October 23, 2006

Booties and Brides

no, no, not that kind of booty- these kinds of booties.
Baby Booties
These were a quick little knit and I will definitely make them again- seems like a good use of left over yarn since they didn't take much at all.
The pattern is from the pattern a day calendar and I used some knit picks sock yarn that the lovely Becky sent me in a swap earlier this year.

Also did a little knitting this weekend and am ready to head to the washer for a bit-o-felting excitement. First time felting with the new insane-o washer machine (I swear this thing could take flight if it wanted to when it heads into spin cycle) so I am going to keep my fingers crossed.

Had a lovely weekend.
I spent the morning wandering around Apple Hill with the gals while the boys did their ritual pre-ceremony golfing extravaganza.
accented with orange
There were so many wonderful fresh fruits and of course apples (in Bubba style -random movie reference-,) there were apple pies and apple milk shakes, apple cider and caramel apples. There was apple fudge and apples to just eat. Apples sitting and looking pretty and others that were on the move.
movin' the apples
besides apples there were also pumpkins and squash persimmons
Tons and tons of kids and dogs.
There was a wee little petting zoo and pony rides- good thing I had Cloe Dog with me or I might have begged for a pony ride.

I managed to leave with only a bag full of these, pears
a piece of fudge and one caramel apple.

The wedding was gorgeous,
see the cake
and the center pieces?
The weather was perfect
and the dancing was kick ass (Sorry no pics I was too busy shakin' my groove thang to snap any shots).

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately- thinking about yoga and how I want to have more time to practice. Thinking about how I can integrate postures and breathing into my day and infuse them into my life. I am teaching one class a week right now but in the spring will that number to four. I am hoping I haven't overstepped my limit. That I can find that magical balance between too much and just enough. I am really looking forward to one of the classes in particular- Parent/Child class. I am thinking to find a few children's books that I can integrate postures into the story as we go. So kinda of like a reading circle movement class. I love the idea of bonding with your child through movement and breath- and I love the idea of giving families time together and tools to spend time together. Any of you mommies out there have any books that might be good for this type of thing? I would love suggestions.

I am crazy with work, with life and with love at home- How could I not be in love with this man? Look at him- Andy
(I love seeing all the boys gussied up in their monkey suites and feeling good about themselves)

I am looking forward to having Friday off, it is Nevada Day kids. Remember this post from last year? I will be singing the Nevada state song all day long just because I can sleep in with my man and play with the dog and vacuum the house (no really it makes me happy to get to do that). Here's to a SHORT week!


Ani said...

That parent/kid class sounds like so much fun! What age group for the kidlets? One of my fave books might be good, "I Can Fly" by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Mary Blair. There's a short version and a longer 'library edition' that includes more animals.

JessaLu said...

Very handsome hubby you have there! ;o)

Becky said...

Cute booties, beautiful fruits and veggies -- and one fine man who cleans up real nice. Sounds like a great time.

Stacie said...

I loved the pics on Flickr!! Looks like a fun time! Handsom man, cutie booties, and them persimons...mmmmmm.... I love the idea for your yoga class...

lovegreendog said...

sweet booties, and handsome husb!
brilliant class for parent/child!!!
have you heard of Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London? lots of movement there.

and your photos, have i told you i love your photos? i do. especially those pumpkins!

acumamakiki said...

Great post here Nessie. LOVE the white pumpkins and apple-everything, how delicious! Yes, men in monkey suits look delicious too. Happy Nevada day!

Rachel said...

Cute booties! (Heh heh...booty.) Are those the kind you knit flat and then seam into bootie shape? Those are cool.