Okay, so I have been a really, really, REALLY bad blogger. Apparently once you miss one day of posting, it becomes insanely easy to miss MANY days of posting. Of course, I did have the sorta excuse of being out of town all weekend. But… Still. I should be better.
The good thing about being lazy blogger for a few days is that I have some stuff to talk about. So let’s see… where to start…
That there yarn I dyed looks almost professional. Go me! I plan to do some more. This was achieved via Kool Aid, and no, it doesn’t make it sticky. I’m going to try some Wilton’s food dye next, as I’ve heard that can come out pretty neat too.
The Britax has landed! It arrived just in time, on Thursday night, for our trip to San Jose on Friday. The last I mentioned the Great Car Seat Decision of 2009, there was some expressions of incredulity at the price of a Britax carseat. I know they’re expensive. But I also know that expense is very much worth it to us. With Harry, we had to save money and get a more inexpensive carseat. I’ve had both kinds, and believe me, the Britax is WORTH IT. Part of it is because it is soooooo much easier to install these properly and therefore more safely. And the kids are a lot more comfortable in them. And this particular seat we got will allow us to leave Liam harnessed until he’s 80lbs and used as a booster until 100lbs. After all the videos I’ve seen on YouTube about toddlers in accidents where they aren’t harnessed? YEAH. No-brainer. And? We know they’ll last until we don’t need carseats anymore, which counts for a lot, because they’re quality made. Don’t knock them till you try them! (Which isn’t to say that some less expensive seats aren’t safe, but you can never convince me that they’re as easy or as comfortable. Trust me. I’ve tried them ALL.)
A diaper that, can you believe it, I don’t want. I ended up selling this. Ah well. It paved the way for a diaper that I wanted more so in the end, it was all for the best.
Look at all that yarn! It was sent to me so I could knit some lovely things for some lovely people. So sadly, it’s not MY yarn, but I do get to play with it. I think I want to marry it. LOL. And even MORE came yesterday. I’m a busy, busy girl!
Yeah, there was snow on the summit when we drove over the mountain. It was pretty! And thankfully, not on the road! It’s snowing here on and off today but nothing much is sticking. C’est la vie. So much for winter, eh?
Liam and Evie had a good time at my parents’ house. Evie enjoyed having another set of people to fawn over and her and to flirt with. And Liam enjoyed the attention and the new surroundings to explore. This was a rare moment where they both stopped their adventuring to watch a cartoon together. It lasted approximately .15 seconds.
This was also taken at my parents’ house. It’s not that the brotherly love exhibited in this photo is that rare, but the PEACE is. Notice: Harry is not climbing over the back of the couch and bellowing like a hellfiend and Liam is not screaming and running out of the frame. I’ll take it.
This is being knit from some of that yarn in the picture before. I did most of this in the car to and from San Jose. I tell you what, knitting is the PERFECT car activity because it makes the time just FLY by. Anyhow, these are being knit for a wonderful gal who contacted me on Etsy. And the yarn was doing a thing called “pooling” up near the top but I tried what I could to minimize it’s effects. I hope to have these done in another day or so.
Harry with two of his favorite things. Pup and Rock Band. And, oh yeah, he’s going to need braces. GREAT.
Liam got this hard hat with a construction truck set my parents got him as a gift. He comes over to me about 10 times a day to ask me to put it on his head.
I love when he does this. He always carries that nasty dolphin around by the tail and when he’s feeling tender or mellow, he’ll rub the dolphin’s tale against his cheek. It makes my heart swell when I see him do it and for a small moment in time, I can forget that the rest of the time he’s a tornado on legs.
And I’m finisheing with ME! I’ve taken in the last day or so to putting my hair in pigtails. It’s not quite long enough yet on the sides for a ponytail and the pig tails are both adorable (if I do say so myself) and keep my hair out of my face. Bonus! And no, I don’t have any idea why I have a pair of toddler socks in my front pocket. I didn’t notice that until I was developing the picture in Lightroom. D’oh!