After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kian and the Slug

Kian found a slug the other day.

I got it on a stick to give him a better view.
He wasn't too sure at first.



Warming up

Brave enough to hold it himself....
on the stick at least.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


One evening recently, we released ladybugs into our garden.

Lissy could hardly wait until dusk, which was when we were told to release them.
"Poking der heads out Mama!"

Kian was so excited, but didn't want to touch them.
Little did he know quite a few had befriended him and he carried them around not even knowing it.

Felicity LOVES bugs, especially lady bugs.  She let them crawl all over her.  They were on her neck, in her hair, on her arms, down her legs, and on her dress.  After we went inside for the night, I had to make quite a few ladybug rescues as I brushed her hair.  I think I ran ladybugs back outside about 5 or 6 times.

She just sat and patiently observed them, lending a finger when needed.

We hope they enjoyed our flowers before they flew away.
We enjoyed them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Girls

Logan and his Sunset

Felicity and her Butterfly

Kian and his Bumble Bee

Very excited!

Sunset, Butterfly, and Bumble Bee (all named by the kids) are 7 week old Mini Rex sisters.
We drove almost an hour to pick them up and they sat on the kids' laps in the car seats the whole way home.  Just snuggled down.

We are VERY excited!
And our apple tree received the first batch of bunny fertilizer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In My Absence....

I didn't blog for a few weeks.
Here's what we were up to...



She's making crescents





Monday, April 25, 2011


6 seems so big.

Yesterday, on Easter, Logan turned 6.

We usually go camping for each child's birthday, but this year Logan asked if we could go snowboarding.  So last weekend we dropped Kian off at Grammy's and headed up the mountain with just our big kids.  Wow, we were surprised how easy only two kids is.  Especially two kids who are quite diapers, no high chairs, no need to help them at the soda fountain.  PIECE OF CAKE!  No wonder so many people stop at only 2 kids.  BUT, we ALL missed Kian and talked about how we missed him quite a bit on this our first trip leaving him behind.  And ease is nothing compared to the loving chaos of our lives.  More babies for us please....because our baby is no longer a baby. 
He's 6!!!

Getting ready to go. 

How cute are they?

So we strapped them in, gave them a little push, and off they went!
It's amazing to see how kids catch on to things so naturally.

They loved jumping.
We spent the day on the bunny hill but they started to tire of it as the afternoon went on and were starting to complain it wasn't fast enough.  So up the mountain we went and our last run of the day was a real run all the way down the mountain.  We were beaming.  Zac and I snowboarded together in our pre kids days and every time we saw a little one on a board, we dreamed about getting our own future kids on boards at young ages.  So this day was a realization of that dream and we were smiling ear to ear.  We didn't even care that we didn't get any good runs in.  We LOVED just watching them.  It was absolutely amazing.
After the trip, he requested this cake for his party.

And I figured why stop there?  I made enough Waldorf snowboarders for the cake AND his friends.  Waldorf snowboarders?  Sure, why not?

His party was kinda crazy.  Zac got called out on a job and missed it all!  :(  Logan and I were both in tears.  It was very windy and cold at the park where we'd planned it, but our friends and family are amazing and they stuck it out to celebrate Logan.  And Zac arrived after gifts and cake, but at least he was still able to come.  Logan was very happy.

I made him 2 sets of Spring PJs, which he desperately needed.
He's growing out of lots of clothes.
Because 6 is BIG!