Saturday, January 26, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful

so this is what we are doing.....getting into some good literature and "helping mama" with Laundry.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pull up crisis

I have FINALLY-after many tedious and agonizing months, decided to give in to "pull-ups" for my pee trained-but NOT poo trained son. I realize how petty this is to you who have no children underfoot, and franlkly I cannot myself believe I am ACTUALLY blogging about this. But perhaps it is the sheer volume of poop that I am dealing with these days-that causes me to write this rather desperate change in tactic.

I was so excited about the whole aspect of cutting down the disposable diaper waste-when Finn said he wanted to use the potty back in September. He definately has all the coolest underwear an almost 3 year old could have, for sure. And he is brilliant in the #1 department. But as we hit month 5 of "pooping in my underwear", the Mama here-who is trying sooooo hard to patient and say 'its ok, it is just fine, no problem'-is giving up her environmental moral almost entirely and is going to pull-ups fulltime.
very difficult for some insane reason, an thus this entry sounds like a confession.
another lofty ideal thrown away...ah, a loss of innocense..or shall i say naivity?!

So here is a post about poop.
no pictures.
arent you glad.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

a little skating and such

Every thursday our buddy Hendrix comes and stays with us. pictured here is "Curious George hour" when i drink my coffee and read and sit and meditate and do dishes etc.

Wrenny's new birthday poncho-handmade by Auntie Irene!!!

Finn has been thrilled that he has now a helmet for all occasions one for skiing (hand me down), hockey (thrift store special) , AND many helmets, not enough Wrenny helps out.

Finn, Wren and i just came back from a couple of hours of skating and sliding around the outdoor rink here in town. We came home ruddy and ready for some hot chocolate..and a treat. it was decided that today would be a good day for us to dine on the gingerbread house we made before Christmas. Here is the before picture...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Slip slidin' away

backyard zippy kids barrel down the slide with snowsuits...
and some baking powder bisquit ducks that finn helped to make with supper tonight.
complete with raisin eyes.
a proud moment for he.

Monday, January 07, 2008

First weekend of the year....

...included Finn and Wren's first swim lessons (Thanks Nana, Opa, Pops and JoAnn), a visit from Nana, some Potty Training Highlights as well as a brief visit for me to the hospital without any direct results (but good pain drugs!!) for some severe abdominal issues. Also pictured here is a painting Mike did this week of his office at the Elko train station, and a popcorn picnic in the kitchen today before and after pics!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

happy new year!

wrenny, my lion tamer..boxing day at the zoo..and then a pic of our whole clan.

a few pics of our (oh so beautiful) kids at Ian and JoAnn's wedding on the 28th

we started the year at the sledding hill with a wienie roast and good friends!!! weeeeeee

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Christmas with the Schwarz's..and more!

here are a few photos to start..strangely the rest keep refusing to load..hmmm..maybe i will try again tomorrow!
Happy New year!

The Hepher Clan..