Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Newborns





Now that Blogger is letting me upload photos I am going a little crazy! These pictures are of all the kiddos at one month or less.

Andrew had the least amount of hair; His fell out, and came back in at about 4 months completely white-blond. Ethan and Emma both had their hair turn lighter gradually, and it never fell out.

Emma and Sophie were the only two to be born with eye-brows, plus Emma had really dark eye lashes. It will be interesting to see how Sophie evolves over the next few months.

Evolution of a mommy

5 month belly
I thought I looked so huge... Hah!

9 month belly
the night before Sophie came!

1 month postpartum belly
Don't you wish you looked this good?

My kitchen tile

After wanting to get it done for about 6 months, our kitchen is finally tiled!

My beautiful girls

One of the many things I am thankful for.
And that blogger finally let me load a photo!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Some good books

On Stephanie's blog recently, my MIL posted a comment that we should let our children see us reading often. My children certainly have no dearth of this... I am constantly reading books, magazines, newspapers, and anything else I can... I LOVE to read.

I thought I would start a little list of some of the great books I have read lately.

"13 Moons" by Charles Frazier (author of Cold Mountain). My MIL actually loaned this to us. It is good, although at the end it does drag on a little. Warning, this book has adultery in it, if you don't like to read that sort of thing. It tells the story of a white boy who becomes an adopted member of an Indian tribe several years before the Civil War.

"Harry Potter" by JK Rowling. I recently read the first 6 books, and can't wait for the last to come out in June.

"Mr. Darcy takes a Wife" and "Darcy and Elizabeth", by Linda Berdoll. These are sequels to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", also a great book! Warning, these books are not for the faint of heart; The Darcys, according to this author, have a very passionate marriage. This author is a good story teller, and she uses fun words like "perfervid", "pulchritude", and "concupiscence".

Po Bronson's, "Why Do I Love These People". Narratives of real people dealing with family situations. Some are very touching, in other's you wonder what the people could possibly have been thinking, and are grateful for your own family.

Another from my MIL... "On a Highland Shore" by Kathleen Givens. A novel about a Scottish woman back in the time of the Vikings. I really liked this book, and pretty much neglected house and home to get it read in 2 days!

Lately I really enjoy biographies... My recommendations:
"Mary Tudor: the Spanish Tudor" by HFM Prescott
"Elizabeth the Great" by Elizabeth Jenkins
"Christina, Queen of Sweden" by Veronica Buckley

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Moms Rock!

Thanks for coming to Indiana and hanging out with us over the past 10 days. We miss you already! Thanks for running errands, making dinner, doing the laundry, making desserts (yum, yum!), getting the kids off to school, and taking care of us all.
Love- Ginger

ps... I would have loved to put a picture of you with Sophie on my blog, but blogger won't cooperate!


Yes, that is what blogger is. Sophie is now almost 3 weeks old, and I haven't been able to post pictures since she was born. Aargh!!!
If I could figure out how to get my vox blog going, I would send you all to that link, but I don't seem to have time to mess around with it lately. Wonder why not?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

From Jenny's blog...
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

There are 50,995 Ginger's in the US... I have only met 2 others!