This is the latest project I've had on my knitting needles.  A little cardigan for my new little niece, Ismae.  I definitely learned to love those lifelines and only had to rip it out three times.  

We got to meet cousin Ismae and see the rest of the family last weekend as they were passing through on their big move across country.  It was so wonderful to spend time with them.  
And of course anytime the yarn is out, my little helpers are not far away. 
 Cutting, measuring, and doing their own "knitting."

 Now on to the next project!



 Over Easter weekend my mom, sister, aunt, and cousins totally surprised me with a baby shower.  I had no idea!  It was lovely.  I'm pretty sure I have the best family ever.  The theme was "about to pop" and they had thought of a million little details to make it special. 

 I just love these girls to pieces!

The traditional cousin/sister belly shot.  I have one with both my other kids and I was so glad we were all together to get another one.  
Opening all those diapers, onesies, nursing gear, and other fun baby stuff sure made it seem more real.  We are getting so close to meeting this little one. 

 34 weeks

35 weeks
I'm actually feeling pretty good these days.  I'm definitely tired by the end of the work week.  Baby is moving around lots and lots which is amazing.  As much as I can't wait to meet our little one, I am sure going to miss all the great things about being pregnant. 


little orchard

It's been a long week.  Two funerals in one week is pretty overwhelming.  One for a good friend and school employee and another for a student.  It felt really good to get outside in the sunshine on Friday and hang with the kids.  I mostly just want to hug them and never let go.  Here are a couple pictures of them waiting to plant our 8 apple trees.  While daddy was augering the holes they "planted" some wood trees and measured the logs.  

These are the only pictures I took before the battery died.  They loved helping to water the trees, play in the mud and shovel dirt into the holes.  We're learning the ins and outs of trying to maintain fruit trees in our zone 3 climate.  Sort of a learn-as-you-go kind of thing. 

Now it's snowing.  Gotta love Colorado.