We went to town just the two of us, Dan stayed home with Tristan. Before we left I noticed the fish tank had not been running and one large goldfish looked very sick and was upside down and the heater appeared to not be working. So I cleaned the fish tank, put in some fresh water, new filter, tried to take out the sick fish but he wiggled so I had pity and put him back and then the heater appeared to be working so left it. Told Sophia we'd get her a new fish in town and she was thrilled!
We had a wonderful time as usual in Denver this fall. I love this show. It's very homey and the people are wonderful. Here's a whole line up of pictures we took. Enjoy...
We started our trip by going to the Butterfly Pavilion. We went 2 years ago and just loved it.
We had a wonderful time at the Convention. It was 7 days of no sleep and a whirlwind of fun!
I taught a class, sold round table kits, did a Theme Luncheon that I made 25 different cake houses for. And sold in the sales room for 4 days...
Dan designed the cake house 3 weeks before we left and to finish them I took supplies and completed them at the show. Was so worth it. Most of the women at the Theme Luncheon were my ver dear friends. Thanks so much to all who came!
Well yesterday I did a bake sale with a dear friend of mine who works at the Benefis Hospital in Great Falls MT. She runs a bake sale for March of Dimes every year on Valentines Day and for the last 3 years I have been helping her. The first year Sophia was 8 months old and this year Tristan was almost 7. Both years I am sure we got more sales because of the happy babies!
I have been really busy with the miniatures os decided to start a week before the sale and bake. So I spent an entire day making 7 batches of shortbread and 4 batches of biscotti.
Well we took one last trip to the cabin for the winter. We bought a propane heater you attach to your wall and presto! You have heat! Well it didn't work quite as well as we had hoped.
First We get up there and realize there is power to the big cabin but not to our littler one, so Dan goes on a quest to find the problem. An hour later it's established there was a fuse that was not working properly, but now we have power.
Tristan is getting so big and starting to play with his toes. He now grabs his feet any chance he can get. It reminds me of how quickly this stage will pass and how fast he will grow up. I love the little guy...
Remember when we are had vivid imaginations as children? Well Sophia's is getting more vibrant every day. Some of the things she says, keeps me cackling with laughter! And boy does she love to dress up! Just thought I'd share some of the most recent outfits.
Well Tristan Ian was born on July 20th at 3:33 pm. It was a wonderful delivery and he arrived only after about 8 hours of labor. In my book, that was pretty easy! He was 8 lbs. 4 ounces and 21 " long. He was 4 days late and that was the hardest thing, waiting for him to come.
He's the sweetest little thing but definitely likes a little more attention than Sophia did. He is sleeping through the night which Sophia did as well at 5 weeks. Tristan was 8 weeks. I love it! A mommy with sleep is a happy mommy!
A friend of mine told me about a great class at the hospital where we live, for kids who are going to have a sibling. Knowing how much Sophia loves kids and wants to go to school, we thought it would be a good thing for her to go to.
It was only an hour and she would learn how to hold a baby, wrap a baby and change a diaper. She did fantastic and didn't wait for directions, just wrapped that baby up and was done before most of the class of kids.
Wow, it's been a year since my last post I am ashamed to say. And a crazy year it's been. I had another baby Tristan Ian. A sweet little guy and as cute as a button. I think he really looks like Sophia, just a little boy version of her.
My sister has now moved to Texas from Montana and we miss them all dearly! Here are some very adorable pictures of the girls and there last play day at the ranch here.