Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Gathering No Moss

There have been so many milestones around here lately that I feel like they are zooming past me at 70 mph. There has not seemed to be time in between to pause & celebrate before the next thing happens. Dancer Girl lost her second top tooth last Thursday, January 17. Now she has a big seemingly toothless grin, & she is enjoying every minute of it.

Baby Boy, over 7 mos., has been going nonstop. Though he has not officially crawled yet, he is so close. He can stand up in the playpen :o. I found this out one day while doing laundry. I heard, "Mommy, Mommy, come see! Quick!" So I run & see a wobbly baby, with a huge toothless grin, hanging on for dear life with white knuckled fingertips on the side of the playpen. They stood him up & showed him how to hang on to the side. Since then, he has pulled himself up to standing on the side of the couch. This little boy child is very determined. I tell him not to hurry. He seems to be growing up so fast.

As his Daddy was leaving for work the other day, Baby Boy waved bye bye to him. It was so sweet to see his Daddy's face light up, seeing his baby boy opening and closing those chubby little fingers just for him.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

For my mom

miss you today
you are one of the most beautiful women that I know
you are the only one I want to play scrabble with, & fold towels with
& I know you are the only one who will let me drink their Coke :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

7 month milestones

  • this pic was taken almost a month ago....

Baby Boy was sitting up like this with his hands right after he turned 5 months. Of course now he can sit up very well. He is very close to crawling right now, too. For a month now, at least, he has been getting where he wants by rolling, scooching, & pushing with his legs. He can now push up all the way on his hands & knees. He surprised me a couple of days ago by pushing himself up to a sitting position from lying on the floor.

Both of the girls sat up at 5.5 mos & started crawling around 8.5 months. My little boy seems to be in quite a hurry.

I have been crocheting a lot lately, thanks to too much coca cola & wakeful nights, ha ha. I don't mind. I made a little baby blue & cream afghan for a friend's baby shower. I forgot to take a pic of it :(. A couple of people surprised me by asking if I would make some for their flea market booth, or if I would make them to sell. I was extra surpised because it was soo plain, mostly double crochet. I made it the size of a receiving blanket & got it done in less than a week, so now I am thinking & wondering if this is something I can or should do. How much should I charge? I mean, with items like that there is no way to even earn minimum wage if you counted the hours.

Mostly I make things to give away & this is the first request like this I have had. So someone buy me a Dr. Pepper & I will happily sit up at night & crochet you a little something.