Friday, March 23, 2012

Easter Hat!

In the Kitchen
My mortgage guy sends out a quarterly newsletter, which often has recipes. (Strange, yes, but he is a nice guy and I always enjoy getting them. He is pretty funny...) There was a recipe for pumpkin bread about a year ago that I have been meaning to try and finally got around to making this past week. It was delicious. Which was lucky, since I had doubled the recipe and made 12 loaves! HA! But, they were gone in a week (Weston took four to work, I took two to knitting class, and we ate the other six at home) and I was busy mixing up another batch tonight. 

You can check out what Sawyer has been up to on his blog... he has been busy helping me make his Easter cards, pumpkin bread (and cupcakes!) and just being cute. 

Sticks and String
And, now, what we have all been waiting for!! The reveal of Sawyer's Easter hat! He thought it was a fun game to rip the hat off right as I was taking the picture, so this is the best one I have. Check his blog later this week for outtakes from the picture shoot... there are some good ones!

The hat isn't from a pattern, it is based on one that I have seen on Rav, but I knew I could just figure out the math and do it on my own, so that is what I did! It fits Sawyer perfectly, so hopefully he will wear it when we go hunting for eggs soon. I'm still plugging away on his Sweet Pea sweater. His polar bear hasn't been started, so it probably won't be an Easter gift, as I have to knit a class sample that is due April 1st as well. I will be posting later during the weekend about my birthday, and I have a lot to share about that! I had a wonderful birthday week! Have a great weekend... I'm going to be at a weaving class all day tomorrow! EXCITING!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Quick Bragg-y Post

Sawyer pooped in his potty today. What!?! This is amazing. Who knows, he might actually catch on to this whole potty thing quicker than I expected.... either way, I am super excited for his progress!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sex... or rather, Gender

Sawyer peed in his little potty today! It was so exciting! I was so proud of him. He is really aware of when he goes to the bathroom, but seems happy to just pee wherever he happens to be standing (wouldn't want to stop playing) so I was very excited that I was able to get him to go to the bathroom and sit long enough to go pee! I think he is also getting another tooth, as he seems to be restless at night. He is obsessed with taking his water cups to bed (which I started putting him to bed with when he was sick) and he *has* to have two of them... crazy kid. 

Sticks and String
I am busy knitting away on Sawyer's Easter hat. Pretty sure that will be done by the end of the week. I'm really happy with the way that it is turning out. I'm hoping that the details really make it look wonderful....

On my Soapbox
So, as you know if you have read my blog for a long time, we chose not to find out the sex of our baby when we were pregnant with Sawyer. We went into it being excited to have a baby and just wanting to have a healthy baby. I don't fault people for wanting to know, I see the appeal of that...(And in fact when I was about 37 weeks pregnant I almost caved and asked the midwives to tell me... I wanted to know so badly that day...) I tend to like to be different and not go with the flow, so since everyone finds out, I don't. ANYWAY. I know quite a few pregnant people right now and a lot of them are having boys. (Which, as the mother of a boy, I think is wonderful. I find boys to be fun and exciting... but I only have the one and know nothing different) What I don't care for is when people find out the gender of their baby and then get all disappointed about it. I see things posted on Facebook (which remembers everything) and other places about how they are "disappointed" and "really wanted a girl". Boo hoo. Some people can't have babies. Some people don't have healthy babies. Maybe, you should be appreciative for what you do have and be excited to be bringing a life into the world.  If you go into having a child wanting to have a certain sex and then get all disappointed, think about how that baby feels! I remember having Sawyer and when they put him on my chest, there was nothing I could be disappointed in. My baby was here. I had worked so hard and here he was. I was just so happy that we didn't even check if he was a boy or a girl for probably about 5 mins! I just hope people realize how lucky they are to have healthy babies.....

In other news, Wednesday is my birthday! I love my birthday... this year, my parents are treating me to a weaving class! I'm so excited! So all day Saturday, Sawyer will be spending the day with the grandparents and I will be weaving a scarf! I'm hopeful to learn tips and tricks so that I can become a weaving fool... 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Home again, home again

The Internet has destroyed this post three times. I'm tired of writing it.....

Summary: Weston and I went to Valdez for a few days and left Sawyer with the grandparents. He had a wonderful time and did great. Weston and I were both sick and spent the entire time in the hotel watching tv. It was quite pitiful. Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Sawyer is really sick. Super runny nose. Bad cough. Crabby attitude. His teeth are still bothering him... he's basically falling apart. He has had to sleep with me the past two nights. Sunday night he just slept and it was fine. Last night he was restless, had to have his hands in my hair, and basically drove me nuts. I haven't slept for more than 2 hours straight in the past two days, so I am on edge too. I hope he feels better soon, and I wish there were more I could do for him....

Right Around, Baby
Sawyer did sit with me and do some spinning yesterday! He was quite intrigued by the motions and was very good about not touching too many things. It was really nice. Of course, it only happened because he was sick, but I will take the little moments like that where I can get them. 

Sticks and String
I finished the first cable repeat of Sawyer's Sweet Pea cardigan last night. It looks pretty awesome! I should measure it, but I think I have to do at least 4 more repeats....

Ok. Back to caring for my sick child. Which involves lots of reading and cuddling. I do wish that he would let me read more than two different books all day.....