Saturday, January 10, 2009

Body Movin' Body Movin'

Amara can officially roll over, and over, and over. We can't help but take lots of video even though we feel foolish about spending 10 minutes taping a naked child eating her toes and gigling. Even so we will post these videos so you can share our joy. Her latest stats from the pediatrician visit this week; 16 lbs 8 oz, 27 1/4 inches, and head circumference 41.5 centimeters.

This week has been very rainy, icy, and snowy. Three storms have moved through, leaving camp sparkly and beautiful. Although it is a bit isolated at times this is one of the most wonderful places we have had the pleasure of living in. Today it snowed about 5 inches and should continue through at least part of the night. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we get a few more inches so we can try out the new snow shoes we received for our birthdays.

Inspired by an email from Jodi and the need for winter projects I am going to be doing some charity knitting, starting with Afghans for Afghans (check out the link in the sidebar). I am in need of wool or other animal fiber (llama, mohair, alpaca, angora) yarn to knit up some warm hats, mittens, sweaters, and blankets for displaced people in Afghanistan. So if you have any wool yarn (please no synthetic; i.e. acrylic or plant based; i.e. cotton or soy fibers) that is not being used or would like to donate a few bucks for me to buy some send it my way. I will put up pictures of my projects before I send them off.

Mike made a Ginger and Thyme Mead today, we will see how it tastes in a few months. Tonight for dinner Butternut Squash Soup and for dessert Black Bean Brownies...Yummy!


Kelley said...

she is adorable, i cannot believe how much more grown up she is since we saw her! you are just the cutest family. if i see any good yarn i will send it your way. hope your new year is full of love and happiness!

Carrie said...

OMG, you guys, she is GORGEOUS! Are you EC'ing or do you just love nakey butt?

Lily Girl said...

Isn't it amazing how much time you can "waste" just staring at a baby!? Time well wasted I say. Thanks for sharing the video, she is so fun :)
I can't wait to hear how the mead turns out!

Lily Girl said...

Oh, and I bought Wild Fermentation (and the La Brea Bakery cookbook, which is all sourdough)! I'm excited to try stuff out :) Thanks for sharing your kimchi when you were out.