Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We like to gather dead fall branches, pine cones, and pine straw from our neighborhood in the common areas. Since the Winter and Fall last year was so mild there is plenty of burnable material available to collect. This is an activity Annika always used to enjoy. Hopefully her father will let her come home soon and help us collect from nature.
Monday, October 29, 2012
We will definitely go back. My mother and Annika need to come.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Red for motherhood and yellow for wisdom. Today has tested my resolve and calling as a Mother. I need wisdom to understand the choices of my decision and how it affects my entire family.....
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
At the playground at the waterfall Eliot found a small toy wagon. Of course it must belong to a fairy. Ben actually played at the water's edge. I only took these two to divide and conquer. It was a good morning even though Ben wanted his diaper and shoes off. I got his shorts back on him eventually.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I need grounding.....
Saturday, October 20, 2012
To continue to support the legalization of Certified professional Midwives in Alabama I made an appearance to support Alabama Birth Coalition's Walk for Midwives today in downtown Birmingham. I couldn't walk this year because I had so much going on today so I at least showed up with Elaina and Eliot for the breakfast and to pick up my t-shirts.... Elaina is wearing the hat in the above picture that I won at the silent auction at last year's walk. I bought tickets for the raffle so maybe I will get something this year too!
As I waited in traffic last night there was a car stalled out. It must have run out of gas. I watched the man in the truck in front of me get out of his car and get a gas can and empty it into the car. This man was in his military uniform. I felt so proud and wish more people in this world were kind and I am grateful that we have sailors, soldiers, airmen, and others in uniform that are willing to give there lives for us and to help out when we run out of gas....
We had our October meeting and it went well even though we didn't have childcare and the kids played in the room with us. The food was good and the talk and communion with friends went well...
Our yard is covered in small purple flowers. They attract dozens of honey bees. Eliot and Ben were watching them and following them around. I enjoyed watching their curiosity unfold until Eliot got stung. She literally was trying to catch and pet bees. Well, we know she isn't allergic to them. A little ice and some TLC and she was fine.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Eliot is hugging a willow tree our neighbor gave to us. She also gave us a few red maple trees also. Well, in 15 years we should have some decent shade.....
Yum.... this tea is perfect on a cool night and of course it goes well with cookies. I sprinkle a little nutmeg in mine and add raw honey for sweetness. Delicious!
All day reading of The Hobbit. I want to try to at least go listen to some of it.... Who wants to go with me my precious...?
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I started the day by taking Lyn, Annika, and of course Elaina to the international babywearing picnic. I got to see a friend i haven't seen in months and a friend I haven't seen in years. Lyn got in the line up with Elaina in a ring sling. There were so many moms there wearing babies that it made me feel out of place to pull Elaina out to show her off and keep her out of her sling. On the way home we stopped by a craft fair in Helena. Of course the candles drew my attention. We made it home and rested for a while and then headed out to the Cheek Maiden's open house for discounted everything. I added Ben to the mix and Annika rode with Tracie, my neighbor friend, to get in line for some homemade bath and body goodness before Cheeky Maiden moves. We then came home and rested a bit and headed to the airport to greet Kate and her newly adopted daughter home from Ukraine. Annika, Lyn, and Elaina came with me for this outing. Not as many people were waiting as when Eva came home but it was later in the evening and on a Saturday. Welcome home Darcy Violetta