Saturday, February 28, 2009

We have some rotavirus/flu thing and it won't go away. Hopefully the Swaits will be back in action soon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Boys

We have been sick but hopefully ready to join the land of the healthy again. Which means I will start blogging more frequently.

I started my seeds and they are just starting to pop out. Almost Spring!

Ward was put in the laundry basket as a temporary necessity and he loved it. He doesn't like the red light from the camera. Mom, the boys like their sweaters and they are oh so studly in them.
This article about young girls and breast cancer is interesting.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Alligator Hunt

Here is my birthday present-a peach tree newly planted a la moi. I also got 2 raspberry bushes. I'm not sure if those will do well here but it's worth a shot. i'm still waiting on my blueberries. Blueberries rock- they don't get diseases or pests and therefor don't have pesticide on them even at the grocery. They can also be grow well in containers for any of you renters.

So a while back I mentioned how George was afraid of an alligator puppet we have and pretend to bite the kids with.(The alligator who chases captain Hook in Peter Pan reinforced this.) Joffre cured Georgie of this by putting the puppet on George's hand and letting him "bite"everybody. Oh boy, did that unleash the beast in Georgie. So last night all of us were hanging out in our bedroom and off goes George only to return shortly with alligator roaring away at all of us. Then when he had spent his energy, George threw the alligator on the floor. Joffre (the big one) shushed everyone and got George and Renata to go on an alligator hunt. George grabbed his sword and they tiptoed up on the back of the alligator (so he wouldn't see them.) Georgie let that alligator have it. He whaled on it and then Daddy had them all "eat" some (especially the tasty tail). It was good fun and so cute to behold.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Birthday for Joffre Squared

Joffre Jr had his birthday yesterday and turned 4. He had a party and got soldiers, a kite, train, zoo pass, legos and clothes ( thanks Mom). Joffre (the adult) turned 31 last week and got a few more very studly grey hairs. I turned 30 the week before that and I got 4 blueberry bushes and I am going to get a peach tree. On my birthday Renata got her ears peirced. Very exciting.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sew Love

I am crazy about Anna Maria Horner's stuff right now. I love her use of color and pattern. She is really quite a genius. I am planning on trying to make this dress. I'm just waiting for the pattern. I'd love to redo much of my house in her fabric.