Didn't know what to do, so she stopped in front of me. Singing "Hey girl, do your thang, do your thang, STOP!" Hey girl d...
Little Susie Walker....walkin' down the street
Didn't know what to do, so she stopped in front of me. Singing "Hey girl, do your thang, do your thang, STOP!" Hey girl do your thang, do your thang, STOP! Oh the fun of summer day camp for kiddos in Dallas. I learned so much, including this awesome circle dance & song number.
Anyway, I'm going to try and post a video of Addie Bitserton walking. Please enjoy Jason's creative license during the video as well.
We've decided to change how we spell the Fredster's name. My sis chose to spell his shortened name F-r-e-d-d-y. I would have chose...
So, Freddie is turning 4 in only a month! I can hardly believe it. We'll be celebrating at our local "swimming park" as he calls it. Very exciting. We're thinking about a bike as his big gift. He has pretty much outgrown his tricycle. It's so sad to see his little knees hit the handle bars as he rides. Such a big kid! He's also getting a handmade superman cape from Mom...with some consulting work from Dad to make sure I get the shield just right. I also have to finish/start his birthday banner. Lots to do this month, gotta get busy, but first I have to get over the stomach bug he so kindly passed to me this weekend. Thanks Freddie. So, if we have another kid, I feel like it needs to match somehow. We have Freddie and Addie by coincidence really, Adeline and Frederick. So German, so I wonder what we'd do next? (This is all complete assumption people, don't go gettin' any ideas!)
Knitting Goodness he is sweet! This is a knitted scarf, my very first completed knitting project. It is stockinette stitch with some ro...
Now it works....great
Goodness he is sweet! This is a knitted scarf, my very first completed knitting project. It is stockinette stitch with some rows of garter stitch...blocks of v's and then a row of bumps. Thing I didn't know when I started is that when you do the v's pattern, the scarf rolls in. So, it's more like a tube. That's okay though, it is still really cute on him and he loves it so it's a success!
This is my next project, a scarf for Addie to wear next winter. It's cotton, so nice and soft. This one is a rib stitch, which are columns of v's alternated w/columns of bumps so it won't roll. Lesson learned.
My Little Kaniky and...well she doesn't really fit with the era of Grease in this picture! Freddy is wearing his biker jacket upside down in this picture btw, his own invention. Addie's outfit is handmade by her Nana Tina.
Okay, now I'm tired. I'll post more another day!
Stinkin' won't let me upload pictures. After all my hard work finding the cable and uploading, editing, on and on, blargity blarg b...
Do you know your camera and ipod can get viruses? I'm sure other people know that, but I didn't. Jason said he fixed it, I hope so...
Update, update, I finished my 5K! I have been training for the past 10 weeks and sadly let myself go a bit the last two weeks before the race. At one point I was able to run for 35 minutes! Too bad my pace was so slow that I had just gotten over two miles by then so I got a bit discouraged that I would never be able to run the 5K. It felt impossible to run any faster or run for over 45 minutes! Well, it is still impossible for me, but I will improve. I ran the first mile, then did intervals for the next mile, and then ran the 1.1 miles to the finish line. It was miserable, not fun, hot, rainy, muggy, embarrasing at times as walkers and elderly people left me in their dust & I was all alone feeling like that last person in the race. Rachel would run back and do laps around me and encourage me the best she could, poor girl, I was pretty awful to her. I had a terrible attitude, but it's over now and if I can convince her to run with me ever again I plan on doing another one in July. The Firecracker 5K!
Other updates, ADDIE CAN WALK! I posted this on facebook, but now I'm making the blog announcement! She is definitely still wobbly and only does it when the mood strikes her, but there's no going back. We know she can do it! It took a yoga mat rolled out in the living room to convince her. She is totally going to be a hippie! I gotta go teach me some Sunday school but there are lots of pictures coming your way soon. I've got my first completed knitting project to show you, an Addie walking video, and hopefully some bubble action! ;)
Yes, this is my third very special mother's day. Two years ago Sunday, I found out I was pregnant with Adeline. The next year was my f...
Another Mother's Day!
I don't have any pictures up yet, but they will come soon! Sunday we went to church and Freddy helped in the service by reciting, "Love is kind." It came out, "Love...Kind," but he didn't seem nervous in front of all those people. I was very proud of him, especially for sitting in the front row with the other kids for over half of the service. He was soo good! We actually sang worship songs that I knew rather than only hymns, which are great, but I don't know them well. We sang worship songs like I sang in college and it so blessed my soul to be able to sing without the awkwardness of not knowing the melody or the words and just be free to belt it out in celebration. Not only that, but it reminded me of college and where God met me and how He meets me now in completely new ways & places, like in the faces of my sweet babies.
Afterwards the kids got short naps and Jason took us all out to a late lunch at Caper's, yuuummmmm. I had a crispy bread crumb crusted chicken breast stuffed with spinach & goat cheese, topped with a thick mushroom sauce & rosemary served with 5 cheese stuffed spinach tortellini. Um, it was soo good! During lunch Jason had the great idea to take Freddy to his first big movie at the theater, How to Train Your Dragon. Rachel sat at home while Addie napped and we went to see it in 3D! Freddy was really good and had no attention problems, it was just HORRIFYING! Seriously, the dragons weren't exactly cute and there were huge attacks, battles, fire, and then this huge creature dino dragon with vicious teeth. Maybe I should have done a little research before we went, but I don't think any permanent damage was done because now he won't stop talking about "Toothless the Black Dragon" and wears his 3D glasses everywhere!
So, we had a quick leftover supper and Rachel babysat so Jason and I could go see Iron Man 2, which was really fun. Oh, gifts, I got a box set of my favorite perfume that I only get every 2 years or so. It's J'adore by Christian Dior. MMMMMM, smells so wonderful! I also got a new rolling fully adjustable laptop desk so I can work anywhere in the house in total comfort! I still say it's good to be mom! Hope all my mom friends out there had a great day. I also think that it should just be Women's Day. I hate to sound all anti-feminist, but I think that the mere fact we are women lends us to caring for others whether they are co-workers, family, friends, or the people we serve at church, work, or in our personal ministries. I think that our caretaking nature is such a lovely example of what it means to be a servant unto others. Hooray for a day of gratitude, let's see if I can show mine as well to my husband on his day!
This is what happens when you don't put the carafe in the coffee maker....before turning it on and walking away for 5 minutes! Good M...