Thursday, March 30, 2006

Pleasant Surprise

Today, I started the oh-so-fun Spring sort with the boy's clothes. This involves hauling three tubs of clothes out, picking out the summer clothes to see who has what, and who needs what. Not that they will be needing summer clothes for a few months, but they will be needing short sleeves for Spring.

Sammy was all smiles when we found a Spiderman t-shirt in his size. I don't know about your house, but in our house a spidey T is the epitome of coolness (even if its a hand-me-down). Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Cool Pics

Genevieve just returned from a trip to Prague and London. She has posted some very cool and interesting pictures. Check them out, ecspecially the church made out of bones and the babies crawling on the tv tower.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Sure it was sweety...

Today, on our walk/bike ride/wagon ride Elijah made a sharp turn on his bike nearly toppling over. Without missing a beat he looked at me and said "Mommy, that was a trick."
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Friday, March 24, 2006


I have material and a pattern for a relatively easy skirt. I AM going to start it (and hopefully finish) today! No excuses... Look for it soon on my sewing blog!

Yesterday we were informed that our house was basically the second choice for the last people who saw it. They made an offer on another house, but if its not accepted they want to see ours again. I'm assuming we would of heard back by now if it hadn't worked out. I'm not sure if I like getting info like that.

Yesterday, I went shopping with a friend. This is the hardest time of year for a mom of all boys. All those Easter dresses, and hats and gloves and mary janes. *sigh*

Thursday, March 23, 2006

It's Thursday already??

Where does the time go...

Yesterday, Fox news reported that New Hampshire is considering changing their state motto** from the ultra-cool "Live Free or Die" to the totally lame and forgettable "You're going to like it here". How sad.

**Correction: they are only considering changing it on their welcome signs.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Misc. Monday

  • Samuel is a very affectionate little guy. He loves to give kisses, especially to Jonah. I've noticed I can often tell what Sammy's been eating by the smell (or crumbs) of Jonah's head. This morning, poor Jonah had a huge clump of snot in his hair. "hmmm" I thought "Sams must need his nose wiped...or actually he probably doesn't anymore."
  • Strawberries are on sale this week at Meijer. Its always the same, you try and find the package with the least amount of unripe strawberries hidden (and they do try to hide them) at the bottom. This always frustrates me because i've picked a lot of strawberries growing up and it was drilled into us which ones to pick/not pick. We would of been in big trouble if we tried selling strawberries like they do in the store.
  • We stopped at Target today to refill Sammy's prescription. It took 40 minutes! Come on, its an inhaler! Nothing to mix,count,poor...just toss it in a bag. Or better yet, just let us buy it OTC.
  • There is a radio show here in the mornings where they talk about local news and people can call in and comment. The last two times we listened the same guy called in and mentioned "the other fellows I talk to at Home Depot". He made it sound as if old guys get together and talk conspiracys and Home Depot. Not only that, but these "Home depot guys" are apparently very wise and we should heed their advice.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Captured on film!

A normal smile! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ready or not...

I now have 4 on the move. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 13, 2006


Somebody else made an offer on the house we wanted. I knew it would probably happen, but i'm still disapointed.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


This afternoon I wasted precious time going thru my Emily of New Moon trilogy to find a quote. I remember her teacher critiquing her poetry and telling her that the subject of Spring has been written to death. Alas, he wasn't talking about Spring, but June. Since I was going to write about Spring, not June, its not relevent but after all the energy I expended to find the stinking quote I had to mention it.

Where was I going with this? Oh right, Spring. Its great isn't it? Why don't we celebrate the New Year now? It seems more appropriate. Anyway, for our family it boils down to one thing: outside. Its not that the boys don't play outside in the winter, but do you know what it's like to spend 30 minutes dressing them so they can play outside for 20 minutes? Spring marks the reversal of that, 5 minutes to dress, hours to play outside. It means bike rides and walks that are good for tiring out little people.

An ounce of energy burned outside is worth a pound burned inside...or something like that.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

My Book Rating System

Last summer, near the end of my pregnancy I was reading a lot. I came up with this system to rate the books. 1-5 stars as follows:

* - Quit reading after a few chapters, no intention to finish.
** - Doesn't leave nightstand, picked up only when nothing else to do. Sometimes finished, sometimes returned to library unfinished.
*** - Stays on nightstand but read every night.
**** - Carried out to the living room in the morning, will read when have a spare moment during the day.
***** - Family is liable to be neglected (fortunately these books are read quickly)

Monday, March 06, 2006

U.P North

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...but almost. We're in the U.P. Its been very nice seeing family, and we managed to see a lot of family. The weather and roads have been perfect...and somehow I managed to forget how big snowbanks get up here.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

A Family Needs Prayer

My thoughts ground to a halt this morning as I learned of Missey's death after her c-section. She was a homeschooling blogging mom, and her family needs prayer.