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.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hey March

This is what we did in February

Nate and I had LASIK done. On his birthday. I had the procedure done before he did so I had the pleasure of waiting 20 minutes in the waiting room and by the time he made it out my eyes were burning and watering and you have to wear these crazy goggles, so they were steaming up. We get in the van with our driver and Nate was super chatty. Bless his heart and I was in the back just wishing I was at home. Maybe 10-15 min went by and he was suddenly quiet too. Numbing drops wore off. 
After the surgery you are supposed to keep your eyes closed for like 3 hours, perfect because all you want to do is sleep. I'm glad we did this on his birthday and not mine. Ha. Seriously not bad though.
Our personalities became so obvious to me as we recovered. He made it sound like his vision was amazing and I thought surly mine was worse. Ever the optimist.  

 Nate's Dad turned 60

The dreaded children's table. How long will Mia willingly sit here.  

 Snow day

Flowers I picked up at Trader Joes 

 Most winters I wonder why it is that we live in PA? This winter I have been perfectly content. There have been plenty of warm, springlike days mixed in. It is snowing presently but yesterday was 55 degrees! 

 I ordered the whole original? set of Nancy Drew books for my girls so I see this all the time. 

 Like I told my puppy customers this week, there is nothing quite like springtime with a dog. 
They have been sharing photos of their 6 month puppies on the facebook page. We feel a little like proud grandparents every time we see a new one.

 Celebrating Sheri's 30th birthday.

Good times and good food. 

I took the wagon kind of far the other weekend and the day before, Nate was taking it golfing. I told him that I was praying that if anything was going to go wrong with it that it would happen on his golf trip. It had a dead battery.  

 Henry has a vocabulary if you can understand it. 


Olive was not aware of this, but she went and won a family contest by requesting tomatoes in her sub last week. I had recently said to my children, "I wonder which one of you will be the first to learn to like tomatoes." (they will right? some of them?) I said that there will be a prize, what would it be, ah, a trip to the Tomato Pie Cafe. So Mia is doing her best to learn to like them and I'm thinking maybe I should take them out more. I really figured this would be like when they were sixteen, eighteen. Not sure when I learned to like them.