Sunday, January 31, 2010

We moved!

Now, when my family and I head down to the beach, we're striding the banks of the Salish Sea.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Family Style

We took the weekend and packed it full of family stuff. It was nice, reconnecting with just us and carrying no outside plans. We made organic blackberry applesauce, using our own blackberries. I should say that this time, all I did was turn on the stove and mash the product. The kids did all the work.

The tongue of concentration

P-daddy even acquiesced to go to IKEA-- on a Saturday-- so that was a huge deal for him. We have some interior redecorating to do so we're desperately in need of some inspiration for furniture placement for a home-based lifestyle like ours. (I am just not finding it online so if you want to spam me, feel free to do so in the comments!)

D-meister always dresses for the occasion. The perfect outfit for IKEA? Eurotrash!

They're clearly stunned by the Vibrancy

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Scarlet Fever

Sir Prince didn't feel so well! (I didn't post this picture initially because I didn't think it looked too bad. That might tell you how pretty he actually got!)

The boys have chosen to ring in the New Year-- quite literally-- with Scarlet Fever. This is one of those weeks where the earthiest of mothers feels fervent gratitude for the wonders of modern medicine. The boys are on Keflex and recuperating nicely. The modern quarantine for such a thing is only a week, compared to the minimum 8 weeks just a century ago. Given that the disease is basically strep throat with a bonus! fun! highly contagious! shedding rash! I have confined the boys to their bunk beds while I scrub the rest of the house and manically wash all our laundry on hot. They don't mind so much, as their confinement also comes with extreme room service, unlimited ice cream and a TV / VCR / DVD fest.

At least the Christmas letter will come easily!