Monday, May 8, 2017

Nephew on Scene

 Another nephew on the scene. Making his parents parents for the first time. Nate's sister Sonya had her baby and we are all feeling a bit proud even though we didn't do a bit of the hard work.

 I promised Olive a kitten because of this look on her face right here. 
Shouldn't all three year old's have kittens? 
Sadly he only hung around for a very short time. I'm afraid the dogs were making things difficult. 

This did not end well.


So many shoe problems. 

Mia and Ellie played with their fiddle teacher at "All That and a Bag of Chips" last weekend. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Made It Through Another Winter

He does this when he sees my camera. 


Mia is begging to learn something new every day.
Last week when it was making homemade bread, I set her in front of this video.
And then her bread got nicer than mine does.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Here Comes the Sun

She requested a typewriter (her Grandma has a very old antique on that they play on... not that this one isn't old but this one does have an electrical cord) or a basketball net. I was scratching my head. Nate wasn't too excited about a basket ball net in March and I was like, "How does a typewriter apply to her life?"  After asking for some suggestions on Instagram, I received some wonderful ideas... like a beta fish, personal space... like a desk, sewing lessons,  typewriter was mentioned as well. I was like, I'm going for it, it must not be crazy. So those facebook yardsales came through for me, some lady was just looking to get rid of her typewriter the way I'm looking to get rid of my husbands baseball card collection. 
And I'm sorry but Nate and I just laughed later about the look of pure envy on the other children's faces as she unwrapped her 20 year old typewriter. I believe they think it came from Target. 

What amazes me about Mia is that she is not a perfectionist. I don't think she ever was.
Her care free spirit enables her to be gifted in so many areas because she is not frustrated by the imperfections. She just rolls with it. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Baby Shower

We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby Nolt. 

In Nate's family in the past month and a half there was a 60th birthday, 30th birthday, 40th anniversary, ordination, and baby shower. Whew.