Somebody put on his own shoes by himself today!

Nevermind the fact that they are on the wrong feet 🙂


>"Our" Farm


While we don’t have space for all of the dogs/gardens/animals we’d like… my in-laws are so sweet to involve us in their adventures. It’s the perfect antidote, and yes, I use the term “our” loosely. Here are the newest additions to “our” family farm:

I’m so glad they wanted to get them on a day we were visiting!

Ethan has a new word added to his growing vocabulary… “cuuuue!” (cute).

2 ducklings and 6 baby chicks, and it’s true they are just too cute for words!

Ethan’s in love…

…and so are we.

>Green Eggs and Ham!


We started our St. Paddy’s Day week off right this morning with some better-than-the-traditional Green Eggs and Ham:

Avocado Bacon Scramble

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

  • In a bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, salt and pepper; stir in avocado.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter or use nonstick spray. Add egg mixture; cook and stir gently until the eggs are completely set. Add bacon and stir to combine. (Serves 3 .)

Of course we also had to include some time with Dr. Seuss:

Does anyone else have any fun St. Patrick’s Day traditions?



Ethan’s gotten the hang of going down the slide with minimal help from me. He can climb up the stairs, walk across the platform, and is learning how to sit down at the top of the slide (I have to help with that part usually). He also tries to say slide, but it sounds like “ssssslah” and he always says it in a whisper…it’s too cute!

>Finishing projects


That’s been the goal around here lately! And here’s one I’ve finally finished after a loooong hiatus from quilting 🙂

It’s a small lap-sized quilt that is getting shipped off to my grandparents in California. The fabric is called Tranquility, by Moda… I just love the mix of colors. I used Kona Cotton in Cream for the sashing. It’s a basic stacked coin pattern from Moda Bake Shop’s website. I did minimal quilting since I have another stacked coin quilt in progress that I plan on quilting all over with wonky straight lines, and I like do try new techniques with each project!
A few more pics:

>Oh mom!


Yes, here's an obligatory bath picture…  I wanted to see how long Ethan would keep that dry washcloth on his head… About 10 minutes!  Why do silly experiments on my son?  I can't say for sure other than boredom and curiosity, I suppose.