Of course, I didn’t finish the Reid cardigan for Annabelle.  I told them, it’s a spring cardigan anyway!  Here’s what I have so far.

Reid cardi progress

I did manage to hold up the pieces to Annabelle, and think it will work out. It will just be longer than the pattern calls for. We had a nice time with her family for Christmas. Here’s Tim and Chris with Grandma and the cousins:

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Tim sampling Santa’s cookies that Uncle Nat made on Christmas Eve.

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Two excited cousins on Christmas morning!

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Checking out their stockings.

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Tim loved this Christmas light necklace!

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Princess Palooza!

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Baby Ryan, just happy to be there.

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It was a great Christmas!

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I attached the buttons while at SnB last Wednesday. I did end up buying new ones, because I couldn’t find the ones I bought previously.  They might not have been the right size anyway.  I decided on plain-ish buttons.  Here is the finished sweater!

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Again, a delight to knit.  I’ve babbled on enough about this pattern in my previous posts.  Hopefully I’ll get a better photo, with the sweater on the baby!

Several weeks ago, we went to Kid City with cousin Annabelle (big sister of the new baby).  Here are some silly photos:

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Ta da! More pictures in the Flickr set here.

In other news, I will be going back to work tomorrow, 4 weeks after appendectomy.  Finally!  I won’t be able to resume full duties for another 2 weeks though.  My surgeon told me it really takes 6-8 weeks to recover fully.

Tim has another adorable cousin besides Baby Andy, but since she lives in the South we don’t see her that often. Fortunately, Annabelle and her parents will be moving to the Northeast this year! We took care of her on Sunday so her parents could go househunting. It was a day of fun and cuteness. Here she is meeting one of Tim’s Noo.

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Then they had fun at the piano together.

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They really got into it!

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Playing solo..

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She also enjoyed our “tuno.”

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She’s very affectionate and asked Tim for lots of kisses. Too bad I didn’t manage to get a good photo!

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For the most part, Tim was really good about sharing his toys, but when it came to his Thomas trains, he would only let her have his least favorite train, poor Spencer. She didn’t mind.

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Here, Chris and Nat are showing off the giant foreheads they have passed on to their offspring!

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For those of you who’d like to see more, feel free to check out the Tim photo set on Flickr!