Sunday, September 19, 2010

Green Tomatoes

What you get when you plant seeds in May.

Even being GREEN, they are very pretty to look at,
and they smell wonderful.
I'm going to enjoy them,
even if I never get to eat them. 
Its the first time I've grown anything.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Anisten is "Fee" (three)!
Today she asked me for chocolate milk, and said it was "uh-licious".  Made me smile, she is acting older already.

Here are some pics from her party.

Afraid of candles, needed encouragement to blow em out.
She licked all the frosting off the cupcake and moved on to the brownie.
Pin the nose on the clown game, Anisten's nose was the purple one, halfway off the poster.  She was blindfolded, and tickled pink about the game
Had to include this one of Reed teething on some corn.

First Day of Pre-School ... again

This is Lilly's second year of pre-school.  She was so ready for it to start.  If you look closely at her right hand, she is holding her pink scooby-doo lunch box.  Let me tell you, taking a lunch box to school is one of the coolest things Lilly can think of.  We walked home (it is so close to us!) and Lilly told us all about her day.  She was on top of the world!
Anisten cried all the way home, sobbing "Lilly stay wif us".  I counted on her having a hard time of it.  Anisten and I enjoyed some one on one time at hoome, so nice.  Miraya, like the outfit?  Fits perfectly.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What did you do today?

Bet you didn't play with slime!
I made this stuff using the recipe on the website ourbestbites

Anisten likes to be clean, naturally she was very distraught about the whole thing...
Not Diego, he loved his "Goop"
Coming around a little, "Is ucky moma"
Lilly played for about an hour.
All the while Reed was under the table chewing on a butterfly bath toy...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Documentary- The Business of Being Born

To the women in my life: YOU have got to watch this documentary! Information is power. We need to be informed. All women need to see this, whether you are birthing age or not. My friend watched it and recommended that I see it. I found it on our NetFlix instant queue, under the documentary tab. Careful, you strong women may change your opinions....
"Birth is a miracle, a rite of passage, a natural part of life. But birth is also big business.
Compelled to explore the subject after the delivery of her first child, actress Ricki Lake recruits filmmaker Abby Epstein to question the way American women have babies.
The film interlaces intimate birth stories with surprising historical, political and scientific insights and shocking statistics about the current maternity care system. When director Epstein discovers she is pregnant during the making of the film, the journey becomes even more personal.
Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency?"

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Look Who's 5!

Horah for Lilly. What a big girl.
Carousel Cake
Lilly just had to have this coloring castle.

Sampler Quilt

I did it! I finished my first quilt last night. I started it in July in a class with some friends, worked on it a ton along the way, and finally I'm done! It is called a "sampler" because each block is different, learning new skills as you go. I have a new reverence for our mothers of past times, who hand pieced scraps of fabric together to make useful warm quilts. I also now know that quilting is a labour of love. Its so much work, you better love it or you will quit. So I think I love it, because the finished product is so great. Thanks to Sara, for sharing her love of quilting with beginners who don't have a clue what they are doing.

My quilt has already been indoctrinated into the Evans family. Last night I was hand sewing the binding on, when Anisten ran up to me holding her tummy and puked everywhere (yes it got all over the quilt!, carpet, me and Rylan). I stayed up really late finishing the binding so I could wash it. That's the way things roll over here.