February 29, 2012

Outstanding dinnertime entertainment

Posted in Evan at 11:06 am by bethmillett

While we were in North Carolina visiting my parents (Grammy and Paca to Evan), we were trying to keep him going for a few more minutes so I could eat my dinner before his bedtime. We pulled the jumper over to the table and put in a very sleepy boy.

February 28, 2012

There’s no hiding from him!

Posted in Evan at 10:49 am by bethmillett

Evan’s been home sick for two days with a fever and lots of congestion. Yesterday the doctor said maybe he has an ear infection and gave us some antibiotics. He seems a little better this morning, so I hope he can go back to school tomorrow.

On Sunday, he was still chipper enough to have some fun with me on the other side of the end table.

February 27, 2012

The many first birthday celebrations

Posted in Evan at 10:13 am by bethmillett

Evan is, as my sister says, a well-celebrated boy! We were in North Carolina for the week before his birthday, to celebrate with my parents (and avoid the Super Bowl craziness in Indy), then had the Johnsons over for dinner on February 9. He wasn’t feeling great, so the festivities weren’t all that joyous, but then we had a small party of close friends over the following weekend. So, he had finally figured out what to do with the cake by the time that party rolled around. It still took two attempts, though, as we were too close to naptime and the applause and encouragement from the crowd sent him right over the edge.

Excited for the party to start at Grammy and Paca's!

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After a nap, he finally gets into the cake. There was even icing up his nose!

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The post-cake bath in the kitchen sink. Thanks, Auntie Angela!

February 26, 2012

A couple of needlework projects finished!

Posted in needlework at 1:51 pm by bethmillett

I have a long list of projects in various stages of completion. I’m been surprised at how much needlework I’ve been able to get done since Evan’s birth. He goes to bed around 7 p.m., and some nights I have the energy to stitch for an hour or two. I completed the stocking cuff for his stocking as well as his cousin Sheridan, so we will have a complete set of family stockings this Christmas!

I have been working on a whole series of very cool Glitz and Glamour patterns. I have nine currently being framed, the two shown here just completed (Kunzite and Turquoise) and one more (Morganite) to do. (But I see from her website that there are several more I need to do — Onyx, Carnelian, Garnet, Opal, Harlequin Opal and Tourmaline!

I love that these use a variety of fibers and stitches, so I’m always doing something new. I also love the effect created by the different shades of the same color.

When the framing is done, I think I’ll be hanging these in my new office at work.

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