Friday, January 21, 2011

Ski trip

Scott and Baby Scotty, Gillian and Jonathan's little addition.

Scott's parents rented a large lodge, and we all got to stay together. Here is me reading to my niece and nephew after my own kids lost interested.

Gillian gathered all the kids and played some games.

Here is Quinn going down the bunny hill with me. What I didn't know at the time was that Quinn could already ski and stop by himself, after Scott coached him for a couple hours. He acted all nervous and waned to hang on to my poles. Funny kid!


There are lots of cute babies born around here, and I have been making some bibs. Here are the three kinds I made this time.

Quilting details on the Amy Butler print.

This is the last of this VW Bus fabric from Heather Ross. I love this whimsical print.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Apple picking

I had no idea apples could have flavor so fresh and concentrated, until I ate one off the tree. Our favorite variety was Empire. It had the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

Here is Asha with cousin Rosalie. They worked really hard. Asha helped Aunt Karine, and Rosalie helping me.

We should have taken a family picture here. It was so pretty.

Kai and cousin Henry-Jon did more eating than picking, but that is all part of the fun!

This is what Karine, Scott's sister, did A LOT. No wonder Quinn loves her so much.

We picked 300 lbs. We will show you what we did with all the apples in the next post.

Videos from Quinn's birthday

Quinn turns 3

This happened last year on November 6. As he is number four in our family, we managed to make the cake but didn't get a party organized. It was all good for Quinn, though, who throughly enjoyed the occasion.

Aunt Tamsin and uncle David stopped by with a can of toffee peanuts. They told him and his family that Quinn didn't have to share, but Quinn quickly forgot about it and shared the can with everybody. After all the times his older brothers and sister brought home and shared sweets from school and birthday parties, it was finally his turn to be in charge and share. His face was beaming with joy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Trailer report

While our camera was being repaired, I got out of the habit of blogging. It took my mom several phone calls of "I am sick of seeing the cork floor!" to get me back into it. So, here I go again. There are several family events to post, so I will try to catch up this coming week.

First off, the trailer. We didn't get to take a little trip to the coast with it. It snowed the weekend we were planning to do it, and Scott had to go ahead and winterize the pipes. It did come handy when we needed a place to hide Christmas gifts.
Remember the before picture?

This is what it looks like now. Actually it doesn't look much different from the outside. The van got a towing package and that is all.

Here is the kitchen. We love the counter top with it's poured concrete look, the larger oven, stainless walls with decorative circles, round sink, and the birch look cabinets.

Here are the sofa bed and dinette pieces that we had upholstered. We took a CB2 catalog to the upholster guy and asked if he could copy the style of this sofa. He did a fantastic job. This is what it looks like when the table is down and the pillows are arranged for sleeping.

Come spring, we will decorate it and take better pictures. Until then, it sits in front of the house and looks cute.