20 September 2008

Sweet Baby James

A week ago this evening, The Tim and I headed over the Ben Franklin Bridge to New Jersey, to visit with our former next-door neighbors, Halden, Ben, James, and Doughboy. They had invited us for dinner and to see their new house.

(Yes, much to our dismay they moved. They needed more room, and couldn't find a house the size they needed that they could afford in the neighborhood. Fortunately, after visiting, we realized that they live lots closer than we thought - YAY!)

Anyway, it was great to see them, and they have a great house with a nice back yard that is even fenced in, so Doughboy can hang out barking at the cat next door (who, according to all reports, completely ignores him). It also has a large front porch, which as far as I'm concerned, is one of the best features that any house can have.

At the time they moved, James was a little over a month old, so we expected him to look quite different - and he did. He's filled out quite a bit - his parents say all he wants to do is eat! - and he has more hair than he did as an infant. He is now three months old, and such a cutie. I got to hold him, which he was willing to tolerate for a little while.

Doughboy was very happy to see us, and wanted to make sure that James didn't get all of the attention!

After dinner, Halden took James to put his pjs on him, and she also put the sailboat hat that I had knit for him on his head, so I could see how it looked. In the picture above, he is wearing it, and is sort of resigned. And he was willing to model it for a little bit longer, so we could get the picture above.

But, as you can see, he had had his fill of modeling when they offered to take a picture of him with us:

... in any event, the hat looked pretty cute! They are headed to Colorado next weekend for a family wedding, and they said they will likely go sailing while there, so they would try to take a picture of James wearing the hat on a sailboat. (I have a feeling they might be able to get away with it - but not us!)

In related news, that means that Doughboy will be staying with us next weekend, which we are excited about. The cats ... not so much ...

When are two halves not a whole?

When they are a single sock from two different pairs. I have managed to complete one whole sock, and am nearly finished with another one, from two pairs I am making for two different people for Christmas gifts. Since the yarn for each is a single skein, I decided to do my usual two socks alternately, but for different pairs. I'm pleased with how they are coming along, and must apologize because I cannot show you pictures. I showed you a picture of the first socks for one pair, the Southwest Socks, in a previous post. Unfortunately, I cannot show you a picture of the other sock from the other pair, as I don't want to ruin a surprise for someone who very likely checks the blog regularly. If you are on Ravelry, you can see pictures and details for both socks, here and here. If not, you'll have to wait for pictures after they have been gifted.

I know, sometimes life just isn't fair ...


Lorraine said...

Aww- what a cutie. I adore the little hat, even if he isn't exactly thrilled.
And you get to dog-sit- how great is that?

And I agree- my house has a porch with wicker rockers and it's the best place to be.

MrPuffy said...

It's nice to see that hat finally where it belongs! It fits perfectly and he looks soooo happy (giggle) wearing it.

Too bad about ND, but not really a surprise I suppose.

Quilting Mama said...

Wow - he really was pissed off about the photo session.

Good thing they are taking James with them and not Doughboy. I don't think the cats could handle a weekend of screaming baby.

Brigitte said...

I agree with Lorraine - her front porch is the best!

How cute! Well, I would be pretty thrilled to wear the hat.

knitseashore said...

He will love the hat while riding on those windy waves!!