Monday, January 18, 2010

Recent Arrival- Llum

It's been a while since I updated on 'what's coming in'.

There's loads of very exciting, beautiful clothing coming in soon to ele-ahbaant, but I thought I'd show one of our recent arrivals that I'm completely in love with.

“Llum” (pronounced "loom") means light:
light that dances on puddles, glows through pigtails and cowlicks, kisses tears as they fall, and breaks into radiant colors after a storm.  The light within the child is a pure, creative energy—one that organically cultivates individualism, personality, and style.  

Llum, creates harmony through comfort and simplicity, designing first for the child’s freedom of movement.
Adjustable pieces and relaxed cuts ensure an easy and long-wearing fit for each child.  Artful and functional forms encourage natural movement.

Reversible and interchangeable pieces create a custom look, and wear beautifully all day long, through spills and tumbles from breakfast to bedtime.
Llum clothing is rugged enough for play, but still very much dressed.  It transitions effortlessly from the sandbox, to the ice cream truck, to the main event.

Available now at ele-ahbaant

Sunday, January 17, 2010

to trampoline... or not to trampoline?

It's school holidays (as I'm sure most of you know) & I'm sorry that this blog has been so sadly neglected, but in an effort to not neglect my children, I just haven't got there!
I wrote this around a week ago... here's just a slice of our holidays so far

To trampoline or not to trampoline?

In our house, that really is the question at the moment.

My sister & I had a trampoline growing up and we LOVED it!
We spent hours & hours bouncing our hearts out!

My husband & I decided to get the kids a trampoline a few years ago for Christmas. A joint present between parents & grandparents (a fun night had by all... Christmas Eve, in the dark, putting together a trampoline :)
The look on the kid's faces when they woke in the morning to a massive tramp was priceless! Straight on, & have probably been on every day since. We have a tiny yard, so our initial reaction after setting it up was 'oh no, what have we done!' It takes nearly a quarter of our yard, but after seeing how much they use it, and how much they love it, we decided it was absolutely the best use of that quarter of the yard.

So... to not trampoline?
well, there's always that thing of broken limbs isn't there?

Eldest daughter, the chookin' was the first.
Nice clean break.
Tendon pulled the bone till it cracked.

Friends said: "see they're dangerous"
"that's why we'll never have a trampoline"
"I bet you wish you didn't have one now"
& multiple variations on this theme.

We defended it of course.
Despite the broken ankle, we believed the fun, enjoyment, exercise the kids got from that circle of anti-gravity was soooo worth it.
Terribly unfortunate that Kamikaze chick broke her ankle, but although we wished it hadn't happened, we didn't wish the tramp away.

A little bit harder to feel so convicted with the second broken bone.

Mister Blister.
Nice Clean Break.
40% of boys will break their arm... blah blah blah

As I write this I'm sitting in the ward at PMH (Can't thank the nurses & doctors enough for their treatment & care) waiting (a very long wait) to have his arm set properly.
Watching my son, pale-faced in pain.... I have to say, to trampoline or not to trampoline....
that really is the question.
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