ollie is three!

On Sunday, my baby boy turned three!

test driving the new scooter

test driving the new scooter

Everytime I look at him I wonder where the time is going.  How did he get so BIG?  He’s two years younger than his brothers, but some days its like having triplets…  the three of them are so tight, he’s just a bit shorter, thats all.

checking the brakes work

checking the brakes work

Of course it wouldn’t be a birthday without something handmade by Mum…  This time it was another little manbag.  The last few times the twins have used theirs Ollie’s asked about his, so here it is.  With robots this time (of course). 

rocking the manbag

rocking the manbag

Inside was some coloured pencils, a notepad, a little car and a book.  Everything a little guy needs for a day out. 

so whats in your bag?

so whats in your bag?

Ollie got three books for his birthday this year, and unwittingly all featured knitting in some form.  The Knitting Gorilla is (obviously) about a gorilla who knits.  Too Cold for a Tutu is particularly charming, the central characters are knitted dogs called Barry and Stella, and all the clothes and props are handknitted or sewn.  Very sweet.  But the third book surprised me (I didn’t read all the way through in the bookshop!). On that farm there was a goat (e-i-e-i-o) who knitted coats for all the goats.  And ran knitting classes too!

subversive knitting propaganda

subversive knitting propaganda

Happy happy birthday to the squishiest, snuggliest, most affectionate little guy.  We love you Ollie x


About crafting, with chocolate

I'm a thirty-something Australian with a mild craft obsession. I knit, I sew, I bake bickies with my kids, and four days a week I pretend to be a serious engineering professional. Its a full, frantic life, but I love it.
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3 Responses to ollie is three!

  1. RoseRed says:

    Nanny knitted goats their coats, they’re the smartest billy goats!

    (But I must get those other books!)

    Happy birthday Ollie! We need to get a helmet for C, where do you get them?

  2. DrK says:

    i remember when he was born zena, just a tiny little thing. where have those three years gone? all your boys are lovely, they are such a credit to you, and i wish i had had a creative clever mum like you who made me cool things like man bags! many happy returns ollie xx

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