Wednesday, March 31, 2010

missy miss

richard, jen and alexia returned to home on the prairies yesterday...
now i miss three people,  not just two.
darlings, all three.

puck bunnies

we attended the annual chaudiere park easter egg hunt last weekend...
(thanks, sarah!)
it coincided with a mens' ball hockey event...
hockey and chocolate!!!!
edgar was in heaven.

Friday, March 26, 2010

elbow grease +

just in time for spring.

make a batch of yummy smelling non-toxic spring cleaner...

vanilla-clove all-purpose cleaning spray:

steep together:
1 C vinegar 
1 C boiling H2O
1 T whole cloves
when cooled add:
1 T vanilla extract
1 t dish soap

strain (or not) into a spray bottle.
(my bottle contains a clattering of cloves)
for an extra cleaning boost, add 20-25 drops of orange essential oil.

works best with a microfibre cloth, and a good sense of purpose.

body language

the two and i enjoyed a visit to the museum, and edgar really didn't wish to leave.  i had walked away, expecting to find him tagging behind me, but this is what i saw instead.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

hair today, hair yesterday

well, it had to happen sometime...esther's first haircut. 

just a few trims since the day she was born, so here is a

a record of the last 24 hours of esther's spite of the sombre look in the final frame, the girl is really pleased with the cut.  her idea, in fact...
it is adorable.
 she was very brave at the salon.
so was i,
and yes, i saved a shaggy lock.
more documentation of the new style to follow, i'm sure,
i now have a new and computer-compatible camera!