Monday, November 24, 2008

A landmark event in a little girl's life

We were at the mall on Friday doing our holiday photos, and we decided to ask Delaney if she wanted to get her ears pierced. She enthusiastically answered, "Yes!" and we walked to Claire's Boutique. She sat right in the chair and started to ask the girl a bunch of questions. She chose the studs for December, a nice teal blue. The girl asked her if Delaney wanted her to count to 3 or to just do it. Delaney replied, "Just do it." She recoiled a little and said, "That hurt." We told her that she still had one to go. The girl asked Delaney if she wanted to count to three or if she wanted to just do it. Again, Delaney bravely said, "Just do it." She shed 2 maybe 3 tears and then was showing those sparkly earrings off. "I got my ears paired."

Monday, November 17, 2008


I couldn't help but sing The Pirate Song by Steve the whole time I was knitting this hat.

(I couldn't link to the song for some reason...)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baby Surprise! and the imagination of a 3 year old

Done in 48 hours. And I can tell you that every baby I know will be getting one of these. I loved knitting it and I couldn't put it down. Ellyn Cooper's yarn in this colorway(almond blush) was perfect. Girly, but it has the blues and greens to round it out. The yarn was nice and springy too.

I started the bonnet to match today too. I hope I have enough of the yarn left over... If not, I will rip it out and make booties or another hat of some sort. :o)

Today we got to take our man, Baxter out to the field to run. Delaney brought a panda named "Lasky" with us. She had her on a leash and kept growing tall, but then shrinking when it was convienient for D. She told me that she puts makeup on Lasky all of the time. She has another panda named BoBo that is still at the castle (aka home). I need to write all of these things down in her journal for her to look back on. She comes up with the funniest names.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby Bubble Finished!


The pattern was easy to follow and well-written. Absolutely adorable.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rock the Vote!

No, Delaney, not "Rock the boat". :o)

We walked to our voting center as a family - Baxter too. The polls close soon, can't wait to start monitoring the results.

As a side note, Delaney was conceived 4 years ago today. :o)

I did my first crocheted snowflake the other day. It was hard to figure out the directions, but I cheated and looked at the pictures first.

We carved a pumpkin last night as a family and lit it up for our dinner centerpiece. We got a white pumpkin for the first time.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How many P's?

Follow up to a partial placenta previa, now perfect!
Had an ultrasound yesterday and Dr. confirmed everything was fine now. So... Yay!

Thank you to all of the ladies at work for the surprise shower on Tuesday. It was so nice to be surprised and to know that all of you care very much.

While we were sitting by the Halloween fire (Dan just finished building an outdoor fireplace), we got some naming advice from our family's Irish friend last night. He suggested Ashaleigh (I don't know how to spell it).
The ladies at work complied a list of their favorite names. The favorites included Mollie and Gillian.
I have to admit, I am still in love with the name Finley. But Ameran and I both agree with Eineen (pronounced Ay-neen). It means "little bird" in Gaelic. Our Irish friend said that he has heard of a few people with this name, but it is pretty rare. Super! Just what we want. We thought that Delaney would be a rare name, but it turns out that there are 3 Delaney-ies in gymnastics school.