Monday, October 6, 2008


This past month we have experienced many first in our family. On the 14th Maddie participated in her first figure skating competition down in CO. Springs. We are quite proud of what a wonderful job she did not only preparing for the competition but in carrying out her desires and challenging herself to compete at a higher level. Although she did not place she did very well and showed much poise, grace and skill. I am looking forward to attending more competitions and watching her skills improve as she continues her learning with her coach.
Ian recently received his driver's license and is now driving his very own car. I know it doesn't show in the photo but he is indeed excited. Although he protests this photo greatly and proclaims it lame. He also was hired by the local events center as a food runner, which will come in handy when it comes time to pay his car insurance.
Anthony had the pleasure of attending his first Rockies game in the company of his big brother. Part of the thrill was getting to ride the RTD bus down to the stadium. The boys arrived early and luckily procured a baseball from practice which several of the players autographed for them.
And although it was not a first, Ian enjoyed attending his HS's homecoming game and dance. After the kids all headed to our house for a party, which I am happy to report did include any major incidents.

In other news, I had a lovely time being spoiled in the Yarn Thing swap on Ravelry. My partner, iamnycgirl, was wonderful. She sent me four luscious skeins of pure cashmere, some cute patterns for neck warmers which I think will be lovely with the brilliant red yarn, yummy m&ms, cute shoe gift tags, some cools mixed cds of her favorite music and some Christmas songs as well, a pretty dishcloth she knit, and lastly some hair bands. (an inside joke in the swap)

Previous to receiving my big package she also sent me these awesome books. She has an in with the publisher and really went above and beyond to gift them to me. I am already using the culinary book and Maddie is eager to make the knitted boxers in the Knit Wit book.
Oh and did I mention that she sent my gifts in this awesome shoe bedecked bag? She really did her homework on me! (Look at all the red!!!)
Up next: A lot as I am far behind, including a knitting get-a-way, finally finished objects and new projects. Oh and a bag!!!!


Mary-Kay said...

I miss you already. I had a blast this weekend and already can't wait until next time. By the way, I'm into the seed stitch and it's
s l o w. Go check out the errata on the Noro site (I think) for the pattern. There are two things.

Knitting by the Pond said...

Claudia, you have a lot to be proud of! I am so proud of Mattie for entering the competition! She is so pretty! How for for Ian to have his license! You yarn swap goodies are wonderful! I am so jealous that I didn't get to attend the weekend knitting retreat! I will one of these days! Miss you!! :)

Cat With Cats said...

Downtown, there is a new shoe store called "Scarpalettos" (on Larimer Square).

Every morning I walk by the store and there is one pair of shoes that just jumps up and down and screams CLAUDIA!! They are black pumps with a really red loop (about an inch wide) on the front - the best part is the heels, which are about 6 inches tall and bright laquer red. BEAUTIFUL!!

StarSpry said...

Way to go Maddie! It's so cool that she participated in a competition. Great package you received in your swap :)