Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My favorite things

We've had a rough go of it over the past few days. Last Tuesday I came down with a touch of the throw-up virus. Wednesday, Grace got it, Friday night Chris got it, and now we are all over that, but have massive sinus infections that won't go away. Even little H is coughing, which worries me a little bit. In light of the sucky last few days, I thought I'd post some pictures of my favorite things to take my mind off the freezing cold weather, dreary days, a house full of sickness, and my all around bad mood!

Here are a few of my favorite things:Sleeping Babies

Smiling babies! Harper has been smiling a ton in response to people talking to her and smiling at her, and it is so hard to capture those first few smiles, but this was the best I could do. This is the beginning of a huge-full face smile!

Friends...Love friends...

Craftiness part 1: These are the beginnings of Grace's valentine's present, felt cookies! Aren't they cute!

Craftiness part 2: Love these great wreaths, the picture doesn't do them justice! I think they are just so pretty and remind me of something they would sell in Anthropologie! I've made 4-5 in the last few weeks, stress reliever!

These yellow tulips were just what I needed the other day. Don't they just make you long for spring? Mom brought them over when I was in the midst of massively cleaning puke germs out of the house...and trying to take care of Chris and Harper at the same time. And don't miss the candle. Origins, Ginger Souffle, love that smell.

Ok, back to my grumpiness...

PS. any advice on the 2.5 year old tantrum? My tactic, move things out of her way so she can't hurt herself (because sometimes she throws herself on the floor), walk out of the room, and totally ignore until the fit has resolved...or resolved enough for her to speak to me in her big girl voice? (Did I mention that I have this uncanny ability to tune out crying children?) This fact is a blessing for a stay at home mom I guess.


haley said...

i too have an uncanny ability to tune out whining, crying children. a litttle grace God extends to us i suppose :) i too ignore the tantrum and leave the room. that is what our pediatrician suggests. love all the crafts. glad you are all feeling better. sorry you had to go through it.

Anonymous said...

1) I WISH I had that ability to tune out the whining!! Sadly, I do not. This means that if Bennett turns out to be a fit thrower I am going to need to send him to your house until he learns that it won't do him any good to throw tantrums.

2) Looking at all of your pictures of things that made you feel happy and peaceful made me feel happy and peaceful, so thank you for sharing!

3) Another happy thing to add to the list, vegetables! I just made your black bean soup with the 8 or 9 veggies in it and seeing all that yummy freshness made me happy in spite of the screaming children and the messy house.