Thursday, December 29, 2011

the forecast

Snow accumulation outside my parents' home; and the forecast is calling for much much more.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

rumbling and crackling

The bear is as close as it looks. I took the picture from an open car window, I was not about to even step out of the car.

The same bear, it was fishing; we loved watching.

My boys watching for calving, there was some great chunks that came off for us. There is a short video below; a regular sized chunk calving and the wave coming in to the shore from it.

our summer so far...

I have been ill with pneumonia this past week, and I feel miserable. Miserable not only because I don't feel well, but because it is gorgeous outside and I am stuck indoors thinking of everything I want to be doing. I want to go and pick berries for jam, I want to go for walks with my boys, I want to go on picnics, I want to go and spend time with friends knitting, I want to weed and clean my garden, I want to feel the sun and the warm breeze on my face (I know we only have weeks left here, and it may be rainy and cold tomorrow). Ugghh!

Alright, we have had fun though...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We have been...

...watching the flowers grow.
Much else has been happening, and so we have just really slowed down. We have been keeping away from screens, and appreciating what we have as we take in everything that is going on around us.

One of my favorite wildflowers, Lupine, they are blooming here and will not stay long. Their rich purple color line the roads, and just make me smile.

Friday, April 15, 2011

a book a book a book

Screen-Free Week is April 18-24, read more here:

So there will be no movie nights or computer screen viewing for us. Join us, in pledging to do the same!

What we are reading this week (Thanks to our Public Library. Aren't librarians wonderful?), as we think of Earth Day on the 22nd:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

three little things :: thursday

three little things we are enjoying right now:

riding tricycles on snow free roads

pussy willows

sunny days

Thursday, April 7, 2011

three little things :: thursday

1. Mittens Baby is fascinated with watching me make up the bed. She will try to duck under the bed covers as I whip them up. Other fascinations of hers: watching people soak in the tub.

2. After saying something to her, she will blink once very slowly. Does this mean yes, or simply stop blabbering at me?

3. This by the way, is her favorite place to sleep at night; however if J wakes up, he demands she sleep towards the bottom of the bed.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yesterday: E.'s pics

Do you see the eagle in the photo?

I asked Eoghan what he was seeing in the picture,

"Oh," he said, "it was an eagle, but it was too fast to catch."

Monday, April 4, 2011


This baby was started by a friend, and finished by me...

...and by the way:
April's project for The Children's Year Craftalong is up. Want to craftalong? Please do, just click the icon on the side bar to see what we are crafting.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

three little things :: thursday

At his birthday party...

...swinging through the trees...

...and on his birthday, the following day.

Three birthday wishes for him, on his tenth year around the sun:

1. That he may always know how much he is loved.

2. That the world may always treat him with the kindness, that he so readily gives to others.

3. That he may go through his life always, with wonderment in his eyes.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

three little things :: thursday

Three little things I am loving about him today:

1. When listening to Elvis, we can now only listen to "That's All Right, Mama". He knows the lyrics and sings along with an Elvis accent; my favorite line and how it sounds: ...well, that's all right-a, mama...

2. The way he rubs my neck as he falls asleep at night (or whenever he needs a bit of soothing).

3. When he emptied his wee pocket today, I received: spruce cones and rocks.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Eoghan's "Luck o' the Irish" cake for the Cub Scouts cake auction.

E. mixed all the colors and decorated it himself,
and it turned out quite sweet; but I am partial to rainbows.
Here he is (as a blur) receiving one of the four awards given. He chose a tool that had a compass, a thermometer, a magnifying glass, and a whistle.

He is so very shy, and so I was very proud of him for speaking in front of a group,
to describe his cake (with a microphone no less!).

E. was very happy his "mom" granny was in attendance.