Tuesday, December 30, 2008
.............................6k yt hy kkk
Good job buddy! He actually got a toy laptop for Christmas, but he is fixated on the keyboard (which his does not have) so I figured I'd let him "type" something. He's much happier now than 30 seconds ago!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
From the side...
and Emery and I in front of the car.
Emery sitting in front of Daddy's tunnel, which is right next to the car in a giant snow drift.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Now that I myself am a mother, this song has a whole new meaning to me. Christmas, after all, is all about that tiny little baby that was laid in a manger.
This year Christmas has become so much more real to me for the simple fact that Mary was a mother. She gave birth to the baby Jesus. The one who was sent to save us all from our sin. Isn't that an amazing thought?!
All of that hard work and pain I experienced bringing our beautiful little boy into the world, Mary also experienced as she brought Jesus into the world. Just as I nurse Emery, Mary nursed Jesus.
What a humbling and honorable thing to go through!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
We went to get a Christmas tree the other day. We had planned on "shopping around" for the best deal. Owen really wanted to drive up the mountain and go cut down our own tree, but I felt that Emery wasn't quite big enough, so we went to the Oxbow Rim Christmas Tree Farm. Once there we knew we didn't want to leave with out a tree. So much for shopping around huh?!
They give you the option of cutting your own (they provide the saw) or picking one from their "lot" that had been precut . This is Owen looking rather manly with the saw on his shoulder
Here is a picture of Emery and I amongst some of the trees. They were all really pretty, and most of them around 7 feet or taller.
The lights were put on...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Rubbing the turkey down w/ the herbed brown butter, which included fresh sage, thyme, and some rosemary. Both on top, and underneath the skin for optimum coverage.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Watching Lord of the Rings with Daddy.
Playing in the carseat box.
Having a good time at Karis' birthday party!
Yay for balloons!!!
"Helping" with laundry.
Standing all alone.
Nakey butt nap time.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
#2) I love eggnog. I mean really, really love it. I love it so much that while I was pregnant I figured out how to make it at home. It saved us a lot of money, and I was a happy pregnant lady.
#3) When I was nannying Jakob I had to think of creative ways to explain things to him. When I was taking my maternity leave I drew this for Jakob. It's a sequence of events leading up to my return to work. I think it's the most artistic thing I've ever drawn. Seriously.
#5) My name means Luck or Ireland. My Grandpa named me after the red haired girl on The Waltons, and this is me dressed as a leprechaun.
#6) When I was in High School I was in the Panther Singers. It was an honor choir of sorts. I ate lunch in the choir room everyday which led to many nerdy picture opps. These were taken my Senior year. See? Can you find me?
I tag: whoever wants to share six random facts about themselves.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We feel absolutely horrible. Emery doesn't really seem phased by it at all. He cried for a bit, and bled, but then he was fine. The dentist said that he will just not have a tooth until his adult teeth come in (when he's like 7 or 8). Apparently he's never seen anything like this. It seems as if he just sort of torqued it out of his gums (see how it looks split?).
Well, our first emergency was bound to happen, I just wish he was a bit older. :( He's still nursing just fine (thank goodness!), I was hoping he would.
Can I have a hug please?
Here are some pants that I made for Mr. E out of an thrift store wool sweater. It was a men's XL. I felted it, then cut off the sleeves, and voila. Of course there is more too it than that, but I digress.
Wanna know how I did it? Go here.
In some circles they are known as wool longies. Wool is one of those magical fibers that draws moisture away from the skin and absorbs odor, so it makes wonderful diaper covers for cloth diapers. These pants are amazing! Since we EC, they are perfect for those "misses" that inevitably happen (and they have definitely been happening more lately!).
I would love to make about 7 more pairs so he has one for every day of the week. So, in short....all I really want for christmas is some thrift store wool sweaters (at least 30% wool please!).
Not only is wool great for diaper covers and longies, but you can make really awesome felted toys and other nifty things out of it! :) For example, I am in the process of making Emery some shoes like this out of felted wool. (which I think may have broken my machine :( nuts!)
I also made a pair of split crotch pants but I don't have a picture of those yet. I didn't use wool for these, but I'm considering it once my machine is in working order again. Hmmph.