Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rest in Peace Little Handknits




I just called the last place I could think of that they might have been left. 

Goodbye little vest.  You were soft and warm, even if you did get yellow dye on a couple of Little Brother’s onesies.  You took a lot of drooling abuse, but you kept trucking.

Goodbye little hat.  This would have been your third winter with us, keeping Big Brother’s big head warm.  You were fun and spunky and made cold days just a little bit sunnier.  You even made it into Grandma and Grandpa’s Christmas cards.  I particularly loved the specks of chartreuse-y-lime in your yarn while I was knitting you.

(links are Ravelry links).

A week in pictures



Mini baking soda and vinegar volcanoes.  Yet another activity where what I thought would be cool (fizzing!  foaming!) was not nearly as cool as something else (smooshing the baking soda around with his hands).

It’s fun hanging out in Mom and Dad’s bed on a lazy morning.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A week in pictures

Yes!  Just one!  Because there are some good ones this week.

Yes!  Halloween!  I’m a bad sewing mommy and didn’t make either of my children’s costumes.  I didn’t have any fun ideas, and thus lack of motivation to go to the crazy lengths that I see other sewers online going to.  So we had a daytime racoon/nighttime hot dog (you’re welcome Dad), and a skeleton trying to eat his candy before it has even been unwrapped.  We made it to probably 7 houses before calling it a night.  But it was fun, even if the two times I attempted to get video, no one answered the door (come on people, get with the program.  Lights on==Halloween fun, okay?)

Big Brother is disappointed in my cleaning efforts.  He got out the vacuum, took all the cushions off the couch, and then left the vacuum there for me.  I did not take the hint.  In my defense, I did vacuum the sofa within the last two weeks.

For those of you who can’t tell what’s going on, Big Brother is taking Little Brother’s measurements (so he can sew him some clothes, don’t you know?).  After careful observation, he recorded the results in his notebook.  He did this back and forth at least 10 times.  Meticulous, that one.

My artistic endeavors.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Five months


Little Brother is five months old!  He and Big Brother are starting to really interact, and boy, can they crack each other up.  He’s starting to reach out and grab things, which is making Mom and Dad’s lives a lot more interesting.  Particularly Mom, whose long hair is proving quite tempting to the chubby little fingers.

Lots of people say he has an old face.  We’re thinking that’s mostly because he’s relatively lean-of-face.  He’s still cute and chubby, but he was in the 80th percentile for height and the 40th for weight at his last doctor’s visit.

He is almost ready to sit up—he leans way forward whenever we try it and supports himself on his hands.

We love him!