Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Blooms


My amaryllis has bloomed. It is so nice to have something alive and in color in the house during the winter. I have another to pot, but I am out of potting soil and our big outside planter is covered in snow and I am too lazy to go dig out some dirt. I imagine I will get around to it once these start to fade.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Music-Should it stay or should it go?

Question-Should I keep the music on the blog or get rid of it? I will take your comments under consideration and then decide.


Walt Disney World

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We spent last week in Florida, enjoying milder/warmer weather and all the wonders of Disney World. I feel confident in saying it was one of our best family vacations yet. We weren't thrilled with the resort, the weather could have been warmer, and we should have had seats at Fantasmic, but overall our family dynamics were good and that is saying a lot.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

4th picture from 4th folder

I got tagged by Carla. This is my birthday from December 2004. Joanna made me this blanket and I still love it.  No comments about how silly we look.
I tag anyone willing to play.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Once there was a snowman

Bea came off the bus from school and stayed outside to make a snowman. She came in to get some dogfood to make the face.Bea is quite serious about putting the face on her snowman.
Not so sure I like that.
Maybe if I pick at it a little.

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A Hat for Bijoux

I made another hat. This time I tried a baby hat.

Her mom wanted something not pink, so I went yellow and green. Annabel thought I should put the pom pom on the side rather than on top because the top looks wintery and the side would make it Springy-er. I think she was probably right.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Scrimmage Meet

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Noah is having a blast swimming and doing well. He swam three events-200m medley relay (butterfly leg), 50m fly, and the 200m freestyle (4th leg-anchor).


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Noah's First Swim Meet

was on Tuesday. I kind of strongly encouraged him to join the swim team because I think he has the most potential as a swimmer and he totally has a swimmer body. I wore him down and he finally agreed to do it.
I include these two because I think he looks really cute.

"Mom, what are you doing?" Just taking pictures.
200 Medley team--came in 3rd
On the block ready for the 3rd leg.

Swimming the butterfly. Look at his air.
50 free
He can breathe on both sides.
He was this close to winning. He totally screwed up his turn, maybe Friday's meet he'll have better luck.
Noah is please with himself and I am tickled by how well he did. I have a few more pictures posted from the meet on my picasa web album. Feel free to check them out.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Birthday Hat

I just made this hat for a friend whose birthday is today. Imagine a head in it and it is even cuter.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Changing the light bulbs

is a dangerous job. It requires more than just a ladder...
It also requires the kitchen table. Whoever put in this fan with covered bulbs never once thought of having to change the bulbs. As we remodel this room, this is one of the first things to go.We put in the 5 year bulbs, but they seem to only last a year. So that also means that the fan blades only get dusted that often as well. UGH


Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

This was the first New Year's Eve that we have spent with the kids in my memory. They complained last year that we never celebrate with them, so this year we rang in the New Year together.


My Christmas Cactus

is blooming--they all are, in fact. My Paperwhites have also been blooming, but I think I deleted that photo--I can't find it. ugh I really need a better way to organize my photos. What system do you use and how do you label your folders, date or something else?

I found it.
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