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Friday, June 26, 2009

2 needles and yarn?

Before said Moose, I heard there was a hobby called "knitting" which involved 2 needles and very beautiful yarn. Hum.... Maybe if I got hypnotized, I think I can recall having such an experience a long long time back....

Dream sequence (imagine harp playing in background): I am on vacation with a well-behaved Moose by my side, some KnitPicks circs* and their new tweed yarn in my hands. Lots of "nothing time" to knit and purl and knit and purl. Now I am transported to a knitting cruise out in some tropical place, I learn from the masters. I end the boat ride at Webs where I am given a HUGE gift certificate and 3 days to shop my brains out. Sigh....dreamy....

Anyway, our week-long company summer shutdown is starting at 5PM this evening. And I WILL FINISH Sandy's sweater if it kills me. I will knit until my hands bleed (or until Moose bites me) but I am KNITTING!!!! ARG!!!! Any addict who's gone through withdrawal can sympathize with me. This itch needs to be scratched NOW!

* circs, by the way, is short for circular knitting needles. My weapon of choice.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

He'll cute you to death

A baby's best defense is its cuteness. It works so well...

Moose cozying up to Jen my sister in law.
His legs were twitching from dreaming.

Then he flipped over.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Butt fat

Moose has butt fat! It's the cutest thing! It reminds me of those over-fed ducks you see at parks. They have so much excess weight that it hangs off their butts like a strapped on fanny pack!

I weighed the little guy this morning and he's at a whopping 6.4 lbs! Up 1.2 lbs from last week. Holy moly! How can something (that is not a weed) grow so fast?!

Friday, June 5, 2009

You thought this was a knitting blog!

Well, I've done NO knitting for the past week.  In fact, I feel like I've done nothing except walk and feed and clean up after Moose.  In between the Moose-every-2-hour schedule, I try to squeeze in some work and sleep and making of dinner.   Thankfully Tim helps with the clean up when the little guy makes a mess (so far only a few accidents).  And Tim plays with Moosey which gives me some time to clean up after dinner.  

Whew!  It's a full time job taking care of him for the two of us!

So no knitting, and no gym.  But the little guy is growing and learning!  In the past 5 days, he has gained 0.4 lbs and learned to "come" and is *almost* potty trained!  Whoo hoo!!  I can't wait for the day when he will tell me he needs to go, instead of me taking him out just in case.

Here is Moosey on his favorite toy: Our socks.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Moosey Poo

Puppies have a way of changing people.   The men become the biggest softies and the women's maternal instincts take over.   

With us, we feel like "real" parents for the first time.  We now understand a parent's feeling that they will do (and sometimes are doing) anything for their children -- sacrifice time and comfort, work longer hours just to bring in more money, etc etc etc.  

Specifically, I find myself giving up my sacred workouts and precious knitting time just so I can take care of Moose.   And Tim changes into dad-zilla every time Moosey gets frightened or gets into a bit if trouble.   Funny how people are wired.

Pictures?  Oh you betcha.  Like crazed parents with a new-born and trigger-happy camera fingers!   (but I'll spare you.  Here are just a few.)