Sunday, November 27, 2011

Easier Said Than Done

Yesterday, we went to my sister's house for dinner.  My Mom wanted a picture with all of the great grandkids.  My professional photographer brother-in-law was there to take the "good" shots, but I had my camera for the amateur prospective.  It's not as easy as you'd think...

All were fed and dressed in the appropriate color coordinated outfit. 

Children and babies were positioned...

Bribes were made...

Smiles were requested...


a good time...

was had by most.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Car knitting

I was recently informed that Toddler M had out-grown all of his hats from last year (baby sis might need one, too).  Since this was their backyard this weekend...

I did some knitting in the car on the way to the football game in Lubbock this weekend.

Hopefully, warm ears will be coming soon!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Long time, no type.

It's been much longer than I intended since my last post.  We've been pretty busy.  For one thing, it's now football season and trips to Lubbock tend take up our weekend time.  I've made a few trips to Denver -- one a road trip with my Mom that included a detour through Santa Fe.  There was lots of food and shopping done there.

Doc20 made a quick trip to Portland to visit CareBear and had a great time.

Lots of knitting has been done.  (Mostly for babies!)  Miss Bird is expecting the arrival of her new baby brother any day now.

Linz came to visit with both of our grandkids.  Toddler M and Miss Bird had a great time playing together.

We took a short day trip to Tyler to introduce the little sister to her Great Grandmother and to have lunch with her.

 And little sister tried on her new hat, hand knitted and given to her by one of my friends!  She loved it and can't wait for it to be cold enough to wear it out.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Now There Are Two.

I returned from Denver earlier this week after being there for a week and a half helping Linz with the new baby.  Madelyn is a very good, mostly calm baby.  But, she doesn't hesitate to let you know if she's hungry or needs a clean diaper.  She's a good sleeper - sleeping 5+ hours at a stretch at night.  She had already gained almost a pound from her leaving the hospital weight at her check-up when she was 12 days old.

Big brother, Mason, thinks she's pretty cute and loves to share his toys and cheese slices with her.

Mason had a great time while I was there, helping his Dad work in the yard, mow the grass,

and play on the Slip and Slide.  (Of course, his Dad had to demonstrate this skill for him.)

I can't wait to go back and visit again soon!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Toddler M has a sister!

This little girl arrived last Friday afternoon to join Toddler M and his Mom and Dad.  She's a cutie pie and I think we'll keep her.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Short, but Fun Trip

We didn't want to spend the whole Memorial Day weekend sitting at home, so Doc20 and I decided to take a quick trip for some good food and shopping.  Friday morning we drove down to Austin.  We had lunch at Hut's Hamburgers (I love their burgers!), did some shopping at Chico's and a really great yarn store, Hill Country Weavers.  We also checked out some of the shops along South Congress. 

We checked into our hotel and then had dinner at Guero's.  We hadn't eaten there before, and it was pretty yummy. 

The next morning we had breakfast at the Magnolia Cafe and I wasn't very impressed.  We drove to San Marcus and went to the Outlet Mall there.  After checking out many of the shops and buying a few things, we headed back towards home.  However, before we got back to Austin, we stopped in Kyle to eat lunch at the Texas Pie Company.  We split a sandwich (which was really good)  and then each had pie.  Oh. my. gosh.  The best pie ever! Don't miss this place if you're anywhere near!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Fun Weekend

So, Toddler M came to play this last weekend.  We started with a trip to the mall for a ride on the Merry-Go-Round to tame the bucking broncs.

Then a trip to feed the ducks.  (I don't think they were very hungry though.)

He helped Papa work in our backyard.

We went to Home Depot for Kids Workshop Day. (This is a really fun thing for kids, if you haven't done it before -- check it out!)

We also made several trips to the park. 

He spent some time playing with Toddler Bird.  
We all had a blast!  Next time we see him, he'll be a big brother!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


We have had a busy last couple of weeks.  For this post though, I want to talk mostly about a birthday party.  We went to Denver last weekend to be there for Toddler M's second birthday!

This was the SNOW the day before his party (April 29th)  What's up with that?

I think he has a blast at his party, and so did his family.

 He blew out the candle and ate his cupcake.

His shirt was made by a friend and was just in time for the party!

I stayed for a few more days after the party and helped Linz do some decorating for the soon to arrive baby girl.  We embellished some curtains and made some decorations for the wall.  She had seen some wall decorations on a website and thought we could make some ourselves that would look just as good or better, and for a lot less money.  Here's what we ended up with...

She stenciled the fabric and wrapped it around a piece of wood with a layer of foam rubber.
 We stapled the fabric to the back of the wood and - TADA!
I think they turned out really nice.

Also, remember these?

They became this mobile for Baby Girl's room. 

 I also made these a few days ago.

Linz and Toddler M came home with me for the weekend. More on that later!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Coming Soon

Coming soon to a Colorado home near you...

(Pattern:  Bow Shoes, from Sublime 616)