Friday, March 25, 2011

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Monday he dressed himself for the first time! (Love the rainbow leg warmers!!)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby & Me...

My darling sister took some pregnancy photos of me over her spring break. So perfect to be seeing these (from just a week and a half ago!) right now while I'm feeling exhausted and puffy and READY. ;) She took several, but these three are my favorites...
Baby at 37 weeks
Baby has dropped even lower since then...we are officially at the "any day now" stage! Really we are ready any time now, but there are a few little things that I've been putting off that need to be dealt with. Like seeing if we can actually squeeze three kids in the back seat...!

A bit last minute...

But just in case anyone sees this and feels like throwing their name in the hat I thought I'd share...(and it gets me another entry, lol) Imagine Childhood is giving away a $75.00 gift card to a very lucky winner...but I'm way behind in seeing about it! Enter quickly if you're interested, it closes at 8:00am MST Tuesday the 22nd. This is a lovely company with beautiful toys! Good luck!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Center Piece for Lent

Simple but so peaceful and lovely :) I covered the canning jars with tissue paper and slightly watered down elmer's glue. They're two of the ones we use for our Advent wreath. ;) The split peas idea is from another blog that I can't for the life of me find again...but they look so pretty in the bowl with the candle, don't they?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Nesting Meets Spring Cleaning

I did not get the classic nesting bug with the first two pregnancies. The closest I came was making a nest of pillows on the sofa and curling up in it...thus my homes were never submitted to the whims of pregnancy hormones, and I never got the satisfaction of knowing every square inch of "xyz" was *PRISTINE*. Until this time around...Almost every room in the house has been scrubbed, de-junked (we're talking 20+ large black trash bags and several good will runs), and shoved around. A bit odd considering that Baby will not know, notice, care or remember, but somehow it's still important!! I say "almost every room" not because I'm not doing certain rooms, but because I'm just not finished yet. What will I do if I finish before Baby arrives???
I thought I would share a few pictures of our living room which my sister (who has helped me with everything!!) helped me overhaul today... this is sort of a season table, fitting our season of life right now, more than a nature table that would be specifically geared towards the outdoors. It has our spring books, our new baby books, and a few Easter books underneath, next to a wooden bowl of river rocks. (The top photo shows a collection of a few of the birds we have been seeing return, Jenny's bunny toy, a beautifully illustrated book and a Montessori-esque tray with a folding icon and small- for little hands- crucifix.)
This is one CLEAN sofa...underneath and inside were completely vacuumed...I want to make some pillow covers for the throw pillows but I'm not sure what fabrics to use yet...a survey of the stash is in order once I finish a few baby related items! Above is the beginnings of our family art wall; Jenny's water color of a peacock is on the left, and Bobby's water color of "Daddy in him's bathrobe" is on the right ;)
Their play area~ I need to fix that handle on the "oven" this week! I'm also getting ready to rotate some toys, I think Bobby is really hitting a point where he would like blocks, instead of just throwing them like he was a few months ago!
I am SO proud of these two plants...I am notorious for killing plants. I decided last fall that I would give it one more try and asked my grandmother to start a few plants for me. I figured starting with something "un-killable" was a must, and these baby plants coming from a plant that has been alive about as long as I have couldn't hurt either. ;) I am very pleased to say that I got them in early October (I think) and they are still alive!! There were a few close calls, but they always spring back... once I remember to start watering them again...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Baby's first

Baby's first outfit...and a peak at Baby ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A glimpse of right now

This post could also be called "lots of random pictures from my iphone" but I'm hoping you will forgive the grainy pictures for now...I'm hoping to get a new camera shortly after (or maybe right before?) Baby arrives...
Jenny's picture of herself (right) and Mommy (left)...cousin Zoey in the background ;)
Baby's blanket in the unplanned stash busting knit that I'm completely in love with!
Reading, "CHEESE", Reading, Reading, Reading...
"Bob is the easiest of all!"
My sister helped me paint our room a lovely shade of green...after about a week of intense
de-junking and rearranging I'm completely in love with my room, and looking forward to curling up with a sweet little armful of baby! :)
With only a few weeks to go, it is already time to get everything washed and feels so much more real now that everything is unpacked!!
Me and my baby belly as Jenny sees it....
Me and my belly as my mom's bathroom mirror sees it :-p
Bob, the nice dragon

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