Monday, June 29, 2009





I am feeling like myself again-well rested with most of my brain cells back. It seeems to require that I go to bed rather early (between 8-9) because Timothy gets up at 5:30. I actually like getting up that early as long as I am rested. I have discovered a great way to utilize my mornings with Timothy. Charlotte is now sleeping in until between 7-8 so Timothy and I have been spending mornings in the garden in our pajamas. I had resigned myself to letting the weeds grow because there just wasn't enough time in the day-but now I feel like I have discovered a couple more hours that just weren't there before (mostly because it took those couple hours sitting around in the morning to realize I wasn't going to get to go back to sleep).
It has been wonderful in the garden-50 degrees, quiet, almost meditaitve, and super productive. I am already thinking of other ways to utilize this time-walks with Timothy, a little sewing-we will see. Yea for me!!
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Sunday, June 28, 2009


It appears that Timothy likes the new nook. He spent quite a bit of time there and here is a picture of him brushing his teeth and playing peek-a-boo with Mama.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

the book nook



I have been dreaming of a large window seat in our dining room window for years, but we never seem to have the space to spare. I was excited today to discover a great little book nook just waiting for comfy pillows, a stack of books, and a budding little reader. Although, she is supposed to be the one in the nook entertaining herself while I am at the computer, sometimes the kiddos just take over :)
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charlotte's perspective 2

Another few images from Charlotte. Not much exciting here this weekend, just catching up on house stuff. And making plans to drive to Minnesota next week-what you say? Are you guys crazy?-Maybe. But we got excited about the celebration of 35 years of Prairie Home Companion and the free concert. Sort of wild hair thing-wish us luck-18 hours in the car with 2 kids. Anyone out there have any travel advice?????

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

camping on the green river

We had a fun time camping on the green river with some friends. The green river runs on the west side of the wind river mountains and it was rainy and cool. Timothy and Charlotte did well. Timothy walked around a big grump if it was raining, complaining I think about bulky clothing and cold weather. Charlotte took the opportunity to sport her rain boots and splash in the puddles. Both kids slept well-so that is always nice.

I discovered on the trip once again how independent Timothy is becoming. I thought being in a new place he would want me to cuddle and rock him to sleep-well no way. He was just mad if I tried to rock him, he wanted to be in his crib and do it himself-okay-easier for me, just hard to believe. Even when he woke once in the night, he wanted reassurance that I was there, but did not want to snuggle and sleep with me-boy was he pissed. It is just so hard for me to believe at one year old, but he is a good communicator and does not hide those feelings. It will be interesting when he can talk. Right now he is signing some and will point to food and sign "more"-see if you can find the picture where he is asking for a Newman-O cookie.

Charlotte's favorite part about camping seemed to be all the "junk food" she got to eat. She tried somores for the first time-yuuummmy. I am thankful that I at least have one little cuddler in Charlotte. She was thriving in all the attention. Sometimes kid's professions reveal themselves early in life, see if you can find the picture where she is telling us what she wants to be when she grows up :o)

Friday, June 19, 2009

more from the big #1

It seems that Timothy had a pretty good day. We celebrated early with cake and gifts. Charlotte was a big help decorating the cake, and in the one hour between the time it was decorated until the time it was served I think she asked 100 times if can me eat some cake now. She was very eager to help Timothy blow out his candles, eat his cake and open his gifts. Luckily at age 1, Timothy was happy to share.
Timothy is loving:
the swing, saying hi, playing in the water, wearing his towel on his head after his bath (he has a fit when I take it off), throwing anything, wearing necklaces, playing peek-a-boo, putting his blankie on his head, walking down the sidewalk as far as he can go, smoothies, hugging his sister, playing with his papa, and cuddling with his mama.
At age one he is a sweet, sensitive, independent little sniff, sniff boy.


the big 1



the birthday boy first thing in the morning.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

in my lap


I am all too happy to report that it is not a kid:) I have discovered the joys of bulky yarn and fat needles-very gratifying. I want to knit the kids a vest each for next winter and figured I had better get started now. I am using this great/easy/free pattern-and just making it a bit bigger. I had better get back to my spot in the sun (a rarity around here the last few weeks-the sun that is).
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Hula Ho




Here is Charlotte helping me use my new wonderful tool-the Hula-Ho! Great for keeping my weeds under control, and fun for Charlotte too.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Really Off

He is really off-He hasn't crawled in 3 days and he loves showing of his new abilities.

Oh Boy


Here is Timothy not getting his way. He has been doing this quite a bit lately. Oh Boy.
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More chicks on the way. Courtney is raising them this year and we are looking forward to increasing our flock.
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Flowers and bling. All day yesterday Timothy kept putting these necklaces on and wearing them around. I finally gave up trying to take them off-it seemed they weighed him down. Mr. T???
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Make it Sunday



Charlotte and I made reversible headbands from this pattern and I made Timothy a pair of "little diggers"-long shorts with reinforced knees-great for crawling and falling.
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fire Ants

Boy we sure had a lot of fun last night-dancing to the Fire Ants. Lots of our friends were there and the kids boogied the night away. Timothy has just learned to shake it (and by the way he has just learned to really walk-or should I say wobble)and Charlotte did not want to leave-she kept saying "1 more song". On the way home she said "I want to dance around with Isa". I hope we have more opportunities for dancing soon.