Friday, January 25, 2008

Good Things

Friday Eye Candy:

sleeping baby!

Shedir in progress:

Family picture--to give you an idea of the size of the two boys!
Finally, Birch and friends.

My travel buddies, Bear and Lamb.j

Hush. Doesn't everyone have a mascot to travel with??

Too tired to write more. Hope to have another post tomorrow, as there may be lots of knitting time...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Meet Nathaniel

Seems to be a tradition for D3 by now:
1) phone call in middle of a busy day
2) pack up car and head lickety-split to another state
3) pick up new baby boy

In this case, he's definitely a LITTLE boy. With the typical post-natal weight loss, he's now exactly 5 lbs.

Yeah, I said FIVE pounds. But healthy. All he needs to do is keep on eating well to gain some weight, and he'll be just fine.

He sleeps a lot. Which is what newborns do. Sometimes he just needs to open one eye to find out what his nutty family is up to now, especially that big brother!

Add another item to the list:
4) Grandma (Memere) follows

Do go over to check on d5's blog, too, for the latest Sweet Pea pictures.

And, as always, clicking on our Flickr badges will take you to lots and lots more pictures.

Knitting has resumed. Shedir is cast on, and will be posing for her first photograph shortly.

Hey, a grandma's only got so many hands, and baby cuddling comes first! There was a little rhyme that I had embroidered which hung on my wall for many years:

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
For babies grow up, as we've learned to our sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep,
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.

Picture Day

What do you think a wee little mehitabel would have looked like? Would you guess this:

the funny story attached to this picture is that the photographer apparently liked it well enough to display it in his window. Last I heard, it was there almost 30 years after it was taken.
I mean, would that entice you to bring your child in?

Well, maybe if you permed her hair into oblivion and added a bow almost the same size as she!

This was age 3, taken to send to my dad who was still in France with the Army.

Or maybe this, with the "baby brother" which pegs the date at mmummble-mumble? He doesn't look too sure about this whole deal, but isn't he a cutie?

Rather more recent pictures, of the Grandcarrot at almost 20 months, with his new "friend." Hey, when you are stuck in a hotel, you amuse yourself the best you can, right?


Look, I remembered that this is supposed to be a knitting blog!

Birch is found and actually got worked on in the plane on my way to the latest destination.

There will be news, I hope, of a very good kind. Please cross your fingers, say a prayer, make a wish, send good thoughts out our way.

Pretty please??


Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Don't know if it's a stomach flu or food poisoning, and I guess it doesn't matter. Let's just say it wasn't the best companion for a day of flying!

However, I'm home, I'm (I think) much better, and hopefully will be back to posting and knitting and generally LIVING life instead of hiding out from it!