Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Time has been zooming by at the old sister-number-three house. Not much to blog about, but I'll give it a try since sister-number-one is busy with a class full of kids and sister-number-two is busy with a belly full of kid.

We've been potty training our two-year-old, which is a fun-filled endeavor. I'll spare you the pictures. Not that I have any, since I took a solemn vow not to take naked baby pictures of my kids, which I have mostly upheld.

We've been planting flowers.

We've been freezing (not by Nebraskan standards) our booties--and fingers--off at the park.

I have sunk to a new, use-your-sock-as-a-mitten low. I thought for sure I'd avoid that one with my own children. But seriously, where do all of those frickin' mittens disappear to?
I'm taking an indesign class so I can learn how to layout a picture book for Isabella's pre-school class. We needed something to auction during the school's annual fundraiser and we came up with the idea of making a storybook about the creatures in their garden. Since I can't draw or paint, I'm taking pics of all of the kids dressed up like ladybugs and gnomes and fairies and stuff and I'm going to tweak them and cut and past them in photoshop, then turn the photos into "watercolors" for the illustrations.
Here's one of some soon-to-be rolly pollies.
Andrew's taking some grad classes and has started a foray into mushroom growing. (Not the psychedelic kind, although there is an amazing amount of information on that topic available on the web. Who knew?) Our upcoming crop = oyster and shitake. We'll post some pictures if it works. For now, the only pictures would be the amazingly annoying quantity of mushroom-spore-filled containers hidden in dark places all over the house.
Blogger won't let me post any more pics for some reason right now. I think it's a message from the universe to bring this post to a close. Hope everyone is staying warm and having a great February!!!

1 comment:

SisterTwo said...

Glad to see pics of the family! I'm jealous you are gardening already! Although no one in my family would consider eating a mushroom. Good luck with the class book. I hope it turns out great.