Months of Hard Work Realized

Months of Hard Work Realized
Photo-A-Day #1550

This is an heirloom baby blanket that Allison spent the past three + months knitting and sewing together for our niece. Our niece was born this past Thursday and we were able to travel up to NH today and visit Nate and Sarah and baby S. Eva was pretty good while we were there. She was very gentle with her cousin. She did try to wrap her up with the blanket at one point. She does that with her doll all the time. We kept an eagle eye on her because she can sometimes be less than gentle. We’re working on it.

Both Allison and I got time to hold our new niece and she is such a sweet baby. We also took a bunch of photos (no photos of the baby online per parent’s wishes). I loved holding her even though I was a bit nervous because she is so small. And she’s a peanut. She snuggled into the crook of my arm for a good 1/2 hour. Eva showed no signs of jealousy either, she wanted to touch the baby and she did touch the baby’s feet.

On the way back home we stopped at a restaurant called the Lakeside restaurant. Eva refused to eat anything but a pickle, ketchup and a bite of a burger. The problem was that Eva fell asleep right after we left Nate and Sarah’s place. The restaurant was about a half hour away. Our fault, should not have woken her up. The place wasn’t too bad and it was on a lakeside but the bathroom was disgusting. Well, the woman’s bathroom was according to Allison and she doesn’t exaggerate.

We got home and both pretty much passed out and Eva watched her favorite movie, Mary Poppins. I can pretty much tell you everything about that movie at this point. We realized that we had nothing in the house so we walked downtown and got a pizza at North Attleboro House of Pizza. They make a very good pie there. And there is nothing like getting it hot and fresh at the restaurant. Eva was nudgie all through dinner and ate only a few bites. I think she needs to get back onto her schedule after all the excitement of this past weekend. We got home and she went right to bed, the kid needs her rest.

10 thoughts on “Months of Hard Work Realized”

  1. Missy,

    Isn’t it such a beautiful blanket. Allison learned a ton of techniques to make this. She really is talented after 2 years of knitting so far.

  2. That blanket is gorgeous. Allison is a very talented knitter, if I ever get anywhere near as good as she is, it will be a miracle.

    I saw Allison’s Tweet earlier about the disgusting bathroom. That alone would be enough to make me not go to this restaurant, because I’m very picky about this sort of thing. I mean, if the public bathrooms are that gross, who knows about the cleanliness of what is NOT visible to the public? Just saying!
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Butt-cracks and the tween bratlina from HELL! =-.

  3. Christine,
    Yeah that place was gross. We really wanted to go to a BBQ place instead but it was closed on Monday. So we settled for that place. We should have gotten a quick Mickey D’s burger and headed down to Outlaw for some BBQ. The only good BBQ place near us now that Memphis Roadhouse is gone.

  4. Wow Allison, that blanket is beautiful! Fantastic job and I’m sure baby and parents appreciated it immensely. I agree, toddlers do need a schedule and sometimes it’s hard to stick to it. We just do our best.
    .-= Baba´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  5. Baba,
    Eva is a pretty easy going kid and can shift from time to time but extended days of schedule changes can be rough. She’s a trooper.

  6. Thanks everyone for the comments on the blanket. It was a lot of work, but my brother and sister-in-law seemed to enjoy it. So that made all the work and snafus totally worth it.
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Relay for Life =-.

  7. Allison,
    Seemed to enjoy it. I think they loved it. It is a really special blanket for your 1st niece.

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