Monday, April 28, 2008

What I'm knitting:

What I'm reading:

What I'm wearing:

Obviously that's not me in the photo. I'm not that tall, that skinny, or that pregnant (yet). But I hadn't realised how much maternity clothes have changed in the 5 years since I had The Boy. And these are so much more comfortable than the maternity clothes I had 5 and a half years ago!

Yes, I have officially hit the second trimester, which means that my superstitious side will let me knit baby things. The baby sweater is made with 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino. It's very nice to work with, and the resulting baby cardigan is extremely soft to the touch.

The book is by Sheila Kitzinger. I would like to recommend the Kitzinger book to those of you who have yet to have kids. Seriously, get this book instead of That Other Book that will scare the pants off you! It's a much more reasonable account, offering both sides of the birth argument (ie natural vs medicalized). For the crunchy amongst you, I'm also reading this book. If you think you'd be the sort to have a homebirth or have a midwife to attend you instead of an obstetrician, then try this book, it's the one.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

An emerging new talent...

We recently bought a new camera. The Boy was given the old one, a small bottom-of-the line digital point-and-shoot. It's older than he is. Well, he is enraptured with photo taking. Some of his masterpieces include:

Sleeping Cat

Blue Denim

Slinky Dog

Indiana Jones

Glass of Orange Juice

Me. I actually think I look pretty good, considering the angle and the fact that I'm 12 weeks pregnant and feeling like carp!

House Man

And the piece de resistance, he managed to figure out how to shoot video!

I'm thinking with this kind of raw talent, I can make a lot of money from The Boy. How much do you think these would go for on e-bay? Or maybe his true talent lies in directing. That's it, he's the next Steven Spielberg. Ah, yes, that would certainly enable him to keep his parents in the style to which they have yet to become accustomed.

PS Fiona, I finished your mitts. I swear I'll post them soon, you'll definitely have them in time for the next batch of cold weather in, say, November!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Happy Birthday...

The Boy had a birthday party this past weekend. There were some illustrious guests in attendance.

First, Cinderella graced us with her presence:

Of course, no party is complete without a dragon:

And just in case the dragon was an issue, the Good Fairy was there for when happy wishes needed granting:

There were a few pirates there, including Captain Jack Sparrow, but for some reason, they wouldn't stay still long enough to have their photos taken. Although they did successfully lead the hunt for treasure:

and find the pirate swag hidden in the back of my sister's car:

Okay, you say, get to the important stuff and tell us about the loot! Well, the haul was good, starting with this from Grannie and Grandpa in North Carolina:

and this from Auntie LaLa:

And a good old fashioned datsun from Uncle A-Rock (it's a 1971 Datsun 510 for those who care):

As for The Boy's behaviour on his birthday? Well, he did really well, only getting slightly over-excited when the other pirate arrived--swords were quickly confiscated. He did find the cake a little hard to resist, and swooped in for a quick lick after blowing out his candles. Needless to say, that was his piece!

As for me, well, I survived my baby turning 5. Helped a little, probably, by the knowledge that we will, if all goes well, be welcoming another baby into our family sometime in late October or early November. I had been keeping this a secret, but, you know, pregnant brain and all, I let it slip at work a few weeks ago. So I may as well make it public here. The working name for this baby is Trevor (after The Boy's imaginary baby brother) so that's going to be this baby's Blog Name. If Trevor ends up being a girl, I will need to come up with something else after she's born!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

I haven't been blogging much lately. I do manage to keep my facebook up to date, so make sure you add me there if you want to keep up with the adventures of House Man and The Boy. If you really want to add me as a friend but don't know my last name, well, just tell me in the comments and I'll e-mail it to you.

The Boy is having a birthday very soon. I'll try to post pictures from the party sometime next week.

I think I'm going to have a nap now.