Saturday, March 29, 2008

Handmade Mama

It's 9:30 on Saturday night. I'm still in my pajamas. There are piles of laundry everywhere and Aoife needs a new diaper. Sure, I could wash her diapers...or just knit her some new ones!! It only took me three days, but she's in a fresh, handmade diaper now!! Who says cloth diapers are a pain??

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Erin Go Bragh!

Paul has been teaching Aoife the Riverdance. She performed it at several venues yesterday for St. Patty's Day. Paul and Aoife are wiped out now, and both sleeping on the couch!

Hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Big Issues

Aoife has recently found her voice and LOVES to talk. All the time. Last night she woke up to nurse at 4:00am. Normally, she would go right back to sleep, but she must have remembered that she could make sounds and so she spent the next hour cooing and squeaking her little heart out. At one point, Paul and I looked at each other and in unison asked "did she just say health care?" I swear it sounded just like that. So there you go, Hillary isn't the only one up in the wee hours of the morning answering the phone and dealing with those big issues.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Grow your own food!

In our attempt to live this year as similarly as possible to the way the Waltons live, we have decided to plant a garden. Paul built these planter boxes around the outside of the garden for herbs and the boxes in the middle for strawberries. Next he's going to build more planter boxes on the side of the house for his "stew garden." He wants to be able to grow everything you need to make Irish stew. We'll check with the neighbors and see if they mind if we tie a cow up in the backyard. Unlike the Waltons, we are total procrastinators and have done nothing since the initial building of the boxes. I know it's early, but I also know us and can see it becoming July and my saying "wow, we should really plant something in that garden!"

Maybe I just need to sew some bonnets for me and Aoife--and maybe watch a few reruns for inspiration.

Well, it's late and I'm tired. Goodnight John boy!