I hope you are doing well. This month is really flying by! This past Friday marks one year since I have been on maternity leave. I have really loved my time off work with Evan. I have another 6 months to go and really so grateful for this time with him watching him learn and grow and just being able to be there for him. I have Evan's birthday on my mind now because it is at the end of the month November 30th. He will be one years old, I can't believe it! We have some family parties planned to celebrate him and looking forward to it. I will share some photos afterwards of the décor. I am going to be doing a teddy bear theme and I bought a sign that says Evan's Beary First Birthday. I bought him a couple of gifts so far and gave ideas to family. I will buy maybe a few more and have some ideas for gifts for Christmas too.
I have been knitting toddler mittens for Evan. I decided to knit the toddler mittens with the thumb because he is so close to being a toddler now and will get more wear out of them. I am using the pattern Baby and Toddler Mittens by Julie Taylor on Ravelry. I have knitted one mitten and have started knitting the second and just finished the cuff. I am using up the left over yarn form the baby blanket the Snuggly Wuggly yarn by Loops & Threads and knitting on size US 3 3.25 mm for the cuff, then I switched over to size US 6 4 mm for the rest of the mitten. I plan to knit an I-cord to connect the two mittens to weave into his jacket arms so we don't lose them and they are easier to put on. I plan to knit a matching hat soon to make a set.
I am reading the book It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover. This is the sequel to It Ends with Us. I haven't gotten into it yet and it hasn't hooked me right away like the first book. I will read more of it today. I am also still reading Self-Care for Moms by Sara Robinson It has lots of ideas and I read a few pages before bed each night. It is a nice way to wind down before bed too and it feels like self-care reading it.
Millie is keeping us busy along with Evan. She is doing well and loves her brushes in the morning once Evan is napping.
Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend and have a good week ahead! I am going to be putting up my Christmas tree hopefully next weekend and also going to spend some time decorating my parent's Christmas tree next weekend and have lunch and festive treats. I am also looking forward to when the radio station CHFI (98.1) starts their christmas music this week. They announced it would be sometime this week in their email, so I will be looking out for that!
Have a great day!