Friday, March 16, 2012

Fort Worth

 A Dallas STARS game.  Kristin - remember when we played Barbies and all of our "husbands" were on the NorthStars?  I was totally thinking of you at this game!

At the Forth Worth Botanical gardens.  The crappy weather made for good picture taking.  These are an attempt at some maternity shots.

 Emily's Law School

 Fort Worth Water Gardens

 At the Fort Worth Stockyards. They had some "cowboys" posing for photos and we were just in time for the "cattle drive".

Here are some shots of our time in Fort Worth.  We actually had some nice weather during our last 2 days.  I have photos from Dallas but haven't uploaded them yet. 

As for knitting - the giraffe is 2 horns away from being finished.  Of course, I also need to make about 1 billion pom poms for it too.  Then the spots.  But all of these are relatively quick.  Hopefully by next week it will be done.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You May All Go To Hell, And I Will Go To Texas

New. Favorite. Quote. Ever.  We just finished our whirlwind tour of Texas and we all picked up a few souvenirs.  This quote was said by the infamous David Crockett - honorable member of congress who, upon NOT being re-elected, went to TX and fought against Gen. Santa Ana at the historic location in San Antonio, the Alamo.  (He died - why doesn't anyone every mention that part?  He died during the battle and is buried in the San Fernando chapel in San Antonio).  He said these words on the floor of congress as part of his re-election bid. Isn't that just the coolest thing?

Here are a few pictures from San Antonio and Austin.  I'll save Dallas and Fort Worth for another post.

 Austin, Texas
State Capitol

 San Antonio Mercado
Built in the 1700's.
Now houses the remains of Alamo Heros

 Some lonely and cold looking lilac blooms.
 The river walk - south of the city in the historic neighborhood.
Many gorgeous homes - here are a couple of shots we got.

 At the Alamo

 The riverwalk. Had it completely to ourselves since it was raining and 40 degrees out!

I will try to post about the restaurants we tried in another post.  We've also got the Fort Worth Stockyards and Dallas' Reunion Tower posts coming up. Plus, if you play your cards right, I may finish the giraffe and have some pictures to post. I may need to buy a pom-pom maker though since I need to make about 15 poms to finish it.

Friday, March 2, 2012

I Like To Hide My Face

Penny did not want her picture taken yesterday.

I had my growth check ultrasound yesterday.  We also needed to get a peak at her face to check on her palate.  Well she's right on track for growth - it was fun to see how big she had gotten in the past month.  She already up to 1.5 pounds!  But when it came time to see her face, there she had to disagree.  She wouldn't give me one of those beautiful profile pictures, no matter how I jostled and twisted her.  The top photo in here was after about 1/2 hour of scanning and she refused to move out of her little burrow.  (She was basically curled up facing my back with her face down and hidden.)  And she figured out that in this position she can really kick - even the ultrasound tech could feel her kicks - we were both laughing about that.
The doctor was much more optimistic about a full term delivery than they had been.  She will still need to have growth checks (next one in 3 weeks) but otherwise they are hoping she'll make it to at least almost full term.  The only problem they thought would be that she may be breech (facing butt down) and a C-section would be required.  We are at 23 weeks 3 days today - and are so happy that things are looking good with her so far.

I did buy a new book for her this week: Itty Bitty Knits by Susan B. Anderson. I LOVE her books (they were the first books I ever bought). See that giraffe on the cover? That is already ON THE NEEDLES after I ran out to buy the yarn to make it.  So so so cute!  There are a ton of things in this book that will be made in the next few years.  Some super cute toys are in here.  Lucas will be getting one of the amazing reversible toys in here, and I've got a doll with interchangeable clothes in mind for Liza bear.  Larken will be sure to get one of these toys too - maybe I'll work on having one done for her by the time I see her in April.

Also, I dropped the quilt off at its new home and I think she will be very happy there.  That little one is due any day now - can't wait to meet her.

Today I'm off for a breakfast date with a good friend, then back to the grind with a shift at Children's hospital.  I have been off campus for the past month so I think my "bump" will be coming as a surprise to a lot of people since I've really popped out this month.