Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Today....

I am packing my bags to fly to Arkansas. This morning my Nana (My mom's mother) passed away. I will miss her dearly.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A first

Up until today, Liam didn't even have a crib. Tonight he is sleeping in it! I wonder if he will sleep through the night?! I will let you know!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yes I read her blog, Why do you ask?

So tonight I was reading Crazy Aunt Purl's blog and I realised that she and I are working on the exact same knitting project right now!

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Except that I am slightly farther along on my scarf than she is.(I know it doesn't look like I am, but I have almost doubled the length of my scarf since I took this picture!) Also she is using Noro's Silk Garden and I am using regular old Noro Kureyon.

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I love that I am knitting the same thing as a famous knitting blogger, completely by accident. Does that make me a geeky fangirl? SWEET!

I made pants!

OK. I know that I have made lots of longies for Liam, but these ones are special!

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How cute are those!

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Love that face!

I will post a picture of Liam in his monster butt longies.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Choices.

One of the many symptoms of PPD for me is an inability to make a choice. For the few of you reading this who know me in person, I am a very decisive person under normal circumstances.

Lately, not so much.

Example: I want to come write a blog post and tell you what is going on here at Bailey's Circus. ( Maybe I should change the name of my blog to Bailey's Circus.... it fits my life! Think I would get sued?) But what to write about.

Should I write about my kids and how Alexander is bored sitting at home all day and so has been acting up alot more than usual? And about how both Mikaela and Aeddon are potty training and spend most of their time naked and I keep having to ask them to stop playing with their bits, or at least go where I don't have to see them?

Eh. That might seem whiny or bore the people who are probably here for what little crafting content I have.

Should I tell you about my knitting? Alot is going on in Knitting Land! For example Alexander took a pair of scissors to a pair of longies I have been working on for Liam today. I had to cut the leg off the rest of the way, reknit most of the stripe and then Kitchner stitch the leg back on. Fun times.

Eh. Knitting talk might bore the few people who are here to read about my family.

Should I write a post about the package I just received in the mail from Paige?

Eh. That might seem like I am bragging!

So I put forth the question to you, my blog reading audience! What of those topics is of interest to you? Ask, and I shall blog about it! If you want a post about something I didn't mention above, tell me! Maybe I will write a post about that!

This enquiring mind wants to know!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Our Fourth of July Weekend

One of the things that I love about the Army is that Owen tends to get 4 day weekends when a holiday falls near the weekend. This weekend was no exception. He had Friday through Monday off.

On Friday we went crabbing. Owen had just gotten his licence for the year and was itching to use it. So we packed up the gear and off we went to the pier at Point Defiance.

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We ran into some friends from last years crabbing season. The kids had a great time playing on the pier.

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We even had a decent sized haul!

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Then on the 4th:

Fort Lewis had a pretty cool carnival and fireworks show. We went and had a picnic of pork and corn and fries and walnut brownies! I had cooked the food and packed it up earlier that day.

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We played in the grass until it got dark and the fireworks started...

This is what Liam did through the fireworks:

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This is what the other kids did:

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Well except for Mikaela who kept getting scared by the fireworks and running off to try to hide.

Over all the show was beautiful and a good time was had by all...

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The rest of the weekend was spent recovering from the Fourth. Now it is back to business as usual.