Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
First up, The (Un)offical Little House on the Prairie Dress. I don't really know what I was thinking with this one. The pattern is great. Fits perfectly. Highly recommended to any nursing mama. Fabric is cute. Simple. Understated. The two things together? I put it on and wonder Mary and Laura are while I distantly hear Charles calling from the wagon "Caroline!". Not good. So if anyone needs a colonial-period dress, you know who to come to.
Toby's mum and her partner Peter have been with us for about a week now, and have left this morning to go to Florida for a few weeks. We've had a couple of pleasant outings with them, namely to Eden Mill and Longwood Gardens. Both wonderful days out.
A pair of billy goats, these two are
We should have taken some photos of the Children's Garden, which was awesome. But with all the water, it's probably best we didn't.
Sadly, we received the news that on Saturday morning, my maternal grandmother went home to Jesus. She's been suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia for sometime, and had recently suffered a series of miniature strokes, so it comes as no surprise. My mother was blessed to be with her, holding her hand as she died. Please keep my family in your prayers while we all adjust to the loss of such a beloved woman.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My calculator, after Noah had "played" with it for a few minutes. I'd like to think that this is the great engineering brain at work, but honestly, any monkey can break something. I'll definitely let you know if he manages to fix it, though...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
My first born not only brought me a snack, picked me flowers, and straightened my nightstand, but she did the same for Toby as well. Never mind that she picked my beloved peonies that haven't yet bloomed, or that a pile of books she had neatly stacked crashed to the ground and nearly gave us a heart attack. My sweet girl wanted to bless her mommy and daddy for the sheer joy of doing so. What a blessing she is, too.
On their last full day with us, we took the children to Port Discovery. The kids had a great time, the adults just kept doing head counts all day. (We got a number of looks that said "One man + two women + 8 kids = Mormon family.)
...and down this...
...with this view below...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
What a patient dog - kids just seem to love that beard
Easter was lovely. We celebrated our empty tomb and Risen Lord with an Easter egg hunt after church and lunch. Of course.
And finally, the mama bird. Such a diligent mama, protecting her eggs with this strange creature coming so close.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Obviously, a coerced photo isn't a pretty one, but a mama's gotta do what a mama's gotta do
When our photo shoot was finally over, I requested my new piece of wearable bliss back, to which Abi replied, "Mine."