Friday, October 22, 2010


Months like these are what most people think of when they hear that Dan is in residency. He's working all but 4 days of the next 4 weeks, and he puts in anywhere between 11-14 hours each day.

That means he and I see each other for just a short time at the end of the day and he may or may not see Edwin awake some days. And that means he often misses fun times like this:

Since we're sharing a car, things like grocery shopping can be a little trickier. It works alright if I take him to work or just wait until he gets home in the evening and then go to the store.

During these I-hardly-see-Dan-months, I realize how important my social life is. I have a tendency to wait for others to plan social events that I can happily attend. Dan tends to be our social-events planner, but rotations like this remind me that I need to stay on top of things and take initiative too.

It's a bit tough with only one car...but I'm trying to make it work.

I'm so thankful that Dan's schedule is only crazy for a time and then it changes and will be easier. Meanwhile, Edwin and I use the bus to take trips downtown to do some things like get library books and go to the bank, and we go on a lot of walks to the park. Have I mentioned on here how great the parks are in our neighborhood?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Fun

Now that Edwin can sit up, we've been enjoying something new on our trips to the park. The first time I put him in one, he laughed and laughed.




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Clutch Purse

This was my first attempt at making a clutch purse. You know, for all the times I dress up and need a clutch purse. (I might need to get Dan to take me on a date just so I have an excuse to use this.)
I used a free pattern from this site. I made a few minor changes - like padding it with fleece, including a small interior pocket, using gathered fabric instead of piping, and adding an antique pin.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Pictures NOT posted

Here are some pictures I didn't post on Monday.

(Those spots would be melted spearmint gum covered in lint.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rainy Day Fun

It started with an outing to the Delaware Children's Museum with some friends in the morning.

After lunch, while it rained, this is what our afternoon looked like:

I love rainy afternoons.

Friday, October 1, 2010

6 Months

Will the next 6 months go as fast as these past 6 months? Or even faster? I look forward to every stage Edwin will go through, but I'm not ready to see my baby move into toddlerhood.

I am enjoying Edwin so much. He's seriously one of the cheeriest babies I know (I'll ignore his current squeals of frustration because he can't reach a toy block). I tend to get eased into life experiences - college and teaching experiences are examples - and am thankful it's been that way so far when it comes to having a baby.

Happy 6 months, kiddo!