A sweet and thrifty gift from Mairi Rose. Ever since his jade died he’s been wanting a new plant for his room. We asked Iain and Elijah if we could take cuttings from each of their Christmas cacti to try to propagate them and she decorated a little pot to plant them in.
The makings of a very happy Galen birthday….a new mama-made outfit*, a flint and steel fire, dear friends visiting throughout the day, a bit of sledding, creating works of art, a new ukelele, gingerbread (always!), and a right of passage movie night.
It’s been over a year since I did a “Week in the Life” series. I’ve been working on photo albums for the children as gifts, they each received one for their birthday this year, and I can honestly say that some of my very favorite photos come from that project. I would really love to do it again this year. But at the moment I’m struggling to post more then twice a week (sometimes even once is a strain!). Case in point: it’s taken me over a week and a half to post these birthday pictures for the grandparents to see. I can’t even fathom how I would manage to post seven whole days in a row.
*all fabrics and notions from my stash, so a “free” gift, yay!