Today is my mother's birthday. Always a day to miss her even more than usual. She was a lover of God, babies and books. This week two of her "dividends" started to kindergarten Carter and Leslie. She would be so proud of them. Two more of her "didvidends" have been added to the family since her last birthday, Isaiah and Ava. Oh how she would love those two!!! So if we as a family can do something to remember her and honor her today try this: lead in example by loving God, babies and books and teach the next generation to do the same. We love you and miss you Mom!
Some babies have a pacifier.
Some babies have a stuffed animal.
Some babies have a thumb.
Isaiah has his magic blanket.
His Aunt Vickie knitted this beautiful blanket for him before he was born.
I wonder if she knitted some magic into it.
I just realized that I had not posted about the new kitchen. So thought I'd put one picture post construction. It looks even better now with a few items added. Later I'll get a current picture taken. So glad I'll be starting back to work with a working kitchen.
Yesterday I encountered this tiny creation. I was so thrilled that I almost cried. To give you an idea of the size of this little guy, he would easily fit in the palm of my hand and stands no taller than 3 inches. It is Spring!
I made a new nursing cover for Jaime while I was in Colorado. We didn't want Isaiah to hide under a pink one! I used the one she already had as a pattern. It took less than an hour to make. I think it turned out really good.
I spent last week with Jaime and her family. I got to meet Isaiah. Carter calls him "Little." He is precious. I'm thinking that if he grows into his feet, Carter won't be able to call him "Little" for long.
I am finally starting to wrap my brain around the fact that I MUST do this kitchen remodel.... thanks to the flood of 2011. I found some great kitchen ideas at marthastewart.com and her cabinet line is available at homedepot.com I'd love to have your feedback on them. The sixth picture in the collage is just a cool moveable cabinet I thought would be great next to my refrigerator so it doesn't really count. Look at the first 5 and tell me what you think. Of course the cabinets do come in other finishes. There are things I love about each kitchen. I wish there was the perfect combination I could just hand a picture to the contractor and say ... "Do this." Wishful thinking :)