Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spring and Mud Season...


It isn't usually all that springy...and honestly, this season we keep hoping we're not going to have to break into another row of our firewood....but it keeps happening anyway. 

But what's lovely is that Orion wants to be outdoors more and more. He's so excited about the leftover snow, about ashes, about mud and about water. He wants to poke things and help build things. He's also very verbal these days. 

And thanks to Aunty Laura, who came to visit and got stuck for a few days, here are some other lovely ones from early spring....errrr, late winter? 
Laura found the wrong end of the snowstorms, and hung out with us. But we're lucky - she was a most amazing aunty and playmate, AND she takes great photos. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Winter Time photos!

Winter Time Fun! 

Please enjoy these various photos. And apologies for not posting more's a bit of a crazy ride, having an 18 month old. 

Orion is a joyful kid. He giggles and laughs and pushes the limits (he loves to chase the cat with something he can throw at the cat...). He's generally a great eater, and we can credit Paul for helping him to learn to sleep longer in the mornings too...

New words: 
"ICE" - for snow and ice
"Fi-ya" -fire
"PI-see" -spicy
"Tappy" - generally a toy hammer, but usually anything he could use to hit other things. 
"Eee-oooh" - for reading Old MacDonald Had a Farm
"Meow" - this is literally his first word of each day
And some of the old favorites - "Me-noo, Chow-pa, Up, Pees, Wa-wa, Yup, Yesh," and "No".

And then he'll tell us whole sentences like "wash-a-didit. Aaayy. wash-a. Up. Meow. Peeees." Probably this means "what's this? the cat's eye? let's pick up the cat! Please?"

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Year in Review

Here's to 2017:

In just a year, this little guy has learned to crawl, walk and talk. Jes' saying. That's some serious doing. Oh, and a new floor, window, and wonderful visits from our family and friends. Let's make sure 2018 is just as full, just as delightful, and hopefully - overall - has more consecutive hours of sleep time for the adults in the household. :)

The very last photo, if you can stand getting through all the rest, is my favorite of the whole year. None of them are smiling, but they are at least still, for a brief shining moment. The 3 Cousins - reunited!