Look what I can do!
You know I had been starting to worry about Simon a little. I mean he has been achieving all his baby milestones, is nice and healthy and for the most part a perfect little baby, but he seems to have neglected learning to sit up. I was starting to get a bit concerned since all the other little babies in Sunday School were sitting up nicely, but not Simon, no sir, although he does crawl like a champion and has been doing so since 6 months.
I don't know why he neglected to learn to sit. Finally, a friend came over whose baby is the same age as Simon and again her baby could sit so pretty, and did so many times during the visit.
So after they left I grabbed Simon and tried to teach him to sit. Can't have all the other babies showing him up. I set him down on his fat little bottom and he immediately reached forward and started crawling away! I grabbed him, brought him back and tried again, with the same result. We tried this a few times with him giggling like mad, he thought it was a game! Here I am trying to teach him a basic skill of life and he's just goofing off! Sheesh! Anyways, he did pause once to catch his breath and I think I caught him sitting, I'm not sure it was really quick.
Finally I discovered, by accident, that he can sit quite nicely if there's food involved. His high chair was disgusting because I ummmmm....neglected cleaning it in favor of more fun things to do, so I set him on a chair to eat his lunch. (Don't worry it only looks like I'm neglecting my baby in this picture, both his sister and I were on hand to make sure he never landed on his head during picture taking time). And he sat nice and sturdy for all of his lunch, well, at least until he was full and tried to climb onto the table.
In other news, I had a most excellent finishing day, yesterday. I finished two sweaters! Do you know what an amazing feeling of accomplishment it is to finish two sweaters on one day. I mean all I had to do was sew up about 6 inches on my Snap Cardi and sew 5 buttons onto Simon's BSJ, but still, the finishing happened and I felt so good. Pictures will be coming soon. (First I have to pin Simon down and get pictures of him, then I have to pin Peter down so he will take pictures of me!)
The yarn above is for Fiona's BSJ. The pattern is too fun not to knit again, and it's great for using up random skeins of yarn in my stash. The purple is a really ugly shade of Cascade 220 that I bought online, one of the few times online buying has bit me on the butt. I took the ugly yarn with me when I had the opportunity to hit a yarn store and searched for yarn that made it look better. The Noro brings out the good in the Cascade and masks some of the bad. I think it will make a cute enough BSJ.
And whee! I have found a use for some of the random leftovers I have. It's nothing terribly unique but I am going to make you wait until I'm finished before I show you, just to leave you all hanging in suspense!!