I finished these before going:
Baby Hat from One Skein, Baby Booties from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
I wrap the memories of the "good" days around me as I tell the children it's "Mummy's turn to use the sharpener".
To end on a happy note, we're all looking forward to seeing my parents and their new puppy this weekend. M8 has an exciting schedule of activities planned for Louis although she is a little disappointed Grandma doesn't have a handbag to carry him around in. No doubt, pictures to follow.