Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend Update

DollFace was here to spend the night last night. Sometimes I have to wonder about that kid. We were having a tender learning moment with a very active inch worm when all of a sudden she starts yelling, "Die, die, die!" and tries to smoosh the little guy. I saved him from Miss Hyde until Miss Jekyll returned. Moving big rocks and analysing tiny insect ecosystems (rollypolly bugs rule) was on the agenda as well as dissecting (err smashing) acorns with said big rocks. We also made this recipe. Yum, yum! I can tell it will be one of our new favorites.

Mom and Dad went to DollFace's school this week for Grandparent's Day. I heard the story three different times from them all. Sounded like DollFace was as delighted as they were to be there. They said she was so proud of her locker and being the "caboose" for the class line. Special lunches in paper bags rounded out the excitement. You can imagine what I'M imagining. Ahh, new daydreams....

I went by Mom's to drop something off and found DollFace and Stretch alone in the house "scrubbing" the kitchen floor. It looked like there was more "spilling" and "sliding" going on than scrubbing. DollFace was standing in the scrub bucket and fell over, bucket and all. I can't imagine the situation that would have put them alone in their grandparent's house doing something like that. Pretty funny though.

I stopped by E and C's new house. They are really coming along with the renovation. Unfortunately, they found black mold in the basement a few weeks ago. The situation put everyone on overload but the seller agreed to compensate partially for gutting the basement and new drywall. The house now looks like they are entering the home stretch of the renovation. Dry wall is almost finished and they were painting when I was there today. Mom has been busy getting ready for the second annual farm open house and is distressed that she hasn't been able to help more. Lots to do because the yard, house and warehouse/office need to be spruced up for company.

Today I cleaned house and made two lasagnas for the freezer. My yayas are coming for dinner on Wednesday and I'm telling them about my Sweet Pea. I can't wait! I'm sure you will hear the squealing from where ever you are. I think it will be all 8 of us. All 8 of us haven't been together for a very long time. I'm thinking Christmas time last year was the last time all of us were together. Parts of the group get together regularly but it's very difficult to coordinate 8 busy womens' schedules so if we're all together for the news it will be a special night indeed. I practically giggle every time I think about it. I really can't wait!

I'm 8 weeks pregnant today!!!


  1. Yeah! Eight weeks! I bet the Ya-Yas will be over-the-moon for you. Can't wait to hear more.

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed the banana bread as much as we do and thanks for the "shout out!" I don't know if it's new or I'm just noticing but I LOOOOOOVE the widly tink family at the bottom of your page!

    Congrats on 8 weeks, that's two whole months! It keeps going by faster and faster!

  3. Congratulations on 8 weeks! Your yaya night sounds wonderful...enjoy every minute!

  4. Yummm - that recipe sounds delicious!

    Can't wait to hear what your yayas reactions are like on Wednesday - I hope you have a video or flip video to record it. I'm sure it will be priceless!

    And yay for 8 weeks!!

  5. OMG I have to find a way to make a gluten free version of that banana bread- my mouth was just watering at my desk!
    Congrats on hitting the 8 week mark - I am so excited for you to make the announcement to your yaya's!!!! Awwww, what a special moment that will be. I can see the tears now! xoxoxoxoxox

  6. Congrats on being 8 weeks...have fun telling your yayas...I'l be listening for the screeches!

  7. 8 weeks!!! that is SO great... have a wonderful time celebrating with your friends. 8 friends to celebrate 8 weeks!

  8. Exciting - have fun telling them :)

  9. I am so happy you're feeling well and everything is going along smoothly after your recent scares!
    Enjoy your friends, I am sure they'll be sooo happy for you!

  10. Congratulations on 8 weeks!!!!
    Just think in a few years Sweet Pea can be creating a water park, I mean helping to clean grandma and grandpa's floors as well :)
    I love putting chocolate chips in my banana bread, but I never dreamed of peanut butter too! As soon as I get a new oven (boo!) I will whip up this recipe!
    Enjoy food and friends and getting to let out your secret :)

  11. 8 weeks - woohoo! So happy things are going well for you!