Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 10: Free Food

Today I was using the "just for u" app and found three items that we could get for free. That's right, free!! We got hot dogs, craisins, and flavored wheat thins. These are things we would not usually buy, but free is free. I'm grateful for this awesome deal!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 9: Paved Walking Paths

 Today I went for a walk (and a bit of a run) at a park close to where we live. While I also enjoy trails through hills, forests, mountains, etc., I really appreciate a good paved path now that I am usually pushing a stroller on my walks. I am grateful for this great paved path that is pretty close to our house. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 8: My Kindle

DH got me a Kindle for my birthday last year. I really went back on forth about whether or not I wanted one. I enjoy a regular book and feeling its weight and using that to judge how much of the book is left to read. I also love that regular books are entertainment that don't require batteries or charging. You can read on a plane during take off and landing. Not true with a Kindle. Although I was somewhat apprehensive, I am so grateful for my Kindle. Without it I probably wouldn't have finished a single book after having  DD. The Kindle has been great because I could read it and "turn pages" while rocking the baby to sleep, which can sometimes take a very long time!  Even though it took almost a year to really appreciate it, I am so grateful for this wonderful birthday gift. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 7: Great Parks

Today we went to a really fun park with my coworkers and their kids. This park was great!  They had playgrounds, a huge lawn, a carousel, train, creeks, a lake and ducks. Baby E went on her first train ride. It was probably a five minute loop and she fell asleep by the time we returned to the station. I am grateful for being introduced to a new park that we will definitely be visiting again!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 6: Pedicures

I love when I am able be a little pampered with a pedicure. Even more so when I get to do it with the girls. That was a special treat this afternoon and I enjoyed every minute. I picked bright yellow because it was so cheerful. I am grateful for relaxation with good friends!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 5: The Library

Our library has many activities and events. Today we went to story time and they were also having a 5 year birthday celebration for the library. This means Baby E got stories, songs, AND saw some wildlife, all for free!!!  So grateful for the library.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 4: Messy Food Faces

We recently started giving Baby E solids. So far peas, green beans, and carrots (which was on the menu today). She seems to like all three. Even though it's a big mess to clean, I am grateful for messy faces that make me smile.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 3: Leo

Our cat, Leo went missing over the weekend. We found out yesterday that he had passed away. He was the sweetest, most chill cat, that would play fetch, and we will miss him terribly. He was the first pet my husband and I got together. He would have been 5 years old in October. While it makes me so sad that he is gone, I'm grateful for the time we had with him.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 2: The Zoo

Photobucket Not gonna lie, I love the fact that the title rhymes (did not plan it which makes it even better!). Yesterday I took Em to the zoo for the first time. Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures near the animals, but I still have the proof in front of the gift shop. She did pretty well (including sleeping through half of the time we were there), which is always something to be grateful for.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

365 Days of Gratitude

Day 1: Mobile blogging from my phone. Hopefully this will allow me to blog regularly. It won't be about knitting everyday, but I'm keeping and continuing with the same blog.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

As Expected

From previous posts, I'm sure it is assumed that I haven't been posting due to having a baby. The assumption would be correct. I have been too busy to knit, blog, or do just about any other regular activity. It's all totally worth it!

One day old in the blanket I knit:


One day old, first family photo:


Ready for her first walk (do you think her mom's a knitter...ha ha!)


One month old:


Time is really flying and I love her more and more each day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Trellis Lives Again

When my cousin had her first baby, I knit Trellis. It was the first baby sweater I knit, for the first baby in that generation of cousins. Sadly, the sweater was stolen. I wrote about it here.

Now that I am having my first baby, I decided to reknit this sweater. I may have mentioned before that I don't always love knitting cables, but I love the way they look. All I can say is thank goodness this is a baby a sweater. It might be her only handknit cabled sweater, but never say never.

When knitting for baby, I have been trying to stay away from pink, assuming that we would get tons of pink clothes (which we have). I had pink buttons for this sweater already that I bought about three years ago when a knitting shop closed. I thought about doing a white sweater about a minute before reminding myself that this would be for a little person that will probably spit up a lot. So, pink it is!

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Also, this year for New Year's Eve, we didn't really do anything. My sister-in-law came over and played video games with my husband while I finished a book I was reading. We kept it low key and just stayed home and I was actually able to stay up late enough to watch the ball drop.

Here's me & baby on NYE, 36 weeks :)

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