Saturday, January 02, 2010

Here we go again...

... in more ways than one!
Happy New Decade friends!
I am here, Mango is here, the boys are all here. We are getting on into our new year.

Is she not the cutest thing? I can't help myself most of the time. She is just so beautiful, so sweet and so mellow... that is until she realizes that everyone else is sitting upright and she has to recline. My first move of the new year was to trade in some old baby stuff for some new baby stuff! It was the best. I love coming home with a bunch of new things that we needed and getting rid of other things that were just taking up space in the garage... for NO MONEY! Little Mango now has her Bumbo and is as happy as a clam, and nearly as juicy. This little girl is working on some teeth and the drool is AMAZING. I don't think that the teeth will actually make an appearance for awhile, but WOW, is she working it out on her fists, her toys, our fingers....

I spent January 1 trying to finish my quilt in time for Jacquie's challenge... then, this is just like the mother of a new baby, I went and read the "fine print" a.k.a. the regular print and noticed that the projects had to be done by December 31. I had a good laugh about that one. Good news is even though I thought I would try to finish 5 things (hope springs eternal) I made good headway on a number of them. One of them I have been working on for 5 years. I finally finished the border and now I am hung up on it's largeness. It is wider than 90" so I am going to have to figure out the batting issue. If anyone has a suggestion I would love to hear it. I am leaning towards piecing it together, but I don't really want to. So, thank you Jacquie, I didn't actually finish anything, but I tried and realized that babies and Christmas eat up a LOT of time, and that is OK. I am going to finish that quilt soon and it will have a showing, yes it will! I also am starting a 365 day photo project on Flickr, I missed it last year. It was a good practice for me and my camera. I looked at things differently, and that is good.

I hope that you all are welcoming in the new year too. I am thinking about a new word this year. If you are in to that here is a post to read.
Best wishes!
JMB

3 comments:

Diane said...

At first glance, I thought "Holy cow, they're potty training that baby already!" Alice looks so pleased and proud of herself in her new upright position. She's a perceptive little girl to realize what she's missing out on.

ROZ said...

What a darling!

Yaz and Rob said...

Ahh, this is right before we left! I miss you guys!

Yaz