Saturday, November 11, 2006

I am realizing that it's going to be difficult for me to buy presents for Emma for Christmas. Last year she was still more or less oblivious, so I could easily slip something in the cart, pay for it, and take it home without her ever noticing. So far this year I have seen several little things that I thought would be good presents, but I couldn't get them because she was right there and there is no way to get something like that by her anymore. How is this going to work? Do I just have to buy everything online? That also poses a problem because she gets really excited about going through the mail every day, and is thrilled whenever a package arrives. Hmmm.

Here is a cute pair of slippers I finished knitting for Emma. I just got the pattern (Stripey Slippers from Little Turtle Knits) yesterday, so they were super fast to knit. I think they are so adorable that I have already started a pair for myself.

Today I am thankful for the baby that kicks and jabs me all day long, giving me a little tingle of joy every time I feel it.

5 comments:

Abbie said...

Emma's hair seems to be growing out in that picture! She is so cute.

pete said...

I'm liking the slippers and the kicking baby.

mom said...

Plus, your dad and I were just discussing how Emma owns everything a little girl could ever need! I also love the slippers and the tingles of joy for the new baby.

Deanna said...

I usually shop online and I plan for one day when Eric watches the kids so I can shop alone. If we get a box, when the kids were younger, I might tell them that it is for Daddy, so we can't open it, and then try to get them to forget about it. Now I just say it is secret stuff and give them mysterious looks. They like that too :)

Adorable slippers! I got that pattern too, but am finishing up the girls' hats...plus it looks intimidating, so who knows when I will give it a shot. I want to make this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTayla.html for the girls. Isn't it SWEET??? But the flower scares me :) My irrational fears of knitting, huh?

Katie said...

Awwww! baby kicks are the best.
And those are the coolest slippers! I need to get that pattern!