January 26, 2010

Party Animal

We had a birthday here recently. Our favorite daughter turned 22. Since we didn't get any pictures of the big day, I decided to dig up some pictures from her past. Oh yes, ones she probably doesn't want anybody to ever see. What are mothers for? She doesn't pass out while eating anymore. Thank goodness! There was the night she fell asleep with broccoli in her mouth. I was so terrified she would choke to death in her sleep that I stuck my finger in her mouth to remove the broccoli. The little booger bit me!
Speaking of boogers..... Isn't she the dainty little lady here? This was taken at my grandparents 50th anniversary party. The booger picker was one month shy of two. I guess at that age we can excuse the behavior.

Here is our climber. This is a double mattress we had prompted against a wall in the spare room. I turned my back for one minute and she had scaled it - no time flat. You can tell by the grin that she knows she is doing something bad! She was also famous for climbing out of her crib, normally by performing a nose dive. She was never interested in her crib until our favorite son was born. Then we couldn't keep her from climbing into it while he was napping!

The B-52s dropped by for the party! Oh wait, that's just Ginger with a little fiber on her head. Rock on you long suffering cat!

Speaking of long suffering cats.....Ginger is shedding. Can she shed in peace? Oh no. Our favorite daughter decided to make Ginger a unibrow. Isn't she lovely? Can't you just imagine what kind of cuss words are going through that poor cat's head?

Here's one of Rs b'day gifts. It's a pound of Columbia wool. Now, imagine if you will.....walking along in the countryside. You stumble across a farm. Walking closer, you notice a barn. Why not walk in. Cows are over to the side. Sheep aren't far away. Now take the deepest breath you can. Hold it in. What do you smell? Do you smell poop? Excuse me, vegetable matter. Well, if you have a vivid imagination, you have just imagined what this bag of fiber smells like. P-U! Our bathroom got to experience the smell while we washed it. I really love this kid, I'm telling you!

Birthdays aren't the only thing happening around here. I got some Knit Picks Bare for Christmas. I was trying to think of a creative way to dye it. I recalled a blog years ago where Easter Egg Dye was used. I had bought tons of it on sale after Easter that year. I finally pulled it out and found a tutorial here : http://Kathrynivy.com/patterns/extras/dyeing-yarn/
(Of course I couldn't find the original blog which told how to dye the yarn, but this one is very thorough. Definitely worth a peek.)
The colors are pretty accurate. Might have to stock up on more Easter egg dye this year!


Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday to your little angel -- very cute pictures! Your dyed yarn is beautiful!

kelly said...

AWWWWWWW!!!! So precious.Oh yeah, and your daughter is cute, too.