Sunday, March 22, 2009

Creaping Back to Normal

Because I am taking my sweet ol' time coming back to "normal" life, blogging has taken a hit. I have a bunch of things to post and everyday I seem to find new things and yet, I never manage to actually spit them out.
So, here are a few updates...Poppy as you can see from the above photo is being very well groomed and attended to.

Just the other day she told Hazel :
"Hazel if you were to fly to the sun you would die...but you can't fly."
She is being the very big sister and quite helpful in the baby world.
Oscar and Poppy love to herd the chickens around the yard. The other day I found that they had put all seven chickens in the tree house. Oscar even built a make shift fence to keep them in...I wonder, do you think they would have jumped off?
Walking has been the exercise of choice lately. I'm elated to discover that Hazel loves the stroller and Bjorn. This is a good sign. The girls are already getting along great in the stroller. Although poppy has her occasional must snuggle fix and smothers the girl until she squeaks and then she moves away.
Now that we are a family of 5 (that seems like a lot...) we have taken out a wall in the basement and have built a new one. Oscar will soon have a room in the basement. Hopefully by the end of this week, he will be moved.
I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for the kindness of others. I have been so blessed to have so many wonderful people delivering gifts, flowers and food. To all of you who have given to us we are so thankful! This is Ashley and Hazel displaying the beautiful blanket she made for her...I can't wait to get the crib up so that we can put it on it. The moses basket is a little too small.
Ricky got his bee keeping gear and our hive. The bees will be here next month. He will then have about 20,000 new babies to care for.
Here is the lovely Hazel modeling her cold weather gear.
Lastly but not leastly Grandma and Grandpa Dilworth came to visit shortly after Hazel was born. I should have posted this much sooner, but as I said before I have taken a break. It was delightful to have them hear and the kids loved to see them.
The down side of having babies when youa re far away from family is that they change so quickly you wish they could see all of teh changes...I will work on posting more frequently so they can see via blog.

Well friends this isn't quite as elequently written as I had hoped to do...but at least it is a post.
Hopefully I will get a few more of the posts from my brain on here in the near future.


Traci said...

thanks for the update! your tykes crack me up with all that they do!
didn't know you were into beekeeping! can't wait to see all about it!
give hazel a squeeze from us!

Rachel said...

Beekeeping! What will you guys come up with next! My brother-in-law was really into beekeeping and had some good hives going until he discovered he was allergic to bees and for the sake of his family (not wanting to be without a father/husband) was forced to give them up. He really didn't want to though.

Maren and Blake said...

You guys have been up to so much. Is having 3 harder or just about the same as 2? How does Rick keep the bees from not running a muck all over the neighborhood? I don't know much about beekeeping.

Suzie-Q said...

I love the picture of Poppy and Hazel sleeping in the stroller, They are so cute!
I can't wait to hear more about the bee keeping, Tha tis something we will never try for sure at our house due to Rob being allergic.
But honey from the store is never comparable to fresh honey from the hive, yum!!

Nedge said...

That's my favorite picture of Ricky right there. Or, at least it's up there in the top three.

Jen said...

how much do i love that little patagonia suit?! i'm tucking that away in my brain...

poppy is so cute as the older sister. it's nice to know she loves hazel so much! and poppy and oscar with the chickens in the treehouse is too funny!!!

bees?!?! i was surprised at first and then i thought, "of course!" that's awesome. i love it. :)