Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lazy Summer Week

Good day all! I hope you are all having a fantastic week! I know I am. The heat is an energy killer though and I haven't been working on stuff as much as I should. I have managed to eek out a few rows on the granny stripe blankie. Poor E was just telling me today how he wished he had a new blanket to cuddle up with his newly reinstated recliner. Sorry honey! It'll be ready before fall for sure. As for the recliner, I was using it to nurse Little A at night because she was getting too big for both of us to be comfortable in the rocker any more, so we stole poor daddy's recliner. He just got it back at the end of June I think. But it's back and that's all that matters.

Everyone, including the two corgis, love the recliner. It's sage and it's fabric is so soft like a short haired Teddy bear and it doesn't have "arms" per se, it's like a crescent shaped seat that makes it easy for more than one person to sit in. I got it for E when we were newly married, it wasn't leather like he's always wanted, but it still suits his needs just fine!

I never told you the story of the mantis! The next morning after it was completed (I didn't put it in her crib for her to find because I wanted to see her face when she saw it) I went to pick up Little A from her crib and had it in my arms. Of course that was the first thing she noticed. She saw it ad her eyes lit up! She reached out as yelled, "That!" I gave it to her as she hugged it and kissed it and it proceeded to be her sidekick for the next few days. It's name is Bonzai, courtesy of Daddy. It was shortly replaced by the original sidekicks:

The giraffes! She has two about the same size that she has all the sudden gotten really attached to. Oh well, at least Bonzai was top dog for a day.

I made grape and yogurt smoothies the other day and Little A loved them, I thought they were just ok. Silly me saw the lack of ingredients and thought "oh, this will be easy!" but I also forgot that little ingredients sometimes/mostly equals little flavor. It was a fresh taste and the yogurt was good, but if I make it again I'll definitely add more fruit.

I have those curly Q hats I made stores by my sewing machine and Little A constantly steals this one and puts it on. I'll be sitting down watching a show or working on something and the next thing I know she'll come up with the hat on. I don't mind, I think it's cute. She also loves to sit, lay, stand, dance, on the coffee table. Though we strongly discourage it all, there are only so many times you can try to stop the unstoppable force of an 18 month old.

You may or may not see her, but she's inside her toy box. We've been inside a lot lately, like I mentioned last week, and this week is no different. *sigh* I think next week we'll be spending a lot of our evenings at the pool. Hopefully. With that being said, I hope I'll be able to get some projects finished and show them to you!
Oh! Something exciting, well for me, I'm planning a baby sprinkle for my sister-in-law's second baby due October 5. I've never planned much more than Little A's birthday, but I'm confident! Rightly or unrightly so! We'll see. But after the sprinkle I'll definitely be able to show you my nephew's quilt. Well, anyway, sorry this post wasn't super exciting but it hasn't been a terribly exciting week either. I hope you're all staying cool out there!

Until next time!


  1. You call little A inside her toy box a mess?? Bwahahahahahahha!

    *wipes away tear*

    I'm sorry... What was I saying? Oh, yeah. We should all get out of the house and do something! :-)

  2. I don't think I've ever heard of a baby sprinkle, but I'm a assuming its just a small version of a baby shower.... and it's the cutest thing I've heard of in a while!

    My kids have never really gotten attached to any particular toy. One has a pillow she carries everywhere and another has a blanket. But no sidekicks. Too bad Bonzai didn't get a permanent gig as a sidekick, I think he's much cooler than a giraffe. =)


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