Whew- life right now feels like one of those social media "games" where it reads "You can only pick three" above a list of several favorite things like coffee, wine, chocolate, naps, etc. Except this is the real deal and it's pick one: dishes, laundry, or meals. On repeat. All the non-urgent and hobby-ish things just keep getting relegated to the back burner of life ad infinitum, or so it seems!
I appreciate how the ol' blog helps me recall things we did from year to year, so here we go to recap from where I left off in the fall!
|Heidi's room decorations:)|
She is getting so grown up and is such a good big sister and helper around the house!
January got off to an onerous start with a snow and ice storm a few days in which resulted in 48 hours of no power due to a fallen tree limb down the street. It was a mess all over the area and a team that drove up from North Carolina ended up restoring our power.
Postpartum survival mode is an awful companion to life with no electricity, water, or central heat (we at least have a wood stove in our family room). All I will say about the episode is that everyone handled the situation better than their non-pioneer-woman, roughing-it-disinclined wife/mother.
Heidi and Cora both reached milestones within a month of each other: first tooth lost! Cora might be our earliest to date at 5.5 years.
I took this picture of Cora just after she lost her tooth (the new one had mostly grown in already😁) and had her hair cut. Well, a couple of weeks later there was quite an incident with scissors which necessitated another trip to the hairdresser's...to be filed under childhood rites of passage, I suppose.
Also in January Leo was baptized. Tim had family come into town for his special day, so my parents kindly let us hold the reception at their house for space purposes. I made this cake but left the cocoa out of the icing- a bit involved but tasted really good!
In February Tim turned the big 4-0! It happened to be super warm and sunny that day, so my sister invited us over for a cookout for dinner and for dessert we had carrot cake which I made per his request. I wish I could've come up with some sort of fanfare for such a landmark birthday but a cake was about all I could muster.:)
He is a good man and we sure love him!
The girls were going to dance in our local St. Patrick's Day parade with their Irish Dance school but on the morning of the parade we got a good amount of snow and sleet, so the whole thing was canceled. It was so disappointing! The girls at least were able to dance with some other students in their school's Sts. Patrick & Joseph pageant, where they also sang with their classes, an event Leo and I enjoyed attending.
Heidi was reading to him one afternoon while he was on his mat and I observed her continually making a point to show him the pictures on each page.❤
That's all for now!