Friday, April 15, 2011

Our spring garden

Our winter/spring garden has come to its end. Its time to plant some summer food but we sure enjoyed the broccoli, cabbage, turnips, carrots, basil, thyme, red leaf lettuce and are still waiting on the green bell peppers to ripen (we got 3!)

 When you plant things from seed with a 3 year old some times the drop a few too many seeds in the little hole and you end up with 50 tiny carrots! But they were delicious. She saved the biggest one for daddy because "he is a big man"
 She treated the turnips like they were her babies. Emolyn talks alot about "her" family, which is not us, its her husband Daniel Thompson and her kids, whch are constanly changing. Daniel works at a place called "donation" and its by the zoo. He is frequently at work or taking their kids to the "hostibul" (hospital) because they are sick. And some times they die, but then they are all better again :)

 She does make an excellent little mommy. I heard her telling Elsie in the other room 2 days ago "hold still Elsie", so I quickly came in to find Emolyn changing Elsie's clothes. Apparently changing her own clothes 8 times a day is not enough.
I loved that these turnips looked married to each other.

Here are my beautiful ladies!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My girly girls

Well my sweet Elsie girl has been with us for half a year now, amazing! She is so fun and happy I just lover her! And she has an awesome big sister! Emolyn is the best helper ever. She is so helpful and kind and hilarious and tender. She found these dress-up teeth with a sucker attached, i dont know which part was her favorite :) Emoyln is also the best eater ever, i mean turnips, beats, chocolate milk, raisins, she devoured a blood orange yesterday to the point that i think she ingested some rind.

Elsie has learned how to zerbert. i love it! She has started eating sweet potatoes and zucchini and seems to have an insatiable appetite, as is evident by looking at her thighs!

 She also loves her delicious fat feet!
And she has the most incredible laugh! She has been ticklish since the minute she came out and tickling her is so much fun! But I always stop when she wants, no tickle abuse here! I will see if shawn can get the video on here for you all to enjoy.
And I am humbled as I had a shocking realization yesterday, I am a slave to my to-do list. It can sometimes determine my mood, always directs my day, if things don't go according to the list I am upset/disappointed. So I need to find a balance because I think no list=insanity. Maybe some sort of rough list, like a "if I get around to it" list. Who knows, anyway its my cross to bear :)