Friday, January 14, 2011

Learning to Crochet

Lola has been in town. Since her dad got sick. I'm not exactly sure, just how long she's going to be here. But we're all enjoying her company! Very much! There have been many lunches. Lots of trips to the library. And a few runs to the store.

One thing that I've always wanted to learn, is how to crochet. And anyone that knows Lola, knows that she is skilled! So is her mom. :) I watched as Lola, mindlessly crocheted in the hospital. And it just intrigued me.

A few days ago, I asked Lola to show me the basics. We went to Hobby Lobby, and stocked up, on supplies. And one night, we had her over for dinner. Mark agreed to clean up the kitchen after dinner. So that we could get started. :)

I was hooked from the very beginning! Every time we go visit her dad, I bring along my crochet. Just so I could ask a question or 2. From Lola, or her mom. Right now, I'm working on this blanket. In these colors. For Elena. Lola insisted, that it's a very basic pattern. And it really is easy. Even for this beginner. I'm slowly coming along!

When I finish it, I want to start a pink and turquoise one for Ofelia. This might take a while, but I'm OK with that. I never realized, just how calming crocheting is. Thank you Lola! You've taught me something, that I've wanted to do for years. And I love it! A

Monday, January 3, 2011

So Cute!!

It's almost Ofelia's 1st birthday!!! I know, I'm in shock too!!! We've been planning her birthday party, for about a month now. :) I like to make a big deal, of my daughters' birthdays. I want them to know, that they are special. And should be celebrated. For being them.

But Mark and I, agreed, that some birthdays should be bigger than others. Our plan, is to celebrate each birthday. With a nice party. But our daughters' 1st, 5th, 10th, 13th, 15th, and 18th birthdays, should be special!! Extra special!!!

Our theme for Ofelia's 1st birthday, is "Little Cupcake." And we've had so much success, at finding things. Cupcakes are so popular right now. But the idea, behind the cupcakes, are all about Mark!! He calls Ofelia his little cupcake. So cute! And the name is sticking. :)

These little candles are my favorite!! They are just so fun. :) We're used to having parties, in warm weather. Outside. This will be our first, indoor event. But I think it will be fun. You should see our guest room. Stuffed with party stuff!! Have you seen anything, that we just need to have? Anything cupcake themed. We'd love some ideas!! A