Thursday, April 17, 2008

Small World

...and I don't mean the Disneyland version, although I must say I am looking forward to taking these two on it! (All together now... can you get the song out of your head? Can you say earworm??)
Actually I had a surprise of the "very small world" variety today. As I may or may not have said, we're having the house remodeled. I found the contractor via a newspaper ad, which I followed up online and checked out all the licensing information with the state before I ever called them.

Well, they've been working really diligently so far. Yes, there have been glitches and problems, but on the whole it's been moving along. I mean, the house was built in 1921 and it has seen a lot of experiences in that time.

Anyway, I've had several conversations with the office staff at the contractor's, as well as many visits with the man himself. Today, one of his assistants called me. Seems that something came up yesterday when she was talking to him, and she mentioned that her father had worked for "Giant Wine Co." for many years. Contractor mentioned that he knew my husband had worked for the same company. She immediately recognized the name--her father was my husband's boss and friend for many many years. I mean, we went to her wedding. Her dad was responsible for Bob and I getting our first house many years ago--he arranged a short-term "advance on earnings" so we had a down payment. I could go on and on, but I'll spare you.

But what are the odds, in a megalopolis like Los Angeles, that this would happen?

Today was a day for cousins to get together. We had half of the Connecticut Cousins visiting, and of course the babies were among the major SoCal sights they came to see!
At one point, both of the little ones were asleep and sharing the same portable crib.

Nice when they are so teeny, huh?

For the record they are now 3 months (Nate) and 5 months (Audrey).
Miss A likes to play on her quilt on the floor.

She is learning to roll over which means she is no longer safe on sofas, or on any bed smaller than a queen.

It was quite warm today and the Japanese iris decided it was a good day to open. They went from tightly furled buds in the early morning to a full-blown display by afternoon.

Theme baby. Here's Sweet Pea, in all her Pea Pod finery.

Can't see her green socks, but they are there!
Here's a group shot of the "clan" after dinner last night. The adults are shorter than both of the kids!

Yes, I've been knitting. No pictures, though, because the latest inch on Shedir and the latest two inches on the Very Warm Hat look a lot like the last ones. One of these days!!


DPUTiger said...

I went 400 miles away to college only to discover that my (eventual) best friend's brother was in my cousin's HS graduating class in a Chicago suburb and they knew each other, as did my aunt and my friend's mother ... also, one of the guys on my floor from Michigan had gone to HS with my 8th grade lab partner.

Glad everyone had a good visit!

Knitting Linguist said...

It looks like you all are having a wonderful time! The babies are gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Wish I was there! Love the "pen-pals!" Foosh

Madge said...

Awww. The cuteness!

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh now that is just unfair. All that cuteness in one place is so overwhelming and will probably force me to run out and kiss random babies. I will probably be arrested. I don't have time for this!

How cool that you were able to reconnect with an old friend. The world is kind of funny that way, isn't it? :)