The weather has been abnormally warm. Fortunately swinging is just as magical as sledding.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Every night at bed time a big black bear knocks on our door and comes on in. Perhaps you have experienced a big black bear yourself, or maybe you have felt like a big black bear from time to time. Nothing is more exciting than listening to Madelaine "read" her favorite book to Aidan.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
On March 27 Aidan received a name and a blessing from his loving dad, Brandon. It was a beautiful spring day we enjoyed with family and friends. Thank you to everyone who came. Aidan is growing so quickly; I was worried he wouldn't fit into his blessing clothes. We are so blessed, he is healthy, happy and a bundle of energy... as you can see him kicking off his booties here.
Grandma Rose made Madelaine booties to go with her blessing dress. Fortunately Grandma agreed to make some for Aidan as well. I think they turned out marvelously. I hope the booties will be something both children will treasure when they are older. A special gift, made just for them, from Grandma.
Last spring was a bit crazy, and it was not just the strange cool weather and then the quick heat wave. Brandon and I decided that Madelaine needed a place to play outside that wasn't a dirt pile sprinkled with sticker weeds and holes where trees formally lived. So we spent ten weekends digging, tilling, transplanting, building, and moving much soil, mulch, and waste inorder to create a backyard paradise. When I say we I mean (Brandon, me, and our awesome family members who were crazy enough to come and spend hours working.) This is a special shout out to them! We couldn't have done it without you! Thanks!!!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Luckily Brandon and Jordan got the wall up before we went to bed, but my blood pressure was higher than usual at my prenatal checkups during this project. Note to self... don't "paint" right before the next baby.
This photograph from Madelaine's second birthday party still has the column in it. We couldn't believe how much the space opened up once it was removed. I don't know why we waited so long. Brandon and I did some investigating while the floor was torn up in the upstairs to make sure it was not a bearing wall. So we have known it could be taken out for quite some time.