My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fun with nieces and nephews

This weekend I have 4 of Sarah’s kids staying with me.  Unfortunately, my kids can’t afford to take the time off of school, so they were stuck with me all day today.

We ended up having a lovely time!  We got the garden almost completely ready, then enjoyed some fresh lemonade while we surveyed our work.




The girls had warm chocolate chip cookies waiting for the school kids when they got home:


(Obviously, we did not spend any time polishing the fridge today!)

Tonight they are all gathered together playing an amazingly loud game of CatchPhrase.

We love cousins!!


  1. How fun! Thanks for taking such good care of them! I bet they're having the time of their lives:). Hopefully they were helpful in the garden!


  2. Whoo hoo! Go girl...what great helpers! How are you feeling? I wish we were closer so I could help you...I hope you do ok while Jeff is gone...we are off to Thatcher to hang with my Mom...P.S. I told Jeff wouldn't it be great if this next baby were twins? tee you sister

  3. That really does look like a wonderful time. I sure can't wait until I live close to the fam.