Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thanks to all you loyal readers or thanks to the three of you I know read this blog!
*Give away is not just for the lurkers! Even if you are a regular commenter and friend, please leave a comment to be in the running.*
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
So, you may remember from my last tagging...I'm not a huge fan of the tag, but in respect for the awesome lady who tagged me and so she will continue to let me hug and kiss on her child...I'll comply. Although I will not be passing on the tags. I hope you understand, Lori. I have to share 7 "interesting" things about myself...
1. I have never eaten a fast food hamburger in my life. As a matter of fact, after I read Fast Food Nation, I can not eat red meat. The thought, sight, and taste of red meat makes me think of horrible images of cows in the slaughter house. Don't even get me started on a rare steak...yikes. Sorry, if that is a little dark. From this comes a little obsession with meat. I like knowing and respecting where any meat I eat comes from.
2. I hate cleaning my house. At the same time a dirty house drives me a little crazy. So, throughout the day we like to get out of the house. Out of sight, out of mind. I just have different priorities in life. I would rather play a game with Rhett than do dishes. I would rather knit a Christmas present or sew a pair of pants for Rhett during nap time than dust. One day we will have a house cleaner just to save a little sanity.
3. This leads to my crazy obsession. I think I may need therapy, actually. I have to be constantly sewing or knitting. I have a really hard time sitting still without doing something...knitting, embroidering a baby doll face, cutting out letters...
This obsession has grown over the last year to an embarrassing level. It started with friendship bracelets in middle school, then to beading, moved on to hand sewing, next was sewing with a machine, and now knitting. I'm now at the crazy point that I would rather make myself and Rhett's clothing than buy anything and make a gift rather than buy it. This results in some crazy hours at the sewing machine. I do have to convince myself that it is really good for Rhett to see that his mama has other interests. I must say that Dan is the best husband ever and understands the need I have to create, but I blame him as an enabler...
4. I hate to buy things for myself at full price. I will if it is birthday money, but otherwise I shop for everything at Goodwill that I'm not making. Like jeans...I wear through jeans like crazy, because that is all I wear. What would you rather pay...$58+ or $4.99? Sure, under the black lights while golfing, the jeans I was wearing had a slightly weird stain on them, but really, unless I'm under black lights there is no way of knowing where my jeans have been.
5. While pregnant I gained 60 pounds (over half my weight)...due to my Pho (obviously the chicken Pho) and frosted wheat cereal cravings, I guess. I was also about 55" around...this was due to the monster baby inside...9lb.7oz. For all of those pregnant ladies out there, don't let your Dr. tell you to put a limit on weight gain. I obviously needed to gain that weight to carry such a monster baby. Now, because of the crazy weight gain and crazy monster baby I still get mistaken for being pregnant on a regular basis...even though I have lost all 60 pounds.
6. Dan proposed to me in Venice, Italy and we went to Paris for our honeymoon. That's interesting, right?
7. I'm not really a huge shoe person. I pretty much wear just one pair shoes per season. During the Summer and warmer months I wear the same pair of Chacos I've had for 4 years and during the Winter months I wear my Sauconys. Although my Sauconys got sunscreen sprayed all over them while camping this year. They got pretty gross, so I had to get another pair of shoes for those occasions I want my feet to look a little better, otherwise I really am not a shoe person.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Little Bear has been a favorite of ours for a good year and a half. There was a time that the first words out of Rhett's mouth after he woke up were..."Little Bear?" This was before he was 2 and he still slept in our bed. I didn't have to encourage this love for Little Bear too much, Rhett just has good taste. I'm not going to lie...there has been a horrid Mickey Mouse video that was obsessed over, but thankfully that obsession has ended, and Little Bear still remains. Now that it is Halloween time we have been loving these videos.
I particularly love the ghost raccoon jug band.
This Little Bear episode may be the most charming one...I love it.
*When Rhett was going through his slightly naughty phase to other kids I would ask him, "Rhett, what would Little Bear do? Would Little Bear hit his friend owl?" He took that very seriously until another kid got in his "personal space."
WWLBD...What Would Little Bear Do?
Monday, October 20, 2008
In all the Halloween books we have been reading there is mention of bobbing for apples. Rhett is always very curious about it and says, "I want to bob for apples sometime." So, we said ok. Here is Rhett watching Daddy after his first attempt made him a little upset...
Finally, With a little success, bobbing is fun. The bites taken out of the apple makes it easy to bite out of the water.
Rhett likes bobbing for apples now.
We thought we would try something new...blacklight miniature golf. Very interesting...
The sweetest little bowler...Dot.
It was a good weekend...I'm ready for a great week.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I feel the need to explain the "Rhett for Obama" post a little more. You should know we do NO McCain bashing in our house. We respect both political parties, but Rhett does know who we favour. Kids tend to lean towards who their parents follow, right? It is normal for him to say, "We are voting for Obama." If only Rhett could vote...
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here is yet another jacket from this pattern. This is the class I'm teaching next month, so I wanted to practice. This one is for "baby sister."