Archive for March, 2009

A Visit With Hitty

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2009 by Hitty Jean




While She Sleeps…

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 by Hitty Jean


Dassa has had a tough week.  Ear infection, coupled with bronchitis.  Poor baby.  Still, the busy-ness has somehow been inescapable.  Alas…
Candlelight dinners are scarce, but happening as much as possible:


Zeke is busy growing…right out of his favorite bed:


The weather has been crazy.  Sunny and snowy – at the same time:

We have big plans coming up.  April looks like it will start with a bang, then settle in nicely. 

The Word Is::Busy

Posted in Uncategorized on March 17, 2009 by Hitty Jean

I just don't like being so busy.  I've been overbooked.  Every day an appointment, or a time-sink of an errand, or lots of driving girls around.  It isn't always like that, but it has been lately.  Saturday found us at the mall.  It was the only available time we had to get Tater a dress for a dance that night.  It was also one of the first beautiful Spring days we have had this year.  I couldn't believe we had to go to the mall.  Grrr….  But we did, so we went.  And you know what?  It was crowded beyond belief!!!   Some guy was demo-ing a Wii drum program and parents had their kids plonked in front of him like it was the greatest show on Earth.  I don't get it.  What about the woods?  The backyard?  Bicycles?  Why so many people at the mall?  What the heck is wrong with our culture?

Anyway…we did get a lovely dress for Tater AND her friend who came along to get one too.  They looked adorable and were so nervous and excited to be going to their first *dressy* dance.  All the girls were dressed up.  All the boys were as casual as they could possibly be without wearing jeans and t-shirts.  Pretty funny.  Here's Tater in all her glory:

Tater's First Fancy Dance! 

Pit~Pat and Dassa had to get dressed up too.  It was so cute.  Then Pit~Pat pointed out that they were all dressed up with no place to go.  I laughed and suggested that maybe Daddy could take them on a date.  He did and they were in heaven!  (So was I…home alone for a couple hours!)

The Littles Join In 

Tater and her friend spent the next day in the kitchen baking cupcakes from scratch for their teachers.  How sweet.  My kitchen was a disaster, and it took them hours, but they had fun:

Baking Cupcakes 

At some point this weekend, Dassa got ahold of the camera and took closeups of everyone.  Can you guess who this is?


I also mailed off some knittys to a fellow Hitty friend – but not before Hitty Jean and her new BFF modeled them for me:

Knittys for Hittys 

They had already arrived in California by Monday!  And the recipient was thrilled.  Which is so very nice.  Here's a link to her pictures.  She has gorgeous Hittys.

Now it is Tuesday.  How did that happen?! Another busy day.  We tried to have a Copy Cat Hitty Club meeting, but I was too busy to plan anything, so we went out to lunch.  Some of the Hittys came along and piled into Dassa's *fancy* hat while we ate.  The Hittys have been hurried too:

Hittys in a Hatty 

Outdoors, things are rather busy.  We have Snowdrops, Crocuses, and now the Tulips, Hyacinths and Daffodils are popping out of the ground.   It never ceases to amaze.

Zeke is also busy.  Growing.  A lot.

In all, things have been much too busy for my comfort and peace of mind.  I was looking forward to Pit~Pat and myself staying at home all day tomorrow.  I had plans for a nice, quiet, unhurried day.  But we have an appointment.

Pumping! Swinging! Singing!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2009 by Hitty Jean

Dassa learned to pump today!

She is beyond excited!

She has been outside swinging for over an hour now!

All she needed was one little push!

The entire neighborhood can hear her swinging, I'm sure – she's also singing at top volume.  Some sweet little operetta like she always sings, a running free association direct from the mind of a five year-old.

I ♥♥♥ her.

A Visit With Hitty…Dark Magic

Posted in Uncategorized on March 11, 2009 by Hitty Jean

Hitty Jean feels safe in her *High Place* – safe from the needle-sharp teeth of a certain puppy.  But it's getting a bit boring up there.  After checking that the coast is clear, she decides to pay a visit to the Bakery Elves:

Kookaburra and Birdie Somerville are pleased to have a visitor.  Hitty Jean explains the problem to them.  They agree that having a puppy around is a dangerous situation.  Hitty Jean asks if there is anything they can do to make things safer:


Hitty Jean takes a seat while the two Elves have a discussion.  Their conversation is quite animated, though Hitty Jean doesn't understand a word of Elvish.  They finish their talk and Birdie Somerville leaves:


When Birdie returns, he brings something with him.  Hitty Jean is shocked that he brought back….ummmm….coffee??  Birdie Somerville giggles and explains that although it may look like coffee, it is really Dark Magic.  Hitty Jean is told to return in a week.  Satisfied, she heads back to her *High Place*.


But when she arrives, there is another Hitty there!  This *High Place* could become quite crowded with Hittys if everyone finds out about it.  Hitty Jean hopes this new Hitty is good at keeping secrets:

:: Let's hope they get along ::

There’s A New Girl In Town

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10, 2009 by Hitty Jean


Spring Forward

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2009 by Hitty Jean

Our biorhythms are slightly askew, so we had a late lunch – or was it an early dinner?  No worry.  The girls called it "linner."

Ummm, no thanks. 


So early this year to be moving clocks ahead…Wintery-dark days are over.  Today was a beautiful Spring-warm day.
::: But not so fast…we're expecting snow again tonight :::