DAILY FARM LIFE / MOTHERHOOD

the weekend report

gymnastics

Emma and I watched some college gymnastics on Saturday which inspired a whole weekend of  flips and routines. Emma doesn’t miss a detail when she watches these things, hence the paper number on her back, the hair pulled back in a bun, the focused, dramatic pause before each routine, the arms-raised bow after each dismount. She even got out baby powder and chalked up her hands. Dan threw together a make-shift "bouncing beam" at the house to complete the shows I’ve been watching all weekend.

living room

we have a floor

I finally remembered to take my camera over to the house to show some floor progress. It was pretty crappy weather all weekend, so they’re not the best shots. But the fact that there is now a floor where there was only logs before? That’s progress. We put a few pieces of furniture around in the living room for fun. And all of a sudden our things are looking very colonial. But I like it.

So my mother’s day was another work day for us. (or for poor Dan. I was on kid-duty.) It was a bit of a disappointing day, but I think that maybe I was just having a pity-party for myself. As I was sitting in the chair putting Elizabeth down for a nap yesterday I was reminded what a gift it is to be a mother. To feel so full and satisfied. To love it so much. To wake up to something new every single day. It is really a privilege. And that is what is most important to me. My three girls are really the best gift, as cheesy as that might sound.

a favorite corner

And before I forget…books! My good friend the random number generator picked out Sam and Ali for the two Shackleton books. Sam, I’m sending you Trapped by the Ice, and Ali, I’ll send you Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. So send me an email with your address and I’ll wrap them up and put them in the mail. 

we have closets

I hope you all have a lovely Monday. It’s rainy, cold and WINDY here! Yuck. But I think we might make the trek to the hardware store for a mailbox for the new house, despite the weather. My sunflower seeds are coming to the new house, and there’s no mailbox to deliver them to. Yay for house progress!

gymnastics

Emma and I watched some college gymnastics on Saturday which inspired a whole weekend of  flips and routines. Emma doesn’t miss a detail when she watches these things, hence the paper number on her back, the hair pulled back in a bun, the focused, dramatic pause before each routine, the arms-raised bow after each dismount. She even got out baby powder and chalked up her hands. Dan threw together a make-shift "bouncing beam" at the house to complete the shows I’ve been watching all weekend.

living room

we have a floor

I finally remembered to take my camera over to the house to show some floor progress. It was pretty crappy weather all weekend, so they’re not the best shots. But the fact that there is now a floor where there was only logs before? That’s progress. We put a few pieces of furniture around in the living room for fun. And all of a sudden our things are looking very colonial. But I like it.

So my mother’s day was another work day for us. (or for poor Dan. I was on kid-duty.) It was a bit of a disappointing day, but I think that maybe I was just having a pity-party for myself. As I was sitting in the chair putting Elizabeth down for a nap yesterday I was reminded what a gift it is to be a mother. To feel so full and satisfied. To love it so much. To wake up to something new every single day. It is really a privilege. And that is what is most important to me. My three girls are really the best gift, as cheesy as that might sound.

a favorite corner

And before I forget…books! My good friend the random number generator picked out Sam and Ali for the two Shackleton books. Sam, I’m sending you Trapped by the Ice, and Ali, I’ll send you Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. So send me an email with your address and I’ll wrap them up and put them in the mail. 

we have closets

I hope you all have a lovely Monday. It’s rainy, cold and WINDY here! Yuck. But I think we might make the trek to the hardware store for a mailbox for the new house, despite the weather. My sunflower seeds are coming to the new house, and there’s no mailbox to deliver them to. Yay for house progress!

23 comments on “the weekend report”

  1. the house is looking so beautiful. happy belated mother’s day! oh and i love that she wanted to wear a number on her back. so official!

  2. oh my! how did i not know that sweet child was into gymnastics! i grew up (literally) in a gym! i can still smell the chalk, mixed with sweat from the hot florida sun. those were the best years! being able to perform and do flips in the school yard for all my friends! having a physcial outlet for all my energy. it was priceless!

    i love her attention to detail! it makes for a great gymnast!

    the house is looking wonderful! the floors are gorgeous!

  3. This house is so fabulous! I once had a house that was a lot of work (though not as much work as yours!) and I really loved the connection I felt with it after spending so much time working on it. Silly as it sounds, I actually cried the day we moved out (had to-moving to another state for a job), standing in the empty rooms. It’s wonderful for a house to really feel like a home. Congratulations!

  4. What wonderful details – the flooring and the gymnastics. Is the trim going to stay that yummy color of blue? And if so, do you know the paint color?Happy (belated) Mother’s Day, Molly. It is such a gift to be a mother – I am continually thankful that my husband talked me into it.

  5. Thank you for the link to the Sunflower Project. I just signed us up and since gas here is at $3.72/gallon, we’ll have plenty of time to hang around the house and watch for bees!

  6. Funny on the gymnastic routines, she’s just like samuel with the needing to recreate things they have seen, also with as much attention to detail. so funny.

    The house is looking so fantastic!

    Sorry to hear about your disappointing mothers day, mine was too but for different reasons. It seemed silly even at the time that I also threw myself a pity party, it’s just that when you have a certain expectation for one day of specialness and then it turns out feeling like all the rest…well, you know. Anyway,Happy Mothers Day to you!!

  7. Even just with the floors done and one or two pieces of furniture, it is clear that your house is a real home in the making. You can feel the magic already.

    And thank you so much for the book news. Mark will be thrilled.

  8. The house looks really lovely! My husband and I are just beginning the house-hunting process, and I’ll admit it feels a bit daunting… Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Oh, wow… It’s looking great! Hey, we had the same Mother’s Day (I wish we could take turns watching the children to facilitate us wielding a paintbrush a bit more often, or a hammer!). It’s nice to see your house, several steps ahead of ours. I also get a kick out of the unearthing of all of the storage fun (we’re about to do that– school stuff and all!).

    Thinking of you… (You must be so close to move-in?!)

  10. The house looks amazing; it must be so exciting! I love Stephanie’s comment about the smell of the gym. I did gym too, and now my kids are doing it I get a heady sensation every time we walk into the gym…that smell takes me way back to my own childhood.

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