Waiting on the Guillotine

Photo: Babies on the mend. They want to be out in the sunshine, and thanfully, we have a big old yard and no need to get anyone else sick. And with the big wheels and our little plastic slide, the boys don’t see the miss the playground. Thank God for good weather and simple needs. It…

Mellow Monday

Photo: My husband has a thing for stained glass, and whenever we visit my uncles in Maryland, he always took time to eye this pretty piece in their home. They have a lovely house that is contemporary to our farmhouse, built sometime around 1912, and they’ve been able to find beautiful antiques and items that…

[Quiet Thoughts] Seriously. Plan Not to Plan

Photo: The building blocks for my most excellent weekend–heavy cream, large eggs, vanilla extract… add some bread flour, unsalted butter and some brown sugar and muffins are on their way. That’s how excited I was to be up this morning. I took a picture of my mise en place at 6 in the morning… When…

Letters from Camp Mama

Photo: This was a year ago. This picture was taken a year ago… sippy cups, stroller.. old apartment (that we were packing).. and central air, but that’s another story for another time. One year ago, dear reader. So much can change in 365 days… The boys, oh the boys… so exhausting. So full of energy. But…

Plan Not to Plan

Photo: What trickery is this? No tears? No screaming? No misery because the “sand is itchy”?? Oh what a difference a year makes!   It is 3 o’clock in the afternoon and I have just now put the boys down for a nap. I’m also sitting down to my first meal of the day: Two…

[Quiet Thoughts] Do the Best You Can

Photo: Focus not on the atrocious condition of my messy desk, and instead on the adorableness of these little baby booties! Of all of the things that I set out to do this year, knitting has been the best thing. I love it. It’s probably saved my children, my marriage, my life… It is the…

Of Intensity and Doctor’s Visits

Photo: This child… the things we do… I just… I’m goin’ to bed, ya’ll!   This is a blogging fail post because today was a very intense and less-than-productive day. We had the big lead appointment for Ursa Minor today at the children’s hospital in town and… it was 2 hours of time that I…

“I Don’t Like Kisses, Mommy!”

Photo: These photos used to be of little babies… doing baby things. What… what happened?   This is my baby, the first one I birthed, the one who I started this scary road of motherhood with. “Ew Mommy! I don’t like kisses! I don’t like mommy kisses!” This baby. This baby who just wiped all of…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Building of Circles

Photo: I hosted my first drop-off playdate today. Ursa Major’s “best friend” came over for 2 hours of fun. I decided that the featured activity would be to make pizza. This is the result. You can probably tell which one I made and which one they made…   I am afraid that my Quiet Thoughts…

In The Quiet Moments

Photo: One of the few nice moments of yesterday. The boys discovered a crazy-huge worm in the front yard. In their excitement, they lost it to the grass. The ensuing search was adorable and interesting! Of course, they had a rough morning before and then had an afternoon of no napping and lots of tantrums……