Friday, April 30, 2010

The Rain Came...

The other night we had our first real storm in Oregon. It was lots of fun to watch out of our big living room windows while we sang rain songs. Although, it wasn't so fun later on when we discovered the rain flooded our downstairs/basement area (We have a split level house). Luckily it didn't hit the side with my studio but it did flood our media area (We keep our tv and computer out of site from the girls and this downstairs area is perfect because we never go down there except when the girls are sleeping at night). Since it only hit the media area of the downstairs I say it was Steiner's wrath (joking!) but Kevin doesn't quite agree. Anyways, I have lots of mopping and airing out of carpeting I need to get to, so I thought I would share some pictures from my MIL's visit last week.


C and 'Purple Grandma' in deep conversation (the girls gave her that loving nick name)


Sleepy birthday girl


K teaching Purple Grandma how to finger knit


Colorful bird


C chatting with a squirrel friend


Squinty eyes


Oh how I love how breastfeeding friendly Oregon is!!


Silly K and my punk girl C (rockin' a mohawk with her sideways hat)


C thought it would be more fun to sit here


Choo- choooooooo


Game night

Thanks for bearing with me. I hope you all have a dry weekend!




Happy May Day (on Saturday), dance a couple times around the May pole for us, we are missing it this year.
Have a great one!!

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25 comments:

healing hillary said...

Looks like a fun week. Very cool that Oregon is so bf friendly! Tennessee certainly isn't.

boatbaby said...

Looks like such a sweet visit. And that breastfeeding sign - yay Oregon!
What kind of bir is that? Amazing color, even just peeping from inside the birdhouse!

Kelly and Kelly said...

Love these photos. It looks like a great visit from the MIL.

Happy weekend - hope it's great for you!

momma rae said...

steiner's wrath...i love that!! ;) sweet pictures of time with purple grandma. love the names they give people. that bird is so incredible! as are those squinty eyes.

sorry you will be missing the may faire. ours is not for a couple of more weeks (strange, i know). wish you could come! :)

Gremlina said...

great memories--probably even the flood story eventually ;)

Dawn said...

Such adorable pictures! I love those hats and sweaters your girls are wearing. So sorry to hear about your flood. Hope it all dries out soon.

J said...

What a fun visit, looks like you guys had tons of fun. I hope you are able to get everything dried quickly.

Nicole said...

that looks like some serious game playing!! is that money i see next to 'purple grandma'?

Hip Mountain Mama said...

Such sweet photos! I am sorry to hear of your flooding! We have had some good rain storms in Colorado and we have a few leaks here and there...we actually woke up to 3 inches of snow yesterday...ack! Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Suzy

Kara said...

Lovely pictures - "purple grandma" that's wonderful :-)

I hope you dry out very soon! Have a great weekend!

Rhythm of the Home said...

Oh how I love the fact that there is that BF sign. Just seeing that made my day. Your days certainly look like they have been very fun filled. Enjoy the weekend

Heather said...

Sorry Nicole, I commented under Rhythm of The Home, which I constantly forget to switch accounts from.

alyssa spring said...

I have NEVER seen a breastfeeding sign in my life. I'm slightly envious since in TN and GA I get really strange looks when I try to breastfeed.

Joy said...

You made me laugh with the comment about Steiner's wrath. I hope you get it all cleaned up and fixed soon! I love the pictures of the girls with your MIL. It looks like they had a wonderful time. :)

kirschkernzeit said...

Oh no! So sorry for you! This means a lot of work and trash, doesn't it... and I remember, soulemama made the same experience once upon a time- I hope, you'll have your basement dry again soon, dear Nicole!
I wanted to thank you for your snail tutorial; it's absolutely great! THANK YOU!
And I also wanted to tell you quickly, that I finished my first patchwork cussion, to which your own beautiful log cabin cussion (you made it out of left over pieces from your quick patchwork plaid, the fabric was from Anna Maria Horner) was a great inspiriance, because I loved your cussion SO MUCH. I actually planned to sew it more centered, but it came out quite differently by some sewing accidents and looks now really similar to yours... I thank you for beeing such a great source and inspiration and such a sweet soul!
I wish you much strengh and many sunny days to dry your things!
Bora from Switzerland

Pampered Mom said...

Looks like it was a wonderful visit!

homesteadgirl said...

Your MIL reminds me of my mom...perfect place to perch and cuddle! I love to watch the interactions between my children and their grandparents...so tender and full of mutual love. Love your blog!

Laura said...

funny we have a blue grandma...except once she wore a black coat and my middle son shout hey look it's black grandma!!

Melissa said...

How sweet to see the connection between 'purple grandma' and your little ones. What a cool name they've given her, hehe!

Caroline said...

What a sweet post. I hadn't checked your blog for a while, maybe because I was feeling guilty about your snail blog where you so kindly invited a snail into your house, and I had just chuck several of them over my fence when I discovered them in my herb garden!!

Love the breastfeeding sign although in some ways it still could annoys me (cuz I'm cantankerous) that there needs to be a sign. I never had anyone say anything derogatory to me when I was breastfeeding, but I was pretty good at being discreet..well, except for when my early-talking babies would loudly insist, "nak, nka, nak" in church or other quiet place, since I would ask if they wanted a "snack," when they wanted to nurse.

Heidi said...

sorry about your flooding. Dry out soon:).

jademondin said...

so lovely!

where did you get the picture frame in the last photo?

Simple Mama said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your flooded basement. It happens to my aunt on occasion too - she lives in Milwaukie. Have you been able to clean it up yet and dry out?

Carrie said...

I'm sorry about the flooding! Hope that you all dry at quickly.

We had a lovely dance around the Maypole last night with our Waldorf co-op. I am putting up some pictures on my blog tonight (hope some turned out!).

carrie

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Thank you everyone, we are still cleaning up he flood mess and ick is it stinky even though we have the windows open 24/7. Hopefully it will all dry up soon!

Boatbaby - I am not sure what kind of bird it is, but isn't it beautiful? Made me think of that bird book ;)

Nicole - Ha,ha. Yes that is money next to Purple Grandma, I didn't even notice! That was some change she has left over from earlier in the day that she gave to the girls to put in their piggy bank.

Jademondin - We got the frame from Nova Natural.

We just got back from a business trip on the coast so off to unpack! Thanks again, everyone!

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