Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sleep, Eat, Poop, Package!

Holding a newborn for hours on end every day is blissful. And just slightly boring. The endless cycle of sleep, eat, poop makes the day go by slowly (which is good because I want to soak up every moment).

Oliver is used to a more exciting way of life and has been bouncing off the walls with energy. If only we had cable, just for a couple of months! Our daily thrill includes feeding the animals in the pasture. We introduced the baby to all of the animals and everyone seems happy with her or at the very least wants to lick her.

(Thanks Erin for Pearl's lovely white dress! We should probably keep it out of the pasture.)

What was the highlight of our day today? A package arrived from our friend Doris (and Gizzy) at Crocheting in Georgia! Doris makes great crocheted items. Check out her blog to see some of her amazing work. She made a beautiful blanket for Pearl, hats for the boys and a cute bee kitchen scrubbie for me (although it is too nice to get wet or dirty!). She even sent a funny onsie that sums up my life right now, " Loading Diaper, Please Wait...".
Photo credit: Oliver

Thanks Doris! We love everything you sent.

As an added treat, we ran into this baby snake when we went outside to take pictures! Can anyone (Kate?) tell me what kind of snake this is?


  1. A young gopher snake perhaps?

  2. You're very welcome and I'm glad you can use everything - at leat for a little while.

    Oliver looks very handsome in his camo hat, but just to set the record straight: I don't believe in hunting, but it's helpful to blend in when you're, let's say, birdwatching...or, trying to sneak up on the alpacas - LOL

    I love the photos of your animals all nosing up to baby cute is that!!!

    Don't know what snake it is, but it's pretty! Do you have any cats at all?

    I have to find a way to visit you once before I kick the bucket!

    Love you guys,
    Doris and Gizzy :-)

  3. What a happy little farm and family! I love the pictures, keep them coming!

  4. What a cute post with baby and animals and caps and blankets and a snake!

    I feel your sentiments on babyizing. I am happy to have my daughter at an independent 3 now. :)

    We have a cap from Doris too. I got one for Ella last winter. Oliver's is very very pretty.

    And I third the gopher call on the baby snake.