Weekend event pictures

I thought I would post a few pictures of the wedding and rehearsal dinner.

Starting with the Bride and Groom.


I think they are crazy for taking pics outside, it was cold!

Here is a little moment between the Bug and her uncle.


And another of the Bug, who went around saying all day “I get to look like a princess like my mommy!”


Oh, you want to see what mommy looked like? (Sorry Will, I pulled you out of this pic because you looked totally whacky, but I looked good, you will be featured later.) This is of me, the groom (my brother) and my “other brother” John. Not featured is my “other other brother Will”


Also, here we are at the rehearsal dinner as well


Then a group shot, of the real brother, the cousin brothers, and a real cousin.


Now a couple of wonderful dancing pictures

Mom and Bro


Bro and TOO adorable cousin Monique


and Will and his wife Nikki, who look just fantastic in this picture if you ask me!


Bug gets her hair cut

So I have always cut the Bug’s hair myself.  There seemed no need to get it done elsewhere since she really doesn’t have all that much hair.  But with the upcoming wedding that she will be in, I thought it prudent to get someone else to do it so that it turned under nicely and was even.

She has gone with me to the “hair cutting store” to see my stylist.  They have a pedicure area with a long bench that has lovely pillows and blankets on it.  When we go to my stylist, she goes up and lays down on the bench.

I told her that she would be going to get her hair cut, and the first thing she said was “Now you can go sleep on the bed!”

We talked a lot about going to get her hair cut since she likes to discuss new situations before she experiences them.  I told her that she would need to sit very still and do whatever the stylist told her to do.  Well when I picked her up at school, it seemed obvious that the whole thing wasn’t going to go very well.  She was grumpy and crying and there were tell tale signs that she had not eaten lunch.  She kept saying “Mommy, I am SOOO tired, I don’t want to go get my hair cut I want to go home!”  I told her she would feel better after chicken and fries, and indeed she was able to hold it together by the time we got to the salon.

The stylist called her back, and we got her up in the booster seat.  She had been talking to the stylist but once she was in that seat, she suddenly stopped talking.  The stylist told her she could have a little toy if she sat still.  The Bug wouldn’t even answer her.  She sat there, still and quiet, and I rather wondered what was wrong with her!  Then the stylist left for a moment, and Bugs head snaps around and she says “I am sitting VERY still so I can get a toy!!!”  OH, so thats what is going on!  As soon as the stylist came back, same deal, she was extremely still and did everything that the stylist asked her to do.  The stylist kept saying “We NEVER get toddlers like this!  This is so unusual, she is so good!  She is sitting so still!  I can’t get over this!  I work in a restaurant, children don’t act this well behaved!”  I was so so proud of my bug.  As soon as she was out of that chair, she was chattering away to the stylist and got to pick out her toy.  She so earned it!

We got home, and Bug wanted to go back again.  That went better than expected!

Lessons from the Bug

We drove past a hospital this morning as we had to take a friend to the airport before work.  The Bug wanted to know what that big place was.  I told her it was the hospital, to which she said:

“Oh, like where we go when we are sick, so we can get better.”

Well, accurate so far.  And then:

“Like if a mean dinosaur  bites us we have to go there so that Doctor can take care of us and make it better.”

Yup, just like that.

Weekend knitting turned into….


Yeah, I said I wasn’t going to spin until after my brothers wedding.  But with J away this weekend and the Bug spending some time with her father, I did get quite a bit of knitting done.  B’s sweater (which J is sure will NEVER be done) is being…..fixed. Sleeve # 1 was too tight under the armpit.  So I knit sleeve #2 to the correct measurements.  Sleeve #2 is done.  Sleeve #1 is ripped out and put back on needles and quite a bit of knitting has been done on that as well.  Add in some knitting on the baby blanket as well as the 2 lace projects, my poor hands were really feeling it by tonight.

So I started spinning this.   I’d take a picture but I cannot get it to look right.  I am surprised (as usual) at how much lighter in color this is spinning up.  I joined Mystic Light secret knit along, since I am loving Mystic waters so much.  Mystic Light will be using sock weight yarn, and I am thinking of using this for it.  Single ply. As it does rather remind me of firelight and summer evening sky.  We will see if I end up with enough yardage.  If not, I suppose it will make nice socks 🙂

And for those who suspect that I did nothing but knit this weekend…..I did a ton of cleaning, studied for class, and packed for the trip.  The best part was cleaning the Bugs room, which really really needed to be done.  We then moved her train set upstairs, as I had made a great big floor area for it, and built the biggest train track possible with the tracks we have.  The best one yet!

Now if only I can manage to not get the cold that feels like it is coming on……I suspect I will have to succumb to it eventually.