WIPocalypse 2012

Saturday, July 03, 2010

The pumpkins are done!

Sorry to be gone for a week, it's been a busy one around here! Lots of people to visit and I had at least one day I was out of it- had to get 3 cavities filled at the dentist's office and I really didn't feel like much after that. But I feel much better now and I've been busy starting to upload and organize trip pics from Russia so those will make it into posts soon.

There was a little HDing in my house last night- finally finished the piece I've been working on. This is Donna Vermillion Giampa's Pumpkin Patch pillow from JCS magazine, April 2009 I think but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on the issue.

Pumpkin Patch pillow 7/2/10

Started on 2/2/10 and finished late on 7/2/10. I stitched it on 28 count Sage Jobelan with the recommended DMC and am planning to talk someone into finishing it as a pillow for me as I still haven't gotten around to getting a sewing machine. It's intended as a gift for our family friend that painted the adorable Noah's Sub animals on Joshua's bedroom walls for us. For now I'm moving on to another round on Santa's Magic for a little Christmas in July fun.

In baby news, Joshua is still doing well. He's got a new tooth on the bottom that just broke through so he's being pretty picky about what he eats again but he's recently tried and liked chicken nuggets, watermelon, and banana so I can't complain too much. I was really proud of him when he picked up and ate the banana slices this morning. He has had a real problem with picking up any wet foods with his fingers since we got him so this is a huge deal:) He wouldn't have done it three weeks ago when we first got him. He still won't pick up the watermelon himself but he will eat it if I hold it, I'm just happy he's trying it. I know one of these days he'll pick that up too. We'll see how he's really doing next week when he has appts with both our regular physician and a specialist who sees only internationally adopted kiddos. I'm looking forward to getting everyone's opinions and advice on things. I think he's doing okay all things considered but it'll be good to hear it from the experts too.

We've seen lots of people this week but Joshua probably had the most fun blowing bubbles with Erich's sister, his Aunt Krista a couple days ago.

6/30/10 Bubbles

6/30/10 Bubbles 2

6/30/10 Bubbles 3

I tried to get some of my nephew too but he came out as a 5 year old blur in all the pictures so
that didn't work out so well. He was much more interested in chasing the dog around the yard than standing still for a picture even if it was for Aunt Sara.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th tomorrow! We'll be busy with church in the morning and two cookouts in the afternoon/evening, one on Erich's side and one for my Grandpa's birthday which is tomorrow. We're looking forward to getting Joshua together with all his little cousins for some good play time. I'll try to get back before we have to leave town for Joshua's appt with the specialist.


Christine said...

Congrats on the finish, Sara! It turned out so well. Glad to hear that Joshua is enjoying trying some new foods.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Awww Joshua is adorable! I don't get around enough, so let me say CONGRATULATIONS! I know this adoption has been in the works for so long, and you've gone through a lot to get here!

I'm glad to hear he's getting on in his new surroundings with new foods. I hope all the Dr's have nothing but good news for you!

That pumpkin finish is spectacular!