Thursday, February 28, 2008

Matching Hat

I finished the hat during naptime today. It was really fun and pretty easy to knit up. These are going to look so cute on a newborn!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My first Sweater--all finished

I finally completed this baby sweater. I am so excited that it turned out so well, for my first attempt. It's soooo small. I wanted to take a picture of Owen holding it, so you can tell how little it is, but he just woke up from his nap, so he looks pretty grumpy. Also--pregnancy update: I saw the doctor today, everything looks and sounds good. Two more weeks until the baby's out! It's a good thing I finished the sweater before then. I have a feeling I'm not going to be knitting for quite some time after the baby comes. Also, before Owen fell asleep today I heard him singing by himself in his room. I had to stick the camera inside the door and catch it on video. He's so cute!


Monday, February 25, 2008

Toy Look-alikes

This morning Owen and I were playing with his Potato Heads. He loves these toys, but only if we play with them his way. That is, we each get one, but if I put a part on mine that he doesn't want me to use, he doesn't allow it. Along with that rule, he almost always puts two sets of eyes on his potato, unless I really push him to use a nose. And the thought of me using a part in a place it doesn't belong (such as arm where a nose is meant to go) is unbearable to Owen. He forbids it. So as we're playing potato heads, I tried to put a Minnie Mouse bow where shoes should go, to try to make it into a bow tie. Owen did not approve. Inserting a pocket watch, which is meant for a hand to hold, into the top of the head for a hat, was also vetoed. I kept pushing the limits until I finally completed an approved design. Owen looked at my completed potato, and said, "That looks like Grandpa!" I asked him which Grandpa it looked like, and he said it looked like Grandpa Koford. As I looked at the toy, I had to agree--and suggested that we make his potato to look like Grandma Koford. Then I took a picture of Grandma and Grandpa to share with the world via the world wide web. Owen also took a "picture" using his tiny potato head camera. I'd say these models are pretty spot-on.

The Veggie-Grandparents

The real Grandpa and Grandma Koford

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


O.K. wanted to water the flowers yesterday all by himself. There aren't any flowers in our yard, but the dirt got lots of watering.

Okay so baby #2 is not even born yet...and the boys were fighting over who could have the hiccups longer in the car yesterday. It was so funny to me! I'm sure it's the first of many, many contests between these kids.


It is neither acceptable nor kind to say the following statements to a woman who is 36 weeks pregnant: (this list is certainly not conclusive)
"Wow, you look like you're about to pop!"
"How much weight have you gained?"
"Whoa, your baby has really dropped!"

Here are some possible substitutions for said rude remarks:
"You look fantastic!"
"Pregnancy really suits you."
"Pregnant women are so beautiful."

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Be Mine!

We are suckers for holidays in this family! What could be more fun on Valentine's Day than making sugar cookies with lots of pink frosting? While Owen was involved in the cookie making at the beginning and end, most of the work was done while he was napping for the sake of my sanity as well as sanitation! What can I say? The kid loves sprinkles.

New Lost episode tonight! I love this show.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

So I tried a quilting project

And thought it would only take me about a week to do. It ended up sucking up almost an entire month to hand quilt this wallhanging, and it turned out totally lopsided! Despite the lopsidedness, it's up on the wall and staying at least until Friday. The binding was the hardest part. I wish I had my mom's talent in sewing!

All About Tim

What is his name? Tim
How long have we been married? 7 ½ years
How old is he? 33
Who eats more? He does at dinner, I do at dessert (hey, I’m pregnant, okay? The baby wants ice cream!)
Who said I love you first? He did, in a letter to me in Alaska
Who is taller? He is
Who sings better? I do, but don’t tell him I said that!
Whose temper is worse? Mine, totally
Who is smarter? He is, the guy never forgets a thing
Who mows the lawn? The gardener
Who pays the bills? I do
Who does the dishes? I do, except on weekends
Who cooks dinner? I do—not that I’m that great, but he asks me how long to heat up leftovers in the microwave
Who drives when you are together? He does, until he gets sleepy
Who is more stubborn? I am
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I am, because he’s usually not wrong
Who has more friends? He is the social butterfly
Who wears the pants in the family? He does on Sundays. The rest of the week, it’s yours truly

I tag Jill (again) and Allison!