Whipped up (or whipped out, as it were) a quick knitted thing (using the Big Dick Dishcloth pattern) for a secret santa snack exchange happening in my guild for the holidays. Since, despite living in this region for over a decade, I’m having a hard time coming up with more than a couple of truly local delicacies to send, I figured a handmade thing might help round things out.
It’s taken a while to be able to find some time to get some knitting done without being assaulted by curious infant hands, but I’ve managed and finished a project that’s been waiting to be completed for almost a year and needed to be done before Christmas.
And a progress shot from earlier in the year.
Last year, I donated to a kickstarter for a cool little science “toy” called DINOPET by Biopop. It took a while for production to get underway after a couple of design hiccups and I finally received my long awaited package last month.
Anyhow, I’ve set it all up and let it “charge” in the sun and it works. The little plankton dudes flash a pretty blue when allowed at least 30 minutes of darkness after sundown and then agitated (typically by turning the thing so the air bubble moves from one end to the other). I tried my best, on several occasions, to capture the effect on video, but it hasn’t worked out.
After not attending for a few years, we went to King Richard’s Faire. I snagged a groupon deal for four tickets, so it was hard to pass up.
We packed up, grabbed a quick breakfast and headed off the grounds.
We saw a lot of things: Costumes…
A fair maiden
There were a lot of boobs.
It was also really hot during the joust. REALLY hot.
Expensive, but bottled water was an unavoidable necessity.
Overall, a good way to spend a Saturday in early September.
So today, my son, Oren, is six months old.
He’s happy, healthy and a pleasure to be around, even in spite of his insistence on going to bed at 5am.
He has recently begun crawling in earnest (still a little clumsy, but it’s true crawling, up on hands and knees) and can pull himself to a stand, provided he has sturdy enough support to hang on to. He’s started solids in the last week and is taking well to them, even though they’re mostly just for exploration, fun and nutritional supplementation at this point.
My son officially turned 5 months today, and over the last week I’ve noticed him trying to go longer and longer between naps, and resisting the temptation to doze off during feeding sessions at the same time. Just yesterday, he violently and vocally fought back when I tried to get him to take his usual 4pm nap, and I eventually gave up and let him have his way. Once we stopped insisting, he was content and eventually dozed off on his own as he was siting propped up next to me on the couch.
And right now, he’s completely shrugged off his usual 10:30ish pm nap and is batting at everything he can from my lap. Thankfully, he’s still sleeping through the night, except for is 2-3 feedings, so there’s that.
It’ll be interesting to see how this develops.