Sunday, December 11, 2011

Just keep stitching

I've been working on Eleri's Christmas stocking, almost every day, for the past several weeks. Usually it's just an hour or two after the kids have gone to bed, but sometimes I can get them to play together long enough to let me get a little bit done during the day. It's coming along! I should actually be able to finish it before Christmas. Probably. Hopefully.

I've also been knocked flat a bit this weekend with some kind of nasty bug I picked up from the germ-riddled weasels. So huh-freaking-zzah to that. I suppose it's better to be sick on the weekend when Tom's around to help with the kids, though. And with any luck, I'll be on the mend again soon.

Otherwise, lots more of the same around here. Oh, I set up a Twitter account for Eleri (check it out in the sidebar), since she's getting more talkative and hilarious, and not just repeating things that she hears. Soren continues to be a happy, happy lad at school. We're all excited about our upcoming trip to New York for Christmas.

All right, dinner time. Have a good one, all.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Soren Guest Post (the third)

Busy busy around here lately. But things are finally calming down again and I should be back to posting stuff here and on Flickr soon. For now, here's another guest post by the lad.

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Can you type what I say?

Um. Leo is soft. Uhhhh. Uhh. Um. Huh. Ha. I should say...oh! I am going to say...Tom's at work, and we're at home. And, I'll say that again. Haaaah. Daddy's at work. And we're at home. And Ellie and Susan and Soren are at home. And, this car is so beautiful...that I wanted to have it! Because...it's my favorite toy. And Ellie's favorite toy. And...it's...a...Christmas thing! What I...borrowed, from the store. Because I just had a Thanksgiving. I got that for Thanksgiving. And Christmas. And December. And November and December. Uh, and September and October. And January. And February. I need you to do upper case letters.

OKAY NOW YOU TYPE...NOW THAT'S BIG! AND THOSE ONES ARE BIG! AND THOSE LETTERS ARE BIG! AND I NEED THAT SCREEN TO BE A LITTLE BIGGER. A LITTLE MORE BIGGER.

Should I play with your iPod? Try again in 4 minutes. (reading the screen of the iPod, which El had disabled) Someone wants me to blow the whistle. *blows train whistle* Are you...don't need a train!

I need...you...to...uh...get the screen a little longer. Now that button, and that button, uh, should get a little longer.

Mmmmmmm. Why do you have so many Ms on the screen? Mommy? What should you do? Hmm. Maybe...you get all those words a little off that screen. And read Soren Book.