Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In Which I am a Super Special Person

Um, hello? I am a giveaway on Anya's Green Baby! Well, my hats are a giveaway, but I feel positively FAMOUS! Yays!
Go and look and comment and act like you like me. That would be awesome. I, in turn, pledge to say that you are my favorite whenever we meet.
(offer good for one meeting time)

And your hair looks pretty.

Monday, April 25, 2011

In Which My View is Different

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and maybe a thousand times better.

Oh, this bebe.
And his moose-tashe!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dodging the Cute Patrol

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Because we keep getting in trouble for being tres adorables!

I know, it's gross. But I can't help it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mah Friend Turned Two!

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James! He is two! That is crazy!

More about his awesome birthday party and my sister's super wonderful school bus cake tomorrow!

Friday, April 15, 2011

In Which We see the Lunar Module!

Two cool things about life and libraries:

1) The library has a pass which gave us FREE admission to the Cradle of Aviation museum, where we thought James would have a great time seeing the planes and rockets!

2) The pass saved us so much money we didn't even care that we pretty much ran through the museum and James was most interested in the movie (clapped ) and the people that worked there.

Everybody stopped to talk to him, since we were the only people in the place for at least half an hour. He climbed around and me, his mama and his grandpa had a great time! Later on, I stopped at one of our local schools to read a few books for National Library Week (I'm a minor celebrity among first graders in this town). Then we had an awesome roast chicken (yeah, Gail!) and some brownies (alright, Joe!). Andy came for dinner and James insisted on saying Andy's name a billion times (good on Andy! And James!)

Also, we saw a real lunar module, and that was cool. But it looked fake and made of aluminum, which made it cool and weird at the same time - like a craft project!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

In Which Dogs Fly

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This is Baxter, the flying dog! He is a giant doofus, and loves to run these crazy circles in my papa's backyard. It is his favorite! Sometimes, he runs, or gallops (he is as big as a pony!) towards you as fast as he can and then veers off at the last second, leaving a little of his drool on your coat. He's a good boy, and as soon as he learns to listen and sit and not eat everything in sight and stop jumping on strangers - he'll be a great boy.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Birthday Past

Young Gail, originally uploaded by feathermar.

I didn't say, but it was my mom's birthday last week. March 28. She would have been 72. This picture is one of my favorites, because of her braids. Gail and I used to wear braids like that every day (and I still do sometimes!). I also love the awesome embroidered shirt!
I miss her a lot - it's been almost 13 years. I wish she could have met all of the babies (now kids!) and been there with advice and squishy hugs and met my Andy and known us as grown ups.
For her birthday, we would have gotten her a bunch of stuff she didn't want, because she was terrible with her lists (we are a birthday/christmas list oriented family). She always asked for something for the house - like new dishtowels - and we'd be like, we'll get you new dishtowels on Saturday, but what do you want for your BIRTHDAY?
My pop had brought out her old pocketbook that still had some stuff in it, and it still smells the same. It has a measuring tape (who do you think taught me?) a mirror and her wallet. She maybe would have loved knitting the way that I love knitting. She liked to make stuff and fix stuff.
But I think of her always and do my best to follow what WOULD have been her advice (I hear it in my head even when it is the OPPOSITE of what I want to do!). She is remembered. She is missed.

Monday, April 04, 2011


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loves the camera! Oh, Quinn, you are so big already!
He is like a chubby version of Sir James, and quite nice in his own right!

Friday, April 01, 2011

In which Noah Strikes Again!

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I found a giant Noah's Ark! They are EVERYWHERE! This one was made by Grandad's Toy Shop in North Thetford, Vermont. You can tell it was handmade and handpainted. The ark and the little animals are on wheels!
Man, those vintage toy arks are everywhere I look, and I want to buy and sell all of them...