Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Oh my golly! I'm a soccer mom!

How did that happen? First 2 kids, I somehow escaped the whole soccer thing. Not with Lilli. She's her own gal. Well, that and her 2 best friends are playing.

Our team is the "White Tigers".
Here's Coach Andy and the whole gang. The first game went very well. And although the Y doesn't keep score officially at this age..... mom does! Yup, the White Tigers kicked butt! The other team had a little bit of a time figuring out which goal was theirs.
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Couldn't be prouder...

Of our young man Parker. After 6 long hard years of work (that's half his life folks!) he officially earned his First Degree Black Belt. Wow! Now we have to buy him a new uniform! You get one with a black collar and your name on the back when you hit this level. Fun. Posted by Picasa

My kind of projects

I knitted up a couple of quick gifts for my stamping friend Paula's birthday.
A close up of the scarf. Really fun novelty yarn. Great colors too. Can be worn as a belt as well.
Close up of the coasters. Made with Peaches n Cream. They work great. I made one as a prototype and use it often. Posted by Picasa

Knight Vision

Yup, that time of year again. Church birthday time. This year's theme: Knight Vision: One, King, one Lord, one mission! This picture here? Ummm... that's our highly trained, highly professional church staff riding their gallant steeds. The morning included jousting and other games of knightly skill.
Here's Pete and I. Can you believe this is how we went to church? Fun, huh?
The celebration continued with an evening trip to Medieval Times. Here's the kids with the King and the princess.
Hail, hail, the gangs all here. It was really fun. The food was pretty good, the show was great. Our Knight even won! Not just the tournament, but the hand of the fair princess as well. sigh..... Posted by Picasa

School Days, School days....

What has happened to my babies? They sure are growing up fast! Here are the pictures of everyone's first day of group classes. Katelyn's schedule is a challenge, but she'll get the hang of it. Lilli is so glad to be back to her "gang", little miss social that she is. Parker is glad to have a group of guys to hang with. So far so good. It's a quick zip to Christmas break!
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One last hurrah!

Here we are. The whole gang. One last blow out before school starts. We went to Pinochio's Marionette Theater. It was great! Kendall and Jordan weren't too sure about it.

We also went bowling and to the Science Center. Then the big finale was Chuckie Cheese. A good time was had by all. Are we ready for school? Darn! The summer sure seemed short!
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blogging, no... knitting, of course!

I've been a little absent from the blogging world lately. Overcome by the daily grind mostly. It's busy here with 3 kids who are in constant need of transportation! I have been knitting though.

Here are 2 finished items. A poncho made with a ribbon yarn, and a pink fuzzy scarf. Both were easy peasy, the poncho just took some time! I have learned a few things about what kind of knitter I am. I like short projects. The longer ones just seem to suck the energy out of me. I have been knitting dishcloths like a woman possessed! Love them. Also can cozies.

On the needles right now: A feather and fan wrap in brown hemp, a triangular shawl in shades of lavender and pink koigu for my grandma's bday (argh! must finish by Saturday) a halloween scarf I've named candy corn, a scarf for a person who may well read my blog and therefore will go undescribed, an abandoned moss grid linen hand towel in a beautiful emerald green, and a black sparkly wrap (knit on 15s) for my upcoming trip to Vegas, Baby!
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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Can you really call this church?

Yes, and according to Lilli, "we have the best church in the world!". Our summer Wednesday night series concluded this week with "Speedworld". An evening at a local go kart track. A fine and grand time was had by all. Lilli got a feel for the road (and left quite wound up!).
That's Katelyn zooming out of the picture.
Here is Katelyn coming up on a wipe out.
And Parker, glad to be ahead of his sister who is front and center in a spin out.

This has been a fun summer series. Full of fun and fellowship and not totally without spiritual insight. We visited "Fiestaworld" (tacos and pinata bashing), "Waterworld" (ice cream and water games) and "Gameworld" (board games). Now just a family break and then the big event! The church's birthday event called "Knightvision". Can't wait. Posted by Picasa

Flip Flop Fun!

Last Saturday I went into my lys to take a pattern reading class. After that class there was a crochet a flip flop class. Had to take it. It sounded like way too fun of a project for a Floridian and the class included a "secret accessory". Dang, that hooked me. (hahaha funny unitended pun- I crack myself up) On the way to class I stopped at Target to get the necessary supply. Flip Flops. What did I find in the dollar spot (which my dh has dubbed the $20 spot)? My friend Lori, but besides that...Not just flip flops, but 4 for a dollar flip flops! Being the extremely OCD person I am, I bought about 20 pairs. Go ahead, say it. I'm nuts. But here in Florida, you can alway use some flops. And 25 cents...... Anyway, I finally finished them all. Here are just a few them. In all their novelty yarn glory. The "secret accessory" was a hair scrunchy. Even more fun. Had to make about a zillion of those too.

So I've got tons of leftovers. I've given quite a few away. Anyone want some? The sizes are goofy. Size large (supposedly 9-10) and medium (size 7-8). There has been much debate on the sizes. Guess you sacrifice size acuracy for cheap!

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Baby sweetness

This was sugary sweet knitting at its finest. First of all 3 fruit caps. 2 apples (green and red) for twins due to a co-worker of my sisters.

Then these little gems. Gotta confess these are one of my very favorite things I've made yet! Newborn socks. For another co-worker of my sisters. Took the picture with the pacifier so you could get some perspective of how small they really are. They really were quick and easy. Did them in just 2 evenings.

I've been working on a poncho now for what seems like an eternity. I've got to get it done. I have other fun projects just waiting in the wings. I try my best to have only one large project at a time. Then I usually have a pair of socks or a warshrag going. Hopefully pictures of the poncho will be next. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 06, 2006


My first pair of Cascade Fixation footies. They were fun and easy. The colors are so fun! They were great to knit up.
And, believe it or not, I've never made a scarf yet! I started with fun fur scarves first! The scarf with the blues and pinks was a big ole pain for about the first 5 rows, but I got over it. This is fun evening tv knitting. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Recipe

for July 4th fun. Ingredients: cousins (how ever many you have), water (as much as your water bill will allow, preferably ice cold!), some balloons (for filling with said water and tossing), enough food to feed a small country, and fireworks. Mix all ingredients and enjoy!

Kendall being schooled in the fine art of watermelon seed spitting.
Look out! Baby with a water bomb!
Relaxing and chilin' with Uncle Pete.

A good time was had by all. Posted by Picasa

How to or...

or how NOT to slip and slide. Jordan wins. He's the champ. Uncle Mike gets points for bravery and manning the hose.

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