Thursday, April 29, 2010


Adrian, Amira and I all need our lunches packed in the morning-and this is quite a feat. Amira usually leaves with the best as we plan her food in advance. We cook and freeze fruits and vegetables in ice cube trays over the weekend so we can just pop them out for her in the morning before leaving for work and daycare (aka "school").

Today Amira had: sweet potatoes and peas; spinach, pears and spaghetti squash; snap peas, beef and carrots. Mom and Dad had left over pizza and wings and of course a piece of fruit each. I also keep a variety of snacks in my desk at work like oatmeal and microwave popcorn. And I extremely dependent on the wonderful treats members of my team bake on a fairly frequent basis.

Amira enjoying trying to feed herself:)

I know she gets herself pretty messy, but she has to learn somehow right? While she was mashing banana and cantaloupe in her mouth, I tried cleaning up the kitchen a bit and found this dried pepper in our vegetable bowl!

You can see how long its been since I have had a chance to clean out the vegetable bowl by how many onion and garlic peels were at the bottom. Well, that and how long does it take a peper to dry out like that?

After that I fed Amira her meal with a spoon. She has this habit of pressing her feet against my knee during meals. Now I know why people love little baby feet so much!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Good Morning! I am going into work late today so I actually have a minute to drink my coffee! Some bright hexagons I have been making lately to go with the pretty flowers Adrian brought home.

Amira and I picking up this Saturday while dad is getting the oil changed in the car-the to-do list never ends...And then there are all the things I want to do! I need to get back to my diary! Maybe I can work on that tonight?
This, however, is what I really need to tackle!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Still crochetting!
I have started working on a crocheted red flower blanket-above are the flowers I have done so far. I look forward to its completion!

I always fall for multicolored yarn. Here are a couple of squares that seem tie dyed when crocheted. I may have to make a summer dress for my Amira, tie dye seems appropriate for summer days which are getting nearer and nearer. I can't wait to take our baby to the beach for the first time!

Amira-are you excited too! She is wearing her liberty of london dress grandma got at target and my necklace-I never had a gold chain before as I just remember boys in elementary school wearing stiff fish tail styles, but lately I have become fond of them. However, anytime I wear jewelery the baby is too interested for it to stay on me.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I relearned to crochet last weekend. I made the above sun hat for Amira...

I have started this blanket for a friends baby, but think in might be better suited to be a felted basket-any thoughts?

I have been playing with making different flowers, this one is inspired by hydrangeas which will soon be in season here in New England.

As I want to make an afgan, I am trying to learn some classic patterns.

Here's Amira getting caught up in some of my yarn!