Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Baby Worth is, amazingly, 3 months old already. I know people say it all the time, but it's true--it goes too fast! I'm posting a little video tribute to his first three months because that's the kind of sap I am. When he's president someday everyone will thank me for making it easy for reporters to dish on his whole life because there it is, right here there on the internet. Thank you to my video software for the instant movie feature! I might not have chosen the graphics, but then I'm posting baby videos on the internet, so who am I to say animated baby rattles are hokey?
Monday, May 24, 2010
I've got the flush of a successful hunter who just landed some big prey! But don't laugh--if buying outdated used sheets by the bagful isn't your thing, then, well, I'm glad because next 25% off day you won't get them first. :)
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
And I've been staying up late watching online tutorials for some software I recently bought but am apparently not smart enough to use, and while I've been watching I crocheted a little green soaker for Worth. I've made this pattern before and just love it. This should be a great summer diaper with a t-shirt, nice and breathable but with the amazing waterproof qualities of lanolized wool.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A few weeks ago I started some basil seeds in a little windowsill terrarium I have. I'm not really gardening this year--not even tomatoes--because I still hold out hope we'll move this summer, so I've decided just to do a few short-term and portable container projects instead. The little basil plants were outgrowing the terrarium and their pots, so Dorothy and I fixed them up with a new home on the front porch. We repurposed some half-gallon yogurt containers as pots by poking some drainage holes in the bottom. We brushed all-purpose glue on sections, then stuck on colorful squares of tissue. The pots are cute and Dorothy enjoyed the project. Today we transplanted the little plants to our pots and gave them a new home on the front porch. I used soil pellets (expensive but unmessy) that Dorothy loved watching expand in my mop bucket, and Dorothy declared that basil is stinky. Now I hope the little plants enjoy life on the front porch for a few weeks, and then I'll enlist my small one's help again to make some pesto.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Dorothy spent the night with her Nana and Opa last night, and Rob and I spent our first night alone with the little guy. Of course we missed all of our girl's energy around the house, but it was pretty nice to have some time to just shamelessly drool over the beautiful baby without worrying about the feelings of a touchy 4-year-old. Dorothy likes to be involved in Worth's care to the extent that I've been known to sneak around and give him a bath after she's fallen asleep because I'm concerned that all her "help" will drown the baby, so this quiet morning with her gone was the perfect time to clean him and fuss over his amazing cuteness without her there to assist or witness.