(my sweater)

(his sweater)

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!


2 thoughts on “nine

  1. mamaashgrove

    Happy happy birthday! When I first found your blog, Galen was the baby riding on your back!
    Love love love that vest, especially the chickadee!

  2. Melody Post author

    It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Doesn’t feel like it though! Lately I feel like I blink and years go by. Our neighbors have a very popular feeder where the kids can go and hand feed the chickadees. It’s a favorite destination with him. I’m terribly fond of sweet little chickadees!

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