Monday, July 29, 2013

My sweet boys

Today is Noah's third birthday and Wednesday is Isaac's first.

I'm not especially gifted in saying things the right way. So I often avoid things that I know need to be said well. Which as a result, means I don't say a whole lot about quite a few things that I think often about. Which, by the way, I don't think is a bad thing because I know some people are gifted in written words and I don't feel the need or the calling to be a great theologian or philosopher or emotional poet on here.

But sometimes, I just want to say something no matter how imperfect or bland, or fun or perfect it is:

My boys. Let's recap a little. They have stretched me. They are "runners", energetic, independent, and dependent. They love each other, they were born in the same sweet (or sweat) month, they have given me one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs there is.

They are each so different from the other, but still so obviously brothers and the sons of Joel and I.

Noah boy.
Noah was my polite baby. We dared not believe that his first words were "thank you" - but they were. He could never sit still and was always moving about the house. I had to blockade him with furniture to get anything done. He was born on a Thursday night in Massachusetts, 4 days late and 10lbs 11oz by c-section.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tales from the Homestead while making English muffins

Joel replaced our laptop screen and joked: now don't break this one! So I'm standing at the kitchen/livingroom divider while Tales from the Green Valley plays on the TV.

My timer says I've got two minutes before I need to start browning my english muffins. Then they'll be in the oven for 15 minutes! Can't wait to see how they come out. You'll probably find out too because I bet I won't finish this before we all dig in. Maybe I'll take some pictures. Maybe.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Finding some sweet things this week - These are a few of my favorite things.

Fourth of July fun.
I am so thankful for google hangouts this week. Joel and I both have android tablets, so while he is in Maine working, he brought his tablet and we have been able to talk every night. I gave the tablet to Noah last night in bed and Joel gave him a talking to about not going to bed the way he was supposed to... Of course they also chatted and got to see each other and say they loved each other. I actually didn't have to go back in after that. He just needed Dad to tell him to go to bed and that he loved him.

I'm over here trying to stay all composed, continue taking showers, feed everyone, keep the house clean and keep up with laundry. But the hallway needs to be swept, I wanted to do more work cleaning in the brown shed, and there are seasonal clothes waiting in the bedroom that I'd like to pack up and store away. Eh. There were a lot of other things I kept myself busy with and I needed to do some enjoyable things along the way too.

Thankfully there were things to sigh about - in a good way. So I'll share with you a few of my favorite things this week with some pictures:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Around the Homestead: chickens, chick hatching, poison ivy, planting, and more.

Joel is suppose to be home in 45 minutes. Dinner is in the crockpot... can I write this post in just 45 minutes, sitting on the hassock, with my "sweet blogging setup", and two kids playing in the background or using my shirt as something to hold onto as they "furniture walk"?

On that note: Isaac walked a few steps for the first time yesterday! He walked to Noah! Noah was seriously so excited. It was adorable. He reacted the same way my sister did when she saw it happen today too. Isaac was too tired by the time Joel got home yesterday to do anything like that. So Joel has yet to see it

Joel has been working more often than he has in the past. Quite a few more hours. It hasn't really been that easy, but he'll have Thursday and Friday off this week - so that is awesome!

So lets talk about what's been going on around the yard/homestead, shall we?

two chicken tractors, garden, and toys
there have been a lot of occasions for family muck boot days.



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