Adoption, Knitting, Lexi, Kilts, and the Potty Chair

December 11th, 2008

1. The potty chair. Lexi actually used the toilet today. And, according to her, received one green chocolate for her accomplishment. About 2 weeks ago I laid down the plan with her: When she turns 3 she will be wearing underwear. No more pull-ups. And surprisingly, she agreed because she wants to play in the ball pit at IKEA, which you can only play in if you are potty-trained.

2. Kilts. The kilts are finished. I hope. Libby and I each finished on on Tuesday. Wednesday I worked furiously on a second one while Libby did the same. Mine was about 90% done when I left it with her. Hers was about the same. Today she and her family took all the kilts and drove down to meet the wedding for the dress rehersal. I hope she was able to finish them up. The wedding is tomorrow so either they are done or the groom goes naked. I’ll post pictures of the finished product later.

3. Lexi. Lexi has been running around with a flashlight and pointing it at people saying “look out, I’ll flash you.” Lexi has also decided that her baby brother should be named Frank. I’m not sure if this is a step up or a step down from her original plan to name her brother Baby Sister.

4. Knitting. I’ve found another new hobby. A friend that I met through the adoption process (whose son is 3 weeks older than ours and at the moment they are cribmates) taught me how to knit earlier this week. I learned how to knit a long time ago but I only learned how to knit. Which meant the only thing I could make were scarves. Josie taught me how to knit and pearl and I’ve been messing around with the stitches seeing what happens when I knit a row and then pearl a row, or knit a bunch and pearl a bunch or do both knit and pearl in one row of stitches. It’s been pretty fun. I have 2 things that I want to make before our baby comes home. One is a hat for our little guy (since it will be really cold when he gets home) and then other is stockings. My grandma made stockings for all the grandkids and they are great. I want to make similar onesĀ  for our kids. I’m thinking if I learn how to make a hat, I can make a stocking.

5. Adoption. We’ve had our referral for a little over a week now. And I am pretty much staring at his photo all day at work. The kids in my class have all given me their approval on his cuteness. Hmmm….on second thought, I think I’ll save this for another blog post. It’s going to get long.

4 Responses to “Adoption, Knitting, Lexi, Kilts, and the Potty Chair”

  1. Limor on December 11, 2008 10:34 pm

    I think your little guy looks more like a Frank than a Baby Sister. If you are in need of hats, just let me know, and I’ll whip some up for you. I’ll even make seamless ones for lowered itchiness.

  2. abby on December 11, 2008 10:44 pm

    If you would like to make him a hat, I’m not going to say no.

  3. David on December 12, 2008 3:32 pm

    I sincerely hope the groom does
    get his kilt in time for the wedding,
    and I look forward to you posting some
    photos, Its always interesting to see kilts
    which have been home made.

    kind Regards,


  4. jaime on December 20, 2008 6:06 pm

    I vote for Baby Sister. It’s cute and he’ll be the only kid in has class with that name!

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