Archive for November, 2004

30
Nov
04

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The most recent version of my baby blanket. I think it is coming out nicely!
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30
Nov
04

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Still hard at work on the baby blanket but I did get some work done on my Cascade Pastaza poncho as well. A couple of moms from my DS1’s school and I had gotten together to knit last year but then this summer one of them had another baby, another started working and we just couldn’t get together. I’m happy to say we finally got together today. It was really nice to get together with another group to hopefully get inspired (although they tend to do scarves and scarf-type things which I rarely do) and to catch up.

I almost can’t wait until January because I’m being haunted by my Knitting Pattern a Day calendar I bought at the Calendar store. Although if it were January I would have already gone on my one big trip this year (well, we tentatively have two more planned), to L.A. to see Armando and Trina, my friends from Maryland. Trina’s parents live in L.A. and we also get a chance to see our college friends since we met at UCLA. I also hope to take DS2 and DS3 to their first trip to Disneyland but we’ll see. Speaking of which, DS3 is crying so I’d better go.

26
Nov
04

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DS3’s first Thanksgiving.
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26
Nov
04

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Our first Thanksgiving.
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24
Nov
04

Quality time

Right now DL and BR are playing chess. Believe it or not. And last night BR told me that DL almost beat him! I’ll never cease to be amazed at what my kids can do.

OR is really starting to talk — now he can almost count to ten, which is amazing. I think we missed documenting the kissing phase for him, though, since he won’t kiss on demand anymore. And it was so cute! He does still say “bye” and wave when we are out, which DL would never do.

I finally got some quality time with OR, and BR got to spend some time with IM, while DL was at his Junior Gym class. OR and I took a walk around downtown San Mateo. It was really nice to be able to do something just the two of us, especially without the stroller. I guess he’s getting big too.

IM is sleeping so I really should get to work on his blanket. I started the feather and fan blanket, what, last week?, and I keep screwing it up and having to restart. I hope I’m in a good pattern and am able to get farther along this time. I’ll post a picture when I get farther along.

24
Nov
04

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Right now DS1 and DH are playing chess. Believe it or not. And last night DH told me that DS1 almost beat him! I’ll never cease to be amazed at what my kids can do.

DS2 is really starting to talk — now he can almost count to ten, which is amazing. I think we missed documenting the kissing phase for him, though, since he won’t kiss on demand anymore. And it was so cute! He does still say “bye” and wave when we are out, which DS1 would never do.

I finally got some quality time with DS2, and Brad got to spend some time with Ian, while DS1 was at his Junior Gym class. DS2 and I took a walk around downtown San Mateo. It was really nice to be able to do something just the two of us, especially without the stroller. I guess he’s getting big too.

DS3 is sleeping so I really should get to work on his blanket. I started the feather and fan blanket, what, last week?, and I keep screwing it up and having to restart. I hope I’m in a good pattern and am able to get farther along this time. I’ll post a picture when I get farther along.

21
Nov
04

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Got to love winter. All three of my boys (not counting DH) are sick. It has been a long weekend because of it. Last night we had all of them up at least once, and usually two at a time. It was hard, and I’m already sleep deprived. But today I got to do one fun thing — I went to a workshop on crochet edgings at Knitting Arts in Saratoga. I learned to crochet first, when I was 10 or younger, but I don’t remember much of it. I might use some of the things I learned on my knitting projects, but a lot of the crochet patterns are really “grandmotherly” so I won’t use many, I don’t think — until I become a grandmother, maybe.

I’m still working on my baby blanket, and enjoying the fan and feather stitch so far. I am also starting some baby socks for DS3, since I have so much sock yarn. Not that I don’t have plenty of projects in the works but I am enjoying my own socks so much since it has gotten colder that I’m thinking about socks a lot more now.

Since all of the kids are asleep early I really should work on my real estate classes. If I’m lucky I’ll be able to convince my mother in law to watch DS2 and DS3 this spring so I can take one more class for my degree (I have four left, after three years in a one year program) so I’d better get the real estate stuff out of the way when I can. I have been in flux for the past 8 weeks with recovering from my 3rd c-section (my wound _still_ hasn’t healed completely) and working for 6 weeks for my mom while caring for 3 kids. No wonder I’m tired.




Elspeth

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