Tuesday, January 29, 2013

belated Christmas photos

We did actually leave our house this year for the holidays.  I traveled with the kids and my parents to Michigan the weekend before Christmas, we spent Christmas day at Brian's grandma's house, and then drove to Cleveland after Christmas to visit his family.  We had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing all of our family. 

One about Seth

 At Christmas pre hair cut. 
 Growing up in January.  Sitting up and playing every day. 
 Gaining some weight now and starting to look a little more round in the face.  He has been under weight and it was a source of stress around the holidays, but now that he is eating solids and taking a supplemental formula bottle daily, things are just fine.  He is sleeping through the night now too, so things are all good.  He is 7 months now--time is flying by!  Trying to enjoy each day for what it is. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A update for the end of the year

 Emily turned five and is really into horses-this was her birthday cake this year
 Mary shows off her cheer medals.  She cheered for football this fall-she found her calling!
 We ran our first family 5K on Thanksgiving.  Our whole crew of 20+ people ran/walked together. 
 Playing in the snow at Christmas in Cleveland
 Seth is 6 months now, starting to eat some solid foods.  He looks just like the other Greene babies.  Its been a big year for us!  I am staying home and watching some kids.  Life is good!  Enjoying my family, and my more relaxed pace of life.  Starting to really miss not having internet...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

She is my wild eyed, wild haired girl who has lots to say about life.  The other day she came up with this:

(While a Disney movie is getting ready to start and the signature Cinderella castle is coming on the screen)

In a distressed voice, "Mom, I do not want to go to Disney World." pause. 

(I am thinking, "Great!  We don't have plans to do that any time soon; glad we're on the same page.")

Me:  "Why?"

Emily:  "Because that is where all your dreams come true.  And I have some really scary dreams."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

new diapers and see how our garden grows

 I am pretty excited at the thought of using cloth diapers again.  We have plenty now that just came in the mail.  I can probably wash every other day.  Woo!  Who's excited about poop?
 It has been ridiculous hot.  And dry.  We think one of the problems with our garden last year was not watering enough.  So this year we bought a tripod sprinkler and keep it hooked up to the water by the garden.  We water daily, so hopefully soon we will be reaping a harvest.  The sunflowers are beautiful, but also served the purpose of shading the lettuce and sugar snap peas.  The kids have been fantastically helpful at weeding this summer.  We try to tackle a little bit each day and keep it from getting out of control. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A few more baby pics

Seth has been a real joy to our family.  Having an infant with much older siblings is such a different experience!  The kids are super helpful.  Mary LOVES helping out with him and is my number one girl.  He has been fussy the past few days, but otherwise he is a pretty easygoing baby. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

This is the beautiful diaper changing table that Brian made me for mothers day.  It was a piece of furniture that was in our summer kitchen, painted that old fashioned lime green and covered in spider webs.  He sanded it, removed the doors and stained it.  It's walnut, possibly even from the walnut trees at our property. 
Here we are at Prom 2012.  Not our first, probably not the last either.  Definitely the only one pregnant.