Tuesday, October 30, 2012


'[T]he door opened, and Owl looked out.
     "Hallo, Pooh," he said.  "How's things?"
     "Terrible and Sad," said Pooh, "because Eeyore, who is a friend of mine, has lost his tail.  And he's Moping about it.  So could you very kindly tell me how to find it for him?"
     "Well," said Owl, "the customary procedure in such cases is as follows."
     "What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?" said Pooh.  "For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me."
     "It means the Thing to Do."
     "As long as it means that, I don't mind," said Pooh humbly.
     "The thing to do is a follows.  First, Issue a Reward.  Then----"
     "Just a moment," said Pooh, holding up his paw.  "What do we do to this--what you were saying?  You sneezed just as you were going to tell me."
     "I didn't sneeze."
     "Yes, you did, Owl."
     "Excuse me, Pooh, I didn't.  You can't sneeze without knowing it."
     "Well, you can't know it without something having been sneezed."
     "What I said was, 'First Issue a Reward.'"
     "You're doing it again," said Pooh sadly.
     "A Reward!" said Owl very loudly.  "We write a notice to say that we will give a large something to anybody who finds Eeyore's tail."
     "I see, I see," said Pooh, nodding his head.'

Winnie-The-Pooh, by A.A. Milne
from Chapter IV "Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One"

(From this morning's read-aloud.  Even Rosie was giggling.)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Late October is feeling much like November in her gray coat.  Cloudy days and a few rainy; chilly noses and apple cider.  Such good days.  Snug inside, music and stories and a wee sister.  My fleeting triumph of the week was catching up with the laundry--ha-very-ha!--if only for a few hours. :)

The giftings of my October garden.
Probably the last of the season.

playdough afternoons

a happy room



Putting together the new toy.
Yay for paintball.

My supper-making buddy.
Mama's left arm is, apparently, a cozy spot.

Someone is having fun!

Friday, October 19, 2012

3 weeks old

Sweet girl.

first weeks

Annika has been a delight to all of us.




(Olivia has been such a help!)            



(Gotta get in some target practice on these crisp afternoons.)            

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We've been working on another one of the many house projects that we stay busy with.  When I say "we" I mean Caleb, with me keeping him company while I take care of the littles. :)  We finally figured out where the leak in our back entry bathroom was from and ended up having to remove much of the floor and walls.  Caleb has been working evenings to make it clean and dry and new again.  It's almost finished! 


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