Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
getting your kid to do it for you!
I didn't even ask and Emma was elbow deep in the goo. I'm sure I'll have to go in and scrape it a bit more, but most of the messy work is done!
All I had to do was bake the pumpkin seeds, sit back, and enjoy.
(that is, after telling her numerous times to clean up the guts, to wash the cookie sheet she dumped them on, to put away the tools, etc...)
I can't believe Halloween is next week already. Every year I am floored by the fact that it's NOVEMBER the next day, and Evan's birthday is in 9 days and I'm not prepared. This year is no different. We have a few gifts, but nothing major. NO 'wow' gift. We also have all three grandmothers' birthdays. Good times.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sometimes I am just amazed at what I can do with a skein of yarn and a few needles in different sizes. And I don't even know that much! Imagine if I had been knitting for 20 years. I love that I am constantly learning and evolving, and that each project excites me as much as the last one.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
His little tushie is very cute. I had to add a button to his tail. Very Eeyore.
And my first baby beanie! Seriously. Incredibly fast to knit and cute as can be. I will make more of these for sure.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The weekend is beyond gorgeous. I'd really love to go out and take some pictures of the kids but they have been lazy couch potatoes since Emma's game this morning. Maybe I can bribe them tomorrow for an hour. Ha! Who am I kidding. They'd never last an hour :)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
well the results are in, and it looks like Emma has the makings of a black eye. Or half of a black eye, seeing as it only goes around the one side.
When she came home from school yesterday, I wanted to get a good close look, and there it was. Immediately she ran to a mirror and gasped "I do have a black eye...I'm ugly now!" to which I responded, "Oh honey, a bruise doesn't make you ugly. It's when you open your mouth and start crabbing at me that makes you ugly".
Somehow, that didn't go over real well.
I am actually watering my garden right now, because everything is so dang dry. I want to get it good and soaked before we put away the hoses for the winter. And for some reason, I have a plethora of birds in my garden. Literally, a plethora. Every time I open the door about 3 dozen birds come flying out. They are enjoying the watering as well. Maybe Ashley could come over for target practice?
Good Tuesday to you!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
We experienced a first today...Emma's first bloody nose!
She had a game this morning, and about a third of the way through the first half, she took an elbow to the nose. Hard. We could hear it across the field. Emma isn't shy about dropping to the ground when she gets hurt and came running off the field, bleeding thru both nostrils.Luckily, I had brought tissues and an ice pack ( I am that mom that never has whatever is needed. I got lucky today) and she vegged on the sidelines. She was going to not play anymore, but the other girl who was playing defense with her told her that the girl who elbowed her said "I think she bit me", which Emma thought was hysterically funny. I started calling her 'Vampira' and reminding her to not bite any players.
I was very sympathetic, but it was fun to tease her.
So of course I immediately thought of Marcia Brady and the football to the nose.
I don't think it's very swollen, if at all. Maybe a little on her right side. And it may be a little purple. We'll have to see what develops.