Monday, November 23, 2009

Rusty's 3rd Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday Rusty!
As with most rescue dogs we don't know when his real birthday is.
The vet estimated that he was 4 months old when he became part of our family so we counted back and decided that November 15, 2006 would have been a fine day for his birthday. We spoil him a little more that day and are so glad he waited for us to come and get him.
He is loving, devoted and a source of endless laughs.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baby Presents

Any day now I will be a Great Aunt.
It is about time that I finally am getting a proper title because I think I have been a
"great" Aunt all along ;-)
Just in case it is a Girl
The parents of my soon to be great niece or nephew decided they wanted to step back a decade or two and find out if they have a son or a daughter when the baby arrives.

Just in case it is a Boy
That is great but it made it a little more work for me. In our family babies are welcomed with homemade gifts. The last while I have been using my new found knitting skills to make blankets, booties and hats.

Traditionally we usually crochet our gifts
so I had to throw in a few crocheted booties along with my first ever knitted ones.

Thanks to JH for instructions for this receiving blanket and burp cloths.

This print is a nod to the baby's Great Grandfather. He was a rodeo cowboy in his day and would have loved this one. I figure it could be for a boy or a girl given some of my best friends are cowgirls.

I am finally ready. Now I can just sit back, relax and hope for
all the best for the newest member of our family.