Saturday, December 22, 2007

A week in review

This week has been very busy! I was so grateful for Friday to arrive. After getting a doctors appointment for Ethan out of the way, we made sure we had no other plans, except getting our house ready for Christmas! Today we scoured from the top floor to the bottom, finished getting rid of the old, broken toys and games, and have been relaxing and finishing our holiday baking this afternoon.

Elliott started the week off in the Bay Area, so the boys, Sophie and I were on our own at Emma's Christmas Program. Thus, the lack of photos! Here she is reciting a Santa poem.

It was a very cute Christmas program. Emma's teacher had been teaching for many years, and has the children perform at Christmas and for Mother's Day. It is one reason I love the program so much.

Apparently Sophie's jacket is really cozy, because she likes to bring it to me at various times throughout the day and have me help her put it on. Then she wanders around contentedly until she gets too hot.

I turned ** this week, and mom sent me this awesome bird feeder system. She was inspired by the pictures I sent from Robin's Nesting Place. I think it will be lots of fun to watch the birds in action. Sophie and Emma have already spent a good deal of time watching out the window, but alas, no birdies yet. We have no grasses or bushes with berries for them to eat, so it may take a little while for word to get around that we have a feeder. The red one has seeds in it to attract cardinals and other birds, and the copper feeder should suit the finches nicely.

I also got a fun package from Kathy at Michael Miller. They are coming out with some new trims in January, including bias trims and ruffled ric-rac in various fun prints. I won some, and it just arrived today. I think I am in love with the ruffle ric-rac... it will be so fun to play with.Notice the cute log cabin quilt in the background? That arrived as a birthday present from my wonderful in-laws. They also sent a gift-card to a local spa... Can't wait to use it!


Thimbleanna said...

Just catching up on your posts -- what an adorable family you have. I laughed when you said you just turned **. Age is so relative -- wait until your my age, then you'll really be using asterisks! Those new trims look fun -- I am supposed to get some too -- can't wait! Have a very Merry Christmas with your sweet little family!

stephanie said...

i hope you had a happy birthday, ginger!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm so glad your mom was inspired by my bird pictures! I hope you and your children enjoy the feeders! I see that there are trees nearby, so hopefully it won't be too long before the birds are flocking to your feeders. They are so much fun to watch and identify!

Carla said...

Charming photos of your girls. :) And I hope the bird feeders will be attracting finches and cardinals soon.

Pa said...

happy birthday ging! and anniversary! (this is jooj, on dad's computer)

see you in a few days!

Christina Bond said...

Happy Birthday! I like the **. I wish I could have put that on a form I was filling out this morning. I think the new trim is awesome. It might even inspire me to start a quilt.