Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Creative Vibe

And I continue on my creative vibe. I finally finished a yarn project. My Grandma's 96th birthday was November 19th and we celebrated it over Thanksgiving. I asked my mom for ideas and she suggested a lap blanket, so I got busy in October and finished it in one month!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I found this pseudo-recipe on the internet and thought they would be fun to make. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Daphne on the train

This past Saturday, Janet and I went Christmas shopping with the Daphne. And I figured since there was no line and Kevin wasn't with us, let's go see Santa. Well, that was just a bad idea! Daphne didn't want anything to do with Santa. She was fine as we were walking up to him but starting crying as soon as she was near Santa even with me sitting next to Santa. She ran from me into Janet's arms. We couldn't even get any pictures. Despite what Kevin says, we'll keep trying.
On the other hand, she loved the train ride!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Daphne is singing all kinds of songs but usually will only sing them when she is NOT prompted. We lucked out and got her on camera.

ABCs from Denise McCabe on Vimeo.

We turned on Dancing with the Stars this week and Daphne loved watching those dancers and then, of course, dancing herself with either Kevin or me. I think she's giong to be a dancer when she grows up. She's so much more into dancing, then, some other things I would think she like - like coloring - she'd rather give someone else a crayon and watch them color. Kevin said he thinks it's because she's too much of a perfectionist and doesn't want to see color outside of the lines. We'll just have to see.

I saw snow!!!

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I dislike cold weather and snow!!! And it's already started. No more Indian summer. No more shorts and t-shirts. It's into the full-blown multi-layers (thank goodness for cuddleduds!). Why am I still living in Ohio?

This past weekend my parents came down for a visit. It was good to see them but unfortunately, there wasn't many fun things to do this past weekend in Cincinnati. It was good for us, but bad for my Dad that our kitchen sink completely stopped draining on Sunday. So Kevin and Dad spent about 5 hours snaking lots of nastiness out of our pipes. And then, after my parents left, it took some time to bleach everything in the kitchen where the nastiness could have gotten. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Dad and Kevin!

My Mom and I did a little shopping and got some proper haircutting scissors. So now I can cut mine and Daphne's bangs with something better than the craft scissors I was previously using. But this past weekend my Mom trimmed Daphne's bangs.

And it looks like Daphne was thankful.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Getting into trouble

Snacking on Halloween candy

Daphne got into her Halloween stash when we were in the other room and she managed to apply chapstick (the blue stuff) all over her face and get a sucker before she was caught.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Rachelle and Kera came to Cincinnati and visited with us for a day. It was so good to see them. Daphne was especially excited to see her favorite cousin! She kept saying she was going to read books with Kera when she came but I don't think they ever did read books. We took the girls to Parky's Farm where they got to see some farm animals and play around outside. Can you believe these pictures are from November? No jackets & sunny weather, I love global warming! We decided to let them go to sleep in the same room- which didn't work out too well. They were up talking until very late and Daphne kept throwing her pacifier out of her crib and then Kera would go pick it up. They had a lot of fun playing together.

Thank you Rachelle and Kera for visiting!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

Last week we spent some time getting ready for Halloween. Carving pumpkins - and then Daphne helped me get the seeds out. At first, she had to wipe her hands after picking every seed out because she didn't like the sliminess but it didn't take long for her to dig in. She said she wouldn't eat any pumpkin seeds but they looked a lot better after being cooked and there's not much food she can say no to.

Daphne had a great time on Halloween because she was carried to each driveway and then she would run up the driveway to get candy. And the night was beautiful - the best weather we could've asked for.