Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I never would have imagined when we bought a zillion little bottles of bubbles for our wedding reception what I would be doing with the leftovers almost seven years later....

(ps -I'm not sure what happened to the colors when I scanned that wedding picture, but my dress was definitely white, not orange.)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Out of the Ark

Just when we were starting to believe Spring would never come... the snow has started to melt! There is a patch of grass behind our house where the afternoon sun beats down, and every day it gets a little bit bigger. Up until last week, when I asked Emily if she wanted to play outside, she would beg to do shubbeling (shoveling); now she yells kicka socca ball! in da fieeld! The cats have even emerged from the basement after 3 long months. I cant help thinking that this is how Noah and his family must have felt when they finally put their feet on solid ground again.

feeding Syntax a pretzel

our long lost friends have finally emerged from the barn next door

Monday, March 14, 2011


In New Hampshire, March is not Spring.
Last week brought a serious ice storm during which we lost heat/power/water for a couple of days. After one cold night and a day of cooking on our camping stove, we decided to head somewhere else to stay... but we couldn't drive out of our neighborhood because of downed trees & power lines. Thankfully, some friends had just moved to our town into a home equipped with a generator! We packed up Emily & some necessities and hiked a mile out to the main road, where they could pick us up. They very kindly took us in, fed us very well and entertained Emily until our power came back. Here are some pictures their
daughter took.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


We have a ladybug infestation on our living room windows;
Emily could not be happier about it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, cabin fever set in. (As a friend pointed out, we do actually live in a cabin, so it's an appropriate term.) I realized that we weren't going to survive until April unless we came up with some new things to do. Creative toddler play is not really my forte, so suggestions are welcome! Lately, we've...

...opened Emily's last Christmas present (see the tea party picture below!)
...made a macaroni table
...decorated the living room window (with window stickers I found at the grocery store for 10 cents after Vday)

...and joined the local kids science museum! This place is a HUGE winner, and I can't believe it took us this long to get over there. We went for the first time yesterday and Emily spent 40 minutes looking at the fishes, turtles & frogs. We made it to one other exhibit before lunchtime... so there is a lot left to explore.
(she sat on this stool kicking her feet, pointing at turtles, and doing her happy little wiggle dance for so long. it made me so happy.)