Monday, February 28, 2011

In the snow and a butterfly video

Well, we got a lot of snow this last week and Yemaya loved it! 

Also, I have had a few requests to make a certain "butterfly" video public. It was a thank you video for Grammie who gave Yemaya the really cool butterfly garden ornament. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hansel and Gretel

"Mommy built this really nice kitchen for me, but I prefer to be cooked in the oven rather than cook"

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A trip to the aquarium

On a rare holiday Monday we were able to take a trip into the big city
to see the aquarium. It was after all octopus week there and Yemaya
had recently learned to say something resembling octopus. I think that
octopus week is a sort of farewell to the octopus that the aquarium
was going to release back into the wild, but it is hard to catch the
finer points of an exhibit with a toddler leading the way.

We had lunch at the cafe and when I asked the bus boy if it was really
crazy because of the holiday, he said, "Well, you know it's octopus
week, so it has just been crazy." He may perhaps have one of the only
jobs where those words could be uttered and not sound crazy.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New canned goods

Picked up something extra at the canned goods section today.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snow day

Eating snack inside while the snow comes down outside.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The family demands more!

I hear that everyone is missing us on the internet.  Our new, but old, house, active homemaking, and an active toddler are delaying blogging.  I recently finished de-wallpapering, painting and rewiring the heater in Ari's office and still have a bathroom wall to patch, a sink to replace and a new coat of paint as well.  Ari and I have learned to can, as the only way to deal with our winter CSA box.  I've sent time starting my own sourdough starter and mastering bread making (still working on the mastering part).  There is the yard that desperately needs tackling, and hopefully a vegetable garden soon.    During waking hours Yemaya and I go to a cooperative playschool one morning, and a Waldorf farm school toddler class another morning.  Yemaya loves the animals at the farm, but likes the chickens best.  Since I have been doing home improvement and various other tasks every hour that Yemaya sleeps, there is no time for blogging. This blog post means that Yemaya is having cereal for dinner, by herself in the kitchen! But you can see a bit of what we have been up to below.

The firemen came to playschool with the firetruck.

There are a lot of rainbows in PT.  Yemaya likes to walk at this pond to see ducks.

We are starting potty training, she was a bit confused this day.

The office, mid-renovation, wall paper off.

Pickled beets. Yummy!

She can sit at the big table now.

Successful no kneed bread.