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    Drips and dribbles of my life and the things that peak my interest... mainly the kidlets and knitting.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008


    I am SO BEHIND!

    Halloween costumes to make... Dory wants to be a Monarch Butterfly and Jack is going to be BamBam Rubbles.
    Food to pick up... UNFI was delivered Saturday when I was at SAFF, and it's still taking up room at Lisa's house.
    One last second design to enter and write up... Chiodna, a cabled cowl demanded last second attention.
    Jack's 2nd birthday is tomorrow... *nothing* is done. Nothing.
    Bills to pay... Um, yeah.
    Blog entries to catch up on... EEK! I'll never remember it all. At least I have pics of some of it to remember what all happened this month. And the Tweets might help fill in a few gaps.

    Okay, a to do list makes me feel a *little* better. (But not much)

    The weather has turned cold for the moment, and I didn't prepare in time so the kids are not ready for it. Nothing from last year fits now, of course.

    Can I go back to bed?

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    Thursday, October 23, 2008

    All Fun and Games... until...

    After everyone else left the party, we still had fun. Pile 'o kids style. Until Dory decided she had enough, of course. Such a big fuss for a little bump. More bruised ego than anything. Jack and LJ (Monkey) were having a blast though!

    Happy Birthday to Bailey, as well. It's why we were over there playing, not that we need any excuse.

    Pinchable? Absolutely. Kissable too.
    As you can see, she just loved wearing her new hat(insert Ravelry link, of course). LOL

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    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Adorable pics and I LOVE THE VIDEO!!!!!

    9:51 AM  

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    Saturday, October 18, 2008

    This cold is a doozy.

    It has the kids not tired and slumped on the couch, but jittery and over and beyond hyper. At night time they don't want to sleep and when they do they start coughing and hacking. I am so ready to be done with this round. My nerves can't take it.

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    Thursday, October 16, 2008

    Sick Day Story Time

    There seems to be some sort of plot to keep us from going to story time at the library. We've been a whopping twice in all the kid's days. Every time we are set and ready to go something happens, like they take a break for a month - or we get sick. Like today. We were all set for the 10:30 story time for Dory, and um, well... she's got a cold. It came on hard and fast last night.
    So, I told her we would have our first one right here at home at the same time today.
    Here was the program:

    A, B, C, D, E by Justin Roberts on Great Big Sun
    We handed out the shakey-shakies (egg rattles) and sang our ABCs.

    The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg
    Dory named each letter. Jack tried.

    Number 1 by Hot Peas and Butter from Jack's Big Music Show, Season 1
    Everyone did a boogie dance to the song.

    Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
    We talked about the difference between seeds and bulbs.

    Mahna, Mahna from Muppet Hits (sorry, no link... )
    Tried to clap the rhythm. It's a bit hard...

    Hush!: A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
    Everyone joined in on the "Hush!" and we practiced some signs for the different animals and words we knew.

    If You've Got 1 by Justin Roberts from Great Big Sun
    We did all of the motions the song suggested. :) It was fun.

    As they "put away" the rattles I ran upstairs, grabbed a rubber stamp and pad and met them in the hallway as they "left" and passed out pretty yellow daisy stamps to match the Growing a Rainbow book.

    Our first mock story time was considered a huge success since Dory and Jack wandered around for 5 minutes showing everyone they could their stamps... including the dog.

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    Friday, October 10, 2008

    All Quiet on the Eastern Front...

    I've been working like crazy the last week getting 2 patterns written up for release on Ravelry as a part of the Malabrigo Junkies board October design contest. Both have been, or are in the process of being, test knitted and are really close to being ready. So, I'm sorry for the silence, but nearly every minute has been consumed with the process that is so new to me. I've really been enjoying it though.

    Watch out for the Jack Attack hat and the Chimera 'thingie'. Necklet? Cowl? Dickey? Scarflet? OH, who knows... false sweater 'thingie'.

    Also: Becky, welcome to the knitting world. Get thee self onto Ravelry posthaste.

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