Friday, October 28, 2011

Rainy days

the weeks end
a day at home
saying yes as often as possible today
(a good excercise if only to remind me how often I say no to the zillions of requests I seem to get most days)
staying in pajamas all day if we want
crafting instead of breakfast first thing

:: Mr Details-details-details

:: Sir Snip-a-lot

:: Ms Stick-a-lot

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunny days

Three days since mum departed.

We are all surviving and starting to put together something of a routine
(I use the word routine rather loosely)

The gorgeously sunny days of late have been put to good use with a visit to the beach
(I even managed a dip.... quite literally a dive in, run straight out, feeling very much alive!)

We spent a good part of the weekend out in the yard

:: gardening

wishing scarecrows kept weeds at bay

preparing a strawberry patch for this summer

plans for planting out seedlings...not actually a reality yet

:: gathering greens from the garden

Finding a quick and easy way to use up a bag full of spinach and the last of the garlic cloves

wishing I'd never planted those horrendously spiky artichokes

frittata from the garden (with the last of our pink eyes)

asparagus pizza
(mountain bread, sour cream, asparagus, salt&pepper)

:: Meanwhile

Baby sleeping in hammock

Kids getting seriously grotty

Back to rain and grey today, but with a slight tan line to remember the recent sunny days.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

boy o' boy

Already it feels like he has always been with us

born (with less haste than his siblings...phew)

7 October 2011

Reuben Henry

Now a little gang of 3 brothers (gulp)

With one sister, holding her own for now
(while still holding out for 2 more siblings....both make it even)

(as Leo would say "NO WAY")

He has been kind to us so far with much feeding and sleeping. I'm under no illusions that it will continue this way but for now it is nice to so easily meet the needs of one of my peeps.

Having my mum still with us has made the whole experience much easier for everyone.

thank you
thank you
thank you


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