Archive for October, 2008

October Harvest

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Josh and I went up to Larriland Farm last weekend for what is suddenly our annual mid-October apple-pickin’-hootenanny. This year we outdid them all and picked 108 pounds! They lie piled right in the middle of the kitchen floor in a glorious mini-mountain. We got all Stayman. They had a couple other uninteresting varieties (Golden […]

Emotional Rejection

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I whispered to her, “My little darling, I love you more than life itself.” She responded immediately. By barfing in my hair.

I’ve been busy.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Well, despite my best resolutions I could not stop myself from going back to G Street fabrics and buying a whole bunch more jersey for baby projects. I’ve been working on those pretty much all week: I’ve made the overalls, two shirts, and a green dress (without a pattern!). So I have a hoodie, one […]

Manual dexterity for evil

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

As I said in the last post, my now-three-month-old daughter has been using her hands more purposefully, which lead to the discovery of thumbs and their flavor. She’s been touching the rest of her face more purposefully too, which is both cute (to see her rub her sleepy eyes like a little people) and terrifying […]

For the record

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I need to say here that I think Sofía’s going to be a lefty. Since that’s the first hand she’s figured out. So, ya know. If anyone wants to place bets.

The Fifth Digit

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Yesterday, Sofía discovered that she has thumbs. Lately she’s taken to swinging her arms around more, sometimes batting at the dangling toys in front of her in a random, somewhat vacant way. It never seems purposeful, but her expression afterwards is always entertaining: Flail. Whap! Whoa! Sometimes she talks to the toys afterwards, like “WTF? […]

Next grown-up project

Friday, October 10th, 2008

I figure I’ve been such a domestic diva lately (WHO just spent the last hour scrubbing the kitchen floor on hands and knees? Aw, yeah) that I owe myself a fun project. But since I can’t ever make something that won’t also be useful, I think I’m going to sew myself an apron. What better […]

Bitty Booties

Monday, October 6th, 2008

And then I had some fleece left over, so I made matching shoes. They’re from Heather Bailey’s free online pattern, and they took all of about 20 minutes to put together. I can’t wait to get a bunch of cute little buttons and doodads to make more – I’m sure I’m going to have a […]

It’s her fault I’m a bad parent

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Sofía’s been getting better at amusing herself lately. She can actually see toys now (though she’s not reaching yet) which means that I can set her in the bouncy chair or crib, surrounded by dangly toys, for about ten minutes at a time. Sometimes I use this time to do chores that I can’t do […]