I've been making good progress on my baby sweater - and I have to say, I'm getting hooked on knitting for tiny people. Not only is their clothing so cute - ooh, a miniature sweater - but it knits up so much faster, too! Talk about (almost) instant gratification...I couldn't believe when I finished the cap sleeves and started knitting the body of the sweater - it looks like a real garment already!
I need to find some sweet buttons for it - I bought a set of cute daisy buttons but A) they are too big for the buttonholes; and B) I think the yarn will end up getting caught in the petals. Back to the store for round two on my button search.
Speaking of babies, I got to spend some time with baby Davis on Monday! He's such a fun little guy. Still drooling like a champ, which is why he's not wearing a shirt - but he has four teeth to show for all of the drool - go Davis!
Playing with his little music maker - he loves that toy and no matter where it ended up, he kept going back to that one. Also, that face - he's a charmer!
He was babbling away, and I noticed that when he said "Dada" he would wave - so I asked him "Dada?" and he started waving like crazy. Awww! He knows to wave when his daddy goes to work - I love it!
Paco's birthday was yesterday - while we don't know exactly when he was born since we got him from the animal shelter, our vet guesstimated, based on his teeth and size at the time, that he was born around the beginning of July, so we picked the 4th - somewhat easy to remember. He's seven now, or in dog years, almost as old as me! We gave him some watermelon for a treat - really not much of a difference from any other day when watermelon is in the house, because he always gets some - but he loves it. Besides, I didn't have time to bake him a cake. ;)
Yes, this dog loves watermelon!
Here's some pictures from the first month we had him (we got him the end of November in 2006):
First day home - he was so little! He weighed just 15 pounds (now he weighs 28 pounds).
Not really supposed to be on the bed back then, but he looked like he was trying to blend in with the pillows, so naturally I took a picture and let him stay.
Look closely - see the glowing eyes under the chair? That's Henry...and a satisfied Paco leaving the room - he'd chased Henners away from the Christmas presents. Somehow Paco knew there was a gift under the tree for him, and he didn't want old Henry getting NEAR it!
"Take my pikture, Mom. I smile."
Paco's first selfie. Well, selfie if he could manage to work the camera. This was when I knew that Paco thought he was a star - my mom had sent me a box of random things from my grandmother's estate, and among everything was her digital camera. I took it out of the box, turned it on, and Paco jumped on the bed (oddly unmade for once, I swear)(OK, maybe twice, haha) and posed. I've created a monster:
"Not monster. Just incredibly photogenic. Like dat runner guy!"
...I have a lot of pictures just like this - he LOVES the camera!
Ah Paco. Such a ham.
Have a great weekend!