Friday, July 10, 2009  

In Bed at 7:30????

Baby A does not, as a rule, have a "bedtime." Mommy and Daddy have a funny idea that there is a "bedtime," but Baby A decides when she'll fall asleep, and absolutely nothing Mommy or Daddy can do will change that. Mostly it's 9:30ish, which sucks. Sometimes I hit the lottery, like tonight (fingers crossed), and she goes to sleep at 7:30, giving me time to do things like update the blog, or knit, or watch a movie...

In reality, I should continue taping up the basement in preparation for painting tomorrow, but that sucks, so I'll avoid it.

Instead, I'll show you pictures of my dad's 2009 vest:

It's based on AS's "Erin Cardigan" from Celtic Collection, except that I more or less changed the colors all around. I was trying to make them a bit more masculine, and I was also using Jamieson & Smith Shetland instead of whatever crazy yarns she called for. I'm not minding this one, but I think next year I'll go back to a more traditional fair isle pattern in blues and greens - I'm a little tired of the extra long floats in this one!

Right, so that's the knitting out of the way. I guess I should explain that even though I'm failing at establishing a strict bedtime, I'm definitely running a tight ship in other ways! Baby A has to follow a strict exercise regimine:

... she has to study VERY important subjects ("Tails are Not for Pulling" is a core coursebook)...

... and, if she has done ALL of her chores, she is sometimes allowed to relax for a few minutes!

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Monday, July 06, 2009  

How is it July Already?

Perhaps its the VERY mild temperatures or perhaps its the fact that we spent July 4th falling asleep before 10, but somehow I can't seem to wrap my mind around the fact that it is now July. What happened to June? Isn't it still May?

We survived the trip home from Minnesota with a minimum of grumpy-baby. Plus, I had an inspiration while watching Baby A play happily with the wrapper from her diaper wipes - I encased said wrapper in some scrap fabric, added a few ribbons, and voila! New baby toy!

Baby A continues to thrive - all 18.5 pounds of her! She probably could be crawling right now if she would spend more than a few seconds on the floor. In Baby A's mind, however, there is really only one way to spend one's time... STANDING.

She also finds it acceptable if YOU stand while holding her, and she really appreciates it when Abby shows her which way to go!

While not standing, I've spent my time pureeing baby food...

... making my mom a birthday cake with some of the entire dozen double-yoked eggs I picked up at TJ's...

... and picking out real grown-up furniture that doesn't come un-assembled from a certain Swedish store. (The couch is coming in a few weeks).

Oh, and there has been the occasional lobster-eating, courtesy of my parents. My dad bought Baby A her very own lobster, which (unfortunately) we all had to share since she can't quite crack that shell herself yet...

She's thinking "why is your lobster toy so much bigger than my lobster toy?"

Oh, and in case anyone is keeping score, I'm still plugging along on my dad's 2009 vest... but on size 2 needles, it's slow going!



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