Sunday, March 16, 2008

good friends

so today i got out of the house with my little guy. he went with me to my monthly knitting get together. it was a very enjoyable time and i wanted to briefly blog about it before i forgot about some details that really just made me happy to be a part of this group of lovely ladies.

a few observations:
1 - these ladies are great! all of them! while sitting there, i realized how truly awesome they are. some of us have kids, some of us don't. those that don't are just as interested and excited about the little ones as the ones that are mamas. and totally ok with listening to the mamas and our constant banter about babies, and being a mom. the mamas, wow, i realized what a great group we've got going here. i think we all swapped something with one another today. i had a maternity coat to give back to amy, she had a few things to return to carrie and amanda (we missed you dear), annie had supposed germs for us to catch and take to our lovely homes (kidding) and a few others had loaned or promised other baby items to each other as well. it all was a reallly interesting how much we all had borrowed from each other. what an awesome system we've got going here.

2 - in addition to loaning and swapping of these items, i was the recipient of a few lovely gifts! thank you so much amy and melissa! everything is much appreciated! photos of amy's knitted gifts to follow in an upcoming post.

3 - also we all swapped lots of stories and understanding, and ideas for our kids and babies and family and recipes too. and we all loaned out our ears for lots of listening to each others stories.

4 -ooh and the food, lots of wonderful food! i need that marshmallow recipe michelle, what a fun and different desert option!

5 - and just because i think i mentioned everyone else above that has a blog, i didn't want to leave you out jen, i'll be emailing you this week to set up a playdate. thanks for holding andy for a bit. and thanks blogless erin for doing the same, ooh and thanks to melissa for making andy fall asleep too.

i had a very refreshing time and am glad that you all are part of my life :) i'm looking forward to the april get together!

7 comments:

Annie and Greg said...

What?!?! No mention of my fabulous microwave popcorn?? So insulted...

Amanda said...

I agree, we have a wonderful group of knitty friends! Sad I missed seeing you and Andy, but it was for the best (for my sanity at least)

RD said...
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RD said...

Doh. I'm a bad poster. It drives me crazy that I can't delete to edit :/ What I said was, "sorry I missed you all! I went home to spend some quality time with my 90 year old grandma, but I was so sad to miss knitting (and now sad to hear I missed Andrew too!)

Erin said...

Cara, it was great to see you there! You look terrific! Thanks for letting me practice my pathetic baby-holding skills on Andrew. I think I need to take lessons from Jen. . .or hold him after he's already eaten. :)

Michelle said...

Indeed, a lovely group--thanks for letting me join!

McGee Family said...

I'm glad to hear all is going well. I hope to get back to a KNS soon. I saw your new Nest siggy, and it's awesome! :)