Friday, April 02, 2010

What a mug!

What is a mom to do when your baby insists on scooting around on the floor like a seal pup with this hair and their tongue hanging out all the time?

I don't know what you would do, but I laugh a lot. Her hair refuses to lay down and she is determined to get where she wants to be by any means necessary. The boys were both considerably larger and were not this mobile at 6 months. A part of me is totally petrified that she is going to be walking by 9 months or something equally ridiculous. Mango is a little sweetie, but she doesn't put her arms out to you yet to be picked up, instead she does a seal pup wiggle over to you and arches her back as much as possible and then squeals really REALLY loud. I was slow to figure this one out, and so she was so noisy one afternoon and then I picked her up and she was so relieved that I FINALLY got the message.
I made a big trip to the post office to send out some swap items (some were even early!!) My first embroidery for the Hoop-up swap....
Spawned a summer themed embroidery on my Traveling Threads block for March...
the quilt police are welcome to come and check out my last block for Another Quilting Bee#1...My corners all connected (no cut of points!!), the block was supposed to finish at 12.5" AND IT DID! (could be the first time ever!)...
My Traveling Threads block for April...already finished and sent (on Tuesday!!) Thank heaven for a simple Log Cabin block.

How did I finish all of these you ask?

This past Saturday Big Daddy did all things domestic and I got to sew and occasionally feed the baby. The funny thing is we were both so satisfied at the end of the day (I think that he misses being at home and doing the "usual") that I don't know why we haven't done that before. So Good!

I was reading blogs today and I came upon a particularly relevant (to me) post that I thought I would share. Amy has a way of putting thoughts to writing that I really relate to and love to read.
JMB
P.S.
Baby Mango has developed the ability to spot a tiny scrap of paper from across the room. We are done for.

7 comments:

ROZ said...

What darling children!

Clare said...

I see she's also pushing herself up on her hands. I think you've got an "early bird" there.

Love the washing line.

Clare said...

PS I've just read Amy's post and totally agree.

欣盈 said...

I do like ur article~!!!..................................................

Diane said...

Oh, what a sweet picture. I do miss those "everybody on the floor" years. Glad to hear that Mango is an assertive and effective communicator!

Jess, your swap blocks are all fabulous! I love the Hoop Up embroidery and that little washing line is adorable.

林昀睿 said...

弱者等待時機,強者製造時機........................................

AnnieO said...

Adorable pic of your sweet kids! My youngest (of 3) army-crawled her way from the living room to the kitchen when she was 5 1/2 months old. She walked at 10 1/2 months. She was my best sleeper. So don't worry too much!

Your sewing and stitching work is beautiful. What a great way to enhance any patchwork, just love it!