The sacrifices I make...
Here is a little yarn p*rn to start your day off right:
The purple and brown is Wool of the Andes which I am planning to use to make a Booga Bag. I was thinking of designing my own bag, but I've been hearing about the Booga Bag here and there and found the pattern yesterday on Nederlass's blog. S has been making a ton of these during our Monday night knitting sessions, and they're so cute, I have to have one.
The funky-looking yarn is Dancing sock yarn in the Tap colorway. I have to say that their colored sock yarn isn't necessarily my favorite color-wise, but we'll see how it turns out. It'll make cute socks for Sydney, if nothing else!
Here is a rear view of Spork, who has been flipped over to let the other side dry. She's a little crooked, but I love her anyway. We'll see how long it takes me to get around to the final finishing - sewing on the buckles and finishing the strap. I might knit up my gift Spork and do them both at once. I'm thinking of trying to machine sew the straps on using my mother-in-law's heavy-duty quilting machine, and she's out east for the next couple weeks, so I'll have to wait awhile anyway.
On to the kids... Sydney has totally adjusted to preschool and is loving it. She is happy now when she wakes up in the morning, and runs into the classroom to give the aide a big hug as soon as she gets there. I'm loving my free mornings, too, now that I don't have to feel guilty about abandoning my child at school anymore.
Owen, however, is not doing so well. I think his second bottom tooth is cutting, and this one is really bugging him. Or maybe he's going through a growth spurt. He has been waking up every hour (or two at the very most) all night for the past few nights, leaving me an exhausted wreck in the morning. Last night I tried cereal again, and he actually ate a bunch this time. He fell asleep around 7:45 and woke up really cranky an hour later. He kept trying to go back to sleep but couldn't quite get there. I was holding him and patting his back, and he just erupted with three HUGE barfs (now, he spits up a lot, but these were definitely the real thing). After I got him (and myself) cleaned up and changed, he went right to sleep and seemed quite comfortable for two hours, when he decided he needed to eat again... So, I'm not sure what happened. I'm wondering if he has a little bit of lactose intolerance or something. I mixed the cereal with formula, since I can't seem to motivate myself to pump just for cereal. Maybe I'll try switching to soy formula and see if that helps... I'm also going to try a mashed banana today and see if he goes for that. He is definitely old enough to start eating solids (he's officially six months old in four days), so we've got to figure something out.
Here is a funny little link my husband sent me the other day about kids and restaurants. This describes us perfectly every weekend when we try to go out for breakfast. For some reason, we keep going, despite it all!
And he just sent me this a few minutes ago. Read the description of the pants - very funny!
Yes, these are the kinds of things that get circulated around my husband's office. And you thought corporate insurance types were boring!