Archive for October, 2008

Creamy Bernina Goodness

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Remember my last post about sewing machines? Yeah, I didn’t last a week after all. I went back and bought it the next day. I haven’t blogged about it because I’m still trying out all the features and figuring out what I like and what I don’t; and besides there’s so much other stuff going […]

At least she got the first part right…

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Overheard at the apple-picking farm, as one nine-year-old girl imparted the wisdom of life to another nine-year-old: “You know, people are like apples. They can look beautiful on the outside, but… when you taste them, they’re disgusting.”

Baby wearing

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

This is the mei-tai that I made after going to a baby-wearing class sponsored by the local La Leche League. Lots of other moms brought lots of other baby-wearing (hands-free baby-porting) devices, and this was one of my favorites. I was surprised that the $250 Ergo-baby carrier that I had thought I’d love, and was […]

Jon Stewart to McCain Advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Jon Stewart is apparently a bit ticked off at the language of those of the republican campaign. You must go see this video. No really, it’s funny. Go see it. Don’t skip it just because I wot not the ways of embedded video.

Now she can go to college

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Last week Sofía suddenly began to realize that she has hands. And that when colorful things dangle in front of her face, she can move those hands. And touch. And grab. And pull Mommy’s hair. I was getting a little bit worried – was I not playing with her right? Was I not stimulating her […]

The perfect excuse to spend more money

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I went to the mall on Monday with a good friend. It was lovely, but being on my feet for five hours is more exhausting than I remember. (Of course the last time I went to the mall I didn’t have a 15-pound baby strapped to me.) Sofía really loves to be carried around, which […]

More things to do with 108 pounds of apples

Monday, October 27th, 2008

J is a carb addict and always needs to be munching on something while he geeks around with his computer, be it healthy (trail mix) or be it made from death-inducing-chemicals (Doritos). And since we still have a mini mountain of apples in our kitchen (did I mention? 108 pounds?), I’m looking for ways to […]

Family times

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

My parents have sponsored a trip to the West Coast in order for them to spend some time with their rapidly-aging granddaughter – yay! Sofía needs some things before being thrust into the cold winds of the Pacific, though: like, say, a hoodie sweater. (Maybe the one I bought material and pattern for a month […]

Too cute

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This is really, really making me rethink our no-costume-this-year decision. Now, if only we had a Halloween party to go to so I had an excuse to make it after all… (More cute group costume ideas – sans pics – at Ask Metafilter.)

More on baby barf

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I think she saves it up for when I say nice things to her. (Because really? Two whole hours after she’s eaten? Shouldn’t she, like, not have anything in her stomach anymore? I’m onto you, baby.)