Thursday, September 25, 2008


Another Heather story...if you aren't totally bored by these yet. :-)

When they sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" at daycare they "twinkle" with their hands by opening and closing their fingers. So whenever she sees a picture of a star, she starts doing the hand motion and sings "twinkle twinkle twinkle twinkle..." in essentially the correct tune.

For "Baa Baa Black Sheep" they slap their hands on their thighs, so thigh slapping means that Heather wants us to sing. And when she sings it, she sings the tune (same as twinkle) and "baa baa baa baa baa baa baa..."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another one

When we're watching the Today show in the morning, Heather has been waving at the fans in the plaza (or wherever Al is) for a while now. Recently she also started saying "Hi People" when she waves and smiles at them. :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Too quickly

I'm just having trouble keeping up with all of the things I should be posting. :-) The good news is that the house is getting clean, but that means that I'm spending most of my free time on that and then knitting a little bit in front of the TV before passing out in bed. I've been spending very little time on the computer recently, and back when I was a few weeks ago I was focused on the continuing move to flickr. (I've still got more to do there, but I dropped it to focus on the house.)

So let's start with some Heather things.

1 - She's started requesting trips to the playground and requesting videos (vid-yos). The playground is getting to be more fun as she is doing more climbing and it is not just about the swing and the slide anymore, although she still loves both of them. When it comes to videos, we can get away with showing Sesame Street instead of always watching videos of Heather, but if she doesn't like the SS segment that is on, she's say "No no no no" until I fast forward to something else. Her current favorite character is Big Bird and Oscar got the "No no no" treatment last night. (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE On Demand?!?! Lifesaver.)

2 - She says Hi and Bye bye to Nora and Stewart ("tew-ar") when she sees them. She sometimes still tries to run up and pet them, but many times now she's just happy to stand and wave at them. I think she knows that they'll run under the bed if she tries to go up to them. She's very gentle, so I hope that someday they'll give her a real chance to get closer to them.

3 - Spoon ("poon") is one of my current favorite words. She also says airplane and helicopter when she hears one overhead. Noodles and blanket are adorable, too.

4 - We're trying to add "please" to Heather's vocabulary. Totally adorable and irresistible when she says it. Even when she says "mama nurse please" at 5am. :-/

5 - I think she's being a bit more of an adventurous eater again. I hope this means that the teething symptoms for the last incisor are over. It's not that she wasn't eating, but there were just things she had stopped eating and things she wouldn't even try. I don't know that she'll stop being picky, but I was excited that she shared my brunch wrap with me on Sunday for the first time in months.

I'm positive that there are other things, but they aren't coming to me and this text window has been open all day...I will think of more as soon as I step away from the computer I'm sure...

Not too much to say about yarn at the moment. Two of my projects are secret presents for blog-readers, Babette continues and I haven't gotten back to my cardigan yet. I did rewash and block it. We'll see if it stays stretched out, if I need to redo the button band or what I will do to fix it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Favorite Heather-isms

1 - She's very good at goodbyes. When her friends came over for a playdate she said "bye bye melia" and "bye bye pin" unprompted as their mommies started the cars to pull away. When we are playing outside, she'll say bye bye when a car pulls away. She'll basically say bye bye to anyone with an adorable little wave.

2 - She's still shy for hellos, but the hand wave is more reliable even if she won't speak.

3 - "Boo boo" and "band aid" (ban-aye) are two of my favorite words (despite the implications).

4 - Her word for pacifier is "bye-doe" (?) and she knows how to say "nurse". Both of these words are simultaneously good and bad in the eyes of a mom wondering if and when we should wean from both. (I'm more concerned about the former).

5 - She can say Stewart and Nora now. As well as knowing how to say kitty "ki-teh" and meow.

6 - I think one of my favorite routines is when R and Heather get home first. When I turn up our street, they start walking toward me, and Heather is just giddy with happiness to see me. If she could really run flat out she would. Awesome.

7 - One of her favorite activities is removing all of the contents of my purse and taking everything out of my wallet that she can get out of it. She mostly just looks at things and then hands them to me. Sometimes this is good entertainment at a restaurant.

I'm sure that there are more, but this is all I've come up with while my email window has been open this afternoon.

2 weeks?!?!

I don't remember the last time I went two weeks without posting. Sigh.

I've been meaning to post about our vacation, but quite honestly dear readers, I've been more interested in doing other things since we got back and I didn't even bring my laptop with me while we were gone. I read some email on my phone and borrowed my mom's computer once to browse the internet, but that was it. And once we were home I spent so long reading everyone else's stuff that I didn't have the energy to respond to anything. Pathetic, I know.

Thankfully, R has posted a summary of our time off. I'll try to add more details from my perspective and I will definitely post about my yarn exploits on vacation, but I'm not there yet.

Part of the delay is that we are moving our photo galleries to flickr. So far I've just been posting and grouping pictures, and I plan to go back to add more captions and tags. But I'm using this opportunity to go back through our whole server of pictures and pick up things that I always meant to post and never did. I started about the time I started knitting and am moving ahead in time. Once I get to the present I'll go back in time to grab the pictures of my pre-2004 set designs. Not everything we're posting is public, so if you want to see it all you should become my contact. (I've linked to a few of you, but that's something I'll spend more time on when I get more pictures uploaded. Also, some of you may have me as a contact under my pre-ravelry userid which I forgot about when I created the one for ravelry. Oops)

My basic black cardigan and crocheted mitts are finished. Babette is going well. The fair isle sweater might need to be restarted (I seem to be avoiding that one at the moment) and I desparately need to take some photos of my projects in their current state.

I'm wearing my basic black cardigan at work today. I'm a little sad that the A/C is making me chilly despite the fact that I'm wearing a 50% wool cardigan, but I'm mostly happy with it. I have a little concern that the buttons I chose are too heavy, but I won't remove them unless/until I can find a suitable replacement.