Friday, August 21, 2009

Heirloom Knitting

I've been knitting a ton. Okay, not really. I've knitted 6 dishcloths in 3 weeks. I've worked on my sock occasionally, and I've worked on Renna's blanket occasionally. Then I realized that Renna's baptism is only a month away and I wanted to have her blanket done in time. The color of the blanket totally won't match her gown, but I'm going to have her in a different outfit before and after the gown that will go. So here's what I have so far:

Pretty, huh? I know, the green looks a bit blinding, but it's really very pretty and bold. I think the lime green just lifts the forest green while the forest green tempers the lime. It's a delicate balance of extremes. Isn't that the essence of a woman? Maybe just me... ;)

My girl is growing strong and healthy everyday. She is now 11 lbs 8 oz and 24.75 inches long! She talks a lot and even laughs now. We can pretty much hold a conversation with her. I have no clue what she's saying, but it sounds pretty. And she laughs now! It's not a giggle, it's more of a grunted haha. It's much more of a belly laugh. Charming. That's what she is. Charming.

I'm sad that she's outgrown her sleepers, but she looks so cute in her pant sets that it's okay. Jamie was the same way. We just have long babies! Jamie is so good with her. He loves his little sister. He goes over to her and pets her head or holds her hand. Sometimes he wants her out of the new vibrachair (old one wasn't working well anymore) so he can sit in it. I got the vibrating rocker, and it's made for children newborn to 45 lbs. He's no where near that, so he can share it with her. His speaking abilities are growing quite a bit. He's bolder about saying words now. We've worked with him and he just soaks it up. His new words are HOT and BANANA. He has apple as well, but he still only says it quietly. And he signs "I love you" now! He's a wonderful boy. Here he is saying "Cheese!"

1 comment:

Jean in Georgia said...

While the blanket is pretty, and you're doing a great job knitting it... your children are beautiful, and it sounds like the best job of all is the one you have raising them. Congratulations.