Anyway, it was fun being snowed in. My next door neighbor's parents were in town and they had this delicious wassle on the stove all day and bean soup and cookies....So we spent the running in and out of Mary Cate's house. And lucky for me, MC's mom knits so she was able to help me figure out how to crochet a stocking for Hannah. I bought a book with a pattern, but that stuff is written in a foreign language. I know how to crochet scarves and other flat objects but have never attempted anything harder and have never learned to follow a pattern. I bought the pattern thinking "how hard can this be? I'm sure the directions are simple and straightforward"....Yeah, right! Although there are a lot of differences between crocheting and knitting, she was at least indoctrinated into the yarning culture and was therefore still a TON of help. I don't think I'd have figured it out on my own. So I prioritized the stocking while I had the help. I'm not quite finished yet, but am just about there. I have no idea what to do when I get to the toe so if anyone has any advice, please pass along. When it's finished, I'll post a picture.
In the meantime, here's a pic of Hannah in her first big snow (she's being cuddled by MC's dad):
And although I'm not a football fan, if I were going to be cheering, it'd be for our home team. Here's Hannah cheering for the Ravens (this outfit was in the boxes of stuff I bought off Craig's List):
Speaking of sucking on her fingers, I don't think I've mentioned this, but Hannah does not suck a thumb (or forefinger like her mama did as a baby), but she does suck on the heel of her hand when she's trying to sooth herself to sleep. Weird, huh?? I'll try to capture that sometime but since she's doing it when I'm putting her down for a nap or for bed, the timing is not conducive to mamarazzi tendencies...I'll see what I can do though.