Friday, December 07, 2007

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah started a couple of days ago, and I am tardy in wishing everyone a Happy Hanukkah. Today, baby tree hugger was playing around with a coconut dish and sparked my memory. I wonder if he wants a yarmulke?

L'Chaim!

He has started taking off on his own lately. He will be holding on to something and just let go and fly across the room. (Please don't mind the case of beer in the living room, that is DH's idea of a baby gym.)

He is also climbing on the furniture. I about had a heart attack when I found him doing this:

Christmas packages are being sent. I finally finished the "tween shawl". It is super soft and hopefully good size for her.

The package being sent to the family (minus some edible delights):

I received a package from Granny the other day that broke me down. Mom gave her a stack of dishcloths a couple of months before she died (That's where I get the dishcloth obsession from, thanks Mom!), and told Granny to give them out at Christmas. Granny sent me two of them with a touching note. I don't think that I will ever use these cloths for dishes.

Mom always called the jewel toned yarn "Grateful Dead Bear" yarn, knowing my affinity for the Dead Bears. I am thrilled that I got one in my favorite yarn colorway.

Granny also sent a hanging towel that she (Granny) made. She didn't make the towel, she crocheted the top . Amazing thing is that she crochets these tops without a pattern. She does them for every holiday.Peace.

11 comments:

Deece said...

Happy Hanukkah!

Ugh! My connection has been sucking lately and has been messing with my ability to comment on other people's blogs. I think I may have lost 2 or 3 that I tried to post on yours.

Anyway, I love how you package the knit goods. I wanted to post the pretty dishcloths that you gave me, but all the pictures I took turned out blurry. The shawl looks great. And what a wonderful package to have received.

See - that's it! That's the towel thing I want to try.

Kendra said...

Ah you have a Climber. Have fun with that!

The Tot was a climber and thought every "peak" (read: furniture) was to be conquered. Imagine my surprise one morning when I met her in the kitchen...she'd not only climbed out of her crib, but worked her way down our very steep wood floor stairs. Oh yeah...she wasn't even 2 yet. :-)

bigsoxfan said...

How old is Connor? Ten months, now? Only had one heart failure with the lad so far. I think my favorite moments are when they do something and respond to the pleasure in your face with a big smile of their own. Of course, sometimes (often?) what is in a baby's comfort zone is why out of ours. our's likes the kitchen pan on his head, instead of jewish, we have a Johnny Appleseed.

Erdene would like to know how much solid stuff connor is eating. She's getting a bit nervous now that his weight gain has slowed.

bigsoxfan said...

Thanks for the comment, over our way. Erdene's taking the Henry 8 quiz now. Pmpkn's eating a biscuit. Nice to have shared experiences, thanks. Mark

bigsoxfan said...

Downloaded the Humps video today, the pmpkn was all over it. Figures, his favorite channel is the fashion TV. Oh, what have I done?? BTW, secure your remote better than we did, a baby biting on one of those batteries can release some tremendous heat, not too mention loud pain noises.

Norma said...

The dishcloths made by your Mom are beautiful! What a treasure. :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

OH MY!!! Look at that boy go. When Joel first started pulling himself into a standing position he would lift his leg in an attempt to climb on furniture, many a time my heart would be in my throat seeing what he did.

Meari said...

The little treehugger is adorable. Had to LOL @ beer/baby gym comment. :) I should talk my sister into making me some of those hanging towels. Course I could make my own, I suppose. LOL

Chiloe said...

Hi Missy,

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. I know it is going be hard this year but I hope you will have a great christmas !!!

Michelle said...

Great pictures! How wonderful that your Grandma sent you the dishcloths - what a treasure!

debijeanm said...

Just stopping by to wish you and yours a happy Christmas and New Year!