The boys and I have been experimenting with plant dyeing the past couple of weeks. We left butternut hulls, chestnut hulls and goldenrod in the sun for a couple of days, strained and then left some fabric swatches in the solution for another couple of days and found these gorgeous colors emerge.
I will be doing a big pot of butternut hulls soon because that olive green is amazing.
**Theo started building this fort in the spring and worked on it all summer. He will be taking it down in the next few days so he wrote a story and took some pictures to remember it by.**
I bilte a fort and it wuse garart.
I bilte it bi my slof.
I had deun it garart.
It wouse the beste.
Sind by Theo
I built a fort and it was great.
I built it by myself.
I had done it great.
It was the best.
Signed by Theo
Just when the days seem too long, and life too hard, moments like this remind me that God led us here and He is good.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.
Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Our time with Winnie has been filled with joy and light. Her smile is infectious and her brothers adore her everyday. When she catches sight of one of them across the room she immediately bursts forth into a gummy grin and talks back to them when they chat with her. She dislikes the car which makes me thankful that we don’t have any time for a vacation this summer. Winnie sleeps well for a 3 month old, and now that Sol is actually going to sleep by himself at a reasonable hour Brad and I have some alone time in the evenings. A small miracle in itself.
With every child I have a little more experience and ability to just enjoy where they are even if it’s hard.
I still can’t believe we have a daughter. It feels so different, yet not different at all. I’m thankful for this opportunity God has given us to have a little girl (and to experience flamingo fabric and cupcake pants).
Theo, Ira, Sol & Winnie at 10ish weeks.