Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Our super-wonderful Daddy (who is home with us this year!) with our super-wonderful girl.

We had a low-key day yesterday---Hunter & the Wee One went swimming while I stayed in, watched the Real Housewives marathon (don't we all appreciate a good table flipping?) & seamed together my Feather & Fan Baby Cardigan.

The weather has been brutal so we've been doing lots of swimming & singing the praises of whoever invented air conditioning! Poor Libby has suffered as it's just too hot to go play ball in the afternoons---I'm going to have to start bringing her in the mornings when it's only in the 80's!

I have a pair of socks on my needles now---Cascade Fixation anklets for me. I found out a friend from hs is pregnant & expecting a girl in December---more pink/purple knitting!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Almost there!!

We spent the week of Memorial Day on Anna Maria Island in Florida. Now, let me say that we're big Destin, Fl fans---love the Gulf, love the white sands. After spending time on AMI, Destin is nothing but a fond memory. AMI is beyond beautiful & there is a law limiting the height of the buildings so there are no high rise condos blocking your view of the Gulf.

The Wee One at Coquina Beach----look at that water! We went to this beach one day & it was wonderful. Except for the time Hunter went off diving for shells & I couldn't see him.

The sunsets were beyond amazing. This pic was taken on our final night there from our table at The Beach House restaurant. We had such amazing service & the food was so yummy that we went 2 nights in a row. Yummy crab cakes & Hunter maintains the steak was the best he's had anywhere!

The Wee One in the dinosaur's mouth at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa. We saw the Body Worlds exhibit which was very interesting. The only part that was a little disconcerting was when the Wee One realized that these were once living people.

The Wee One on Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Fl. Apparently it's the #2 beach in the country. Soft white sands, goes on for miles, a couple cute lifeguards but sadly the sea shell hunting wasn't that great. The surf was pretty rough while we were there so we did lots of playing in the sand!

Me & my beautiful girl at The Beach House! Hunter has a similar pic as his wallpaper on his phone. Great memories of a wonderful vacation!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Are you sick of playing catch up yet?

Suddenly May was upon us & the Wee One was graduating from PreK! It was very sad as she's been at the preschool since she was 2 years old. This year was special--not just her teachers (whom she adored), the great mix of kids but the moms too. We had lots of playdates, Mom's lunches out & even yesterday a few of us got together for pizza & bowling with the kids.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I have two friends having girls, one is having her first, the other having her 3rd girl (4th child) so there is gobs o'baby knitting going on & in the works.

Here are the t-strap booties that will soon be sent to NY. Some baby leg warmers are also on the needles to go with. Can I just say, baby legwarmers are fun to knit---they're small enough to knit up fairly quickly, are both practical & adorable & are just a little different than the standard blanket present.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Catch Up Part III

After going to a friend's bowling party last fall, the Wee One decided she wanted a bowling party too, only "the girls will dress as princesses & the boys will dress as princes" After much discussion I managed to convince her that the boys probably didn't have princes costumes & that a Princesses & Heroes party would be much better.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Catch Up Part II

On April 25th we went to see Disney on Ice which has become an annual event for us (can't say I mind!). This year we went w/ a friend from school & his mom. The Wee One always dresses like Snow White for DoI. She got lots of ooohs & aahs & it was nice to see other little girls dressed up too!

Playing Catch Up

Since I went so long without blogging I feel like I need to share what we've been up to & why I haven't been knitting.

We went to Yellow River Game Ranch with my friend Paige & her 3 girls (the youngest is turning 1 this month & didn't make it into our picture). Her oldest is a couple weeks younger than the Wee One so we were pregnant together.

The girls got along really well & played nicely together, which is always nice!

For some reason the black bears made me really sad. They look like they'd really rather be somewhere else.

Isn't the peacock gorgeous? Their colors are so incredibly rich---I took lots of pics of them!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

FINALLY! A Finished Object!!

May I present the Circle cloth---my first FO in a couple months! I started it Monday at Knit Night (mmmm Panera!) & finished Tuesday while the Wee One & I were at the pool. Easy pattern to memorize & fun to knit.

Now I'm in full fledged baby knitting for a couple friends who are expecting. I found some things I liked in a Debbie Bliss book tonight @ Barnes & Noble so I'm feeling very inspired!