Sunday, January 22, 2012

Four WIPs and fifth in pipeline

Well, no pictures yet, I'll probably update this post later in the day to add a few pics of my WIPs.
Recently African granny has caught my fancy and I decided to make a blanket. I am yet to make a dent to the project, given that it'll require infinite number of hexagons, but it'll look good I'm sure...
The other project is socks for little girlies, here's the pattern I found via Ravelry. look good don't they??
And the third is a sweater I started for DH in June last year. I'm yet to pick it up, o boy how I long NOT to pick it up....
And then there's Avu poncho, still in need of collars, I'm yet to decide about how to go about it....
Speaking of Avu, suddenly my little sweet girl has turned into a crying monster. She cries when I don't give her something she wants, which usually is something she shouldn't have, like a knitting needle... And she make such a hue and cry... I am not sure how to handle it... And Aadu, o my dear little lady, she's  so sweet. I thank my stars that both the girls haven't started acting up at the same time, or else I'd have lost my sanity by now....

Phew.. the trials of being a mother to twins.... when will they grow up and stop being so much trouble.... I guess never, given that I still trouble my parents....

Friday, January 13, 2012

Girlies turned one... finally!!!

The girls celebrated their birthday this past tuesday, and i spent 15 days prior to the d day preparing for the event and the next 3 days clearing up the mess we made in the house!!


And since we had decided to donated most of the money we had budgeted for their birthday, perforce we had to do a lot of things ourselves, to save some and and still have the party in style. I think we did alright.
 

I made this banner for the girls










And this foto banner for the girls




And although the idea was mine, I can't take the credit for making this pinata. It was made by two very talented jawans whom OC1 sa'ab ordered to help memsa'ab...
Long live the organisation!!


I also made these chain links












Well, I even made the invitations, but as usual, I forgot to click pictures before I gave them away, so all I have of those little envelopes are little memories, but yes, I sure can share with you what was written on those cards....

I like what I came up with, with a little help from internet baba of course.

I even made two hearts garlands and tissue paper flowers for a photobooth which we eventually had to shelve due to lack for time, but instead OC1 sa'ab cleverly got a great pic of everybody!!



In addition, OC1 sa'ab was also the eats incharge, so we got great mocktails that even girlies enjoyed, and pretty good eats spread. I even noticed him choosing glasses to serve mocktails in, but well, if he wrote a blog you'd have read all about it.. :)

Well, needless to say we had lots of fun, and the girls enjoyed a lot. They even got a buggy as a gift!

:) had a great past year with you girlies....

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Girls' impending birthday!

Girls' turn one in four days and I haven't yet finished a single item on my list... Invites are yet to be finished, decorations still not completed, food - yet to be decided, cake yet to be ordered. return favors to be packed. And in between, girls have been bathed, fed and changed. And they again need to be fed changed and put to bed, and then I also need to wash their clothes, put the clean laundry back in almirah, put back all their toys strewn all over the house, clean their bottles, and if I have any energy or time left, I also need to take a bath.
God, this parenthood is a busy busy business

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy new year

Here's wishing you a very very happy new year.
The TV is predicting a bright future, the girls point to a more hectic one, and I am as confused as I am every time, this time of the year.
As always, I tried making resolutions, and broke them on day one. Losing weight features right on top of that list. Ah, well, I guess I should make peace with my weight now, hmmm.....
Another resolutions I made this year and broke it today itself was to be a little more organised. O Fly lady, help help!!
And one resolution I am hoping to stick to is to make at least one blog entry a week... So, here it is, another week another entry.
The girls are sleeping peacefully, and the common sense says I should sleep too, but hey, who follows common sense right?

When I saw Bisal's comment, I did look back at the year bygone. It's been just so busy... Still there were some highlights that I really really want to share with my girls, if ever they come across ma's blog...
1. I was blessed last year, not just by the two little angels, but by my parents... I haven't really been the been the best daughter, so the fact that my parents were there with me all through my pregnancy was a miracle of sorts. And just like every other child, I feel blessed to have the set of parents I do. I don't know if my kids will ever feel the same about me, but I sure do.
2. I realised the mortality of life of loved ones, and how we only have so much time with them. My parents met with an accident, and I came to know about it in the worst possible way, via a police havaldar at the accident site. And I have never felt more helpless. I couldn't be with my parents, my kids needed me, and my parents have never required their kids to be around more... They are well on their way to recovery now. I will try to be the daughter they wanted. I just hope it's not too late.
3. I realised it doesn't matter what your qualifications are. Projection is the name of the game and being a queen of small talk will take me farther than any education could ever take me. I don't know if I want that though....
4. More than anything, I realised I have more patience than I ever imagined I'd possess... The girls push my buttons quite frequently, but the life goes on. I have a new motto now - 'This too shall pass'. SO whenever I have two girls crying their hearts out, there are no clean bottles and I haven't brushed my teeth since morning, I try and look at the positives of the situation, however minute they may be. And the meltdown passes away, and the girls smile again, get clean bottles and I get to not only brush my teeth, but sometimes even have a bath! Five years down the line, I'll not believe myself that I raised two infants all on my own!!! With lots of help from DH, my ma' and several random people who just make my life a little easier out of pity of the mother of twins, but well, I'll take it. Pity me as much as you want world, just give me some semblance of sanity and control, and I'll take it.

Hope everyone had highlights this past year. Trough is just crest upside down, low points in life precede exponential growth....
God bless...