They say times moves quickly when you have children. Shoot! I say it moves at warp speed. Our little Ruby is 2 1/2 months old now. She is now able to rock the dress and booties her mama knit for her. To say this outfit makes me smile would be a big understatement. I do believe it is the sweet little girl in it that has put a permanent smile on my face.
I knit the dress for her during the summer. I have been waiting anxiously for her to fit into it. During the wait, I decided she must have some matching shoes. I was tickled pink when I discovered the Mary Jane booties pattern on Ravelry. I love knitting for babies. It is so quick and satisfying.
Ruby is not the only cutie in the house. She has two very handsome brothers. Her youngest brother, Ashton, decided to be James Bond for Halloween this year. This may be the only time he will allow me to put gel in his hair.
Some of you may remember that I enjoy gardening and plant a garden each year. I have discovered that when I am pregnant, I am not an avid gardener. However, I did plant a small one this year. And I did plant some potatoes in July. Yes, I said in July. I had purchased some potato seed and kept forgetting to plant them. I rediscovered them in July and thought they would be rotted and unusable. Yet when I opened the box, there they all were sprouting happily. I figured I would put them in the ground and see what happens. I harvested a third of the potatoes yesterday. They are suppose to be bigger, but when potatoes are planted in July. . .well, we are fortunate to have any potatoes. I am calling them baby potatoes or new potatoes. I believe they will be very tasty roasted with some olive oil and sea salt. I am going to leave the rest in the ground until we are ready to eat them.
Did anyone else ever plant potatoes so late in the season?