Wednesday, January 02, 2008

january two

Today for lunch we went to my in-laws as my sister-in-law was in town for the afternoon and since it's her birthday today - we had lunch there. It was a really delicious lunch - as usual. (I love my (step)mother-in-law's cooking). (She's the one who taught me to bake/cook (and I'm still learning more!)

After lunch I dropped Jamie off at home and went to my parents house to watch the movie Georgia Rule as my mom & sister hadn't seen it yet. I watched it not that long ago (within the last 2 months or so). I worked on my Thrummed Mitten - progress picture tomorrow, and I think the last mitten will be done very soon!

Showing our true Habs pride - I dressed Sean in Habs gear today. I'm going to the game tomorrow night with my sister, they're playing Tampa Bay. My mom has Habs slippers for Sean to wear when he's over there (for when I forget to bring slippers - he walks better in slippers) and he was all decked out in Habs gear today. Someone once asked me (and I can't remember if I responded) why I call the Montreal Canadiens the "Habs"... well - there is a reason why every Montrealer/hockey fan calls our beloved Montreal Canadiens the "Habs"... "Habs is an abbreviation of "les habitants," the informal name given to the original settlers of New France, dating back to the 17th Century. So it's a natural fit for the The Montreal Canadiens, established in 1909 and marketed as a French-Canadian hockey team. Having said that, the nickname might have been the result of an error. According to, the first man to refer to the team as "the Habs" was Tex Rickard, owner of Madison Square Garden, in 1924. Rickard apparently told a reporter that the "H" on the Canadiens' sweaters was for "Habitants." Not true. The distinctive C-wrapped-around-H logo stands for "Club de Hockey Canadien." Quote is from here.

I am leaving the boxing day sale on until Sunday, January 6th, 2008, as there are a few people still out of town from the holidays whom have asked me to extend it! So there are a few more days to benefit from my 15% off everything sale (excluding sock club kits). Also - there are a few spots left in January's sock club - so if you are still interested - now's your chance! I don't have to tell you how awesome the sock clubs are - those whom have participated know!! Not only do you get yarn, you get a pattern, stitch markers and maybe even some extra fun surprises! Last chance to get a kit hand dyed by Perfect Day Yarns & a pattern by none other than Mona Schmidt!

Progress pictures tomorrow. I'm too tired to take any now. Sean got up last night twice in the middle of the night, once just after 2 am and again at about 5:30 am - tonight - I'm NOT giving in. It's been a roller coaster of sleeping in our house, and the kid has to learn that his crib is where he sleeps - not in my bed. Some nights I am just too tired to fight him.... which is not good. As much as I LOVE sleeping & cuddling with him - I need to actually get sleep (and not sleep with one eye open) and he needs to learn that his bed is his.... I also need to figure out how to get him to go to sleep at night either still awake or sleepy - and not always in my arms..... this is getting to bed rediculous.


Anonymous said...

I remember, way back when, getting my daughter to sleep was quite a chore. She learned to climb out of the crib. I chose to then put her in a bed and put the gate up on the door because I feared she would fall out of the crib and hurt herself.

Silly me, if she could climb out of the crib, she could climb over the gate. Every night for about a month, she would come running down the stairs and crying and every time, I would put her back in bed. It was very taxing on the emotions, but hang in there, it will get better :-)

g-girl said...

look at those teeth! he looks so cute in his habs gear. ;) how was georgia rule-I don't think I asked you that when you first watched it! good luck with getting him to sleep and stay in his own bed!

AliP said...

I had the same issues with my first. Good luck sweetie. Its hard to stick to your guns when they cry for you, I know.

Tara said...

I found this routine worked great for me: bath, story, bed (awake, but drowsy). It'll be hard at first, especially if he's used to being in your arms when he falls asleep, but you'll get there eventually. Reading stories is really the key, in my opinion. Some nice, quiet snuggly time. Oh, and nice type-o "getting to bed ridiculous"!