Tuesday, September 16, 2008

benefits of darkness

I have never been a big fan of the whole winter/darkness thing. Now that I have kids, I like it more every year. In the last few nights all of our bed time struggles and issues have gone away. They boys are both quietly going along with the routine. They listen to stories, play with their trains and when I say it is time for bed, they just walk into their room and go to sleep. I was hoping things would get easier as we moved into fall, but I also did not want to get my hopes up. I have been so pleasantly surprised.
We are still having warm weather, so we went to Jamieson Square in downtown and they boys played in the fountain for a while.

After that we took the street car down to the main library. They have a really nice children's room there. Christian picked out a book about Marvel Comics. On the train ride back to the car, Christian read it the whole time and then kept reading while they waited for me to get the van unlocked.

He is acting a lot me in this photo. Before I had kids, when I worked, I would always read while waiting for the bus and during free scraps of time that would come up. I still read a lot, but not like I used to.
I got a layout finished this evening using Change of Seasons and Frame Clusters 3 by Lindsay Jane Designs at Scrapbook-Bytes.

Our tomatos are finally getting ripe. I think I will be getting the dehydrator out the next couple of days. Time for sun-dried tomatos. Yum. Liam and I also went to the feed store to get chicken food. I asked them why our "meat chickens" never got much meat on them and appear to be hens. They said that the chickens we have cannot be Cornish Mix, because they would be so big by now that they would not be able to stand. Our chickens are not very big. They are probably Leg horns and should lay very nice eggs. It is so funny, when we go to get hens, we get roosters, when we go to get roosters for meat, we get laying hens.


Amy said...

sun dried tomatoes.. yum. great pics.

JanMary said...

Love the photo of his nose in the book - I too would have been like that as a child.

movefearlessly said...

gorgeous layout!