Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Joys of the season!...

I know they are not the best pictures... but I could not miss sharing this moment of baby joy with you! The older kids helped string the traditional popcorn and cranberries and Dag helped eat it!













I pray you all truly enjoy the little joys of this glorious season! Love Melly

Thursday, October 1, 2009

THE SWEATER!!!!

Wow I can't believe I knit my first sweater! I am so pleased with how well it came out. The pattern was so great and simple to follow. With 5 little ones running around I need simple, or it doesn't get done. Sorry the pictures aren't so good (need a new camera). I was able to find some lovely buttons to go with it they are clay with sail boats on them. I was so glad to find them. While making the sweater I said to one of my sisters doesn't the color remind you of the sea! So the sail boats were a must. Isn't Dag so cute! The sweater makes him so iresistable to being held and held and held!
But then again he is 11 months so the holding only lasts so long ( they grow to fast).









It took me just a week, friday to friday. The rest of the kids want one. So here I go knit, knit, knit!!! I will share pictures as they happen.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oh Where to start....

I guess our new front door is a good place to start!


So much has happened since I last had the chance to journal here. Just a few of the things in our crazy summer...my wonderful sister-in-law got married Yahoo. It was a great and beautiful and fun and very love filled day. I do have pictures to post from that blessed day, but with the earlier then expected move some things got misplaced (not surprising).
In short God has greatly blessed us in many more ways then we could ever have thought possible. But then again it our thoughts and minds are so limited compared to His.
For those who are wondering we know live in BEAUTIFUL Eliot Maine. I love it sheep next door sheep down the street......to be continued soon I hopE....





















Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Home again! Home again!

Home at last! Aaahhh. Fresh air. The comforts of home we have been home about an hour and we already have laundry going, baby in a cloth diaper, bread going in the bread maker. Oh how I love being home.
Will post pics later of our trip to and from Chicago for sis-in -law's wedding it was so lovely and full of Mennonite tradition. The dancing oh the dancing!.....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Weekend Away! PART 2 Aliens?

Sand Circles!!!

Is this the work of aliens?







It was a joy to spend some long awaited time at the beach.



We all miss living by the ocean.

Who knows maybe we will again some day, till then we'll keep a shell in our pocket.


I hope you enjoy the laughter as much as we did!



A Weekend away! PART 1 Yeehaa!

The maiden voyage in our new to us thrifted ( for just $5) BIG red wagon!!!!
Can we hear a Yeehaa!
playing we are little girls again...
sittin' pretty


...the friends we meet along the way.....I found this little guy in my sandel when we got to the park...

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Dearest Love!

I am a blessed women!
wow a picture of just us! sweet love!

My piromaniac! Got to love a man who can start a good fire!

The best daddy in the world!

And what is the perfect guy without a little silliness once in while! :)?
Just plain borring if you ask me!
My sweets I love you! And would never trade my life with you for anything!
Happy 27th Birthday!
I look forward to many many more birthdays to come!





Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dallas My hero!

The many sides of Dallas!
Holding an angora bunny (notice his light saber still in sight)
my Caring Defender
Here he has gotten them all ( minus Dag too small to hold a hammer) together to build a "porch"! I just love to see a good Leader in the making.

Our Joker he is always good for a laugh!!! and a smile :)

He also loves to learn and think about almost anything.

And this, the part that still needs love and constant patience.
My challenging "fence sitter". I am very excited to see the strong and determined man he will become.
I pray daily that God will guide us as his parents to show him to look to God in all he does.
God Bless you Dallas!




My little Trace ....

stealing a birthday kiss

an adorably daddy decorated cake complete with tiny pinwheels

homemade watercolors
very fun to make


King for a day!

Well I guess 4 is not so little.

Friday, May 22, 2009

MY THOUGHTS ON "STUFF"

This is not what I was planning on writing about today, but it is what I've been thinking about allot. So here it is... My resolutions ( I know it's May!)
Over the next 6 months:
things I would like to stop buying from a mainstream store:
disposable diapers/ wipes
milk
eggs
bread
cereals
ice cream
crackers
snacks
Over the next year (maybe 2)
things to stop buying from mainstream stores:
fruits
veggies
any dairy products
bread making supplies
meats
Things I want to and need to learn to help this happen:
perfect my bread making and buy a grain mill
caring for chickens :)
growing what we can
eating with the seasons ( don't eat what's not in season, meat and other things)
Well my list could go on and will continue I'm sure but life outside my computer still goes on... :)
5 happy children await me in their freshly filled sand box. their laughter is calling me.
All my resolutions are for those 5 shining happy faces, some resolutions may change and grow over time but the reasons are still the same. I want to teach what ever I can to my little ones and show how to enjoy every minute of life that God has for them. Thank you God for my precious family!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Trace Emile Thibault!!! andDallas Timothy Thibault.!!!

blogging has not been finding time in my day lately, but hopefully I'll be able to make time to post some pics from trace and dallas of whose birthdays were both this week . I love you boys! :)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Another fun and messy rainy day!


The best part of a rainy day with little ones!

This is the recipe for the paint:

1/4 cup dry milk
1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding ( obviously we only had chocolate)
2/3 cup water
2 tbsp peanut butter

mix it all together (let the kids help :) that's most of the fun)

we used it on wax paper, use what ever you like.

Add a kid or two or five and enjoy! :)


Friday, May 1, 2009

Finally ...

Ta Da flying Baby!!!
This next pic is a wool felted ball I made for Dag the other day. It started out from a mistake.
Some of the best things start out that way, don't they!
It started with a beautifull skein of baby blue mohair/wool blend getting in with a load of wash :(.
While taking the clothes out to go in the dryer there it was. There was no undoing it. So I stop for a minute to think... it was already round... why not make a ball with it. So I used a rattle recycled from an old toy :) stuffed it in the center stuffed it in the toe of a clean sock(to help keep it round), threw it in the dryer with everything else. After that I thought I would make it look nicer by needle felting some agua and red felting wool that I had to the outside.
I am pleased with it and he enjoys rolling it around. :)

MEMORIES!

This is our two oldest boys with a few of there friends this same time last year in Texas.
My how time does fly.


My little lady playing house. This brings me so much joy...
She is enjoying the little rug I'd been working on hand sewing for her over the last few weeks. It's Finally done!!!This rug is the inspiration of another blogger
thank you so much Amanda.





Monday, April 27, 2009

My sweet life ....


I know, I know another sleeping baby picture. I just can't help myself!
They're sooo sweet especially when being held by an even sweeter daddy.

this is my attempt at drawing... something I haven't done since high school ...

Ziah wants to make this an acorn buddy...isn't it beautifull?

Here are our natures treasures we found on a walk with a dear friend and her baby...
(my baby girl and me)

(little "big" boy putting on his own sandels, he's almost 4 :( )
While on our walk the boys found this beautiful ribbon snake.
Well I should go these pics are from yesterday. I have more for today hopefully later.
Till then :) !













Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Rainy Day

Let's start our day with a little brotherly love!

And these are the wonderfully messy fingerpaints I got to make for the kids,
along with a painting by Dallas!( his is above)

My little sushi lover!

I really don't understand the love some have for raw fish :{ icky


And last but not least a gaze at the "sweet cheaks" on my shoulder!
(oh the smell of babies breath, drink it in while I can)
(p.s. sorry the pics aren't so great nead a new camera)





Happy Earth Day to all!!!

We had a beautiful rainy day yesterday ! I have lots a pics to post hopefully later.
We have friends coming over today to paint with homemade watercolors and fingerpaint what messy fun we'll have.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beautiful things!

So here's the picture of the worm I promised.
And check out those dirty hands thats beauty to me!
Oh and chicks there's nothing cutter...
well maybe a sleeping baby...


And this is a toy I made for that sweet sleepy head.