Friday, July 31, 2009

Lessons for Moms

Markers and three and four year olds should never be combined. Ever. I thought the crayon was bad. I was wrong.

At least they were washable!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Too hot, way too hot.

It is currently 91 degrees, and I have no air conditioner. Perfect post to talk about my knitting, right? The blanket Sidney has was started last September, with the intention to finish before he was born. That didn't exactly work out. In fact, it sat 2/3 completed from the end of October until just a few weeks ago, when I decided to complete the last section once and for all. I bound off, seamed and washed it, declaring it completed last Friday night. Since then it's been to hot to even look at my yarn, let alone knit with it, so I haven't made any progress on anything else. I did a lot of knitting this summer, as up until this past week or so, it's been rather cool. In the completed projects pile for July alone there is a sweater, a hat, a pair of socks and the blanket. Not too bad for summer knitting, eh?

Now if only I could fit in my refrigerator, I could knit some more!

Edit: the original pattern for the blanket is from

Monday, July 20, 2009


Things got crazy last week. I will give the short version.

This picture is from Organizational Day Activities for Patrick's unit. Gyven is in the yellow, Kyra the green shirt. They went in the bounce house at least a half dozen times.

Patrick is not deploying today. If he goes at all, it will be in October at the earliest. This is wonderful, as we just weren't ready for him to go. He's non-deployable until then for medical reasons.

Kyra needs some pretty extensive dental work. Tomorrow will be her first treatment, where they will be pulling three teeth which have gotten infected, and therefore risk abscess and should not be saved. If there are no adult teeth coming in behind them, when she is older they'll implant some fake teeth in their place.

Sidney recently got his third tooth and has gotten to the separation anxiety phase, which keeps me very busy.

That's that, hopefully I'll do a better job keeping up over here in the future!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sidney VS the window

Sorry for the terrible quality, as this was taken with my cell phone (my computer will no longer read videos off my camera, which means it may be time for a new camera).

The phone didn't pick up the "thunk" noise made every time Sidney bumped his noggin on the window. He had been doing this for 5 minutes when he finally reached up and beat on the window with his palm until he was convinced it was solid.