Thursday, August 7, 2008

Might as Well Blog

I was supposed to go to Knit Night at Ariadne this evening, after having spent the entire day keeping the kids (mostly Émilie, actually) out of the way while Phil worked on the tail for his kite. Knit night was supposed to be sort of a "calm before the storm" kind of thing, because Phil will be leaving me all weekend with the kids while he attends the Grands Airs de Varennes festival. Call it incentive. Alison and Audrey invited me to join them, and I was really looking forward to it.

Then, disaster struck:
The tail of his Jordan 200 kite, which is supposed to be in a spiraling motif that gradually tapers down to nothing (kind of like a 160 foot long wind sock), seems to have flared rather than tapered, and all's pretty much shot to s**t. What was I supposed to do? Say "Oh well, that bites the big one. See Ya!!!".

Of course I stayed home. I took the kids upstairs right after dinner and gave them their bath and put them to bed. I think it's fair to say that I'm owed big time.

But hey, at least now I've got time to blog, right??? :)

Crap, what the heck have I been up to over the past few days?

Oh!!!! It was Émilie's birthday on Sunday!!! My baby is 4 years old, I can't believe it! I know that those if you who have older kids probably know that 4 is still plenty young, but I just can't believe how grown up she is now. I mean, she's riding a two-wheeler now!!!! (OK, with training wheels, but still...)

Although, tell me you can look at that picture and not think of this :)

LOL! I can't help it, every time she straps that helmet on, Rick Moranis pops into my head.

Anyway, the party went great. We had invited a few friends from her daycare, as well as some friends of ours. Kate-the-Enabler and clan weren't able to make it, unfortunately. They were in quarantine, Liam having come down with the dreaded Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Even though it sometimes felt like total chaos (5 kids all sugared up can be quite a handful!), it was lots of fun, and I'm glad Émilie had the chance to have her friends over.

This week has been pretty slow. We've mainly been staying around the house, taking day trips to the Biodôme and stuff like that. Evenings are spent knitting and sewing.

I finished the Lace Ribbon Scarf!
Photos of me wearing it will have to wait, I'm afraid. I did my best today using the mirror, but I think I really need Phil on this one, and he's been a little preoccupied, to say the least.

Despite my trepidations, I also cast on for Sizzle using the über-splitty Estelle Mystik DK. It's actually not too bad when you get the hang of it, and it makes for nice TV watching knitting. Hopefully I'll be able to wear it before the summer is out.Finally, I'll leave you with this picture of the loot from today's foray into the garden. My cherry tomato and cucumber plants have really started to kick it into gear, and my zucchini seems to be recovering from whatever was causing it's flowers to drop dead, at least for now. I'm enjoying the fresh vegetables, even if the Émilie seems to be more interested in growing them that in actually eating them.Happy Knitting Everyone!


Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Émilie! She's a big girl!

birana said...

Happy birthday to your little girl. Funny spaceball pics. ha!hA! Your lace ribbon is wonderful! And sizzle is very nice I did not know this style. Have a nice WE :)

AliP said...

Aaah 4 is a great age. Love the Space Balls analogy!
Since you weren't at Ariadne I got to hold Robyn's baby Mac for a long time. HAHAHA. baby smell without the new baby work. Awesome.

Jennifer Lori said...

It's too bad you couldn't go! I was supposed to go too, but things didn't work out. Happy Belated birthday Emilie!

Great job on the scarf, more photos please!

Oh, and p.s.: it's Rick Moranis. :)

Sinéad said...

Love your cucumber ;) oh and your knitting is nice too. lol only joking, I had to get the cucmber gag in.
Happy Birthday Émilie! What a great age 4 is. Love the color of your Sizzle top, really yummy! And the scarf is gorgeous too. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great Sizzle progress. Is there more than just that in the photo there?

We missed you at Ariadne. Next time.

You should come out to a West Island Knit Night sometime to see Jenn & I! Bring Kate too! (Once she's not in quarantine anymore - Poor Liam).

Happy 4th Emilie! Hope she had a good day!