Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
First, just relaxing.
This picture is actually from last Tuesday. Hashim is reading to Ruthie while we were relaxing after our final Senior Design presentation.
Then today I got to spend the entire morning with Anna, Josie and Ruthie just playing and going for a walk/bike ride (Anna on the bike). Katie actually had a chance to work on some of her projects and have some time alone.
Later during nap time it was a chance to get out on the road again and get a nice thirty miles in.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Given pictures that have been drawn for her for weeks in preparation for this special day to celebrate our special girl:
Loved the banging game when we got out a bunch of metal bowls and pots and wooden spoons and mimicked everything that she did:
Liked that frosting! (Cute dress by Mema!)
Ate up her carrot cake:
Opened her gifts (this is a bag of rocks that her sisters collected and washed for her, all large enough that she can't choke on them):
The birthday queen, banging her rocks together:
Monday, November 23, 2009
The bottom is made from an old red towel that we had, the top is some froggy material that I had from my Grandma Ginya and strips cut from a towel that we didn't use anymore because half of it had been discolored. It adds a little funky color to our bathroom to step out onto when you are done in the bath.
The second project is the Art and Hooks Rack. Here the girls are doing the artwork for the rack:
I like it! If you come over for a visit you can look more closely at the artwork and we'll tell you exactly what is in each picture. The girls are pretty proud of their work and like having a place of their own to hang their winter layers.
With a birthday in the house less than a week away and Christmas just around the corner there is a lot more crafting going on in this house, but we're not going to show you all of it because some of it might be coming your way! What crafting have you been doing lately as the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter? I'd love to know what has been keeping your hands busy as you go through your day, what materials you're using, what colors you like lately. What are the handmade parts of your home?
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Dance, part of said Show by the granny, red pajama clad baby, rip-scrunch eating giraffe and pink dog:
The Dramatic Moment:
After The Show there was Apple Pie for dessert:
And pie crust chocolate chip cookies that the girls made:
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The cows on this dairy are 100% grass fed. We got to see the pasture where they live. I love this picture of Mitch with his girls walking out towards the pasture:
We said hi to some of the cows as they came out of the milking parlour. This is Cupcake:
Right now, with the weather what it is, the cows are mostly fed hay in the barn. There's not much grass in the pasture. The owner, Meg, took us into the barn so we could see the cows some more. Ruthie was fascinated by the cows and not intimidated at all. It was actually Ruthie that Meg wanted to take to see the rest of the cows. Here we are with Cupcake again in the barn:
Friday, November 6, 2009
They had a lot of fun with their rolling pins, cookie cutters, pots and pans, slatted spatulas and other kitchen utensils as they made food for their house.
And Josie followed suite: