Monday, November 29, 2010

the last of November . . .

Fell asleep on her big sis's shoulder
Craft time with Daddy
First time playing in the snow
Book character day ~ Fancy Nancy
Book character day ~ Nancy Drew

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

my first knitting project . . . sort of . . .

So a group of friends and I get together for coffee once a week and over the years we've tried to make some of these nights productive ~ scrapbooking, card making, sewing, quilting, and our latest endeavor was knitting. So I picked out a sweater pattern for Justin and got started. I soon came to realize though that this is not my favorite thing to do, and one evening a week was not getting this project done anytime soon, or at least before he'd outgrow it. So when we went to visit my Oma recently, I was thankful for her willingness to take over the sweater for me. I had managed to get the back piece and half an arm done, but in no time at all, my sweet Oma had the whole thing finished and on its' way back to me. Thanks Oma for doing a beautiful job on another sweater for one my kids!

Monday, November 8, 2010

a sweet moment . . .

I was just in the middle of my usual morning routine ~ a coffee while I catch up on my emails and blogroll, when I overheard this . . .

Kaitlyn ~ "Meagan is MY sister!! She only likes ME!" (my nieces are here for the day)
So I called Kaitlyn over to me and told her that Meagan likes everyone, including her cousin Alyssa (my daughter).
So Kaitlyn goes back to the other girls and this is what I hear next . . .
Alyssa ~ "Did my Mom make you cry?"
Kaitlyn ~ "No. She told me that Meagan likes everybody."
Alyssa ~ "That's because we're all FRIENDS!! HUG!"
By this time I had my camera in hand and grabbed some pics. These are the kind of sweet moments that make it easy to forget the frustrating ones.