Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Potty Time!

The BIG NEWS!!! Ben went pee in the potty this morning! Woo-hoo! He got a yummy gift of a mini Hershey bar for being such a big boy. Ever since I went shopping with Jackie on Saturday and found his "Once Upon a Potty" potty, I've been having him sit on it...and reading even more books than usual...our normal amount is 20 books a day, but now, it's MUCH MUCH more....

A good thing was that I'd found a book at the library called, "Knitting Nell" and was able to read about this little girl who knits...pretty great! Ben, sadly, did not find this book as interesting as "Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus!". Which is hilarious, by the way.

Oh, here's an adorable pic of the kids at the private playground a few houses down....they look so happy!...or Ben would look so happy if he wasn't such a BLUR!

We did tons of stuff this weekend:

-Got more apples, cider, pie ingredient makings, donuts and cookies (a well balanced bunch of stuff, right? LOL!) at the Sunnycrest Apple Farm

-I worked at the nursing home and had fun gabbing and doing yoga with the older ladies

-Dyed 2 skeins of yarn...which are drying now, so pics soon.

-Did 4 loads of laundry....ugh....most of it was clothing of the MALES in my household (3 including the cats)...this is why I never have any clean clothes...."WHERE ARE MY CLEAN PANTIES????"...don't worry, I usually find some buried in the bottom of my drawer.

-My parents visited and we had tons of fun with the kids....my mom gave me a very much needed break from the kiddies...and brought them a HUGE box full of Halloween goodies....what a SUPER grandma my kids have....what a SUPER mom I have! (love you, mom!)

-Worked on my Yoga website (Ian helped ALOT with this one...thank you, my SEXY NERDY COMPUTER GOD!) and it looks GREAT! I would love some feedback. Go here: Yoga Garden NH

and, finally,

-Knitted up my first and second sock for Black Pearl Yarns using the lace pattern that I created (designed?) called "Haiku Flower Socks". I didn't create the lace pattern itself, but adopted it and added things here and there to create my own sock pattern out of it. Here's a pic of the 100% cashmere sock...

Isn't it lovely? It's SOOO soft. (Did I already show this pic?) It's not a wear-with-your-shoes sock, but more of a wear-when-you're-sitting-and-knitting sock. A COMFY sock! The cuff/leg area is not fitted, but soft and open. The foot part is worked so that your foot is cradled by the sock and you can say "Ahhhh!" when you put it on. There are two sizes for the sock....one is small (like 5-6 size...maybe 6.5) and the other can fit up to a size 9 foot....with a bigger leg. What do you think????

Finally, I will leave you with ADORABLE, SQUEEZE-THOSE-CHEEKS pics of Ben and Jackie's kiddies (Carter and Riley) when we went to the Discovery Stop on Thursday. Oh, I wish I had the pic of Jackie sliding down the slide and going through the rollers (or as I call them "The Body Size Mammogram")!! I think she deliberately "forgot" to send those to me because she knew I'd blog them! (don't think I'm not on to you, J!!! LOL!) We knit and played and...boy, it was FUN!! I guess I'll have to go down the slide next time! Woo-hoo!

Happy Knitting!


trek said...

Woo-hoo for pee-pee in the potty!

Lora said...

OMG I wanna just eat those kiddies up, they are so cute!! All three of them!! Sounds like you all had a blast!

Anonymous said...

That sock is gorgeous!

Nichole said...

What a COMFY looking sock!!!
And YEA for Ben! :)

Karen said...

Looks like you had fun. I totally cheer with you about the kid getting into the potty thing. I've been through it four times and never once had it be straightforward or as easy some poeple claim. Best of luck!

YarnB said...

The yoga site is wonderful. The sock..yum yum and the kids are adorable......!!

yarnophiliac said...

Hey doll! I just cast on for your sock pattern in eggplant Echo yarn -- can't wait to get them done! I'll let you know how it goes.

Laura said...

The sock is beautiful. The iguana colored yarn is beautiful. What color is the yarn on the knitting section of the yoga site? I love that too! What work do you do at the nursing home? I didn't know you were a licensed massage therapist also! That's pretty cool! Um. Is Ben flying?