Saturday, May 29, 2010

re:good mail and busy times...

To: Julia Charlotte,
My absence has a lot to do with this type of mail (invitations and the like) arriving at our house and eating up spare time, and also the fact that I thought my camera had gone AWOL (I found it yesterday in its case..the orderly thing!) and not having my camera discourages me from blogging. So, all that to say, I was gone and have now returned!

The resident five year old and yours truly were deeply involved in a wedding recently of good friends and new fellow house mates! On return from their honeymoon they will reside on the bottom floor of our big old house...!

There have been so many photo worthy moments in the last couple weeks that went uncaptured but are commited to memory. It is well.

(Some flowergirl shots should be forthcoming though...)

My small Squirrel has been spending a lot of time in the restroom with me as she endures "the runs" . Lots of sweet family moments these days! And not just while doing potty duty!

And we are almost finished with the laundry backlog of attending an out of state wedding and camping adventures two weeks in a row.
Now if we could only get those tents back in their proper places ........

Until next time,which should be very soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

re:"if you give a mom a muffin"

To:Julia Charlotte,
Here's a great mama poem for you.....
"If You Give a Mom a Muffin"

re:my mama's day...

To:Julia Charlotte, free hot fudge cake...
Lee treats us all to dinner-and a new pulley operated clothesline. (More on that later..)

Life as a mama often feels like this photo above!
My mother's day was sweet-cards and a clothesline and dinner out. How was your mother's day? Lovely,I hope!


Friday, May 7, 2010

re:will I miss these days?

To Julia Charlotte,
Will I miss these days? Days of helping with a son's big idea of an impromptu yard sale,of feeding pet fish, of getting up in the middle of the night to take the two year old potty?
Of threading needles for the young sewer, of rounding up library books and snacks and shoes for library trips, of hurrying home so the forgetful 5 year old can go potty?

Days of laundry basket after laundry basket of laundry to do, of prewash spray and kid clothes, of stuffed animals and dressup clothes and little friends.

Will I miss making smoothies and sandwiches and trying to motivate the small live dishwasher?

I suspect I will.....


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

re: my baby

To:Julia Charlotte,
the babe eating..fiercely eating???

the Squirrelgirl at a graduation reception this weekend.....
Squirrelgirl, fiery child
you who wear glittery golden slippers with your pajamas
talk about snails while you nurse
You claim me as your sole possesion
and offer your dad
to your sister
when she wishes to put her stake in the claim
that is on me
her mother also.
Sweet girl
bushytailed chatterer,
I love you.