Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lego Play!

Jimmy and I dug out his Harry Potter legos yesterday and had a lot of fun with them! So hard to get up off the floor when you've been sitting there for hours...ouch, had to walk around to get the old age cramp out!:) Also did the Wii for half an hour...love the hula hoop one!

Jimmy made this adorable cottage!

This is the inside of his cottage...sleeping area, fireplace, bookshelves and dining area.

Another angle of the inside....cottage pictures courtesy of Jimmy!:)

Very hard to hold the camera and take a picture!
In the process of our building!:)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Fuji!

Happy 3rd Birthday Fuji!

Fuji has three birthdays really...April 27 was when she was actually born, June 29 is the day we picked her up, but she was meant to be my birthday present which is July 8! She just gets spoiled three times! Three times the charm right!:)

Fuji with her new toys...Jimmy gave her the stuffed crab and we'd gotten her the squeaky cupcake. Notice how she's looking at Trouble on the side of her eye making sure he's not getting too close to her new toys!:)

My sweet cuppycake puppy!:)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Raining Cats & Dogs Kit!

Woolgirl Sock Club Kit #3!!!

The super duper dog and cat treats included in this kit:

It's Raining Cats and Dogs sock pattern by Kelly Kubicz. Raindrops shawl pattern by Renee Strouts. A dog bone calculator with cute little dog paw buttons..I got pink, yeah! It came in a cute little paw print bag that will be perfect for some knitting accessories. A set of pattern tamers which I've been really wanting to try made by Kelly Black. The most adorable stitch markers by Cathy and Emilee of MD Knits, one dog and one cat, gonna go check out their other stuff because these are just way to cute! Paw print bamboo needle gauge by Karen from Karatstix. An umbrella shaped tape measure. Five dog/cat themed greeting cards to include into your knitting gifts. Eco-friendly mini Euclan wool wash...I've always used SOAK so am excited to try this out. Dog/cat themed stickers and adorable charms throughout the whole package. These packages are always soooo much fun to open! Love them! Just need to get busy knitting some of these kits!:)

1 scrumptious skein of Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the It's Raining Cats and Dogs colorway. I love Dream in Color and have yet to knit it into socks. I've made a couple of Forest Canapy shawls out of it but never socks. This is definitely going to be the socks! Going to order some other colorway to make the beautiful shawl pattern that came in the kit too.

...none are as fiercely loyal as dog people. - Linda Shrieves

He cannot be a gentlemen which loveth not a dog. - John Northbrooke

Here, gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy DOT!

Taking a snooze!

Resting up from the long weekend!
Happy DOT!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lila Baby!

This is the baby doll I made for when Lila visited this weekend!
What's really cool is in German the word for lavendar violet color is Lila!:)

Holding her baby as she watched Finding Nemo!

Laughing at me as I try to get her to smile for the camera!

Really trying not to look at me for the picture!:)
So happy she loved her baby!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

James and Lila reading books together...she loves to read them over and over!:)

Lila playing beach ball...having so much fun tossing it at James and I....she really likes it when it pushes James over! Fun times!

Dawn and Lila!

Jimmy and Lila playing "food" together. She really liked playing with the birthday cake and singing to the baby I made her! She'd laugh so hard when I pretended to eat it all gone!:)

Lila and James!
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Daddy's out there!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Niece!

My niece, Lila, and my brother in law came to visit us this weekend!
She wanted to wear her ballerina outfit today!:)She danced around for me too!

Fuji still doesn't know what this little person is...so she's just going to watch her!:) At least she has stopped barking at her...still barking at my bil though! Found Jimmy's big bucket of Little People for her to play with and she has had a blast with them!

Jimmy gave her one of his bears! So sweet, he's been really good with her. He played ball with her, ring toss game and watched Finding Nemo with her. If he goes out of the room she goes looking for him...."Jimmy wear are you?", so cute! More fun tomorrow....

Friday, June 19, 2009


Jimmy got some more nerf guns.
You wear the vest and the bullets have velcro and stick to it!
If only he hit the vest and not my bare back...ouch these things left marks!
No wonder they give you safety glasses! I'll probably have bruises from it!

My brother in law and my niece should be arriving from NM tonight to visit us!:)
Gonna be a fun weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy DOT!

This is one of Fuji's favorite games now....chasing Jimmy's Nerf bullets...he's even got her trained to retrieve them and bring them to him! This shoots out 10 bullets rapidly and she loves it! She used to like the ones where it does single bullets but loves how this one goes all around her! Although she'll play with him whatever one he chooses!

Waiting for him to reload!

More waiting as he pumps it up!

Action shot of the bullets all around her! Whoohoo!

Helping Jimmy clean up so they can do it all over again!
Happy DOT!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Yesterday I didn't get to participate in World Wide Knit in Public day because I had a bad sinus/allergy headache. I did crochet a cute stuffed bird, did all my watering outside, and made a batch of soap. We also watched Marley and Me...so sad, such a tear jerker.
I'm doing this post from my phone so I am hoping it works. I also have no clue as to how to get a pic with it!:)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy DOT!

Fuji's new outfit and toy she got for Jimmy's birthday party!
"Ok Mom, this isn't so bad...love the pretty squeaky flower!"

"Mom, I don't think this hula skirt is going to fit!"

"I really don't like getting all dressed up!"
"I'm giving you the evil eye...."

"Quick take the picture and get this thing off of me!"

She only wore this for the pictures and not for the party....she wore her "birthday suit" instead!!

Happy DOT...check out all the other cute pups by clicking the bone in the sidebar....great article about anal glands by Nichole too on the site!

Please check out Sue's Blog..there are some really cute pups there celebrating Blue Bandana Day! Fuji's even on her blog to help her celebrate!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Boys!

The Nerf Duo!
I'm dodging nerf bullets!!!
Jimmy playing with my cousins son...they're having a blast!
Playing nerf guns, legos, water balloons and being my cookie testers!:)

Lunch Time....burgers, strawberries, watermelon and cheetos!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pattern Help...

This is the Landscape Shawl by Evelyn Clark. I'm using Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb yarn in the colorway Wild Purls. I thought it was worsted weight and so preceded to check my gauge for that. Well, it is aran weight....is aran weight worsted or dk? My next boo boo is I did the gauge swatch in stockinette because that is what most do it in.....well read the pattern last night and suddenly saw that it said to do the gauge in garter st. What fun reading those little bumps...I have 14sts to 4in.....that is the gauge for dk weight in the pattern, for the worsted version its 12st to 4 in. Sooooo do I frog it and do the pattern in the dk version or just continue on in the worsted weight version.....in the end on the worsted weight I'll end up with 184 sts whereas with the dk version I'd end up with 204. I'm stuck.....I know its a shawl and all but I'm wanting to use up the yarn the best way plus I don't want to run out which with either way I go I shouldn't because I bought enough yardage. Have I totally confused you? I've totally confused myself with this! I shouldn't have found that little blurb in the pattern about the gauge and I'd still be knitting merrily away! Let me know what ya'll think!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


Jimmy got a lot of great stuff for his birthday....with some of the money he bought the stuff in the above pic....nerf guns, wii nerf games, webkinz, neopets card.

At his party he got lots of money to go shopping with, a cool shirt, game, and his great grandma made him a big batch of fudge!

The shirt says "My parents said I should spend more time outside!"
His favorite birthday stuff is the thunder from down under...brownie, ice cream dribbled with hot fudge. Hard to photograph for a pic so just used the brownie portion his grandma made! Played a fun ring toss game, Wii party/family games, water balloons, and just had a blast!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fun Times...

Jimmy started his birthday with some yummy donuts his daddy went and got and a surprise cd inside a donut bag of SUM 41! We listened to this as we went to the movies and saw Night at the Museum 2 (which was a great movie!) After the movie we went to Vinces's Pasta and Pizza which is similar to a Chuck E. Cheese. He had a great time there playing all the games and eating pizza! He won a cool yo-yo, some airplanes and army men!

He'd frozen some water balloons so him and his daddy carved ice sculptures out of them!
The things boys can think of doing!!:)
I made some yummy strawberry jam as they were sculpting!!

His Grandma Doe Doe and Papa surprised him with this cake that they'd put in the fridge for him to find when he got back from all his fun excursions! He inhaled it!! I don't even think he tasted it he ate it sooooo fast!:)

He had a bunch of phone calls, text messages, facebook messages, blog messages wishing him a Happy Birthday which was totally cool! Now he has to wait till Sunday for his party! You guessed what I'm doing today...yup cleaning!:)

Today is Jimmy's Grandma Carol's birthday...Happy Birthday Mum!

I made her a wrap I designed out of a rose colored yarn, hope she likes it!
This is a close up of it....there are X's and O's...I named it Wrapped in Hugs and Kisses!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!

Oh my gosh, my baby is turning 12!!!

"Aaaaaah, It's my birthday!!!"

We're having his party on Sunday but today we are going to the movies and then to Vince's Pasta and Pizza, it's kind of like a Chucke E. Cheese but even bigger! Should be a fun day!!