Thursday, May 29, 2008
Meanwhile I bought the book Stitch' n Bitch Nation for some fun patterns. I finished the spiderweb capelet in 2 days and most likely will keep this for myself. That could change real fast though. I'm also starting the cabled newsboy cap and if it's quick, easy and fun I might make this the Christmas grab bag gift. Over the year I will knit various hats and hopefully make enough to have relatives and friends select a hat at Christmastime. I'll see how much I get accomplished.
This project has been laying around dormant for almost a year. I originally wanted to make a Harry Potter type scarf for my friend Kat but it is extremely boring to knit. I did work on it a bit last week but it takes longer because I'm basically knitting a tube so it'll look the same on both sides. It measures about 30 inches right now so I'm almost halfway there. Like I said earlier that this was intended for Kat (a secret) but she mentioned that her dad wanted a Harry Potter scarf and fingerless mittens in the same colors so I told her that I was already working on one which I will switch over to her dad. Hey at least it will end up at the same family. I need to check and find out when the new Harry Potter movie comes out so it will be done by then. Ugh. Maybe I can teach Tyler to knit so he'll help me out with this one....haha.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
On Thursday he brought his "precious" to school for show and tell and I told him to put in back into his backpack when he was done so he wouldn't lose it. When the bus arrived Josh was asleep like usual so we got him off the bus and he starts asking about his Mach 5. Not in the backpack. Ugh. So we've been bombarded with questions on where his "precious " is and no we are not going back to the store to get another one.
Finally today, I was doing laundry and checking pockets and lo,behold a Mach 5 in one of his shorts. Yay! Josh was very happy and I tell him that it needs to stay home so he won't lose it again. Then later this afternoon, he comes home with his missing car that he left on the bus so he has his backup "precious".
I still need to take the kids to see Speed Racer even though I hear it is long and not that good.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Me: So Tyler, do you think that you would like to learn how to play the piano?
Hector: How about the saxophone?
Josh: How about......uh (thinking)???
Hector (interrupting): How about the trumpet?
Josh (still trying): How about....um.....?
Hector (chiming in): How about the oboe?
Josh: How about....? (he is really trying to get in the conversation)
Hector: How about the flute?
Me: Let Josh ask one!
Josh: How about.....swinging on a pole?
So to get this straight....Tyler will not be learning any musical instruments or swinging on a pole but Hector and I (especially) had a very good laugh. Hey, playing a musical instrument or pole swinging requires talent and skill! :)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Look how huge my daiquiri is....it was definitely a head turner!! It was so hot even at night and boy this drink hits the spot although I was scared of getting brain freeze. Hannah and I took so many pictures of our food...the people probably thought we were weird. Our intentions were good but sometimes we were so hungry that we ate right away and then remembered about taking a picture. My favorites were the fish tacos and ceviche. Yum.
So today I uploaded all 300 photos and will start posting them.
Here are some of my littlest cheeseboy...
Josh working on his smile for the camera or maybe he smelled something stinky (?).
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I'll have my Blackberry with me but don't have any idea what service I'll have or how much it will cost me to receive my email etc in Mexico. I'm kinda curious which I'm sure will turn into shock when I see the bill next month.
Also after reading many forums and bulletins on whether I can bring my pointy knitting needles onto the plane I decided to play it safe and put all my projects in my checked luggage rather than risk having my hard earned work ripped off. Knitting needles are allowed on planes but it all depends on the security inspector to ultimately decide. And I've read that Cancun airport is pretty strict on their policy. I'm sure I can amuse myself by reading and listening to my ipod.
Btw, I just found out recently that She-ra and He-man are expecting a baby barbarian in November. :) yay more knitting for babies but I'm put out that they want to be 'surprised' so no telling what they'll have.
I'll be back next week with lots of pictures and stories...
Saturday, May 10, 2008
After last Wednesday's baseball game, Josh and I headed over to our favorite noodle house to meet Tyler and Hector. As we got closer, Joshua noticed the Honda dealer across the street and said...
"There is the "H" store. That is where we buy our car."
Yes, we drive a Honda Pilot and it was so cute to hear Josh put these things together and then express them in his own unique way.
So yes Josh, we did buy our car at the "H" store.
Friday, May 09, 2008
Today I dug Josh's bike out of the garage so he could ride it to school. And not only did he ride it to school, he rode it around the park about 4 times, ran around the play area with 2 other boys he met and then rode his bike home. He definitely got his exercise for the day.
The weather is still gloomy and cold. It'll be a big difference when I head to Mexico where it is in the high 80's.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I thought since the whole series is on itunes that I should be able to find it on DVD. Unfortunately I found the VHS version and DVDs that people have transferred. I should face that any version will not be the best quality but I'm tempted to buy the series on itunes. I think my kids would like it alot. Hector and I used to joke that Tyler was the batlike monster because when he was a baby & got upset he would flap his arms in frustration. You know which one I mean, admit it.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Hector and I went to Cancun for our honeymoon where it rained for 6 days and 6 nights. Some pesky weather condition called a tropical storm. It finally cleared up on the day we left. We didn't get to do any sightseeing or enjoy the pool or ocean. So this time around I'm hoping the weather will be okay and I won't get sunburned. My cousin and I don't have any solid plans whatsoever except arrive and depart dates and we're going to play it my ear. Nothing to strenuous...wake up, eat, hang out by the pool, eat and knit. I'll bring the pair of socks that I've been working on for the last couple of months and maybe I'll finish them. I bringing another project for a baby jumper dress using that same Noro yarn I used for the hand warmers because my friend and his wife are expecting a baby girl in June.
My plans to download some Spanish podcasts a month ago was pushed aside so I'm downloading them now. We'll see how much (not) I can accomplish in 6 days. :) I just need to do it so wish me luck. Oy, I'm in trouble.
I still need to help Tyler with his famous person presentation and wouldn't you know it that it would be helpful to be in costume according to the teacher. That way it would help the child so I need a Christopher Columbus outfit...hmm...where can I find it? Maybe Party City? Nope, I have to make one. Oh, it's optional but this week's homework is working on the costume. Sigh. I'll find some black fabric and fashion a robe/cape looking thingy with a black funky hat. Something that I can glue gun together so it'll last for a 3-4 minute talk. Then we'll try and preserve it for several years until Josh has to his talk and use it again. :) Heh heh.
Josh enjoys the Sit n Spin but a barstool will do just fine too...
Funny thing happened last week...I brought Josh's old backpack filled with toys to the park and I opened a pocket to put my phone in and guess what I found?? A digital camera that I thought I lost over a year ago!!! It was sitting in there all this time! Now the kicker is where did we put the charger? Who knows where it is? We might have thrown it away since I thought that camera was long gone. Anyway, Hector found a charger online so he can use this camera now....yay!
My latest project was Scrunchie Hand Warmers from the book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. I used my Noro Kuryeon Sock yarn for this because I wasn't sure if I would like the yarn as socks. The yarn has beautiful colors which had me eager to see what will come up next. I almost had the colors match up but I actually like that they aren't perfectly matched to make then uniquely mine. I definitely want these for myself and I think I have enough for another pair.
Some of the colors I would have never put together but it works out great. I must have started several times just getting used to the yarn. Lots of thin and thick spots which took me some time to get used to and I had to untangle snarls many times. The yarn feels rough but I read that it softens up after washing.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Meanwhile the bathroom has slowed down a bit. Hector is in the process of installing the 2 medicine cabinets and scraping old paint off the wall. Hopefully I can start the primer and painting portion soon because I leave for Mexico on May 14th! What...that soon already? I changed my mind on the paint color because I kept hearing complaints on green so the paint is now a blue gray color. Hey it's paint....I can change it if the color doesn't work.
Last night we had some friends over for the De La Hoya fight....it was predictable and okay. Nothing spectacular or great knockdowns but okay. Thankfully it wasn't pay per view or I would have been upset. Just blah.
Okay I have to get back to that poster....I don't think that the teacher can expect a 2nd grader to draw or write in such a small space. My nephews came over briefly yesterday and mentioned that Tyler draws really well....Ha ha those are my drawing that Tyler colored. He wouldn't have been able to fit a scene depicting Queen Isabella giving Columbus money for his voyage in a 2.5 x 3 inch space. :)
Thursday, May 01, 2008
That patio made all the difference...we could open the sliding door and listen to the fountain. Oh and the pool area was huge. Just beyond the fountain was a massive pool with another big fountain and lots of nooks to hang out in. There were several hot tubs located around with one being for adults 21 and over. Then there was another huge hot tub that was the size of a small pool with a lower section and the upper section had a waterfall where the grotto was located so you can enjoy the backside of water.
We gambled at night which let us really enjoy the room and pool area. I wasn't winning anything until our very last day where I played video poker and hit 4 aces to pay out 480 quarters which brought my winning to $170. I took a break then played another machine which hit 4 of a kind to give me $50. Not bad for starting out with $20 each time. So in the end, I brought $300 with me and ended up bringing back $200 home. This was 3 days of gambling and food so I did pretty good. Yay!