Sunday, August 31, 2008

Kyleigh's Baptism

Kyleigh was baptized this morning and she behaved herself really well, both during the baptism itself and during the rest of the service. Her other grandmother and I shared holding her and for the first time she showed exceptional interest in the bible--of course, I think she just wanted to get it in her mouth. (The pictures are a little blurry because I brightened them; they were originally too dark because of the distance.)

After the service, Chad's family, myself and some friends went to Janice's for a party. Our pastor and his wife and kids also dropped by. There was a lot of great food and good conversation and Kyleigh spent most of the time in various people's arms. She did manage to fall asleep on my lap and slept for about an hour while the rest of us ate lunch.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Street Fair and Stash Enhancement

This morning we drove to Fullerton to pick up a purchase David made on Craig's List and on the way back we stopped at a garage sale. I bought Kyleigh her second toy to keep at grandma's house--a Fisher Price piano that plays music when you press one of the four keys. Her first toy is My First Doll from Child Time (Carter's).

After that, we met Chad, Janice, Kyleigh and their friends from Fresno at the Orange International Street Fair. I should have taken my camera, but I didn't even think about it. We ate Gyros, Bratwurst, Teriaki Beef Strips and miniature donuts--the donuts were so good we had to buy a second dozen. We also checked out a baby boutique that printed various sayings on different colored onsies. My favorite was "I make chunky thighs look cute". They also had a mister tunnel to help you cool off. Kyleigh tried to catch the mist on her tongue as we walked through.

In the afternoon, I went to the library since I'd finished all of my books and then drove down to Needlepoints Ltd to look for the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue. The place looked deserted and I misread the sign on the door so I thought they were closed and went back to the car. Fortunately the owner caught me before I went to far.

She didn't have the Halloween issue, but I purchased the first four Christmas Double Flips from Lizzie Kate (Holly/Stocking, Cookies/Santa, Tree/Candy and Faith/Cheer) and some 28 count bone jobelan to stitch them on. I also got Calico Crossroads Mini Kats Flyin' High (June) and Chillin' Out (August), Mill Hill's Quilted Cats Sapphire and Precious Moments "For Little Boys and Girls". As if I needed more to keep me busy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Janice!

Today was my daughter's 27th birthday. Because it's the day before a three day weekend, we both got off early. I did some shopping and she cleaned house in preparation for a busy weekend

Tonight, we went to the Angels game. I gave Janice her birthday presents--a Target gift card, a game for her Nintendo DS and the cross stitched card--and bought her dinner. Bob brought his camera and took a bunch of pictures of Kyleigh since we'd both been complaining that we didn't have any recent ones.
She's not really eating mommy's chips, just her fingers.

Daddy taught Kyleigh to stick out her tongue which she does a lot.

All ready for bed, she's looking at mom while her proud grandma holds her.

She was on her best behavior tonight, maybe because it was mommy's birthday? She took a short nap, but stayed for the entire game and really seemed to enjoy the fireworks.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Babysitting and a card finish

Since tomorrow is Janice's birthday and we're scheduled to go to the Angels game, Chad took her to the Melting Pot for dinner tonight and I got to babysit.

Kyleigh and I had a good time even though Janice warned me that she was tired when they arrived about 5:45. At about 7:15 I started to get her ready for bed, but I mistakenly removed her onesie before I changed her diaper and she started to cry when I put on the clean diaper. I figured she was informing me that she needed a bath, so I gave her one in the kitchen sink using plain water. After that I gave her a bottle and she fell asleep for about 20 minutes, so she was happy and wide awake when her parents came to take her home.

Since Janice won't have a chance to read this before her birthday, I can show the card I stitched for her.
This is the free kit from the October issue of Cross Stitch Crazy (#116), designed by Margaret Sherry. It came with the card and envelope as well.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Alphabet Girl

I stitched Y - Yarn for Q4OC. This was an easy stitch, but I'm not sure about the color combination, particularly the dark green in her skirt. She's kind of cute though. I don't know what series this is from since I was given the pattern, but I suspect it's from Cross Country Stitching. It will be given to the Second Chances Animal Shelter to help raise money for their new building.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Stars & Stripes

I stitched this for Q4OC. It will be made into a pillow and given to a returning soldier.

I used the chart from a Pine Mountain pillow that I stitched several years ago. There wasn't a color key, so I used colors that were one shade lighter than the ones used on I Love the USA. (816 & 824 plus 3820 for the gold)

I also started my alphabet girl for the same group; I'm doing Y - Yarn.