Monday, April 30, 2007

Weekend in the Yard

We finally got around to making the yard presentable. Right after David and I got married I got very sick and then preggie. Since then we have not exactly taken care of the yard. Because of the overgrowth we basically had to just start over. We finished the front yesterday afternoon.
Now that we have a clean slate I can not wait to make it my own! I have not decided exactly what I am going to do yet! I know that I am going to plant hydrangeas (is the spelling right?). I just love them. Other than that, we will see. It will be a while because I had to put down weed and grass killer.
Now we have to tackle the back. There are 3 small flower beds and one very large one surrounding the pond. The pond of course is another story. The pump quit working last summer and we did not remedy that so we have to drain it and start over as well. I will post some pics of the bag when we get it lined and mulched. I am tired but happy about getting it done and the possibilities are endless!

On the knitting front I am working on some socks in Regia silk. I love the feel of them. They have a cable running down each side. It is hard to see in the pics because I am using such a dark color but here they are.

We have dance class tonight and I also need to finish going through Savy's clothes and toys for the garage sale mom and I are trying to get together. There is always so much to do! I just try to take one thing at a time!

Last but not is Lady Bug in all her shaved glory!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Motherhood uncensored

For any of you who are like me and have children, used to, or are thinking about it. You have to check out this blog.

I recently stumbled upon this site and it is exactly what you might think. Everything we want to say out loud but never do!! I can relate and I laugh everytime I read it! All of our shamefull truths and secrets said out loud for all to read. She has guts! Anyway, I have a luncheon at the school today. It is an appreciation lunch for parents who help out at school. Since I stay home I am lucky enough to be able to help out some. Not as much as I would like since I have little Dax but I wouldn't trade him for the world. Mom is going to watch the kids while I go. The maid is coming today too! All hail the maid!! She does an OK job but not great. If anyone knows someone who rocks let me know! Every little bit helps anyway. I spend pretty much all day going around behind little ones picking up I don't know how I would ever have time to make sure the dust bunnies or the bath tub are clean. I can barely keep my son from splashing in the toilet much less clean it! I gross. We know have to keep all bathroom doors shut. Of course this is almost impossible with a 5 year old little girl. Anyway, got to go. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Two finished projects

Sorry again for not posting as often as I should. It seems so crazy lately. I did finish two projects the last few days. First, the infamous Yartini socks. I used the jellybean pattern toe up. I can't wait to wash & wear them!
I also finished my first square for the heritage afghan mom and I are doing together. I started with the green. Of course it still needs to be blocked. I will worry about that later.
My next sqare will be in the beige. I am so excited about this project! I can not wait to see the finished project. To have something in the family that mom and I knitted together will mean so much to me! She is my best friend and I am so lucky that we share so many common interests.
So...WOW!! As of this moment I have nothing on the needles. What a horror! Of course I have plans for 3. I am going to start the next above mentioned square, another pair of socks (silk), and a summer tank made with some Rio my mom picked up for me. Yes, I am becoming a yarn snob and do not buy novelty or man made yarns much anymore but the Rio is so soft. It is 100% viscose with some very pretty var colors. So I guess as long as it feels good on my bod then who cares if a man or a sheep made it!LOL

We have campfire tonight if it does not storm. I do not want the kids and their parents driving when it is stormy just to go to campfire. I would just die of something happened to any of them. If all goes well we are going to plant some watermelon seeds. I think they will have fun with that. For snack guessed it...watermelon. I also have some learning pages on how plants grow and what types have seeds. Savy already started growing some kind of bean at school and she just loves it!

I can't wait for my summer school to start! I am trying an online class. We will see how it goes. I will miss being in the class room itself. It is a little break from mommyhood you know. However, I wanted to try an online class and see how it goes. I am taking a math and David is a master at any kind of math or science so it should be fine. He is also a fabulous teacher (very patient). We have talked about him tutoring some time because he is so great at it. I actually hate math!!!! It is a necessary evil.

That is all for now or you will be reading a book. Of course I never run out of things to say but I will save some for later.

Hoping all is well with my SP pals. I was going to send my next package out but I stupidly left the box open and my cat got the lace weight yarn I was sending her!! I may send it anyway because it was pretty full. I can just send her some yarn next time! Dumb cat!!! Have a great day!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A new mohawk

This week is going well. I really enjoyed myself at Knitting Guild on Sunday. I took some pics that will be posted on the blog. I just need to email them. We voted to become affiliated with the NGuild. I think it will be great! The more we get out there the more members we will have, the more good we will do, etc.. Everyone was in great spirits and the overall mood was terrific. There were 3 newbies that hung around for awhile after the meeting. They also joined up and payed there vdues. I am so excited!

We had Campfire Kids tonight. All the kids were so good. We had an ocean theme. They all seemed excited and interested. I am always so happy when they have a good time. I think that we are going to plant seeds next week and talk about plants. I hope they have as much fun as they did tonight.

I cast on my first square for the heritage afghan that mom and I are doing. I will post a pic next time. I am also working on the foot for the toe up jelly bean sock in yartini. I can't wait to wear them. they are. The cutest pics ever! Well, I am his mommy so of course I think that.

Have a great night!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Dance pics

It has been way too long since I have made a post. A big sorry to my SP10 pal!! Let me see..

I will start with Easter. We went to mom's for Easter dinner which was awesome as always.
The Easter bunny decided to hide the eggs at mom's since he knew we would be there all day!LOL The kids had such a great time! Dax found heaven in my mom's tupperware cabinet.It was just a wonderful relaxing day.

Wed night I had to take Savy to get her dance pics made at the dance studio. It was a mad house to say the least!! This is her in her tap costume.
She looked so pretty!Then it was a mad dash to change into her ballet outfit!I really hope the pictures turn out because we had to purchase them before hand. I have never had to do that before and really did not prefer paying $90 for pictures I have not even seen. They did inform me that they have a money back guarantee. Hopefully I will not have to go there. She is pretty photogenic so it will probably be ok. Thank goodness David did not have to take her. He would have died. I have a feeling he would have just left and said he just could not take it. Fortunately I dropped my Wed night class so I was available.

The class is a whole other story. After working so hard and having a 100 average, I finally got my last old transcript in and saw that I have already taken the class. I just about fell over! I just flat didn't remember taking it. It was over 10 years ago but still...Arrgh! Oh least it got me back into the grove of going to school and just helped me realize that I can do it and do it well if I try! I will be taking an online class this summer. We will see how I do when not in an actual class. As strange as it sounds..I miss class and can't wait to start my next one.

On the knitting front. I finished my first Yartini sock!! After all the hooplah on ebay auctions I just had to knit it up and see what all the insanity is about.It is really cute on and very soft. I can not wait to do the next one, wash them, and wear them. Before I do that I need to cast on a few charity knitting things. Guild is Sunday and I just hate going without taking something for the wee ones. I know that they desperately need stuff. It seems very selfish to spend time doing something for myself when there are little babies who could benefit from it as well. I need to make more time to do the charity stuff. I am also going to cast on my first square. Mom and I have decided to make a heritage blanket together. I am doing half the squares and she is doing half. I think it will be so neat to have a blanket to pass down that we made together. I will post a pic when I get going on my first square.

Tonight is parent's night out at the YMCA so David is taking me out to dinner. I can not wait! I think we are going for Hibachi! Yay! One of my favs! Oh...we ordered my ipod last night! It is my mother's day present from my sweet husband! He is so awesome. It is a pink 2nd gen 4GB apple ipod nano. I can not wait to get it! He rocks. Well, better go get a few things done. See ya!

SP...hope your house hunting went well!! Talk to you soon! Let me know if you need any ideas! Hope you and yours are fab!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


We had a pretty good weekend. I had my weeks off and was thinking that the knit in was last weekend. Oh well, now I still have it to look forward to. Still trying to get those shorts finished but I have not been doing a lot of knitting lately. My days seem so crazy.

Sunday we went to the Midieval Fair in Norman. We had a great time. Here is a pic of Savy and MiMi riding the elephant.Yes, I know...I need to photo shop the pic. Mom and Ron brought Stoneleigh to the fair. He was so excited and got pooped out pretty quickly. As a result, he rode in the stroller with Daxton.
It was the funniest thing I have ever seen. These pics do not do it justice.
We were only out there for 3-4 hours but we all got tired and decided to head home. It is amazing how much quicker you get tired when you have children!! Sometimes I def do not feel my age! My mom always says that being a stay at home mom is the hardest job you will ever love. Boy is she right. Sometimes I think it would be nice to go back to work...a lot easier that is for sure. But Savy would just be broken hearted and I know that my heart would break as well. I would miss Dax's first steps, words, etc.. There would be no time to play with them after work. I know what it is like from being a working singel mom. You miss them so much. So for now I will "try" to relish my every moment with them and go back to work when they are in school full time. I try to remind myself that before I know it they will be too old to just "hang out" with boring, nerdy old mom. They will be here and there with their friends. Gone are the days of cuddling and wanting to sleep with me in my bed.

We have campfire kids tonight. We are going to do Fire Safety. I think the kids will have a good time. David and I found several fun games for them to play online last night.

Well, I better go..I have to finish picking up and see what I am going to make for lunch today. I need to go to the store! After lunch we need to go get easter eggs and fill them with candy for school. Then it is lessons with Savy, nap time, dinner, campfire, bath, and bed. The days just fly. David and I have been contemplating taking a mini weekend vaction. We probably won't but I like to fantasize about laying on the beach with a margarita for a weekend. TA TA