Friday, February 28, 2014

Flower Explosion

About two weeks ago, I bought some brightly colored mums at Sam's Club. They were still hanging in there today, so I added them to one of my old typewriters for a photo session. When I finished with that, it was Stella's turn to get creative.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


What a life she leads: paints pictures most of the afternoon, then relaxes in the chair with a snack and enjoys Pink Panther cartoons.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vintage Jewels

Today, Stella glammed it up in some of Nana's old jewelry.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Wonders of Duct Tape

For Christmas, we bought Sam, Henry and Jack six Duct Tape Warfare ebooks. Of all the armor and weapons they've made thus far, the flail (in Sam's, then Jack's hands) is my favorite.

Monday, February 24, 2014

R is for Robin

Jack and Stella made these birds today.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Busy, Busy

Jack and Stella helped Dennis and me rearrange our bedroom today.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Donuts in the Afternoon

Today's confection was baked pumpkin donuts with a cream cheese glaze (the recipe called for a maple glaze, but there wasn't much syrup left after last night's pancakes). The kids and Dennis declared them delicious. Here's the recipe.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pancakes for Dinner

Meal planning is not my strong suit.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Here she is, with her bed head and heart jammies.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Shot of Color

I think I most appreciate our orange house when just about everything around it is white or grey.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


This is one of the light fixtures next to the front door. We really need to get gutters.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Smooth Surface

We spent the afternoon with friends at a skating party and had a wonderful time.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Playing a Hamer

I couldn't even tell you how many he has.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Caddie's toenails were overdue for a trim.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Out in the Snow

We got lots of snow yesterday. The kids (all except Bridget, who has a cold) took full advantage today.