Thursday, June 18, 2009


Loves: Clothes, Reading, Drawing (Yea!), Compliments, Helping Dad Cook, Climbing Trees
Hates: Raw Onions, Having her Hair Brushed

Loves: Legos, Battles, Soldiers, Sliding Backwards Down Slides, Deviled Eggs
Hates: George messing with his Lego creations, Mushrooms

Loves: Cowboy outfit, Italian Salad Dressing, Batman, Pancakes, Wearing his Clothes Backwards
Hates: Naptime, Bedtime, Picking Up

Loves: Eating, Playing Gallop on Mom's Knee, His Green Blankie knit by Grandma Swait, Zeberts on the Belly
Hates: Grass (except to eat), Dirty Diapers, Not being Held when he made it perfectly clear that is what he wanted.


So we've been getting bowls full of plums everyday and it is wonderful. My cabbage are forming heads and we are eating cucumbers regularly. The boys had great fun helping me find cabbage worms to kill. My tomatoes and beans are blossoming and I have lots of fresh dill. I love to use fresh dill in salads. I have potato plants shooting up and broccoli and carrots too. Yeah!
My neighbor gave me a 1/2 bushel of beets yesterday so I started canning them. I've gotten 12 jars so far and probably will get 6-8 more. We had a big fresh salad of them with onions, rice vinegar and olive oil and it was delicious.
I think I am going to try putting up some plum jam soon.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I made myself a skirt and finished my dress. I also made a skirt for Renata. Hers came out a little too long and not quite full enough but still cute. My skirt is cuter on and the dress is really great. I highly recommend Anna Maria Horner's Socialite Dress pattern , nice for moms who have a bit of belly.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


This video by Lisa Hannigan is so great. ( Sorry, I don't know how to post the actual video.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Alaina's Visit

My friend Alaina came for a visit with her daughter, Eleanor. Eleanor and Ward were born on the same day and her other kids were born really close to mine as well. A little crazy. We had a great time barring my getting us lost a few times. Alaina and I are definitely kindred spirits. We are very much in agreement . Our conversations were so fun because of this. Such a blessing.