We both know them all too well.
If there's a Book of Jubilations,
We'll have to write it for ourselves.."
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
It's not shots, is it?
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Today is Ellie's due date. I for one am glad to not still be pregnant and to have been snuggling my baby for nine whole days. I think the rest of the family feels the same. That's not to say that it's been an easy nine days, of course.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
It's been pointed out to me by numerous people that this blog has not been updated in an embarrassingly long time. I've used many excuses for that in the past. This time, I think I'm going to go with the feeling that complaining about the discomfort of pregnancy, the behavioral issues of a four year old dealing with change and anticipation of a new baby makes for pretty poor prose.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
That is Nora with a newly hatched ball of adorable fluff. There were thirteen of these, of varying breeds, sizes and colors. They are still a little too young to have declared their personalities or sexes, so they still bear pretty generic names. For instance, the one above is Medium Chick. (There are three yellow chicks and the other two are Tiny Chick and Fat Chick). There are also Chickadee, who is black and white, Fuzzy Feet and a whole range of medium greyish/brownish ones who have yet to earn even that much of a name.
It was amazing to watch the chicks hatch with Nora. She had waited patiently for the last 21 days of incubation, but I'm not sure she understood the true awesomeness of holding a new baby chick. They like to snuggle and eat out of your hands. We have also discovered that they are remarkably tolerant, but can be vocal when they've had enough of being squeezed and loved. We're still working on the gentle thing.
As I've mentioned before, we can only keep the females and only five of them. So keep your fingers crossed that there are five ladies in the mix!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The best moment of the pregnancy to date is the following conversation:
Nora: Yay! I want it to be a girl.
Me: Yeah, we don't really get to choose that.
Nora: OK. I'm the big sister. I'll choose. It's a girl.
Me: You don't get to choose either.
Nora: Who chooses then?
Me: God chooses.
And then, Nora said something to make me realize that I had not done the leg work to support that statement.
"Why? Does God get to be the big sister?"