23 September 2008

so what's up??

so...it's tuesday, i know, but i'm getting there. thought i'd share some photos of recent stuff:

eli broke his pinky finger by slamming it in my studio door. of course, he was listening to me telling him to please stop playing peek-a-boo with the door...a sweet little, "ok, mama" was followed by a cry i've never heard out of him and the sight of a purple swollen little finger. a trip to the e.r. resulted in x-rays and a splint. the follow-up visit to the orthopedic doc resulted in this:
thankfully, he is so into spiderman right now, that he thinks he has webs in his cast and shoots them out at everyone. yep...check out the spidey cartoons on netflix...he loved them. wish you could hear him sing the song...every word of it.
we've been spending our saturday mornings (like half of america) on the soccer field. stella has wanted to play for a long time, so we did it.
she is having so much fun being a part of a team...
i love that these photos look like she's all over the ball...truth is, she'd rather share the ball, if you know what i mean!
my mama found this great china set at a yard sale. now we just need some guests for dinner...any takers?
and i'm about to get sewing on some new fall clothes for me and some christmas gifts for the rest out of these books. for those of you interested in japanese craft books, this website offers great help in translating your books and patterns...check it out!
so, in other news...i've been working on getting mickleton music going, but it doesn't seem to be happening. while it's a disappointment in some ways (lots of hard work promoting, marketing, etc.), part of me is relieved...life is busy enough! especially with the school year starting up...we are homeschooling stella this year (her kindergarten year). i think that deserves it's own post. i've realized that folks are either completely supportive or completely opposed to homeschooling. and that has been hard. still trying to find some supportive friends with kids stella's age. hoping our co-op will do that!

and for total randomness (and to entice the nyssen's to get there butts to the east coast), chris and i went to vietnam (restaurant, not country) on saturday and i got my usual, #41, with added crispy spring rolls. we were with megan and jed, and meg showed me a new way to eat the spring rolls...and holy cow!!! THAT good. wrapped the little delicious bites in a lettuce leaf with a sprig of mint, dipped into the sauce - heaven in my mouth. also, went to the bar first and had a french martini. crap. good. need to go again....(c'mon, rach!!!)

anyway...i'm back in a way. slowly, but surely!


my girl hazel said...

mmmm, french martini...what's in that? sounds yummy.
rach has told me that she can't find a good Vietnamese place out here...is she basing it on this restaurant?

rachel said...

oh man, meliss! leave me drooling! i'm so bummed we haven't made it out to Vietnam the last few times we visited--those quick visits, where we didn't have time to come into the city. (sigh)

it's so good to hear what you're up to... it's been too long. good to hear about stella and eli too. those little rascals.

good luck with the homeschooling. i think francis would've made a great homeschooled kid, he was practically begging for it. i, on the other hand, did not feel like i would be a great homeschool mom, so he's in school for his own good. you know that if you need encouragement you can always hit up my mom, or lynne B, but that doesn't necessarily answer your need for nearby moms, and kids stella's age. keep us posted on your progress.

anyways, this is practically it's own post! hahaha
get that kid some spideman underwear, then he'll really go nuts!

Shelly said...

Your poor little guy!