Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lucy's Blanket & Hat

I made a special blanket for my new niece, Lucy. Sarah requested "butter yellow" and ivory.

I am really happy with how it turned out. I decided for the hat, to put a pink flower, so it would show up a little better than the yellow would.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gray & White Crochet Baby Blanket

My MIL asked me to make a baby blanket for her take to a baby shower. I was happy to make one. 

They requested blue and white or gray and white. I started on a blue and white one with yarn that I already had. Well, I ran out of the blue and couldn't find anymore at the store, so I had to start all over and decided to get gray and white. It got a big chunky yarn that was super soft. I figured it would be a good winter baby blanket. I really like how the gray and white turned out. I've never used gray before, so I was pleasantly surprised. It was very "boyish". 
And I had enough yarn left over to make a little hat. It's perfect for those newborn days, when you want to make sure their little head stays nice and warm. 

MIL said that the blanket was a big hit at the shower and they all loved it. I'm so glad!  

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

We started Halloween week off by carving our pumpkin. 

Michael was really excited about carving a jack-o-lantern. 

But he didn't want anything to do with touching the guts. 

Them he kind of lost interest while we were cleaning it out. Once Andrew started the actual carving, he came to check out what was going on. 

The finished product!

We got to celebrate Halloween on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Wednesday afternoon we went to the Halloween party at the library. They had snacks and a costume contest and fun activities. Michael was most excited about all of the cookies he got to eat! 

Wednesday night was trunk or treat at Grandma and Papa's church. 

We walked all the way around the church and then hung out in the back of Papa's truck. 
Henry and Zoe were there too! 

On Halloween day, we went to Granny's for their fall festival. They had a bounce house, costume contest, trick or treating, and face painting. Michael was only interested in bouncing in the bounce house. After they put it away, he decide to get his face painted. 

He chose a fish or as he called it, "Nemo." He sat so still the whole time. This was he first time getting his face painted. 

After Granny's, we went to Mimi and Papa's house for trick or treating around their neighborhood with Maggie. 
All ready to go. 

They had a great time together. 

It didn't take long before he was done, and ready to head back to the house. He had a bucket full of candy and I think he was ready to eat some of it. 

We had a fun Halloween and Michael really got into saying "trick or treat" and was so excited about all of the candy!