Tuesday, December 21, 2010

for your viewing pleasure

Some photos of life around here over the last week or so:
Home Made Pizza!
And Crazy Bread

Silly Kitty, Sinks are for Kids!

Remind you of anything?

Happy Birthday Elizabeth

Friday, December 17, 2010

Don't give up on me yet!!!!

I have been sooo busy this month - tons of doctor/therapy appointments, plus trying to do things with the kids to prepare for Christmas, knitting hats like mad (it takes a lot of time to knit 11 hats, but I'm over half done now!).

News around here - Esther got stitches, but they are out and she will have a scar above her eye, but nothing serious.   Esther has not been sick even once since we started thickening her liquids back in September - YEAH!!!  Dayton is feeling better after exrays revealed that he was all blocked up - things are working much better now, poor guy.  Elizabeth is now 5 years old, and I am one year older as well.  Our front yard turned into a lake last weekend, but the flood waters receded quickly.  I got a wonderful tuned wind chime for my birthday from Daryl - I've wanted one for years!  And I have been nearly swamped with sewing for orders as I try to use up our remaining fabrics to fill orders...

I have a few good blog subjects floating around in my head, so you can look forward to those next month!

That's all I have time for - I promise to be a better blogger after the holidays!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Big Snow and other things

Esther last month...getting so grown up! And her hair is so long!
Here's a great comparison of how much Esther has grown in the last year!
Esther was a little chunkier at 1 year...and don't you love that diaper???
Now for some recent happenings around here.  We got SNOW!!!  And it stayed for over a week - first was a doozy of a snow/wind storm, so windy that we had snow plasted to our siding 5 feet up under our 10 foot porch roof!!
It was an amazing night - wind whistling through the porches, snow blowing so thick at times you couldn't see past the porch,  and watching Pirates of the Caribbean!
Esther got her first adventure in the snow earlier that day...we had woken up to a dusting of snow...we had no idea what was coming our way...over and over again!  It snowed off and on for almost a week, and then Thanksgiving day we got snow all day - about 5 inches in all!  The kids were even attempting to snowboard and ski down our drainfield slope (didn't work well, but they had fun trying!).  Here you can see how the snow was impailed on the side of the house despite that huge porch roof!  So much for a safe, dry place to keep your boots and chairs!!!

And here's my mountain of laundry that I did the weekend before Thanksgiving...I even got it all put away for the first time since we moved into this house, I think...what with being pregnant, bed rest, Esther's adventurous first year, running the business and all...I never seem to quite catch up...it was a wonderful feeling to know that all the clothes were in the drawers and easily found by all!
I have so much more to share, but, alas, it is shopping day and I must get a move on!  I have a bunch more photos to share with you and I will do my best to get them posted soon...but I have really been enjoying my time away from the computer and spent with my family!