I remember this

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Unkempt, uncombed.  That describes our home and family right now.  Little ones with fast moving dirty bare feet come visiting me in my bedroom throughout the day.  I shout for Jonny while trying to keep Silas’ feet from touching the sheets as he comes climbing in my bed to give Job another kiss.  Jonny’s doing his best to hold down the fort while doing extra chores such as chopping wood and cleaning out the chimney, a really filthy business.  My kids are watching way too many junky cartoons on the computer and generally running wild.  Beatrix’s birthday is Saturday, and today Larkspur “baked” her a gigantic mud pie to start the celebration.  Later, she and Bea set up an office under my desk.

I remember that after Silas was born, Larkspur would climb in bed with us and bring her knitting.  This time she’s bringing her embroidery.  I remember that I can’t for the life of me do a decent job of swaddling a baby.  In my case, practice has not made perfect.  I remember that I always seem to sing “Oh My Darling, Clementine” to my newborns while changing their diapers in an effort to stop their crying, despite not really knowing the words.  Today was the first day I caught myself singing it to Job, drawing on my Alabama roots to give it a good twang.  I need to learn all the words and do it right.  Job did get quiet when I started singing, despite the fact that I am the exact opposite of a good singer.  I remember how much I love newborn babies, not that I had forgotten that.

Comments

  1. I enjoy your blog so much. Your pictures, knitting and family are just lovely. I would love to learn how to knit, especially for my babies. Would you consider doing a post about how you got started? Thank you! Love your daughter’s embroidery as well, is that a kit? Always on the lookout for good Christmas presents for my four girls.

  2. He’s so beautiful! Your home looks peaceful, despite the chaos. That picture of the two girls under the desk reminded me so much of being that age, when hiding under a desk made it feel like everything was worlds away.

    Silas’ feet are dirtier than mine, and that’s saying something! 🙂

  3. And the sweater suits him so much! Such a cheery color! Wish I knew you guys to bring a meal over for ya!

  4. Love your blog Ginny. Especially how you (mostly) I’m sure say it how it is! So refreshing! Lovely pictures, gorgeous baby, beautiful kids.

  5. Hi Ginny,

    Haven’t checked in with your blog is a while – CONGRATULATIONS on baby!!! Just beautiful!!!

  6. Everyone looks like they are having a grand time. Congrats again on the birth of Job!

  7. Your pictures are gorgeous.

  8. My friend sang “happy birthday” to her newborn because she couldn’t remember anything else at the time. Your pictures are delightful. Silas looks so proud of his new brother. Congratulations again. 🙂

  9. simply beautiful …

  10. Oh my goodness, how I miss those ‘baby-days’ ! Thank you for sharing this wonder-filled and intimate snapshot of your lives. It makes my heart sing!

  11. Simply precious. Job looks so warm and loved in his hand knits. Everyone else seems to be having a jolly time. I wish I had know how to knit when my babies were small. But I’m practicing for grandkids so that’s sweet too.

  12. All those beautiful babies wrapped in hand knit love makes me swoon! Praying peaceful, joy-filled days for you 😉

  13. I hope you’re remembering to stay in bed Ginny! The mess will still be there next week. 🙂
    He is so beautiful!!!

  14. Job is just precious……as all your children. I love the photos of him in his handknits which have proven to not be too big for him…..even the pants! I bought yarn today to knit my husband a hat like Jonnys for Christmas. Blessings to you all!

  15. I love the little mushroom print cloth diaper and tiny baby knits 🙂 enjoy every moment of these sweet newborn days!

  16. adorable

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