Banana bread, carrot-honey cake, and a lentil porridge left us with full tummys and messy aprons...
Steaming our vegetables before chopping makes the task a bit easier for learning hands...
We've started sunflowers inside and we're all enjoying the quivering of stringed instruments, such as the lyre (the children may experiment with my guidance) and the music maker (pictured above, which was my all time favorite toy growing up!)
The public Rose Garden a block from our house is a daily adventure...filled with sunny yellow dandelions!
|W, pre anesthesia|
And lastly, we have just finished our second round of laser surgery for W's facial hemangioma. He has been incredibly resilient and forgiving; going about the rest of the day as if nothing had ever happened. The results are good, but we will most likely need 2 or 3 more treatments before significant fading. We have found that it is better for me to not be present during preparation for anesthesia, as W can't nurse for 2 hours before the procedure. And I kid you not....he was *very* upset that he couldn't have his comfort measure, and I don't blame him. So this week, I instead wandered through the enormous hospital; visiting the gift shop and crying very real tears while paging through a book of poetry entitled "To My Son" (the cheesy instrumental Elton John music playing didn't exactly help, either..), and spending time in the very peaceful chapel within the hospital. Twenty minutes later, I was back upstairs nursing my little boy back to comfort and security.
W is proud to announce our Spring giveaway winner.....
THE AWAKENED HEART!The Awakened Heart said...'Oh the little barn is just darling. I also loved those little pocket cars. i can so imagine my Finn playing with them.'
Congratulations! Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can have your choice of prize sent out to you:)
....More good news for everyone...another GIVEAWAY next week! It's going to be fantastic...just wait and see:)