Friday, 9 January 2009

Finish #2 and Family Photos

Good morning everyone. It is -20C this morning and I'm wishing I were back in Arizona.
Leo and I are babysitting our two grandsons while Mom and Dad are basking in the sun in the Dominican.
And I learned something new - I am too old to raise small children. Jack and Hunter are 4 and 2 and we are exhausted at the end of the day. Thank goodness, Mom and Dad will be home Saturday.
I did manage a little bit of stitching these past few days. I decided to stick to something simple as it is put down at the drop of a hat, or the toss of a car, the toss of a ball, a swat at his brother, a demand for milk - make that chocolate milk, pudding, yogurt, banana, rye bread - and no, I don't want butter! Get the picture! Thank goodness for the "Transformers" movie and a 10 minute to bedtime timer. And mind you their ten minutes may not be the same as mine LOL.

Here is my finish - a Kiwi bookmark that Rowyn sent me. I will finish finish it when I get back to Arizona.

Here are some family photos taken at Christmas.

22 comments:

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Lovely photos! I agree, my Mom always tells me that the good lord gives us our children while we are young for a reason :-)
Safe travels back to the warmth...

Judie said...

Sounds like you are having a busy time. lol Sorry I didn't get to see you while you were in the big white North, but spring can't be too far away. Can it.

Ranae said...

You are too funny. I wouldn't know what I did or how to fix the blue underlined wording either, lol.
Good looking family

Wendy said...

It must be a very busy time for you with your grandchildren! I have 2 kids of 5 and 8 years old and it's also always, I want to drink, I'm hungry, I want this and that.
Nice pictures of your family!

Little Cat said...

They're so tiring but good fun too aren't they. I am shattered by the time Riley goes to bed (which is why I hardly get to stitch) but I wouldn't be without him and the fun he brings us.

Great photos of the family Kathy and congrats to Nicole!

Carolien said...

Hello Kathy!

I can imagine you being exhausted after a full days with the boys! I can be worn out too sometimes after nannying 'my two'. It's fun, but tiring ...
Lovely pictures and have a nice rest this weekend!

Hugs, Carolien

Von said...

Hi Kathy! Looks like you had a great family get together this Christmas!

Rowyn said...

-20? Brrr... I can't imagine how cold that must feel.

Glad you had a lovely Christmas. You have captured some great family photos there.

The Kiwi bookmark looks great all finished up!

Cheryl said...

Brrr, is sure sounds cold over there!
Loved looking at your family photos! Your description of looking after the boys made me laugh!!
Congrats on your bookmark finish.

Marion said...

Great photos Kathy!!
Enjoyed seeing your family!


How did the browsing the mall go??

Take care
Marion

Cindy F. said...

HA!! I've been having the same blasted problem with blogger...turning my letters blue and underlining them! Whew! I thought it was me!...lol...
Love your bookmark...that's a lot of stitches!
Great family pics. You have a very pretty group there!

Lucy said...

Everyone is smiling so a good time must have been had by all!

mainely stitching said...

Great bookmark!! And wonderful family photos.

To get rid of the blue underlining, you need to go into the HTML and move the text out of the tags <>. It's a PITA and for some reason it happens a lot when there are multiple pictures in a post.

Hazel said...

Great photos. What a wonderful family. x

Lynn said...

Gotta tell you, I wish I was in Arizona right now too! I just can't seem to warm up today.
Love the pics of your family. My granddaughters wore me out as well and I didn't have them for as long a time as you've had. Don't you just love them though!

Karin said...

What great family pictures! It must have been nice to have all of your family together for the holidays.

Lelia said...

Wonderful family pictures & your bookmark is just lovely : )

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kathy, congratulations on your finish! That sure is cute!

You've got a beautiful family there to be proud of!

It was wonderful seeing you today! I know we weren't as chatty but it was great to just be stitching with you!

tintocktap said...

Fantastic family photos! And I hope you're recovering from the babysitting!

staci said...

Wonderful pictures Kathy!!!

sandra said...

They are giving you a lot of work, but as soon as you go back to Arizona you will start missing them!
Wonderful family!

Jenny said...

I thought I was the only one who ever had problems with blogger! LOL
What a beautiful family you have - somedays I think I'm too old to keep up with my own kids!