Tuesday, February 27, 2007


The weather turned cooler on our last day in Disneyland, this worked out great, thinning the crowds a bit for us. I think this was our best day, we covered a lot of ground and the kids were really well behaved.

We spent a lot of the day in Toontown, the kids loved it.

I love this picture of Q, he was so funny:

Goofy seemed to really enjoy the kids, he got right down and hugged them. PJ was wearing a 'It's my Birthday" button and Goofy made a special effort to wish her a happy one.

It would not be a trip to Toontown without meeting Mickey:

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Disneyland was a hoot! We had such a great time. I don't even know where to start. I will take a few posts to tell you about the trip and show you some pictures. Let me know when you get bored of the topic.

I loved seeing everyone so much, the only down side was missing Shannon, Will, Morgan and Taylor and APL. I am just going to give you a few pictures at a time. These first ones are the classic Disneyland photos, you will know why I call them that in just a minute.

Here are Q and Grandpa George, Q' first steps into the magic kingdom and Grandpa George had not been there himself in about 25 years.

I am a sentimental girl but this picture brought tears to my eyes. We weren't there for 10 minutes when I had to take this classic picture. I bet my mom and dad could dig out one like this of Shannon and I. I would love that!

The last day in the park we took this one:

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Rolling, Rolling

I am off to the Wheel this weekend.

We will return to your regular programing Monday. (What is the regular programing around here anyway?)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Chuga Chuga Whoowhooo

A big Thank You shout out to all the Grandparents who gave the kids loads of fun Christmas. They play with the trains all the time.

Every Saturday the whole thing gets cleaned up and put away. Over the next week the tracks come out bit by bit and by mid week there is usually a complex rail system set up on the front room floor. Sebass is often the mastermind that gets all the tracks to connect to one another, but everyone does their part.

In this week's town they have included a train station, an airport, there is even a hospital and and a school. I think they even put up a toy store!

Here is my favorite part this week: The city park.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Here is the first project out of my own handspun:

I am happy with the way they came out. I found the yarn to be more consistent than I thought it would be and the socks are cozy warm. I will bring them to Disneyland to show them off in person, I can't capture the colour of the yarn real well with my camera. This makes two completed projects for January (I also knit a touque for myself, it never got any blog time)

I am doing well on my goal to knit a project a month. I read on a blog somewhere that FObruary is for finishing up a project that has been hanging on the needles for to long. I only have tow UFO's right now; a Christmas stocking for Quentin that has about 3 rows knitted and this one:

I love the yarn and the project but I goofed up somewhere on the lace pattern and I could not figure out where I had gone wrong. I did what any lace challenged knitter would do, I stuffed the project in my knitting bag and hoped it would fix itself. I think you know how that worked out.

I spent the better part of hour (maybe two) yesterday trying to figure out where I had left off in the pattern and trying to fix the mistake that had me frustrated enough to let this beautiful yarn sit for nine months. I am back on track now and thanks to Shannon will be able to stay on track more easily.

Shannon gave me an electronic row counter for Christmas that enables you to keep track of three different numbers at the same time. There are two lace patterns that have different row counts in this project and that was confusing me, the counter is making this project much easier. A huge thank you to Shannon for this project saving gift!

One of my darling children did something to the knitting needles while this project was in purgatory. Maybe chewed on them? Stuffed them into the pencil sharpener? I don't know, but the tips of the needles were rough and had some deep nicks in them that snag the yarn. I used some of Paul's epoxy to fill the gouges, I will sand that down and see if that fixes the problem. If not I will need to get to the yarn store...wouldn't that be a bummer?