September 26, 2009

Cozy Poppy

At 1-1/2 weeks Poppy got her first bath. She was unsure if this was a good thing.

She wasn't happy to get out, my how she wailed.

We joined a group of 30 families across the United States, one from Canada and one from Germany in an Activity Bag Exchange. Each family had to make 1 activity bag x 30. The one we made was a science bag to make an old fashioned sun clock. We should receive a big box of 33 activity bags by November 1st. (a few people made 2 bags)

I'm a mother who likes her babies in little sleepers and gowns but the children enjoy dressing up Poppy like she's a little dolly, well, she is a little dolly. They thought it charming to prop her up in the window sill... ???

Poppy was one of those babies who didn't open her eyes for almost 2 weeks. I never had one like this... finally she opened those baby blues. Not a chance she'll have brown eyes since we don't do brown eyes around here *waahhh*

I did want to point out that Poppy seems to be still sporting a crop of *brown* hair! Brown hair is rare in this house! Only Rosie has brown hair. So that would be #5 and #10, guess we'll have to wait again until #15 for another brownie... haha

Someone or other let the geese out for our enjoyment.

We are trying to come up with names.... any suggestions?? Mind you we have chickens that go by the name of Ketchup and Mustard, Queen, Rlicka, Ricka and Dicka, King, Gray Beard, Screech Monkey, the Fat Plump-plump (I thought those last 2 names were what I might Poppy), Gollum and so on.... We wouldn't want any repeat names....

Bilbo and the Geese

Bilbo and Pippin out to torture the geese.

We are rearranging a little around here and the boys had the job of moving items from one end of the house to the basement, the door being on the other end of the house. Sam of course came up with a "tarnal fool contraption" (Fields of Home by Ralph Moody) to get the job done. Notice Frodo in the front steering an old stroller to which was attached to a small trailer you might haul behind a lawn mower.

Sam and Merry pushed from the back and down the hill they went. Then up a little hill by the basement door.

And quickly Sam ran to the front to steer the contraption to the basement door. Clever I must say. Now if they would come up with something that would actually make money......

1 comment:

  1. Precious baby. They are little dolls. I remember when my son was a baby, I'd love dressing him in this and that! Then we adopted a girl and I went wild! Enjoy