Monday, July 27, 2009

More Utter Randomness.

Well, this week's challenge at I Heart Faces is "At the Beach". That would have been a fun challenge to participate in. Yep. Wudda' been - except our summer has been so cold and so wet that we have not been able to fit in a trip to the beach yet. And it's the end of July. Sad. Next summer I'll be back to working every weekend and I won't be able to go on family trips to the beach. Thanks weather.

Speaking of the weather. Yesterday afternoon we had yet another one of our torrential downpours. Glad I wasn't out in that one! Oh, wait, I was! Turns out a couple of neighbourhood kids had taken shelter by my front door. I didn't know they were there until I noticed my daughter had the front door open. When I went to tell her to close the door - I noticed the kids. One was hysterical. He was completely freaked out about the weather and screaming for his mom. I would have brought him inside, but it was pretty clear there was no talking to him at that point. So, I took his hand and the two of us ran through the monsoon back over to his house. Then I had to run back home. Mind you...I was wearing a little white t-shirt during all of this. Yes. Breastfeeding mom running around the neighbourhood in a wet t-shirt. Nice.

But, the weekend wasn't all bad. We did get a couple new toys for the baby. We got her an Exersaucer-thingy and a Jolly Jumper (not the kind that goes in the doorway...those scare me...but the kind that has it's own stand). She is loving her new toys!! So cute. And, for the first time in 6 months she is happy to not be held by me every second of the day! It's so nice watching her having a little baby-sized blast with her toys! We did have an activity mat for her, too, but she never cared for it. So, this is great.

The bad weather also gave me time for a couple other projects. I jazzed up my photoblog a bit. It was very dark before and I wanted it to be a bit brighter and more cheery. I "created" the background and the header for it by myself {grin}. Dave liked it. He liked it so much he started telling everyone about it. That was kind of embarrassing because I'm just starting out. It really isn't ready for all my family to see yet. It's okay for strangers to watch me struggle and be pitiful...but my own family. That's different. LOL.

Also, I spent so much time looking for cute photo props on the internet (hats and things for babies) that I then started considering making them myself {why would I think that - considering I can't knit? I don't know}, but I got a book on knitting baby hats, I got some stuff, and I started creating my first masterpiece last night. We'll see how it turns out.

Maybe I'll get it done before the sun comes out again. That should give me plenty of time.

And that was my weekend. Thanks for askin', Shan.

How was your weekend?

1 comment:

Shan said...

First off your photo blog is awesome! You have nothing to be worried about. I wish for the talent in your little finger. Sorry I missed out on the wet t-shirt contest. And this summer sucks!