Archive for February, 2007

February 27, 2007

More spring sightings…

 The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Fisherman’s Luck , Henry Van Dyke (1899)


  • Yesterday Annabelle learned the meaning of soft…while we were playing with a branch off our pussy willow tree.
  • We counted 31 robins in our backyard yesterday. And Annabelle is "tweet-tweeting" all over the house.


  • I found a small bunch of crocuses, faces peeking up timidly from the ground.


  • The miniature daffodils I planted in pots last Nov. and then relegated to the darkest, coldest corner of the garage are just now unfurling their sunny yellow splendor. 


  • It may be premature, with snow in the forecast for tonight but we will not let that keep us from at least pretending that we are already quite under the enchanting the spell of spring.

February 22, 2007

Signs of Spring

I must be in the mood for spring because today I:
1. Wore capris
2. Had a iced coconut latte
3. Let Annabelle crawl all over the front lawn
4. And planted sweet pea seeds
Now all we have to do is wait, and hope for the best.


February 19, 2007

How old is baby?



Annabelle Lucy you are a pure joy to know!

Happy Birthday to the nicest, dearest little

girl that ever there was!  


Daddy and Mommy


February 14, 2007

Where you’ll find me today, Feb.14, 2007:

February 13, 2007

Under the weather. Very under the weather.

Our valentines and the big birthday party preperations have all been put on hold until my small daughterie is done being under the weather. We are in the middle of our 5th full day of dealing with a very naughty flu bug that has made itself quite at home in Annabelle’s little tummy. Add a bunch of teeth that are trying to make an appearance and you have one very miserable baby and one very distraught Mommy.

We have been singing lots of songs and reading lots of books and rocking and cuddling…When she wants one of us to sing she’ll crawl over to us and start, for lack of a better word, humming, "bye….bye…bye" to remind us it’s time for a song. Rock-a-bye-baby is her current favorite. It’s so sweet. She’s a little song-bird and will often hum along…And singing seems to be a great comfort to her right now, so we’ve been doing a lot of it, as you can imagine.

On Friday, David felt so bad seeing his baby in such a sad and pitiful little state, that he brought a bouquet of red tulips home from work for her…It thrilled my heart of course that he would do such a thoughtful thing, but then he is always doing thoughtful things because he loves us, and because he is a wonderful, wonderful guy! He came down with it on Sat but is back to work today and feeling fine, thankfully. 😦 So far the sickie bugs haven’t gotten to me. We’ll see how long that keeps up.

I am hopeful that we’ll soon be on our way back to healthy. But sooner rather than later, would be nice.

February 9, 2007

For you:

A promise of Spring.


February 8, 2007


This :

Know you what it is to be a child? It is something very different from the man of today. It is to have spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love; to believe in loveliness; to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has a fairy godmother in its soul.”



Has got me pondering this:

 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"  And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them  and said, " Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18 : 1-4