Saturday, August 30, 2008

Toddlers are exhausting

But awfully cute :-) Baby K got a sit-n-spin for her birthday. I was amazed at how quickly she caught on to how it works, although she doesn't always sit straight on it and slips off as soon as it starts to turn.

She likes to wear "pretties" in her hair (aka pig tails) but Mommy has to work on getting them even. Here she is modelling a new dress that Grandma Mary made her:
In honor of t he Olympics, she made a torch at daycare. The "out-take" photos from this were hilarious. She would not stand back and smile for the camera...I'd say gt set, and she'd run at me, so I have a bunch of blurry shots of half her face.
I have been coming home from school to enjoy a few minutes of quiet before picking her up in the afternoon. I've been reading...the Twilight saga by Stephanie Meyer caught my attention. Occasionally I pick up some knitting. The purple socks are done and I just turned the heel on the second of the blue ones.
I have a bunch of quilting to do also, but I never have a block of time to get in the groove...maybe over this holiday weekend. It's tough because Baby K is in a severe cling-to-Mommy phase. She even screams bloody murder if Daddy takes her to bed! The good news is that she is almost to the age where she can play by herself in the bedroom while I sew.

All of this to say that I really don't have much to blog about! I spend most of my online time on Ravelry, and a friend introduced me to Facebook, which is almost as addictive. I have touched base with high school and college friends that I haven't seen in 15 - 20 years, pretty cool.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

She's got the cutest

little baby face! But now our baby is TWO YEARS OLD!

I tried to get a birthdaypicture with the bunny,

But she preferred to cuddle with a different bear

Here we are getting ready for the party:

And enjoying birthday cake with special friends:

(from left, Grandma Mary, family friends Michelle and Elizabeth, and the Birthday Girl!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

End of Summer

School starts Monday. How did all that time go by and I feel like I didn't get much done???

I'm working on a black and white challenge:And I started an I Spy quilt. I've been exchanging fabric with friends online:
Baby K was playing with blocks yesterday. First, she put one under each barstool, then arranged them all on the shelf:
then carefully moved them all to the bottom shelf!
She is good at amusing herself!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Summer Recap

It's been a lazy summer.

Lots of laying around...and kicking back...
Baby K has a few quirks. Notice how carefully she colors each corner of the paper:
I've been knitting some. Blue socks:
And a multi-color sweater, knit sideways from one sleeve across the body to the other.
As my last treat of the summer before school starts (meetings this week, students on Monday), I am going to see "Swing Vote." Should be a good laugh before I begin teaching my US Government class.