I forgot to tell you the most HILARIOUS thing that happened just before DH went back to Austria. DiDi had taken Mr. NoPants to the potty to pee and when a good portion of the pee went on the floor instead of in the potty, he chortled to DiDi, "That was funny, wasn't it?" And DiDi, saint that she is, will accept an accident, but didn't care for the glee, so DH stepped in and dropped a towel on the floor and told Mr. NoPants that he had to wipe up the peepee before he could come out. Which resulted in tears. Which resolved eventually to acceptance as he started to half-heartedly nudge the towel around on the floor, wailing the whole time, "THIS IS SO HAAARD!!! THIS IS SOOOOO HAAARD!!!!" Which had me and DH trying soooo haaaard not to burst out laughing right outside the door.
I also forgot to tell you that the Alice in Wonderland aprons are all up on the web and they are a lovely bunch, if you have a few minutes to go browse them!
I had a marvelous no-child time at an awesome little quilting shop with DiDi this weekend and now I have several hunks of delicious fabric, including these two prints which are meant to become a circus-themed apron by the end of next month, ha!
I had another marvelous no-child time at a knitting class the next day (again, thank you DiDi and PaPa!) where, in less than two and a half hours, I created a delightful mini-mitten! When I signed up for the class it was mostly because I know I have fun at knitting classes (and DiDi offered babysitting!) and I always learn a bunch of useful tricks for various things from the wonderful instructor (at Uniquities, for locals who might want to try out a class), but it really wasn't because I wanted to knit mittens. Now, I am obsessed with mittens. They are adorable. And fast. And where can you get real wool mittens for kids??? Mr. NoPants needs some for the winter (along with some snowpants, but I can't knit those). Maybe I'll be ambitious and do two-layer mittens with super-felty wool on the outside for moisture-resistance and alpaca or Australian possum or qiviut on the inside for extra warmth. :)