Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016


We went apple-picking today. Along with 2.8 million other families. In their cute fall outfits carrying their spiffy cameras. We're such a cliche. I didn't mean to be... I didn't coordinate outfits and we went because I actually want a giant basket of apples with which to make delicious things. But when we turned around from the first orchard because of the crazy lineup to get in, and then arrived at the second orchard to a parking lot crammed with cars and people milling about in their plaid shirts, I felt a little silly and very unoriginal.

Me: Why do so many people go apple-picking?
David: It's something to do. (Not a direct quote. He may not have even answered. I can't remember.)
Me: Not this many people go strawberry-picking.
David: It's harder to do. You have to bend over and look for them. The apples are right here.
Me: Why are people so lazy?

Anyway, looking past all that, we did get that giant basket of apples I was hoping for, thanks to my very enthusiastic, apple-loving kids. Cliche though we may be, we're also hard-working. Yay us.

(Clara doesn't share.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

a little janie for your day

The boys were at school today and Annie and Clara went to hang out with Nanny and Grandpa, so that left me and Janie at home by ourselves. She's quiet, and nice, and that's the kind of day we had.

And then the boys came home. They can be quiet and nice, too.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Happy Birthday, Jonah...

from these yahoos.

Monday, September 12, 2016

jane the green sheep

She's a sheep, not a tree. We're honouring one of our favourites, Where is the Green Sheep? That book - a classic. It gets us every time... where is that green sheep?

So Jane is five months. She is so lovely but, sadly, for my mama's heart, she's not as cuddly as she used to be. She prefers to be left to fall asleep on her own, which I know in my head is a good thing, but in my heart wouldn't I love to rock her at the end of our day? Sigh. We're also having a tricky time with naps. ie. she doesn't. She used to... but then we messed her up by sticking her in a car seat for days in a row and driving across the country. So now she likes about 20 minutes and then HELLO! I'm awake! Come love me! Anyway we are just learning about her and loving her and all will be well.

But where is that green sheep?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

jumpy joller

Janie has begun some pretty intense jump training in the jolly jumper / jumpy joller. She's not going to play that ridiculous ball game on the trampoline but she does want to get out there with everyone else.