Thursday, August 30, 2007
The dolphin show, where Sally and Stuart got soaked
and Samuel hid behind his daddy and still got wet.
Oh yeah, his face. He fell off the slide/climbing thing we have in the backyard and landed on his face. Nothing broke - just a bloody nose (he's prone to those anyway), several scratches, and a mouthful of dirt. Poor kid.
This is my favorite picture of the day. They are looking at the map, considering what to do next. I think they had a fun day.
You'll notice I took a picture of my camera. It's actually the second camera I got, taken by the third camera. See, the first one broke, so I decided to replace it with a refurbished one - the same kind - because I have all the accessories for it and really, it was the least expensive option. However, the second camera did not work properly. So, after several hours on HP online chat (I had to prove to them that, yes, the second camera did not work right), I got sent the third camera, which I am happy to report works like a dream. I wasted no time in taking loads of pictures (92, to be exact) over the last two days. Enjoy!
Monday, August 27, 2007
I stayed up to watch her wedding, way back in 1981. I stayed up to watch her funeral sixteen years after that. Now, I'm older than she was when she died. It makes me sad to know that she was the most photographed, the most hunted, person in history. But still, every time her photo is on the cover of a magazine, I am compelled to pick it up and read about her. Perhaps in the next ten years, instead of trying to blame her death on yet another secret conspiracy or find the box that contained her secrets, perhaps we will focus on her work with people and actually do some good in the world. Like she did.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sally picked out pink bunny buttons.
I reinforced the collar because some of the stitches weren't tight enough.
I'm weak with the cuteness.
Pattern: One Stitch Baby Sweater (free online)
Yarn: Crystal Palace's Bunny Hop in Misty Green
I really love this pattern. It's easy and there are only two seams.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Three Things: Harry Potter Edition
(1) My favorite book is still #3. I love all the back story about Harry's parents.
(2) My second favorite book is the last one. Unrequited love is always a good theme for a book.
(3) My husband's favorite book is the first one, because you are instantly immersed into a fictional world that is totally believable and fully formed. He's right, of course. (It's my third favorite of the series.)
By the way, the LA Natural History Museum was great. We all loved it.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
What's left to do in two weeks? A short list:
- Go to the Natural History Museum in L.A.
- Clean out the kid's rooms
- Pick out the first day of school outfits
- Fill out Samuel's paperwork for preschool
- Finish up the reading club at the library
- Play Monopoly with Sally
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Me: "No, what son?"
Samuel: "Then you're gonna die."
Me: "Ah, yes, that is true."
Samuel: "Hey Mom?"
Samuel: "How do really really old ladies get into the car?"
Me: (thinking) How did we get started on this topic?
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Are there a thousand oaks in Thousand Oaks?
How does God make sand dollars? (that one from Sally)
Are there any pirates out there on that ship? (from Samuel)
Are we there yet?
Monday, August 06, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Finally, the cashmerino mistake rib scarf:Ah, it's beautiful (much like the friend that I am knitting it for) and it's a delight to knit with. If I only knit for the process and not the product, I would only buy this yarn. I would knit a huge blanket and curl up in it.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
And then dear Ursula was showing another knitter some bamboo yarn, and since I've wanted to try some bamboo yarn, and I know lots of people who are pregnant and I'm sure at least one of them will have a baby girl, I got one in "134 babe." Good thing Trudi is on vacation!
Here is a project I have been working on that is almost finished - a bag to to with my yoga mat bag. It's made with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton and Lion Microspun. I like the green and purple together. I reinforced the handles with some craft rope, so they should be super strong. I just have to attach the handles and finish the purple crochet edging. (Yes, crochet edging. I'm learning.)
Here's a view of the backyard - we took out the large grapefruit tree and it opens up the space quite a bit.
Well, I'm off. Lots to do and only one day to do it in. The last month of summer - bittersweet to me. I can't decide if I want it to last and last, or fly by to the first day of school.