Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wow...

Today is the third anniversary of me picking up the needles! I think of all I've learned, and all the projects I've made, and I think back to that first navy blue garter stitch scarf and it amazes me. Now I'm at the point where I can make simple alterations to patterns to make them what I want, or come up with simple ideas of my own. On the way to Atlanta to visit our friends R & B and their children, I cast on for some mittens that stylistically were interesting, but realistically weren't for me, so I altered the pattern to make them work for me. More on them next post!



We left on a Saturday after Little Man's swim class for Atlanta and got there around 3:30 in the afternoon. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you remember R & B. I went to law school with R, and B and I had our first children within 6 months of each other. She however has gone on to have 2 more. Her son Max was born in December so we went down to meet the newest member of their family and to exchange Christmas presents.



B, her older son RAM who will be three in April, and Max.




Their daughter Kitty who will be 4 in April, and Little Man. They spent a lot of time sitting together.


On Saturday, we hung around the house, the men played Rock Band (I sang one song, it was fun), the kids played like they were going crazy, Becky and I talked and caught up, and we ate lasagna. We also had margaritas. Then we opened presents. B is an expert shopper, and she had gotten us a wafflemaker, and for me a water bottle that you decorate yourself that has a pink holster of sorts to loop through your pants or carry. Little Man got a video camera that hooks up to the television, he had a lot of fun playing with that right away. The rest of the night between getting the kids to bed and cleaning up, we just hung-out.


On Sunday, we had breakfast and played around the house with the kids. Highlights of the day were: taking the kids to the playground, massages for B and I (her treat, I think she wanted someone to go with), a trip to Barnes and Noble, Chinese for dinner, and girl-time after the kids went to bed while watching I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry while drinking some great Riesling wine.




On Monday R had to work, but we stayed until 2 PM so that we could go with B to DAC Kids Pirate Cove since her kids were out of school. With a wooden fort, tons of things to climb on, a sandpit, foam ball cannons, and inflatables, the kids went crazy. We met up with her mother, her sister and her two nephews, so there were a lot of kids to keep an eye on. They had a great time. Little Man even found some treasure while digging (a quarter) so he was REALLY sad to go. After lunch with everyone at Chick-Fil-A and a stop by the house to pick up our things we got on the road.


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Next post: A Snow Day and Mittens

1 comment:

Sinéad said...

Happy anniversary! You've come a long way... It looks like the Pirate Cove was a real hit, and not just with Little Man! Looks like hubby enjoyed the slide!