Saturday, November 12, 2016

Eliza's First Birthday

 We had a great time lavishing our love on this darling. She really a nice personality and has mannerisms that remind me of Clara and John. We blew up lots of balloons for her to play in. She would really get her arms moving to bat them away. We have her some bongo drums, and some small maracas that have been a big hit. Margaret picked out a fun plastic ball and Clara gave her these Russian nesting dolls that she is trying to get open. Eliza is so special to us. Since she is ours we can, and do, reserve the right to call her the best baby! Happy Birthday Eliza!

Friday, November 11, 2016


Margaret is becoming kinder and smarter every day. I enjoy seeing her play with the music maker and figuring out the little tunes. The other day she came to me and said "Mom, I can spell bus! BUUUSSS!"  She taped it to my closet door. I am so pleased.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


 We had a lesson on talents. It was one of the best! I brought my camera and they asked for me to take a picture. I had called their parents earlier in the week and asked what talents they had and then we had a guessing game. it was a big hit. I love these children so much!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016


A rope and a tree. What fun! They all took turns. Not my idea of fun.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Carrots, Apples and Tomatoes

 A small sampling of our produce.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Picking Peaches

On my birthday we had the best time striping our tree of the unexpected bounty. They tasted so good! It was fun to see toothless Eliza pound a whole peach. While John was picking he accidentally knocked one down right on Clara's head! She is so good natured.  It was such a great birthday gift!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Twins: Genevieve and Evelyn

I am sorry to say I am not sure which one is which. But don't they have lovely names. I love their adorable lips.