Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

This blog has had many seasons. Some busy and full of pictures, some bursting with homeschooling goodness, and some slow, and restful breaks.  

I allowed myself time during Lent this year to take a slow, restful break from the internet. It was very good and given me space to just be.  

What have we been up to all this time?

A new baby is on the way for October!! That's certainly exciting news around here :-)  The kids are beyond excited and we are slowly trying to wrap our minds around the twins not being the 'babies' anymore.

We moved them into the same bedroom and they have since been delighting in each other's company day and night, and late night.  I love listening to them on the baby monitor.  Their favorite game is to take off all their blankets, sheets, clothes and diapers and toss them overboard onto the floor (they are still in cribs). 

Z just turned 6. Can you believe it?  And H my baby just turned 4.  Easter was lovely. We had lots of family over for an early supper and then celebrated the birthday kids with goodies, presents and cake.  

I finally made a birthday cake that didn't fall over, ooze all over the edges of the plate, or make people laugh.  My life is complete.

I've been gardening a lot this spring.  The new greenhouse is a delight, and I can't wait for my husband to build me some raised beds in there so I can get my little baby plants into the ground soon.

I'm growing tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli (for the big garden we have yet to dig up), lettuce, sugar pumpkin, peas, delphinium, lobelia, painted daisy, and a few more.  We'll see if I kill them all before harvest time, or if I can manage to actually be a real gardener this summer.  I don't have a heater for my greenhouse, and since it still keeps dropping below zero at night, I've been bringing my babies inside each night.  ... and then of course today it's SNOWING. argh! When is it going to be spring?????

I'll leave you with a big promise of pictures and more fun homeshooling info.  For now, I have to go eat (i'm always hungry) and help Z build his Kinex car that he got for his birthday.

Happy Easter!


Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that you're going to be an Auntie too!! (yes it's okay to post this lol). We had a great time at your house on Sunday....it's so great how the twins LOVE their uncle. We were joking saying wait till they both get older and still jump all over him!!!


Sarah Mueller said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news! Looking forward to hearing about more of your adventures.

Tina said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. Great to see you back to blogging. I took most of Lent off too.

Wee Pip said...

Congrats Melanie! I kept checking your blog but figured you weren't posting during Lent. Glad to see you back, even if for the occasional update.