We've just been busy, busy, busy. We had more birthday love (can you believe Meaty is SIX already?). We had a terrible stomach bug with three children puking for 24 hours. Thankfully it was the older three, so puke buckets were successfully used! YEAH! And the bug skipped The Greatest and me so double YEAH! We've had more Dr's appointments for Sweet Pea's ear. She is now infection free! Triple YEAH! She is feeling so good she's willing to do all kinds of toddler things like emptying everything she can get her hands on (book shelves, the CD tower, my purse) and playing with my pots and pans while I cook at the stove beside her.
It is heavenly to cook with two hands again! This kid has been sick since November. It is nice to have my baby back!
See I'm full of good news and exclamation points today!
I've been knitting. Oh my. I have been knitting. I've finished knitting two sweaters for Sweet Pea. One sweater is part of a set to be paired with a pair of pink knit pants that have yet to make their debut on the blog (waiting in the drawer for the sweater). I've been successfully blocking pieces of Pork Chop's Willa. Just the back piece to block and I'll be able to seam it soon. I've knit the most awesome hat in the world for The Greatest (which he actually wears! more hoorays). And the Chevron scarf is done! I went for the gold. I knit the whole ball. The sucker is long and luv-er-ly. So much knitting. I've even got a sock and a half knit for me. Like I said, I've been busy.
And because the universe hates me, I've finished all these knits in time for winter to be over.
It is in the upper 70's and just as beautiful as can be. Every morning Bird goes on the back porch and declares it to be a beautiful day. Meaty declares each day to be the best day ever. They're both right. It is a good time to live in the West. Opening all the windows was just not enough. We threw the French Door open to fill every corner of the house with sunshine and warm grass scented air.
Of course, since the back door was wide open the cat got in on the action. She laid in the sun.
She laid by the pool.
She laid in the shade.
She was a happy cat indeed. And I felt a little like the paparazzi, stalking the cat.
Overall I've been a happy Mommy.
If you need me I plan to spend today doing more of this.
I know you'll forgive me for being too busy to blog. Could you resist this face?