Sunday, January 30, 2011

Toby

Yesterday, Zac and I drove to Louisiana to pick up this cute little fuzzball. We named Toby. He's so adorable and tiny and oh-so-sweet!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Children 2011

James, my Eldest:


  • You're almost five! I can't believe you'll be going to school in a few short months when it seems like just yesterday I was holding a tiny, squirming bundle of blue blanket and golden hair.
  • You have a fantastic imagination and love pretending. You usually dress up in your Mario costume and create adventures for yourself and Sissy.
  • You draw all the time. You mostly draw Mario, but you're so careful to get the lines right.
  • You're so so so sweet, even on days that make me question my maternal skills. You're quick to apologize and give a kiss or a hug. I love when you come hug me and kiss my hip and say, "Mommy? Um... I love you."
  • You're a great big brother. You give Sissy hugs and kisses and tell her she's your "bestest friend" and that makes me so happy and proud.
  • You've been pretending to be a daddy to your stuffed animals. You tuck them in at night and kiss each one of them. Your favorites are Henry, Sharky, and Turtle and you can't sleep without them. You even put them in the windowsill when we go places so they can watch for you to come home.
  • You're counting everything. You count one to twelve, then skip to 14, 16, 19, 100, 114. You know your alphabet and recognize the upper- and lower-case letters and can write your name so well! I'm so proud of you.


Leah, my Youngest:


  • You're almost two! You've grown so much since I first held you. Time is passing so quickly.
  • You've got quite the personality and aren't afraid to express yourself, even if that means screaming like a banshee because you dribbled water onto your favorite shirt.
  • You've been really using your imagination lately when you play with Bubba.
  • You're so smart and talk all the time, even if I don't understand everything you're trying to tell me. You definitely have much to say and want everyone to hear it! "Mommy, up!" is usually the first words out of your mouth when you wake up in the morning or after your nap.
  • You love your B.B. and take such great care of her. She's always with you. You talk to her and rock her to sleep, "Rock, B. Rock, B" and kiss her goodnight.
  • You're so girly! You walk on your tip-toes and even keep your pinky up when you drink or eat with your hands. You hate being sticky and messy. Hate it!
  • You love to go "bye bye" and run to get your shoes on, yelling, "Shoe! Shoe!" You sit so patiently while you wait for me to help you strap your shoes on.
  • You've become so helpful. You know to go get a diaper, the wipes, the Desitin and the changing pad, and then you lay there and wait for me to get the job done.
I love you both so very much. I'm lucky to be your mama.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Random Update

Zac and I brought the kids on a few errands. We went to Bath & Body Works to exchange some lotion for Mom and pick her out other scents. I would so love to work at Bath & Body Works. They aren't hiring right now, though. We went to PetsMart to look at fish. Ever since Oswald died, we've been thinking about getting another Betta fish. A red one (or rainbow!) would be pretty. The kids wanted Backyard Burgers for lunch, then we finished at Target to spend Christmas money. James found a plush Yoshi. His happy level is maxed out.


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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Satchel

I finished my satchel. The purple isn't showing up very well on my phone, but it's also a little darker than I like. I am probably going to make another, bigger one. My fingers hurt!

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Watermelon, Mango, Lemon, Limelight, Blue Mint, Plum Perfect, and Black. For the next satchel, I'm going to use Grape instead of Plum Perfect. It's much prettier. The entire project was knitted in the round using five size-four double-pointed needles. I'm not sure how many stitches I cast on since the project was spontaneous, but if you want to try this, make sure the amount of stitches cast on are divisible by four.


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's 2011

Happy New Year. I haven't written in a very long time, it seems. I've just been feeling lazy.

My bunnies are finally in bed for the night after some very silly silly-time. They're sharing a bed right now, but I might have to move them to their own beds since I'm fairly positive they won't sleep. Tonight, James is sleeping in underwear for the first time. I hope he doesn't have an accident, but I'm expecting it, just in case. It's a big step, though! He's proud of himself. Leah also used the potty all by herself tonight. I don't know what I'm going to do with all this growing up.


I've started knitting a purse/satchel, which is incredibly boring because I'm knitting in the round and it's the same motion over and over and over. I also really hate making button holes.

This is my first mobile post. It's convenient.

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