Saturday, February 28, 2009

The egg hatches

Wade feeding the chick

Wade hatching an egg

In case you didn't recognize the hair, that's Ruby in there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Scooting around on the kitchen floor with their
littlest friend Bina and big sis Dot.
Too funny. It made Bina sooo happy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Drawing Frogs

Tonight when I (Greg) got home Ruby and Wade were in the craft room drawing frogs on the whiteboard. I got home late and it was time for bed. Still I gave them ten minutes and then offered them a choice: they could take a bath or draw frogs for a while longer. Ruby said, "I want to draw frogs and then take a bath."

I explained how the two were mutually exclusive and she decided they would take a bath. We ran to the tub, and I let her go back and draw frogs while the tub filled. When it was done Ruby got in the water, and by the time I had Wade undressed she started to cry, "But I really want to draw frogs instead!" Big tears. I told her if she could soap up and clean off really fast, I'd let her go back and draw frogs, and so she did, and Wade said "I want to go too," so I got them out in record time and in pajamas and they went back and drew frogs. I even gave them fifteen minutes extra while I ate.

Here is what Ruby drew (Wade supervised, I assume):

I made her this little denim dress.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Help! I can't stop sewing...

I just finished this from here. Thanks Lupine for the pattern.
It seems that I can't stop sewing lately.
Our little craft group has been meeting weekly
to make time go by quicker for this friend.
I am hopping that all this sewing will be the cure for
seasonal disorder- sewing and a whole lot
of running that is...
so far so good.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Ruby woke up this morning saying her stomach hurt.
A couple of hours later she was throwing up.
Poor bunny. This is her second nap of the day.
She hasn't taken a nap in the day in nearly two years.
We were supposed to go out of town
and to a birthday party.
When I see her sleeping this way it reminds me
that sometimes we just need to slow down.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I just finished this one for Ruby from another
Japanese sewing book.
I love her poses. Quite inventive, don't you think?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Watching a movie with our neighbors kids.

Sunday, February 1, 2009