Friday, April 30, 2010

By the Handful

I love a man who brings me flowers.

Photos taken 4/30/10

Open for Business

As promised.

Photo taken 04/30/10

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Well, Stella is 45 weeks old today, and I'm very happy that I was able to get a picture of "your face," as in, "Stella, make your face!": something we all say to her often, because it's just so darn cute.  She's making it in the fourth picture, above.

Photos taken (the last one by Luke) 04/29/10

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Soon ...

This tulip will be open.

Photo taken 04/26/10

Monday, April 26, 2010

School of Hard Knocks

Luke and Henry taught each other a thing or two while we waited for Sam and Bridget, so we could get started on the Pledge of Allegiance and morning prayers.

Photos taken 4/26/10

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Peek at the Past

I recently bought (with the money I'd been saving) a cherry hutch from Room and Board, so I'd be able to unpack some of the boxes from my parents' house.  Here are some of the lovelies on display.

Photos taken 4/23/10

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bubbles in the Sun

Yesterday, the natural light in Bridget's room was not cooperating when I took pictures of Stella, but it was very helpful in illuminating a glass of water on Bridget's desk near the window.

Photos taken 4/22/10

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Stella hits the 44-week mark today.  I took her up to Bridget's bedroom, hoping for some good, natural light.  I didn't get enough, but I managed to get some cute shots, and Stella found one of Bridget's dolls quite tasty.

Photos taken 4/22/10

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Finally Floral

It's taken me about a year and a half, but I finally got around to painting more than a wall's worth of flowers in Bridget's bathroom.

Photos taken 4/17/10

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I asked Luke to get some photos of Stella for today's post.  She's 43 weeks old.

Photos taken by Luke 4/15/10

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Luke enjoys baking, and he's quite good at it, especially considering the fact that everything he (we) makes is gluten free.  When I saw a prize-winning recipe in the latest Better Homes and Gardens for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce, I asked Luke to get right on it.  He did an admirable job, and the results were delicious.

Photos taken by Luke and me 4/9/10

Friday, April 9, 2010


Last week, I got a backpack for carrying Stella around.  Apparently, Jack decided to try it out this evening and found it so comfortable, he dozed right off. 

Photos taken 4/9/10

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Stella is 42 weeks old.  While we enjoyed chicken for dinner, Stella happily munched on a Baby Mum Mum.  Behind her in the stroller is the doll Bridget crocheted for her today.

Photos taken 04/08/10

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

First for Jack

The other night, after Sam's, Henry's, Dennis's and Luke's haircut, I gave Jack his first haircut.  I bribed him with a bottle of root beer.  He was pretty good, but didn't like getting hair in his mouth.  Of course, rubbing his tongue on his hair-covered shirt only made everything worse.

Photos taken by Dennis 4/5/10

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mohawks in the House

By request, I got out my clippers and scissors and gave haircuts to five boys.  Two of them got Mohawks.  Here's one.

Photos taken 4/5/10