Sunday, November 6, 2011

Trick or Treat...Better Late than Never

It's been forever since I posted. Life is busy and I have too many blogs to keep up with...this one tends to fall by the wayside because I hardly have time to knit anymore. I'm down to maybe an hour a week.

Anyway, we got walloped with the surprise Nor'easter last week and my whole town basically lost power. Halloween was delayed until tonight...which meant I had that god forsaken candy (which I made the giant mistake of opening) on my dining room table for another week!

Miss A will help us answer the door but we didn't do a costume for her this year. I was very uninspired by anything at Target this year and knowing she wouldn't be going trick or treating didn't help me in the motivation department to venture beyond Target's red walls.

I think A will have fun answering the door and seeing the other kids; I think she'll be ready to go next year. But for this year, we will enjoy staying nice and warm and's chilly here!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Baby Knitwear

Ok, this is cute but would you really pay $35 for this for a 1 year old? No thank you, Gap. Especially when you can knit....which is what I plan to do. I can pretty much just look at it to be able to tell what to do so I think I'll whip this up for her to wear in Fall. I'll post a pic when I'm done to compare...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rainy Day

We've had a string of rainy days here...which is fine on work days (except that we have a ton more walk ins, I guess people get bored and when you're bored, what better to do than go to the doctor's office!) but it's a problem when it interferes with our weekends!

I only went to Stroller Strides once, I don't think it's for me, but I stayed on the mailing list because they have lots of great activity ideas and seem to know what's up in the area in terms of parent/child venues. Some recent activities have been strawberry picking, a family festival complete with rides, face painting, and a pie eating contest, and something called Free Fun Fridays where there is free entrance to select museums on Fridays throughout the summer.

I also get good tips from daycare, Miss Christine mentioned that there is a place near here that is an indoor play area that includes a miniature grocery store, craft area, miniature post office. It seems more catered to 2-4 year olds but it's so cheap that we might check it out. They have an infant play area but it's pretty much what our library has but I'm curious to see what the place is all about and to see if it's something we might revisit as she gets older.

On top of that, we desperately need to get to Costco today, we are running out of diapers and wipes! Not sure if we will drag her there or if one of us will just scoot...those are our rainy day plans!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Here are the before and afters of the patio. All the work was completed in two days. Too bad the weather has been complete crud since it was put in and we haven't been able to use it. We bought a fire pit and we have a little bistro set that we used on the deck of our previous apt. M used it last night to grill out for the first time of the's to hoping it's more moderate this week and not either raining or 97 degrees!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


So, I totally forgot that our patio is getting installed today. I heard a big rumbly truck driving down the street and looked to see what it was and realized they were stopping in front of our house! Crud! I didn't have any make up on and still had my jams on which is ok because it was just a tank top and yoga pants.

With all of the planning for M's birthday, I really forgot about it. And it's not like I planned anything major, it was mostly just forcing him to finally decide on his birthday meal and dessert, but I guess between birthday planning, mothering, working it slipped through the cracks.

I'll post our before and after pics...they think it will take them 2-3 days to do. We are excited and the timing is great, we're having some friends over this weekend to grill out and now...enjoy the patio!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

We had an action packed week/weekend...early in the week, Miss A had a fever for a few days which had us second guessing whether or not we would be able to actually have our action packed weekend, but it all worked out in the end. She did miss a day of day care but it resolved within a few days and she's back to her normal self.
Anyway, Friday we went to the aquarium..we've been to a few kid friendly restaurants that had fish tanks and she really liked it. We got discounted passes through the library so we thought, what the heck. We headed into the city and spent about 90 minutes at the aquarium and Miss A was kaput. We tried to revive her with a feeding but she was pretty much all set with the fishies for the day. After being gouged $18 for parking, and that was the validated rate, we headed home to pack for the other adventures of the weekend.
Bright and early Saturday morning, we headed up to Vt to visit M's parents. Most of M's extended family have not met A yet, so the whole family was coming over on Sunday. She was great in the car, pretty much slept the whole way, waking up just before our usual pit stops and then falling right back to sleep when we got back in the car. The naps in the pack and play were dicey the first day, and she cried off and on for the first hour after going down for the night but then she was fine. The next day, she napped much better, charmed the pants off all of the family, and avoided her usual day 2 meltdown. She went to bed without any issues and actually slept straight through ( I think part of the reason for the success is that she can't drop the pacifier out of the side of the pack and play like she does with the crib). The ride home was fine, she slept for only 45 minutes of it, but I sat in back and played with her and we successfully avoided any major meltdowns.
We have one more day together since I don't work on Tuesdays and then it's back to the grind on Wednesday which will be a rude awakening!

Friday, May 6, 2011


I have this strange love of using things when you finish the toothpaste or when you have a huge thing of laundry detergent and it's finally gone. I feel that same accomplishment with this sweater...look at all the yarn I'm using up. The thickness of the stripes depends on how much of that color I have left....satisfaction!