Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I think it was pretty magical for her, she seemed entranced the entire time. Or maybe just tired, we both were recovering from stomach flu (yes, I got it too). No really, it was so fun, even feeling a bit under the weather. It was a performance put on by students of the University community ballet program, the same program Ember was in last year. So it wasn't a big professional ballet troop or anything, but they did an excellent job! And they had some professional dancers for the main roles.
Anyways, just wanted to let the world know that we are officially caught up in the season! We don't quite have the tree up, but we're celebrating all the same!
Monday, December 3, 2007
I just had to share Ember's latest favorite toy! Grandma Vi and Grandpa Gordon sent her some birthday money and she was so excited to pick something special. This is the first thing she gravitated towards in the store and she's barely stopped bouncing since she got it! She absolutely adores it! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!
I posted this picture of Ember tonight because it's the opposite of how she's been all day. Poor girl, after throwing up about 30 times last night, she's been sleeping all day on either the couch or my bed. I seriously ran out of towels, pillowcases, and blankets last night and today's been a marathon laundry day. This evening while I was teaching violin, Gavin threw up all over my bed. So hopefully I don't have another night of throw-up vigil! Not fun! I'm trying to look on the bright side and enjoy the fact that everything in my linen closet will be freshly laundered for the holidays!
And thanks for the thoughts for Grandpa Walburger. It was really nice to gather together with the family over the weekend, sharing memories and emotions. Apparently we also shared a stomach bug because another cousin's been throwing up. Ahhh, families......love 'em!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
And today he actually brought me the carrier and wrapped a bit of it around his waist to show me what he wanted! :)
Monday, November 12, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Emberly the ballerina princess is off livin' it up at the Kindergarten party this morning! Gavin and I got to go take pictures for a bit this morning and he was thrilled! We saw a little Shrek, Superwoman, two ninja turtles, a butterfly, a skunk, and many others. I promise a good collection of Halloween pictures after the day's festivities. Enjoy your pumpkin day!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Okay, in honour of the topic of Blog Action Day, the environment, I thought I'd share a little cloth diaper love with ya! My babies have both worn almost exclusively cloth except for the occasional pack of sposies. I have to say, I really love them! Wouln't you rather wear soft velour, hemp, flannel, and wool than plasticky, papery, gel beady throw-aways? Cloth can be super simple, much more than most people realize. And there's something so satisfying about stacking up a pile of freshly laundered diapers, ready for the next go-around!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
beautiful farm picture in my files to share. We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving over the weekend with the family and enjoyed visiting with everyone on the farm. We also heard some great uplifting words from the general authorities. So for myself, I know I left the weekend thankful for my many blessings and resolved to be a better mom and altogether a better person. I hope your week has been just as good!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I think this little doll came alive in those couple of weeks. Being a perfectionist with my sewing, there are a lot of little details about her that I don't especially like, but honestly, that's what makes her! She's like a little kid that just seemed to develop her own personality as each new part came together. Her wild hair, her uneven eyes, the stain on her back that just wouldn't come out.......they all make her a little more real.
Anyways, here she is, the night she was finished..........
And of course a girl with her doll........
She finally got a little dress and some underwear last week, but I'll have to post pictures of that later. Her dress was finished just in time for Emberly's first day of show-and-tell, and let me tell you, it makes a mama proud when her Kindergartener wants to take her special mama-made doll to show her class! And just in case you're wondering, I'm not sure what her name is. It's changed a number of times, last I heard it was Sara. But before that we had Laura, Laura-Lily, Elizabeth, Emily, Emily-Elizabeth, and Pocahontas. So you'll have to ask Ember yourself. :)