Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Here is one of our "Square Foot Gardens."
Here are some radish sprouts coming up in one of our Square Foot beds:
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Hey! No one's ever taken a picture of the Badger and Rob together! Stand over there by the tree, you two!
I could only manage to get six of the seven rounded up at a time, at most.
Friday, April 25, 2008
My very dear friend Eve from
She has seven children. This means there are 11 children in my house. The oldest 7 are boys between the ages of 4 and 11. The youngest four are girls-- Eve has a twin to Roo and a baby just a couple months older than mine.
Eve drives a 15 passenger van. She and I went out and about yesterday with all 11 children in the back.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I got glasses in 1988-- about fourth grade. This was my first pair:
(Please excuse the goofy expression-- I was excited about my Christmas presents.)
Then the 90's came along and everyone ran out and got wire frames with nose pads, but they were still big and round. I got some halfway through 6th grade.
You know what's funny about those glasses? Their brand name was Nintendo. Perfect for 1990.
When I was a junior in high school in 1996 I befriended a computer geek named Steve who had these exact glasses. But he was really embarrassed about the Nintendo because that was NOT perfect for 1996.
At the end of 7th grade I started wearing contacts, which did wonders for my self-esteem. See how happy I look?
I wore them for awhile that summer until I could get my contacts replaced.
I didn't ever want to wear glasses again. I was an Acuvue girl and I didn't think that would ever change.
But it did. After I had Bean my eyes got really dry from hormone changes. My contacts got more and more uncomfortable so I started wearing them less and less. When I was pregnant with Fish I went into America's Best to get some replacements for the Nintendo-style glasses I had and I was amazed at how small and square-ish lenses had gotten.
And they just keep getting smaller and squarer. This time at the eyeglass store there were several pairs I thought were children's pairs at first because the lenses were so small. Pretty soon we're all going to be wearing postage stamp spectacles. With thick plastic frames.
Or else maybe we're going to go back to this:
(I think my sister is right-- I think I DO look a great deal like my Mom!)