I go through my early morning routine today feeling a bit in a fog. I had one of those longer nights that come with babies. I kiss Josiah goodbye at the door and feel a bit of the cold fresh air and hear birds singing their songs. It’s too cold for that, isn’t it? Too… Continue reading Spring Is In The Air
Oh dear. So much for my fresh desire to write more. It’s been a month since I pushed publish. (And if this is my form of baby books, a family scrapbook, and photo album of sorts — well, I need to start doing a better job at being consistent!) And what a month it’s been! A gift… Continue reading March!
It’s not even 9am and a little girl is napping and two little boys are out “on an adventure” in the woods. They’ve been finding new treasures this last week in a world that’s not blanketed in snow anymore. Bits of broken plastic and metal and frozen frogs and acorns (“chipmunk’s food”) and everything you… Continue reading monday morning
February’s made an appearance with a reminder that it’s still winter. Cooler (but not the coldest) temperatures have been consistent, bits of snow here and there, and then today, it’s giving us a real heartfelt snowfall. It’s snowing right now. Two boys are out playing and a baby girl naps. I’ll make soup later, we’ve… Continue reading seasons
It’s one of those rare afternoons when all three children are asleep and the only noise keeping me company is the humidifier we have beside my piano. It runs every hour of every single day for about eight months out of the year. It is huge and it is loud, but it’s good for my… Continue reading Afternoon Thoughts
“Are you going to like country living?” I got that question a lot when we first moved a few miles outside of town. My only experience up until then had been small-town living. (But I seriously wondered how different living a short four minute drive from the nearest store would actually feel after having grown… Continue reading Winter Days
Hey, Louissa. Remember how this past fall you dove into September with a freshly printed chore chart and daily schedule and you were so excited that although official schooling wasn’t starting in the Tabolt house, you were going to get some semblance of order & structure going? And remember how you would have one good… Continue reading Learning Happens
She knew better than to waste that time. There isn’t always someone who wants you singing to him or nibbling his ear or brushing his cheek with a dandelion blossom. Somebody who knows when you’re being silly, and laughs and laughs. So long as he was little enough to carry, she could hardly bring herself… Continue reading my boys
It’s dark. Quiet. My coffee is cooling while I try to drink it as quickly as possible because lukewarm coffee is probably one of my least favorite things in life. (I tell Josiah that he eats his ice cream too quickly — one can’t possibly enjoy such a delight when consumed too fast — and… Continue reading Early Mornings
If you were here, I’d ask if want a slice of leftover Rhubarb & Mixed Berry Slab Pie. The crust is a tad bit soggy — it being leftover from yesterday and all — but it’s still quite tasty. It’s a little chilly outside so I don’t think sitting on one of our rockers would… Continue reading A quiet Sunday afternoon.