Friday, March 23, 2007

Signs of spring!

Spring has sprung in our little corner of the world, which of course means lots of rain!
Jimmy and I keep pretty busy and try new things every once in a while!

For example, Jimmy tried having dinner with Mommy at the table. It went pretty well for the first ten minutes or so, and then became a big mess!

He's still behaving here!

Now Jimmy has lunch and dinner at his little table and chairs instead of his high chair...

We had to take the cat to the vet this week for her check up, and Jimmy discovered he likes to sit in the carrier! He will spend long stretches of time sitting in the box or happily climbing in and out. He likes to put his blankets inside first, though!

Jimmy also still gets a big kick out of running around with his hamper on laundry days!

And Jimmy is very helpful! His jobs are to put his clothes in the hamper and to put his dirty diapers in the trash. Occasionally he will help Mommy out with other small tasks, too. I asked him to put some spoons in the sink, but I guess I should have been more specific next time!

All of his playing still poops him out and I still love watching him sleep!

So peaceful!

Outside of the house, green things abound!

This happy little group is blooming by my mailbox!

I also managed to snap a really bad picture of a stellar jay... They are not as used to me as the little birds's hard to catch them!

On the other hand, this fat little robin I was able to watch for quite a while!

My wheelbarrow was his own private bath for the morning!

Splash splash splash! If you look at the large version of this one, it almost looks like he's smiling!

That's all for now! We are going into a quiet weekend and looking forward to a nice visit from Auntie Camas!
Hope spring is treating everyone well!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More quilt squares!

Melissa finished and sent back her squares! She's so awesome!
They are so cute I squealed when I saw them!

I also have some cute pictures and stories to share, and will do so when I find where little fingers have put the camera!

Until then, take a peek at Melissa's wonderful handiwork! I wanted to post them quickly, so these haven't been ironed, in case you were wondering...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cowlick to end all cowlicks!

Jimmy woke up this morning with major bed head! I am not even sure how he slept to produce this impressive cowlick!

I didn't alter this image in any way!
Peep peep a deep!

Also, here are the squares I have finished for Joey's quilt! The first is one of the blank corners that I designed! I will continue to post the squares as they arrive!

The "sprinkles" are bugle beads... cute, huh?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Spring cleaning

Jimmy has found a favorite place to hide and sometimes he will sit on the floor and look at one of his books!

In the mornings between breakfast and getting dressed for the day, I have been letting Jimmy have a little nakie time. He enjoys it, until his little cheeks get cold and the he comes and sits on me!

Or he will go put a shirt on... he did this by himself and really surprised me!

But when it comes off he's off to put it in the hamper!

I hired some landscapers to clean up the winter's fallen branches and clean out our flower beds. It all looks really nice, they even put fresh bark over our tulip bed!

The back yard is all cleaned up!

In the process of cleaning, I put the lid back on his toy box. Jimmy thinks this is a great place to crawl up into

And once he gets there...

He can think his thinkin' thoughts or read a book!

There are also cherry trees blooming all over town, like this one in my neighbor's yard. This is a huge tree, even my big willow can't block it out! It is so pretty. The wind was blowing petals past my windows all day today!

It reminds me of my and Dodo's trip to Japan. *longing sigh* The trees are much more celebrated there, but just as pretty here!

The cat has grown impatient with the rainy weather... She begs to go out and then comes in wet and pissy and whines at me like it's my fault. I love my cat! (actually she's gotten quite snuggly in the evenings lately- even kitties need lovin')

The cool rainy weather has allowed me to rediscover something I didn't get much opportunity for in Hawaii- a big steaming cup of tea! Yummy!

Jimmy first tells me that it's coffee, but the he corrects himself and says "No, hot tea!"
He is always very concerned if something is hot!

In other news, there is not much new going on around here. Joey is growing and kicking away, and I have yet to hear from Jeff... I expect something soon though!

Happy spring to all!