The little ones and I drove home yesterday. The trip took 7 1/2 hours, including stops. Usually it's 8 hours, so we made great time. In general, the kids do really well in the car. This trip, they slept a lot less than they normally do on the way home (they get tired out at Grandma and Grandpa's!), but they were remarkably calmed by music. Not just any music - Neil Diamond.
Now, I like Neil Diamond. I like to belt along with him in the car. I've even seen him in concert. I didn't expect my kids to like him! Specifically, they like "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "Forever in Blue Jeans" (requested 12 times in a row), and "America". Little girl refers to "America" as the "today song." As in, "They're coming to America. Today!" My kids are fun!
I have SO many pictures to show everyone! Here's a few of them. I took them on my front porch this morning. While wearing my pajamas. Which meant every time I heard a car, I ducked back inside. All in an effort to bring you the truest colors possible - I hope it worked!
Now for pictures.
First off, the 2 hour felted bag is LINED:
The shamrock lining is particularly appropriate for N, who will be receiving the bag for her birthday next month. That thing in the bottom is the extra button to a sweater. It's not supposed to be there.
Then, I seamed up the baby kimonos and my mom helped me attach the ribbons. The green kimono is for a boy. Do you think the ribbon makes it too girly?
There's a lot more to show, but I think it's too much for one post!
My package for my Defeat the Winter Doldrums Dishcloth swap has been complete since before I left, I just haven't gotten a chance to address it and bring it to the post office (this is always a problem for me - addressing things!). I just need one more thing for the Crochetoholic Debb's February swap. I'm debating if I'm going to the store today or tomorrow - I try to avoid putting the kids in the car the day after a long trip. We'll see.
The sun is shining today, and I hope to at least walk a little with the kids all bundled up.