It has been so busy – the few times I have sat down at the computer I have been writing marketing materials and had no time to blog. But, finally, I am seizing a few minutes to update you all… Let’s see – going way back, Thanksgiving! The meal was good, as always, and it… Read More Long time since I wrote…
Last night, as I was putting yet another basketfull of laundry away in their room, I asked the girls “How can four small children need so many clothes?” Glady’s fast reply was “Because we like to be dressed!” And the other night, as we all had Family Movie night and were watching Return of the… Read More Little Kid Funnies
Here are my little trick-or-treaters as they headed out after a quick dinner and face-paint! Pippa is a Princess Dragonrider, Juliet is Strawberry Shortcake, and Glady is Glowgirl. Even Bebe got into the act as Wondercat!
As Dad was getting ready to travel to Paul’s wedding he asked me to trim his beard and hair for him. After I was done making him look as tidy as possible, I took a deep breath and …. Gave Johann his first haircut! He’s so cute! He has very little hair, but it was… Read More The First Haircut
I am telemarketing for Halloween – not my favorite task, but daycares respond better to a voice on the phone than a letter in the mail, so the phone it is. Normally, I end up in the office from 9-3:30 which is a long day to be on the phone. Poor Pippa and Johann have… Read More It’s been a busy, busy week
For a moment the house is still. Awaiting, like me the day.Washer hissing, coffeepot purrs and gurgles.Soon there will be the soft patter of feetAnnouncing warm bodies with sleepy eyes.They all like to snuggle, even the littlest one.Who cries Mum? Mum? from his crib for me.And if sometimes I wonder where theyCame from, these tall… Read More Poetry Morning
Let’s see… Labor Day weekend. Well, we had planned on ribs – Phil’s special all-day smoked ribs, glazed in the last few minutes of cooking with his made-from-scratch barbecue sauce. So Saturday we started up the grill around nine, and had the ribs on by ten – and we ate at seven thirty. Ummmmm….. Ribs,… Read More Laboring all Weekend Bears Fruit…
Yesterday we took all three girls to have their hair done for school. All of them were looking rather shaggy. Phil had his cut while we were there, too. I took before and after pics of the girls. Oh, and can you guess who had Papa’s Marx glasses this morning? Isn’t she adorable?
We have two very excited little girls here who are looking forward to Wednesday, when one of them is officially a first-grader and the other is a second-grader. Pippa, of course, is at home with her brother and I, but we are going to do kindergarten together, because she is already teaching herself to read… Read More Getting ready for School
Bears have a curiosity bump. I had taken a walk this morning, about 6 am, and taken the camera with me to take pictures of dewy cobwebs. All the way at the back of the pasture I found a patch of lovely ones, and was bent over taking pictures when I heard a rustling in… Read More Wild and Wet Walks
Phil and I went up to Milan Old Home Days Saturday, and decided that we’d stay up over the weekend. We went out to dinner, did a little shopping. I got a couple of really cut outfits for Glady to wear to school at TJMaxx, which made me think of Nana. I always shopped with… Read More Fun Weekend
Glady made breakfast this morning, almost all by herself. She has been so helpful, looking up recipes and helping me with cooking recently. So today she looked up a recipe she wanted, got the ingredients together, mixed (I helped with breaking eggs, showing her how to do it) and I put it on the stove… Read More My little helper