Category: Mothering

You know, that thing you 24/7?

  • How to make the Best Bibs

    A while ago I posted pictures of these great bibs I had made Jesse, and promised a tutorial.So, here you go! from this mess… to this! The Best Bibs Tutorial Does your toddler (or one that you have sat beside at a recent meal) love to feed himself, yet the act requires a complete change…

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  • Hello, everyone! It’s good to be back – my cold is on the mend, a busy, busy month is nearly over, and I am glad for a chance to sit down and catch up! Welcome to our newest readers! We heard from… Mamselle Duroc, whose blog showcases her exquisite vintage reproduction from the sewing room!…

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  • of yogurt and hotdogs

    Doesn’t he look like a clown, with his white face, and big, sloppy grin? The Boy loves yogurt. There is no question. Mommy’s yummy, home made yogurt is his favorite treat. Daddy said at this particular setting, he had two bowl fulls, which, after you account for how much dripped on the bib…maybe one bowlful…

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  • The Blues

    Ahh, it is a gray, rainy, chilly April day – just the sort of day I was in the mood for. With the sun hiding anyway, I don’t mind pulling the shades so Jesse and I can watch movies. A movie is a good way to keep me from getting too busy – helps me…

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  • Is he not incredible smart? We do puzzles together in the afternoon after his nap. He rarely needs my help. His words include “Mom”, “Dadda”, and the noises of several barnyard animals. Last week in Church I brought the wrong book for him to look at during the sermon – “Open the Barn Door”. He…

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  • Is he not incredible smart? We do puzzles together in the afternoon after his nap. He rarely needs my help. http://www.youtube.com/get_player His words include “Mom”, “Dadda”, and the noises of several barnyard animals. Last week in Church I brought the wrong book for him to look at during the sermon – “Open the Barn Door”.…

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  • Mom’s Birthday (finally!

    We celebrated Mom’s birthday about a week late, due to various family members being out of town. We had a lamb roast (thanks, Aunt Becky!) and made it our Resurrection Celebration, too.Here’s Mom opening presents with her grandson. Mom and I examining Anja’s lovely gift – more on that in a later post! Dessert: Swedish…

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  • Thank you for all the kind and congratulatory comments you all left on the last post. It is so fun to celebrate our news with friends like you, both new and old. Now here are the longed for details. πŸ™‚ I am due the first week in December, so I am just a few weeks…

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  • Wordless Weekday – Results

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  • Letting the boy help.

    Letting the boy help around the house usually makes the job take twice as long. So, why do I do it?Because he LOVES helping mommy, and if we can keep encouraging that attitude, when he is actually capable, I’m gonna have such a little helper! I swept the kitchen floor with my broom, and he…

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    The Lord knew I needed Rebecca this week! It has been humbling to have my guest working endlessly along with me in the kitchen, but I couldn’t have gotten all ready for the trip without her!And she gave Jesse such great quality time, too.Reading Jesse’s Dinosaur book. This morning Jesse helped ‘cook’ while we were…

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  • Of Apples and Ice

    The power went out sometime after 4 this morning, due to an ice storm. It got very quiet suddenly – no coal stove motor, no fridge, none of the fans that we keep running 24/7 to move the warm air through the house – very, very quiet. Which, of course, woke the child. Who had…

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  • We’re Back!

    Another enjoyable and exhausting ski trip complete. Unpacking and laundry just beginning. πŸ™‚

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  • "All By Myself"

    snatching dough (learned it from his mamma) Mmm, Mmm, Good! Signing for “more”. See – here is proof that he does indeed love his oatmeal. He also loves going outside. We can hardly wait till spring and daily walks in the sunshine! Until then he practices putting on his shoes himself. Notice how he gathered…

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  • snatching dough (learned it from his mamma) Mmm, Mmm, Good! Signing for “more”. http://www.youtube.com/get_player See – here is proof that he does indeed love his oatmeal. http://www.youtube.com/get_player He also loves going outside. We can hardly wait till spring and daily walks in the sunshine! Until then he practices putting on his shoes himself. Notice how…

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    Joel and Kristi are in town! Joel is the first born in our family – our big brother, and Kristi (who comments as “Laney” on our blog) is his wife. They live in Virginia and came up for the weekend to hand deliver Anja’s birthday present! πŸ™‚They were really excited to see Jesse. It took…

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