Two August Girls

A Blog about reading and everything else.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Day of School

It is hard for me to believe it but Katie has begun 2nd grade this year! Here are some shots from the first day. Everyday she comes home, finishes her homework and plays school with her little sister. She is trying to teach the 2 year old sight words...LOL not always a lot of interest. However, Kennedy does pretend to "read it" and she hands a lot of books to Kate to read to her. Very cute together.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Two August Girls

My daughters have birthdays in August. More specifically 5 years and 4 days apart.

Kennedy turned 2 August 6 and Katie will be 7 August 10th!

They are growing so fast and everyday is a joy to be around them. Katie is going to go to PA to stay with her Grammy and Popop so she can go to KNobels with my sisters family! She is very excited and a little nervous. Unitl this year she would not even stay over night with grandparents without me! I am a little worried and will miss her but know she will have a fabulous time!

I am posting some new pictures. Thankfully, Kennedy's fall off the picnic bench happened the day after her birthday and party.

It looks much better now.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Reason I have time to Knit

I forgot to include the photos of the main reason behind my lack of knitting.
If I do so say myself she is a pretty cute reason....

You can see she also keeps her sister busy....and sits on her too!

4th of July, I wish I had a better shot this is an adorable dress made by my sisters mother in law who is a fabulous seamstress, and I am blessed to recieve such wonderful hand me downs!

Preemie cap

This is my first knitting project in way too long. My life has become very busy. An almost two year old makes knitting nearly impossible. As soon as I start to knit Kennedy decides she wants to get on my lap, at times nearly impaling herself on the needles!!!! So it is often safer to knit when she is asleep. Of course that is the time I need to check email, grade papers for the online class I teach, cook and clean the house. Oh and play with Katie! However, I did make time to knit a hat, I am working on number 2 for the July Itty Bitty Charity knits. This is my month to host and I am sending the hats to the NICU where Kate spent almost 6 weeks when she was born at 2lbs 3oz. The Hat in the picture is made for a preemie 1-3lbs and would have fit Katie at birth. To give perspective, I have taken a picture with a newborn itty bitty bunny ears hat.

I can not believe Katie was once a 13" and 2 lbs....she actually got down under 2 lbs! Truly frightening but makes you glad for healthy kids and great nurses and doctors. I could not thank Drs. MacArtor and Wright enough! Truely heros and they are also nice people! Rare in the Dr. Speciality world!
Anyway for anyone who would like to knit a hat for the NHRMC NICU, please contact me by leaving a comment or on ravelry:twoaugustgirls.

The link for this great preemie hat and even more fun patterns is:
Make sure you tell her twoaugustgirls sent ya!

The patterns are quick, fun and easy to follow. Thanks!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

. "In a hole in the ground there lived many ants."
2. "It's tough but that ain't no matter."
3. "After dark the rain began to fall again, over the picturesque island."
4. "Gold coins from the hold of the Spanish galleon."
5. "There was a hand in the darkness, and it reached for my diet coke."
6. "Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, and the klutzy."
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing with a corona tomorrow my plans include lacrosse and Sunday, I want to spend time with my family!~

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday Fill In's

1. Why do we have to go to school?
2. Goals are now habits.
3. I have Dreams!
4. I had never heard the phrase leave it alone and it will work out!
5. Think the way I always do.
6. How was I to know things would go this way?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Having Fun tomorrow my plans include Family Time and Sunday, I want to Spend time outside enjoying Spring!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So this is what I have been up to!

So, you think, did she fall off the earth? What in the world have I been doing all this time? Well, let me tell you all two is much harder than 1! In terms of kids, we have been so busy, Katie went from soccer to swimming lessons to Basketball and now she is playing lacrosse! I am glad she likes to be so busy and active! Her father is her lacrosse coach, so hopefully she will still like lacrosse after this season. (HAHAHA)
So here are a few pics of what has been going on in my life.

Kennedy was not so sure about the snow....This is just prior to the tears!
Katie loves basketball and is a very aggressive player. (in a good way)

Here is the snow princess and Katie:)

The two of them LOVE the piano!

Yes she gets up there by herself!

Pianist in the making or just a lot of "sound and fury signifying nothing...."

Leave me alone people....

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Fill In- Friday the 13th Addition!

When I look to the left, I seea bulletin board.
2. The Kitchen is the room that has the best view in my home.
3. Let it work out for me!
4. Shopping done dirt cheap!
5. Voting is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.
6. If you have any cash feel free send it to me:)
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Lacrosse practive tomorrow my plans include hanging out with my girls and Sunday, I want to have fun!

Happy Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th!!!!
I have been so busy I have not had the time to do anything related to my blog! My oldest has been involved in rec sports since September and it never seems to stop and my youngest, 19 months does not allow me anytime to myself!

I Am hoping to take some finished objects pictures this weekend and post them! I made a cute jumping girl hat for my Katie! It is from Susan Andersons Itty Bitty hats book. I am in the proccess of finishing a sweater for myself made of the most gorgeous feeling and looking wool. It is sort of a flame red/orange and is hand dyed! MMMM yummy yummy.

I would also encourage you to check out my friend from elementary school's blog: She has stage 4 cervical cancer and I know she would appreciate your support and prayers! Happy Friday!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

1. Follow the heart it usually knows more than the head!

2. Music is something I always take with me on vacation.

3. To achieve your goals, you trust in yourself.

4. I Love my kids is something I'd like you to know about me.

5. I have a birthday Wednesday.

6. Katie floats.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward seeing Yvette, tomorrow my plans includeCleaning and relaxing and Sunday, I want to go to Andrew's party!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Fill Ins we go!
1. It seems like I just was a kid:)
2. Wash your hands when you're done, please?
3. If I thought I could get away with it I'd come home and take a nap before my daughters school let out.
4 Fun is what I think of most when I think of you.
5. To me, Valentine's Day means time to remember how much you love those close to you.
6. Family and Friends give me strength.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my Mom visiting, tomorrow my plans include basketball and Sunday, I want dancde because no school MONDAY!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

1. Please don't tell me anymore secrets.

2. Can you wake me in the morning?

3. The color puice makes me want to puke!

4. I have a craving for Magnum PI.

5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it when I was 9.

6. Eyes are the windows of my mind.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include watching my daughter play basketball and Sunday, I want to RELAX!