Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sofia spends the day

Emily taught a class today, so Sofi came to spend the day with us. She started the day with me and Beth and our daily walk on the Fanno Creek Trail.
Beth and Sofi as we are starting down the trail. For the first half she kicked her little feet and waved her hands and enjoyed the view, but that's hard work for a baby, so she slept on the return trip.

After the walk we went home and spent some time in the swing, then practiced rolling from back to front on a blanket on the floor, changed a diaper, then some quality time with Grandpa Ray. They enjoy walks in the garden followed by some time in the hammock. The last time Sofia stayed with us she was not very happy with her bottle—she much prefers her breast milk straight from the source. Emily bought a different brand of bottle and nipple, which seemed to be more acceptable today. Or maybe it was eating outdoors in the hammock that made the difference.

After lunch Sofi and Grandpa each had a little nap in the hammock.

Before we knew it the day was gone and Mama was back to pick her up. Sofia and grandparents both survived her first full day with us.


Progress on the green thumb quilt

I printed my Illustrator sketch out at full size, tiling it onto a bunch of sheets, and taped it up on my glass door. Then I taped a full size sheet of paper over it and traced it lightly with pencil.

I know I am going to want to make some changes and refinements to the full size pattern. I keep the traced lines light enough that I can change them if I need to. When I have made the necessary changes I'll trace the whole thing again with a black permanent marker.


  1. What a wonderful day -- and an adorable granddaughter! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous8:04 AM

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's great about that quilt and all ... but let's talk about that baby! She is the CUTEST. And it's darn hard work to be that cute, so naps are essential. Just had MY girl for her first overnight since infancy, and the fun wore me out. What a treat they are.

  3. Just stumbled upon your wonderful blog. Quilty hugs!

  4. Sofia is adorable. Who needed the nap more? Sofia or Grandpa Ray?

  5. Anonymous8:01 PM

    In that last photo, she looks so much like Cayo!!


  7. oh she's growing so fast, how cute is that little face?!???
    I love the quilt design, and am looking forward to seeing how it evolves as you play with colour and pattern and texture!

  8. In the first photo with Beth, Sophia looks a whole like Emily and in the last one she really looks like Cayo. Whoever, she looks like a healthy, happy little one. I know you are having fun.