Thursday, May 5, 2011

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

We got the curtains and tie-back up in the nursery in our new place.  I think they're pretty.

I managed to get enough boxes unpacked to clear off the top of this bookshelf.

It now houses some of our most-used books.  It makes me happy every time I look at it.
Once upon a time there was a kit to make a gingerbread train.  The gingerbread train was supposed to entertain some children who didn't come to the party at Christmas.  It was sent home with me to entertain some other children instead.  It was then forgotten.  We moved, and the train resurfaced.  I decided we should eat the cookies, so I decorated them in a springy sort of way.  I am choosing to think of this as funny rather than pathetic.
Baby likes to play with the washcloth after I wipe her face and hands after meals.  She like to chew on it, and, as you see here, she likes to test gravity with it ... as many times as Mama will pick it up and give it back to her.

round button chicken


  1. Your old books look so lovely (and intriguing) lined up like that! It is never a home until the favorite books are unpacked!

  2. Your cookies look pretty! I love the old books and am curious as to their titles. I'm a nosy bookworm!

  3. Oh, the gravity game is played at your house, too! I thought I was alone :) Those books are such lovely bound- beautiful! And the cookies, not pathetic at all--it's mom's ingenuity!

  4. Those cookies look fabulous to me!! You're doin' good.

  5. I find it interesting that some of you are identifying my books as "old;" with possibly one exception, they were all purchased new within the last ten years. As for the titles, there are thee Missals, a copy of the Monastic Diurnal, two copies of the Matins book that goes with it, A Mother's Rule of Life, which I am still reading, and A Theology of History, which I plan to read next.