Friday, February 26, 2010

Lack of Pictures

So, we have had dreary day after dreary day over here in Indiana. It just makes me miss those sunny but cold days in Maine. Needless to say, I have not been able to really take pictures of the boys since the light is so bad. And really what's the point if they are either blurry from too little light or totally washed out from the flash. I need to take some photography classes so I can get good pics in low light. Anyway, I feel bad about the lack of posts for so long so thought I would write about some of the things we have been doing.

Jonathan--study, study, study, write papers, write papers, write is finals week--thankfully today is the last day and he has the next two weeks off from school.

Sarah--sew, sew, sew, clean house, take care of baby. I have been trying to make Amund all of his birthday presents this year....and most of the things I am designing myself. I hope it gets all done. And in typical me fashion, I decided I needed to hand-stitch most of the stuff....

Islwyn--Preschool three days a week in the morning. Obsessed with watching "Kipper." Also has been coloring and cutting and doing playdo.

Amund--Got over the ear infection. Is his usual happy self again. Napping a lot -- than you!!! Um, still not sleeping through the night consistently. Loves to play with the balloons that we have, his stacking cups, and his big brother. Also, currently OBSESSED with graham crackers. He even says "cracka.." when he wants one. His birthday is the 7th--I can't believe he will be one. Oh, and he got two more teeth in, so has 6 teeth now.

So that is what has been going on in our house. We are all very excited about Jonathan being around a little bit more for two weeks. We are also heading up to MN to visit my family for a week during break. I am really excited about it since we haven't been back in over 3 1/2 years. I am really hoping to get some great pictures of the boys with my grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins etc.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

School Days

Big news at our house. Islwyn started pre-school today! I can't believe he is big enough. Here he is in his classroom.

By his locker. It has his name on it.
In front of the school. Getting ready to go in for the first day. Note his super cool backpack I made him.
Islwyn and Amund getting ready to head out the door. I did the front and sides of the backpack in this super awesome Michael Miller vintage cowboy fabric. The back and straps are red corduroy. It was the first time I ever put a zipper in or did piping and I think it turned out ok.
More pics of the bag.

When we took Islwyn into the classroom, he stood by me for a couple of minutes and then he just went and played and didn't even care that I left the classroom....

The backpack pattern I bought from made by rae. It's a great pattern, I did a couple of things differently, but it is a really good pattern and easy to follow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Day

We had two snow days last week. So Jonathan was home with us. We did all kinds of fun things.

Made popsicles with orange juice (in the ice cube tray). Islwyn really needed popsicles for his cough and sore throat. Here is Amund eating one.

We ate brownies with carmel sauce in the middle of them...the whole day.....
Islwyn did lots of art projects.
...and a giant floor puzzle.
The boys played the ukulele and sang songs.

Other things we did that I didn't take pictures of....
--drove in the snow to the dr.'s office with Amund.
--Amund had an ear infection
--Picked up Amund's medicine!

Poor baby--the highlight of his day was taking his medicine. He loves it. Other than that he has been a pretty grumpy baby.