Thursday, February 23, 2006

The news this week

Doug had two days off this week (Monday for President's Day and Tuesday for an inservice day). A relaxing morning at home is a rare thing indeed for Doug these days, since he has a 7:00 class on weekdays, a 8:00 class Saturdays, and meetings at the church starting at 9:00 on Sundays. We enjoyed having him home. We were thinking about driving out to Snoqualmie Falls, but it was cold and raining/snowing, and we seem to have lost Kate's hat (sadness!) so I didn't want to take her out in it.

After many false alarms, Kate is finally cutting teeth. She's handling it well so far. She's been enjoying chewing on frozen peaches.

Kate is talking more! I guess she was concentrating on walking for a while, and now it's time to work on the verbal skills. The other day she was sitting in her high chair happily gobbling up some black beans, and Doug said, "There's not going to be any left for Mama!" Kate pointed at me and grinned and said, "Mama!" Awwww. She's also started imitating animal sounds when we read to her, which is absolutely adorable. (Click Clack Moo is a great favorite these days.)

And on the digital scrapbooking front: I emailed Lisa at Griff's Shortcuts (I designed some lasercut frames for them a few years ago) to ask if I could use some of the designs that I created for them but that they never actually used. She said they've been thinking about offering digital products on their site. So I spent a week putting together some variations of my oak leaf frame, and sent them for her to check out. She liked them a lot. It looks like we might be teaming up again. In the meantime I've been trying to get a handle on the digital community, and make sure I'm not reinventing the wheel unnecessarily.

So, hopefully, I will continue to be busy. I probably won't be blogging very regularly, but will try to post at least once a week.


Kristi said...

Glad you had a nice couple of relaxing days with Doug! Awww, when my kids started saying Mama, it just just melted my heart! Of course, all my kids said Dada first!!

Mimi said...

Oooh, how sweet!

Congratulations on the digital work!

Wanda E. Santiago said...

Hey beautiful Kate is just blossoming!! Hugs Wanda

lil E said...

I love Click, Clack, Moo... So do my kids. Well, not so much anymore, but once they loved it. Reading is the next step of talking. Woo Hoo!