Friday, October 29, 2010


I know you were ready for me to remove those gross grubs...I sure was!

I get lots of inquiries asking how the kids are doing in their new school. Honestly, they love it! We love it as well! That's not to say that there haven't been some rough patches in our adjustment to a new city, new home, new school & new friends! But all in all they are doing well! We were beaming with pride for our girl when she completed her 1st sewing project for Michaelmas - which was a fabulous celebration towards the end of last month. There are lots of celebrations coming up in the next couple of months & I'll be sure to post more!

Hope everyone else is doing well!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Grub Town

I walked out one day to check on my kids and to my surprise (and disgust) I found them playing in "Grub Town". Grub Town was little village that they created for the grubs that they had dug up in my Father's garden. On one hand I was quietly throwing up in my mouth - and on the other hand I was taken with their enthusiastic and loving nature towards these nasty little creatures! Oh, the quandaries of motherhood!!

And, let me just tell you - those little buggers can really move!! That one in the last image was truckin' towards that hole!

**taken with my iPhone

Friday, October 8, 2010

Click, click, click

The other day we went shopping - our 1st girls shopping trip... My girl was feeling a little down because her brother was at a play date, having more fun than she could imagine. In an effort to cheer her up I did what all good mothers do...I bought her a pair of shoes. Actually, two pairs of shoes, practical, but cute winter boots and these beauties. She put them on and proceeded to walk over to the aisle with no carpeting - "click, click, click" went those shoes...

My girl - "You hear that?"
Me - "Yes!"
My girl - "that's the sound of a real woman!"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Did I tell you that a few weeks ago that we went up to TN for a family reunion weekend? We stayed at some great, great cabins - we actually had three of them right next to each other. The weekend was spent catching up, eating, drinking & loads & loads of music! It was so fun to see all these little cousins getting reacquainted & playing with each other! I think there is a whole new generation of musicians! Mimi would be proud!