Beach, May 2014

Beach, May 2014

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Solstice!!

Today we celebrated Solstice.  It was wonderful.  We had just a few gifts each, Loren bought the kids both bikes, I got them socks and books.  We had a nice brunch  and went for a walk to the park (Aiden rode his bike, he's still getting it down and really just walked with the bike between his legs).  I can't wait to do it again next year.  Last night we lit off fireworks to kind of symbolize the return of light.  I found an old light stick and Aiden ran around like a chicken with his head cut off with it.  The simple things in life.  We had Aiden's bike covered with a blanket this morning and he has been asking for a bike so he figured out that he was getting one, as you can see...

Natalie couldn't have cared less, she was happy to play with the ribbon and try to play with Aiden's spokes.  She does like her trike though.  She's not quite tall enough for it but it wont be long.  I am really happy with the bikes we found for the kids.  We will get alot of miles out of both of them. 
The kids and I are off to Portland for Christmas week.  We hope you all have a very merry holiday season.  Welcome winter and thank you for your return sun.  I can't wait for warm days in the yard and summer days working in the garden.  Happy happy and lots of Love from us!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

it's cold.

Yes, I know, it's cold where you are too (except my mom who's in Arizona we won't mention her) but we here in Springfield are quite cold.  10 degrees with NO SNOW isn't fair. Our house is drafty and inefficient so we have been moving heaters around and rolling up towels all over the place, I even made quilted outlet draft stoppers, (they help, but not a lot).  So today we woke up to another chilly morning, Loren who never gets cold didn't even shave because it was too cold in the bathroom, (we had to move the bathroom heater to Aiden's room to keep it warm at night).  So Aiden and I got up and cuddled under a blanket for a while then decided to watch Madagascar II and have hot chocolate.  I went all out for my little man, it's so nice to have a little time with just the two of us before Natalie wakes up, I don't blame her for staying in bed, she was in our bed with the heated mattress pad on snuggled under the down comforter. So here's our morning 'coffee', whipped cream made from the cream on top of our raw milk and even chocolate shavings.  Yumm, it looked so good I put it on my coffee!  Stay warm and I'll post again today with the tree getting pictures if I have a chance.