in the workshop, which I encourage. Well, my workshop has started to exhibit signs that a little girl enjoys spending time with me out there. This weekend Sarah let Abby get her stamp and ink set out and somehow it made it way to my workshop and onto my bike table. It was funny to see her with her ear muffs on, stamping away while I was using the grinder. We also have babies, pink balloons, and other girlie items out there too.

Here's my bike table now:

Her princess cereal bowl that suddenly appeared out there:

Taking time out from stamping to work on the bike:

Who else has such a diverse workshop? (The baby is what started it all. I allowed the baby a few weeks ago and now she's moved her arts and crafts out there. I am drawing the line to having curtains, a sewing machine, or knitting in the workshop. I need to keep it on the manly side in order to keep the testosterone flowing.)

Abigail also enjoys helping her mommy in the kitchen. Here they are with their matching aprons baking up a storm:

Monday, August 16, 2010


Abby loves going to the pool and the splash park.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Child Labor and Things

The past couple of months have been fairly busy for the Stinson family. I do apologize for not keeping the blog updated and after much heckling from the peanut gallery here are a few photos that capture a bit of what has been happening.

This past weekend I've had my head under the hood of both of our vehicles and ordered new tires for the Harley. I was lucky to have the car trouble happen over a four day weekend, although I did end up getting called back to work to "dispose" of a few items. Of course wherever I was, my little helper was right beside me. I finally decided that maybe I should put her to work and take a break myself. I let her borrow some wrenches, gave her the manual, and sat down in the chair to enjoy some lemonade. As long as I keep the freezer stocked with popsicles and a box of fruit snacks in the cupboard she's a happy worker. We got the truck finished tonight and tomorrow we'll tackle the van. She wanted to take the truck for the test drive but Sarah put a stop to that. (Mother's, always ruining a good thing.)

She wasn't happy about the bedtime tonight so hopefully she doesn't go on strike tomorrow.
Here's a picture of Abby playing some putt-putt up in Maine. She's not very good at it. We need to work on the whole hand-eye/swinging a club coordination. Sarah did say that Abigail had a lot of fun doing it.

Okay, so you might be wondering why we're lacking photos of Abigail lately. Well the cute two, almost three year old has now gotten camera shy (she likes to pretend to be to get more attention). Here's evidence:

Sometimes we have to bribe her or I have to chase her around the house to get a picture of her. Now that I'm at the end of the blog I just realize that I don't have that picture posted. Look for that one later in the week. It was a cute 4th of July outfit (yes, I realize that it is August).