18 November 2009

Family Tree a Thanksgiving Gift

As oral tradition becomes a lost art, I think family trees become more and more important. There are times in one's life when the only way to go forward is to first go backwards, return to one's origins. I think it is powerful to see where you've come from, the long line of those who have come before you, each contributing some role towards making your unique life possible. I like the organic form of the tree as well to portray the family lines.

This is my Thanksgiving gift to my family - our family tree. The children appear as apples resting on the tree's roots. They are the "apples of my eye", and in our house it's true that "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". I can look at the tree and trace my daughter's love for crossword puzzles, reading, and word games and our uncanny knack for finding four-leaf clovers in a field.

Each frame is 10 x 20 because nothing else seemed quite large enough to read without squinting and standing directly in front of it.

His side of the family tree...

...and her side of the family tree.

17 November 2009

Farm Fresh

Look what we started collecting this week...

...our own farm fresh large brown eggs. What to have for breakfast is an easy decision.

02 November 2009

William's half birthday

 Look who turned 6 months old.

His favorite thing and best love is still his sister - in play clothes.

Or in jammies, they always make each other laugh.

At six months William drinks water by himself, tastes some oatmeal and our homemade applesauce, sits up by himself, and can go where ever he wants to by rolling, pulling and pushing - his semi-crawl maneuvers. If he would get his fingers out of his mouth, he would be actually crawling, but we try not to tell him that.
He also says "Hi" and "Hungry."