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two sweaters down, two to go

I feel horrible for posting this on the same day as baby Icen’s birth but I guess not horrible enough to stop myself from doing it. Ha!

Not wanting to diminish the awesomeness of Icen’s arrival AT ALL, I had to document my second sweater completed.

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Xander is pleased with his color choice “Purple Mystery.”

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There was plenty of the “water green” yarn leftover so I’m using it for a tiny sweater for Lotus in size 12 months and some bulky yarn has been ordered for Isaac’s sweater. WHew! after all of my babies have cozy pullovers I may need to take a knitting break!

One more pic of Icen

Ooops! The last pic didn’t get included for some reason.

Little sweetie face. ****swooon!!****

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Baby Icen is here!

My sister Omi and her hubby Aaron had their first baby this morning!

Baby boy, Icen, weighing in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 20″. He is a tiny ball of cuteness.

Fresh out of the oven…

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Grandma gets to hold him…

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Two Aunties get a hold:)

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I am so happy for you guys! He is such a beautiful baby, healthy as can be and taking to nursing so naturally already. <3

Almost two months old

…and getting too big to model my newborn hats!

I made some more buttons but this time used shape cutters instead of button molds. Lesson learned: Don’t forget to set the holes down in a trough. The thread overwhelms the button after it’s sewn on without that little gutter.

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The hats the buttons are for. I know, wild and crazy combo:)

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Busting out of the hat!

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Lotus is such a happy baby. And such a sucker for my baby talk. It doesn’t take much to get her to bust out a smile.

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Baby mobile

We need to start up a website for Xander’s creations!

He made a mobile for Lotus out of Tinker toys and paper.

looking up at it…

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I think there’s a smile in there!

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Yes! There is a smile!

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garden happenings

Summer 2010 was our first attempt at a garden.

Some bad decisions were made along with some less favorable weather. I was thinking our next garden would be much simpler with various lettuces, some tomatoes and that’s it. But, honestly, we’re going to go with a Farmers Market year for 2011.

Well into the fall of 2010 I gave up on the garden and figured my tomatoes would never grow, my carrots would never get bigger than tooth pick size, onions never bigger than marbles and the brussel sprouts never produce more than the giant sun blocking leaves.

I was right about everything but the brussel sprouts. They’ve been busy growing out there all by themselves.

Too bad they look a little over done for eating. But what do I know? Rookie!

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You see how they take over my 4×4′ garden bed? I’m guessing the space required and the harvest time of seven months may not be ideal for my home garden.

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Xander always draws faces on balloons. Does this look a little like Barack Obama? I mean that in the nicest way possible. 😉 It’s just that he came to mind when I first saw it.

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Playdate just for Simon

We have wonderful friends for Isaac and Xander and Simon enjoys tagging along but I decided I need to start setting up some playdates just for him.

Today we went to play with Pablo and he had so much fun!

I’m embarrassed to say this was the last time we visited them…

Pablo and Simon

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And this was today…

Pablo and Simon

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But I am a hermit and they live in Portland;) I’ll try and make it over again before 3.5 years have whizzed by.

another finished knitting project

Unfortunately this was the yarn Isaac picked out and it ended up fitting Xander better. He loves it and it is super cozy! I’ll finish the second sweater and he and Simon can fight over them.

It will be back to the drawing board for something for Isaac.

By the way, Xan tried it on straight off the needles and then wore it to the park. ha!

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sweet baby knits

Kristin made Lotus this sweet sweater. It’s still a little big but I started putting it on her as an extra cover for outings. Isn’t it gorgeous?! I had to snap a pic on our way back into the house.

I can’t wait for a photo shoot of her wearing it at six months when she can sit up and it is a perfect fit.

She is also sporting another one of the hats from my favorite baby hat pattern, “the gift wrap bonnet.” The same one she wore to the beach. I love it! It stays on and looks adorable.

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baby swing

We were at Target and a baby swing jumped into our cart! We lasted 6 weeks…that’s pretty good, right?

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I have to sneak in a pic of Isaac since he seems to elude the camera these days, which is the complete opposite of Xander who demands photos be taken of him and his creations, and Simon who just squeezes himself into photos regardless.

Isaac: my 9 year old, still a kid. He loaded pillows and a blanket into a laundry basket so he could watch TV from it. Yep, still a kid:) I love it!

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