Thursday, June 28, 2012

another baby gift

This one isn't for my dearest grandbaby but for our neighbors' grandbaby, due in a couple of months.  They know that they are having a girl so I put some pink into the mix.
I really do enjoy weaving with textured yarn!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

baby sweater #1

I have finished the first baby cardi for dearest grandbaby.
It's the Maile Baby Sweater and I made notes about knitting it on my Ravelry project page for it.  I'm very pleased with it now that it's done!  I had the sweet little Beatrix Potter bunny buttons in my button stash.

I hope the next baby item knits up faster than this one!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

dearest grandbaby

I saw you today for the first time and fell in love instantly!
You are stunningly beautiful!  Tears came to my eyes when I saw your little heart beating.  You are a lively little one, stretching and bopping gracefully while we watched.  I think I will need to ramp up the yoga practice and add some cardio so that I have enough energy to play with you.  I'm sure you will keep your mommy and daddy very busy!

I am so excited that you will be joining our family and I can't wait to meet you in person in December!  Stay well, little one, and grow strong.

Your Nana

P.S.  I know it's not your fault that it's too soon to know whether you are a boy or girl but I am going to find it a long wait until the next ultrasound.  I'm itching to do some yarn shopping once we know if you are a blue or pink little person.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

goodnight moon

Goodnight Moon was a treasured bedtime favorite for my son when he was a toddler.  Now that I am waiting for my grandchild to be born, I find myself browsing for children's books again.  A career of teaching children to read (along with scads of research) reinforces my belief that children should be read to as often as possible, hopefully starting from the time they are still in the womb.  Goodnight Moon is a lovely, soothing, rhyming bedtime classic.  Children love to hear familiar lyrics and stories over and over again.  This exposure to hearing literature establishes language patterns that are essential steps toward reading.  I've heard so many parents complain that their children have memorized the story and aren't really reading it.  I tell them to celebrate that step as a huge developmental leap to them becoming independent readers!

So what has me thinking about Goodnight Moon in particular?  Well, this from two evenings ago.

And this from last evening.
Although I never did get around to blogging about the supermoon in May, I did take a photo.
All pictures were taken from my deck overlooking the park.  The first one includes the rooftops of the RCMP Depot Division.

We have a fair bit of cloud today so I doubt if we will get a chance to witness the rare Transit of Venus unfortunately.