Happy children's day!

Jo had a performance at school for children's day. She also lost a front tooth right before it :).


We had a request from a friend for donuts, so the family pitched in and helped. They turned out pretty well.


Nothing like a bag if popcorn...

To keep them all entertained in the dressing room so I can try on pants. I had at least 3 minutes.

This guy has 2 older sisters

Spring is on the way!


Timothy Says

I had set some frozen chicken out on the counter in a bag to thaw, and Timothy got curious. He pulled up a chair and peeked in the bag and the conversation went something like this:

T - Mommy, what's this?
Me - Chicken.
T - No it's not.

Lately he has picked up on his eldest sister's propensity to argue about things she knows nothing about.

Me - Yes, it is
T - No it not
Me - Yes it's chicken
T - Where it's eyes?


Sweet Leyla

Leyla is quite the creative little girl.
She loves color, as evidenced by her outfits and drawings, 
and she is very observant and feeling.
She can't really play the piano, but she loves sitting and playing around on it.
We are so thankful for this one!


We had snow too!

It didn't stick, but it was pretty coming down.
We did make it to some snow though.
I'll get those pictures up soon!



This is what concentration looks like for Leyla


Joanna's Tower

Joanna has been loving string games lately, and came up with her own tower.

Joanna's Tower from Sarah H on Vimeo.



He tried really hard to get these pants on. I heard some yelling, so I came to check on him. If only he knew to take his shorts off first. 



This is what used to drive me crazy here when asking people for recipes. Add water, how much? Or milk or soda water, which one? Let the dough rise, how long? Cook until done, how will I know?

This was on the side of a box mix, and actually is pretty precise according to local standards.

I will have to say though, if you start cooking without measures, you do get the hang of it, and it is faster. Your end result might not always be the same though. :)


Kitty Cat

We got to hold a little kitten the other day. Joanna and Timothy were so excited. Leyla was a little unsure, but warmed up quickly.