Two August Girls

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Keepn' Cool in the Summer Topic Question 3

Well now that Summer has OFFICIALLY begun.. what do you do to beat the heat? A nice tall glass of lemonade? Frozen Coffee? A dip in the pool? What's your favorite way to keep cool this summer as things heat up?

I like to hang out in the shade with neighbor friends while the kids are in the little pool we placed in the shade!   I also LOVE the pool and swimming, but with a 5 yo and a baby, I do not get much of a chance just for me to swim.  Mostly it is just holding someone!  
I also LOVE my Central air, but my husband and I fight over the temperature, I am cold at anything under 76 degrees, while he views that as not even having the house air conditioned!  I think it is better for the environment not have it set so low as well, but we'll see who wins the argument.  Mostly, I just turn it up when he is not looking!

New Post

I know my blog has been quiet for awhile.  Unfortunately it is not due to a vacation, I had my trigger finger surgery, otherwise known as tendon release.  The surgery went pretty well, very quick! However, I spent most of last week with a VERY swollen, bruised, and sore hand.  
My hand is feeling much better now, however my ring and middle finger are still really stiff and sore and will not straighten out, so now I am off to physical therapy for 6 weeks!
I am planning to try to knit today for the first time in almost 2 weeks.  I am going through serious knitting withdraw.  I have been gazing longingly at patterns, reading others knitting blogs and stories with jealousy and fondling my yarn!
Oh and finally a picture for my mother in law who does not like a post without a picture of my kids!  Here you go....Kennedy tried to eat Katie's marker.  I like that she picked a coordinating color!  make sure you look at her tongue.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Keepn' Cool in the Summer Topic Question 2

Living in Atlanta, I know Summer has truly 'arrived' when it begins to get humid. Blech. When I was a kid, I knew Summer was starting the easy way - School was out!! Share with us how you know that summer has truly 'arrived', or something that signifies the start of Summer in your world.

My husband and I both work in education, he is a special education teacher and football coach, so summer is easy for us, the day after the last day of school!!!! In this years case, June 12, 2008!  I love summers with my two girls, when we can ease into the day, the nights are long and we have a lot of time together!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Schools Out!!!

Schools out for the summer and while this has always made me so happy, my daughter is not as thrilled.  She is going to miss her phenomenal teacher, Ms. Pope.  She is one of the best teachers I have ever met ( believe me 10 years o f working in schools I have met a lot) and we were blessed that she was Katie's first introduction to school.  This has made all the difference!  Ms. Pope was born to teach and I have never seen a person with such a way with kids, they love her and she loves them. 

Here is Katie on her first day of kindergarten- age 5 years

Here is Katie today on her last day of kindergarten- age 5 years and 10 months

Principals List I am SOOOO Proud!  You go Katie!
All her babiness around her face is gone along with her front tooth!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Keepn' Cool in the Summer Topic Question 1

So for this week's topic, make a post on your own blog sharing YOUR favorite pattern(s) with us! Don't have a favorite site? That's fine! Show us a photo of one of the cloths you have made and really loved, even if it was just a made up pattern!
I like to experiment with dishcloths.  So far I have not knitted the same one twice.  My daughter is a big fan of this oneI am pretty proud of this one I just finished
Someday I would like to make the Garterlac cloth and the vortex dishcloth.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Hats Hats and More Hats

Okay, I will admit it, I can not stop making cute baby hats. At this point, as the mother of a 10 month old baby it is not such a bad thing, however, I do need to get some other projects finished! Namely, some socks I started in this lovely lilac bamboo yarn. I think part of the problem with the socks is my trigger finger, the yarn is very slippery and it gets very difficult and uncomfortable for my finger. For this reason, I have been switching projects, but I would really like to get these socks done! Maybe after my surgery on the 16th things will be easier.

I have finished two really cute hats recently. My cousin Becky is having a baby in November so I have already finished the Bunny Tails hat. Kennedy is modeling it and since it is made for a new born it is slightly small.

I have also finished my part of William's Birthday cake hat, in this picture it is not quite complete but my model is sleeping and the other is at school, so I will display the work in progress picture. My Mom is going to add the crocheted blue icing edging to the hat. It was very easy, knit in a day or so and I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I am too nervous to screw it up with trying out my crochet technique, so I am deferring to my Mother's experience so as not to ruin the hat for William's special day in June!

Finally, a picture of my Katie wearing her newly acquired snorkel gear! I threw in the picture not because it has anything to do with knitting, (more about not being able to knit:) but becuase she would not be happy if I only had pictures of her sister!