This is a sunrise pic taken last week from our front porch. Actually, it's more like a stoop. Not too shabby, eh? I could do without the electric wires, but I'll still enjoy a beautiful sunrise anyday. I thought that a sunrise picture would be appropriate seeing that Matthew has been waking up pretty early. I guess no one warned him about daylight savings time. :) Yesterday morning he was up for the day at 4:00am. This morning, however, we got to sleep in until 6:00-yay! He also spent the whole night in his crib for the first time! I enjoyed not being kicked in the stomach and feeling like a human pacifier all night, but i have to admit that I missed him being in our bed. I do think that he sleeps better in his crib, and I KNOW that Pat and I sleep much better that way! I hope to have special moments when he does sleep with us sometimes. I remember getting up early on the weekends, sneaking into my parents' bed, then watching Saturday-morning cartoons (they had a tv in their room). I have fond memories of those special moments.
I finished Matthew's longies from Little Turtle Knits tonight, and they are SO CUTE! I tried them on him and they looked like little, cozy long-johns. I'm going to order some bright red yarn tonight for his next pair. Which brings me to my Knit Picks order--it's going to be huge! I'm trying to make most of my Christmas gifts this year and am feeling a little overwhelmed. I've picked out some simpler projects and am focusing on my family and close friends. I'm also excited about the choices of gifts/yarns I've made. I'm taking part in a fingerless mitts swap, and I've picked out the yarn and pattern for the mitts I'm making for my swap partner. I'm anxious to get them started, as well as get together other "goodies" to put in her package. This is my first swap, and I'm looking forward to it!