It's been a week now. A week since we heard those little feet hit the floor—plop!. Then blap, blap, blap on the hardwood as Little Sister walked in each morning to greet us. There was never any thought of sneaking up on us. She was right behind Daddy-O all summer, helping him do "farm work." Feels like much longer than that.
The crib has been moved. The toys are put away. The storybooks are back on the shelf. The doll house has been stored until next time. The car seat is in the basement. And the kitchen here was closed for a week! I will admit that this grandmother was tired. Not tired of morning hugs and kisses, or nighttime snuggles and bedtime stories or rocking Baby Girl and singing her lots of songs. Her favorite when they left was There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly. Never got tired of that part of our summer. But I will admit it's been good to sit still.
Last week was a busy as the nine weeks before it, when we had a full house. We spent it catching up on other things that had to wait while we gloried in the grandparent duties. But we squeezed in a lake get-away over the weekend and today has been gloriously relaxed. (Only for me--Daddy-O was plenty busy.) It's been quite a while since I've had that kind of day. It felt good.
Pattern: Cabled Baby Hat and Mittens
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (DK)
Needle: size 3
I did not pick up a knitting needle all summer. Or, a musical instrument (except for a couple of ukulele jams with Little Sister.) So it was nice to pick up the yarn and make another sweet baby hat this week. And I've learned to play Fur Elise on the ukulele in the last couple of days. I've read a couple of books. Those are good things, too.