Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Random comment from Sophie:  Mom, I love my ancestors.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Growing up (wah!)

We had two birthdays in our house this week. First, Sophie turned 4 on Tuesday! She is such a joy to have in our home. She is full of excitement about life, and has a great sense of humor.
 She came home from school sporting this spectacular birthday crown. Her class had a fun celebration, including yummy chocolate cupcakes she brought to share.

Her party was last Saturday. She decided to host a tea party for a few of her adorable little friends, and we decided to dust off the china for the occasion. Note to self: next time skip the cute tea sandwiches, and stick with PB&J cut into fun shapes.

For the second birthday, this little guy turned 2 months on Wednesday. I really shouldn't say little though. He weighed in at 14lbs, 8.5oz, which puts him in the 97th percentile!

We are so blessed to have five wonderful children! We are having a fun time being entertained by Grandma and Grandpa, with Bamma and Pa coming to join us tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I'm not sure they could be any chubbier.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

A quilt of her own

When Emma was four, she started begging me to let her sew.  I thought that by telling her she could start sewing when she was six, she would forget about it, but she would pester me every few weeks, especially if I was spending a good amount of time on the sewing machine.

So you may remember that for her 6th birthday, she got my old sewing machine, and a small fabric stack of charm squares.  She got right to work sewing, and with a surprisingly little amount of help from me, recently finished this quilt.

I think it turned out so cute!

Of course, as soon as she finished the top, she was ready to start a new quilt, but I wanted to break her of my bad habits help her learn to finish before she starts a new one, so I had her help me layer and baste the quilt together, and then I helped her guide it through the machine for the quilting.  I did the binding, but with Henry's arrival it took me a while to finish hand stitching it down.

As soon as Henry is a wee bit older, I told her we can start a new quilt; one that will be lap sized for her.  Hopefully we will get it done a little faster this time!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Henry asks:

Hey guys, do these stripes make me look fat?

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Photos for the birthday Babe

Today is Elliott's birthday. He didn't want a gift, but it is hard for me to not give him anything, so I secretly enlisted the help of my friend Lisa to get some photos of all the kids together, as we didn't have any group shots yet.

The kids and I framed a couple of shots, made Elliott's favorite dinner, and made one of his favorite pies for dessert.
Happy birthday, Babe!