What’s going on here? Friday, Mar 13 2009 

Three days ago it was 75 degrees and this morning we woke up to snow. My poor little daffodils are so sad. Just when we thought Spring was on its way…

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What’s going on here? Friday, Mar 13 2009 

Three days ago it was 75 degrees and this morning we woke up to snow. My poor little daffodils are so sad. Just when we thought Spring was on its way…

Flowers snow

Virtual tour of kitchen and sunroom Thursday, May 29 2008 

     Someone recently asked me what my house looked like on most days. For the most part it’s pretty clean, although not having a dishwasher makes keeping the kitchen clean a little more difficult. We don’t have much grass, so the hardwood floors in the hall way, living room and dining room learning room need to be mopped often. We also have over 100 library books in the family room, so there are books everywhere! My mom usually comes over on the week-ends and catches up on laundry and the kitchen. I am so blessed!

     There are a few chores we do everyday. The beds get made every morning before the kids come downstairs for breakfast, Kolbe takes out the trash, Joseph unloads the dish rack, and the three girls switch chores every two weeks. On week one the oldest girl does dishes, cleans the eating tables and island, the second oldest vacuums and sweeps the kitchen and sun room, and the third oldest does laundry. I usually end up putting all the laundry away in the evenings, I wash all the pots and pans and I mop the floors at least once a week. I need to add the bathrooms to our daily chores. I end up cleaning the bathrooms on Saturdays.

     Here is what the kitchen and sun room look like just before dinner. I didn’t clean up before taking the pictures. The dish rack needs to be emptied, the left side of the sink is full of storage bowls, dinner is in the oven and I’m boiling water for my husband’s tea and a few things need to be put away. There are brownies on the island and we are about to make smoothies in our vita-mix. I have a few diapers drying in the sun room and the trash needs to be taken out, but it has been a beautiful day, so the kids have been playing outside all afternoon.

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Sometime next week I’ll try to post pictures of what the family room and living room look like before dinner.

It’s nap time Monday, Sep 24 2007 

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Silly kitty. This is how our little Bernadette takes naps. She loves sleeping on the girls’ beds. They are really spoiling this kitty cat.

It’s nap time Monday, Sep 24 2007 

Lazy

Silly kitty. This is how our little Bernadette takes naps. She loves sleeping on the girls’ beds. They are really spoiling this kitty cat.

It’s nap time Monday, Sep 24 2007 

Lazy

Silly kitty. This is how our little Bernadette takes naps. She loves sleeping on the girls’ beds. They are really spoiling this kitty cat.

It’s nap time Monday, Sep 24 2007 

Lazy

Silly kitty. This is how our little Bernadette takes naps. She loves sleeping on the girls’ beds. They are really spoiling this kitty cat.

It’s nap time Monday, Sep 24 2007 

Lazy

Silly kitty. This is how our little Bernadette takes naps. She loves sleeping on the girls’ beds. They are really spoiling this kitty cat.

Gotcha!!!!! Sunday, Jun 3 2007 

After standing behind the birdfeeder for about 20 minutes, my husband finally got these pictures of our daily visitor, Charlie : ) I tried earlier, but I wasn’t fast enough with the camera.

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Bird watching Saturday, May 26 2007 

The boys looking at the new field guide I just bought.

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A Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Sweet little Carolina Chickadee resting on our Tiki torch.

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Now, he’s the one watching us : )

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Even Clifford is enjoying watching the birds : )

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Here is a previous bird watching post.

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