Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Strawberry heaven

Homemade multi-grain pancakes with fresh sweetened strawberries and cool whip. YUMMM!!

Recital weekend!

It's finally the end of the dance year for my 2 oldest girls. Here's Mary all ready for her tap number. I have a picture somewhere of Mary in her pointe outfit I'll post later. They did so well!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sundaes on Sunday

Last Sunday we had the great idea of having sundaes after supper.  Here are the happy results!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Lucas the computer maniac

Here's Lucas "in the zone". Lately he asks  to get on the computer ALL THE TIME. He loves the Noggin website, Playmobil website, and Lego website. We limit computer time greatly around here... good thing or he'd be even more obsessed!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hilltop house

Whose house is this? :-) Our house as seen from the peak of the "elevation".

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Springtime starts...

This is our breezeway between the house and the detached garage. Hostas and other perennials are just starting to appear...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Max the cat

Here's our one and only kitty (right now). Grace took this picture.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Here's the view looking up from the den I'm trying to get help on arranging. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom.

 Isn't that quilt something?! Vince's grandmother or great grandmother made it (I don't remember which). Unfortunately, he never really knew many of his extended family. Looks like it was made for that spot!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Help me arrange my den!

I love our new home but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to best utilize the main living area. It is a main thoroughfare as well as a small sitting area. We have a bigger family TV area downstairs in the basement that is being finished by my dear husband now but we do want to keep a small TV in this sitting area. Our plan is to put built-in bookshelves/cabinets on both sides of the fireplace. 

So what kind of couch and tables would you put in here? We have a new recliner that we love and we like the color of the reclining loveseat but the loveseat, itself, has been scribbled on, etc. a few million times, so it's not the long-term piece. I have a quilt or two strategically placed on the loveseat for this reason. 

I took pictures from different angle so you could get an idea of the space better. I had the loveseat slid into the breakfast nook space for carpet cleaning. That white door you see is the door to the basement and directly across from that in the small hallway is the door to the master bedroom. You can see my new desk in these photos, too! The French doors with windows on both sides -- that's the entry to the screened porch.

Please leave comments... I need help!

New dress for Emma

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Lucas' first Donut! (egg-free)

Since Lucas can't have baked goods with eggs, I try to make sure we have a normal amount of goodies (occasionally) that he can enjoy. I had a mini donut pan I bought years ago at Hearthsong and now I've also purchased a big one. Thanks go to Dawn at By Sun and Candlelight for reminding me to start using these pans! I just substituted egg replacer powder in the recipe for the eggs and his donuts were yummy!

Family-Centered Learning Conference!

Just wanted to spread the word about this up-coming conference. I'm not sure if I can go, but I sure hope to!

Please tell all your homeschooling buddies about it!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Chicken haircuts

These are our new Buff Orpingtons--- won't be long before we have lots more fresh eggs! You clip their feathers/wings on 1 side so they can't fly out as easily.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April Showers of Photos/New Chicks!

Well, I'm going to try to participate in April Shower of Photos. Each day I'll post some pictures of life happening around here... should be interesting!

These are the pictures I meant to post long a while ago of our new chicks. This was taken Feb. 28th. Up next will be pictures of them NOW...