Friday, January 15, 2010


We are halfway through the first month of 2010 already. It's been a busy 2 weeks. Babybug is growing so very very fast!! I don't know exactly how much he weighs- but I'm pretty sure he's already over 17 lbs. For being just 3 months old tomorrow- that's a pretty good size. :-) He's already out-grown size 3 diapers- at least the cheapy brand size 3- so we've moved on to cloth. Let me tell you- I am so impressed with Hemp diapers (link not working- but check out hemp pre-folds at California Babestuff dot com)and Thirsties Duo wraps. I've done cloth before- and these are SO nice.

He is changing fast too. While tummy time is not his favorite- he definitely likes being in the middle of all the action. He is trying desperately hard to communicate. While at this point it's in the form of "whoooo,ooooo,oooo" or "ah-goo,goo", the kids love it and surround him if he is anywhere near their level. He smiles most of the day, and each kid claims to have the most smiles of each day. I can't believe how fast the time is going- and how my baby is no longer an infant already. I'm not sure I'm ready to give this time up yet.

Even though it's severely limiting my knitting time..... ;-) Which I am fine with. I'll have lots of time to knit when he is sleeping without me- and then I'll miss holding him all day. *sigh*
I can get in some knitting time- and I do. It takes me 4 times as long- but I can still knit a pair of socks.

These are my own pair of Lorien from the LotR club last year. I still LOVE this pattern- even if it is my own. (my precious.....)

Right now, I am working on an afghan. I haven't done one for 3 or 4 years, and I needed a good stash-buster. So here goes. I even got to knit 2 whole rows on the first panel today!! :-) I'm also doing a pair of cotton socks for my MIL. I usually don't have more than one project going at a time, but right now- well, I'm a bit tired which seems to make me a bit ADD, and I've had some startitis problems. Fortunately, I'm so busy w/ kids, that I get the yarn wound and get interrupted before I can cast on- then when I have a moment again, I forget I was going to cast on, and pick up one of my works-in-progress. It's gets funny if I think about it... ;-)
I'm thinking about doing the Ravelympics this year (Knitting Olympics)- but seriously don't know what would be a reasonable challenge right now. For 2 weeks?? I might be able to do a scarf..... :-)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010

Another year has come and gone. They go faster every year. I remember my mom saying something about that to me when I was a kid- I didn't believe her until it happened to me. Isn't that just the way of kids??

Last night at dinner, we sat down and I wrote memories of 2009 in the gorgeous new journal Joel gave me for my birthday:

We came up with a lot of good memories.

The Lord provided for us at every turn!

We were blessed w/ a new family van

The kids got a swingset and went to the dentist for the 1st time (unrelated incidents)

Daisy lost 4 of her baby teeth!

Asher split his tongue open- but didn't have to have stitches.

Ian got his first Bible for being a good reader

Joel started playing music again- and got a scooter- and a new work van

We moved

I taught at Sock Summit- and had 2 patterns published in a magazine, as well as several published through The Unique Sheep

Milo came into our lives and is a happy, healthy baby

It was a great year, even if it did go by very very fast. We are looking forward to some new memories in 2010.