Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Birthday!

This was originally published 7 years ago on my knitting blog, back when I had only one blog.  I've updated it to reflect the correct age :)

Today is my 'little' brother's birthday. Michael is turning 29! Can it be? He's come a long way in 29 years, LOL. We no longer call him Yoda, or Yodel, or even Yodie. Hard to believe such a loud, rambunctious toddler turned into a serious, fun-loving, reasonably volumed adult :)

I don't have any baby pictures of him on-line, but I had pulled out some pictures from an album when he was about 5-6 months old, because I realized how much Megan looked like him. I tried taking a picture of those photos.

I also tried taking some photos of Megan in the same pose in a white sleeper, but she wouldn't stay still. She also wouldn't stop smiling. The crazy thing is that Megan probably weighs, at 10 months (these photos), what Michael did in his photos! And now she has more hair. I really should find a 5-6 month photo to make a better comparison.

These photos don't show it either, but she totally looks like a baby photo of my Dad that is on the wall at my parent's!

And just cause she's so adorable:
Do you think it was a good meal?
What you can't see is the stuff on her lap!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

To Each Their Own

This was originally published in 2006 on my knitting blog, but now that I have a non-knitting blog, it's better suited to here!

I'm in a Yahoo parenting group, called "Slightly Crunchy Attachment Parenting" and there seems to be a lot of Mormons and ex-Mormons. Someone (not necessarily a Mormon, but I think likely), posted a link for the latest in swimwear (this was early in the summer). It was tongue in cheek, but it is definitely a real business! I particularly love the 'slimming suit'. It's important to be modest and not show much skin....but we must look as slender as possible while showing nothing! Quick, go take a look! I'm sure we'll have a few weeks of summer sometime again :)

This summer (2013) we were planning a trip to a water park, outside Ottawa, Ontario (our nation's capital!).  I noticed on the website that "burkini's" were allowed on some slides.  I had an idea what a burkini was, but since they're not at all bikini's, why play on that word? 

I'm looking at my list of labels to add to this I add the religion label?  Since these swimwear requirements are due to religion, I guess so!