Monday, April 28, 2008

A Minor Miracle

This is something I thought wouldn't happen for several more months at least... our downstairs is unpacked, organized and clean! Amazing to say the least.

And I finally have a sewing room again! I am so excited!

So I decided to celebrate by a huge project and messing it all up...

This fabric is a summer wardrobe for Evie! Check back in a week or so (hopefully) for pictures of the finished clothing being modeled by my too cute baby!

I mean, who could resist this face?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Day at the Zoo!

Yesterday we went with Mima and Pa Dave to the zoo. Evie loved looking at all the "aminals". Jake had a great time too, Mima brought her field glasses she uses for bird watching, so he looked at all the animals with them (even when they were two feet away!) I think Evie's favorite was the "alfant" (even if she did think it was purple). She kept asking for "mor alfant, pease!" We also liked the giraffes, especially the baby giraffe. Jake's favorite thing was playing on the playground and going down the giant snake slide. We also rode the train, which they both loved. It was their first trip to the zoo and it was a wonderful day for it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A reading gene?

So I came into the living room to find this on my couch. Flashback to my childhood of snuggling and reading on the couch or in front of the fire on rainy days with my mom or sister (which is why gray, overcast days are my favorite kind of weather). And I remember my mom telling me stories about how she would hide in her closet and read instead of cleaning her room. So, I learned to love reading from my mom, my son and I had special time reading and going to the library, and now he reads to Evie (which is so cute it just would just about break your heart). Look what you started mom! I hope my all my children always love to read!

*And can I just take a moment to brag on Jake... my mother-in-law, who teaches the third grade, had him come to her school and take a reading comprehension test. It placed him reading at between a 2nd and 3rd grade level. Not bad for a 4 year old, huh? The grandparents can take credit for those smartie-pants genes too.