Monday, March 28, 2011

Hey Beyonce...

If you ever need a new backup dancer, have your people call Topher's people. --KC

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bath Laugh

To infuse your Saturday night with a little laughter: (In case you're wondering what I was doing off-camera, I was snapping the bath towel in the air. It would send a wave of air at Topher and myself, and would leave my hair all over the place. Then I would shake my head back and forth so I could see again.) --KC

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Knitting Lately

I can't post pictures of every item as soon as it is made because many of my knitted items are gifts and I need to protect the element of surprise. I am basically the knitting FBI, expertly stashing different things away depending on who is coming over to visit me. (I like to pretend as though people are waiting with baited breath to see what I have knitted. Humor me.) But here are some recent creations from my sticks and balls o' yarn.

Some sponges for the kitchen sink. My last store-bought sponge fell apart so instead of buying a new one, I just whipped one out. Oh, and you can toss it in the wash if it gets gunky.

I got my niece a necklace for her baptism, but I didn't have a gift box for it. So I knitted a little necklace pouch.

It was also my niece's birthday, so I made her a blanket for her dolls.

My sister-in-law finally got her fingerless gloves:

I tried out a pattern for a braided baby ball. This sucker took forever. Topher loves it.
This is my first attempt at a baby blankie. It's a smaller, car-seat size blanket. I added a loop on one corner so you could clip a pacifier or favorite toy to it.
And finally, some booties for my new nephew, Miles.
That's all I can post right now. There is just one more project that I could show you.
But then I'd have to kill you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The best part of cookies

It's been awhile! Last Friday we went to Wiggle Bug class again. It did not go as well as the first time. Topher woke up at 5am that morning, and by his 9am class he was already exhausted, which resulted in a 45-min tantrum to the horror of myself and the other mothers there. It was most unpleasant. He paused in his kicking and screaming long enough to go around the obstacle course a few times and then long enough to jump on the big trampoline (the one set into the floor that the bigger kids usually use). But other than that he was out of control, and I drove home in humiliated tears. Please be kind and tell me this happens to everyone. Even if it doesn't. Luckily, after a long nap, he was a lot happier and we drove to KC (to see my niece be baptized) in utter style. Topher had SO MUCH FUN with his cousins. I kid you not, he would disappear for hours at a time, lost in the giggling throng of cousins. It was amazing. This week is turning out to be a beautiful one. The sun is out, the weather is warming up, and we were even able to open the windows today. And with the crisp, fresh air blowing gently around the house, it just felt like the perfect day to bake chocolate chip cookies. Topher LOVES to help me cook and bake. But he is two and messes ensue. When things get too messy, the batter-covered shirt must be removed. Last week, Topher started randomly giving thumbs-ups. We don't know where he learned it, but the cookies got 2 thumbs up.
These are going to be good, I can tell!
And they were.
The best part of cookies? Hearing Topher say "more cookies" with his mouth completely full and crumbles spewing out at me.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wiggle Bug Class

Topher had his first tumbling class on Friday. He is in the Wigglebug class. For reference, that's higher than the Bugaboo class but one step lower than the Jitterbug class. That clears things up, yes?
He was very excited:
He was a little lost during the opening song, but once we got to the obstacle course, he was a natural:
Then it was on to the looooooong trampoline:
Finally it was on to the beams:
During free time, I told him to dive into the pile of foam. He decided to be more constructive than that:
It was a lot of fun, and it led to a 3-hour nap! Friday mornings aren't just the cusp of the weekend anymore. They are a bit more wiggly than that now.