Friday, June 18, 2010


interview questions from Tammy

Thanks for playing, Sarina! :) Here are your 5 questions...
1. Do you hang most of your laundry to dry, or use the dryer?
-- mostly depends on the weather... today is gorgeous so i did a load of diapers, a load of colors, and a load of whites - and they are all hung up to dry! dear hubby put up an outdoor clothesline for me that makes it so nice!

2. What is one thing your husband does that really shows his love for you?
-- helps me clean the dining room floor! (and brings me flowers and works from home and....)

3. Do you like having a somewhat unusual first name? What does your name mean? :)
-- i love it! sarina means "little princess" in italian (i'm 1/2 italian)

4. Do you have any tips for dealing with postpartum hair loss? I am losing hair constantly and it seems to be all over the floor, everywhere!! :P
-- nope - i have that issue, too. i just try to brush it real well and put it up in a ponytail in the morning.. Oh and make sure i don't leave any in the shower drain for dear hubby

5. What's one of your favorite adult books? Kid books?
-- adult - the Bible, historical fiction novels (like the jack cavanaugh series)
kids - "the best loved doll", "we help mommy", "martha's house"
(or anything Luke is holding when he says "mama read")

If you want to play along:
1 - Leave a comment with your blog URL, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your blog with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow,
but children grow up,
as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs!
Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby.
Babies don’t keep.
– Ruth Hamilton

Monday, June 14, 2010

oh, i love him, too!

Luke is two, and a boy, and a new big brother - so he pretty much tests my patience daily :)
today was awesome - we were singing "old macdonald had a farm" (mainly because baby John was in the bouncer seat and we were in the kitchen rolling out homemade pretzels and the baby was starting to fuss and we were trying to entertain him) - and i asked Luke what should be the next animal on the farm (we had done dog and goat already i think) - so Luke says that there is a "Luke" on the farm - so i say ok, and we sing and i asked him what sound does a "Luke" make and he said: "loves mama" - and i melted into a little puddle right there on the kitchen floor - he got a big hug and kiss after that one! those precious moments are what make it all worth it!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

gotta love the swaddle!

new haircut (i'm still working on it...) and posing with the baby's bassinet that he likes to climb in :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

my two cuties

Luke in our new play pen (the back of our Chevy truck)

baby John with Uncle Tom (i think there was a ceiling fan/light that John was staring at)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

pat your head/rub your tummy

totally unrelated to the post, but here's a cute picture from my nephew's wedding... 7 week old John & me next to 11 week old cousin Sal & my other nephew

When I was putting Luke to sleep tonight, I happened to be nursing John at the same time - i guess that's what happens when you have a toddler who needs to sleep and an infant who needs to eat [AT THE SAME TIME!] anyway... John then needed to be burped - he likes his back patted... Luke then decided that he needed me to hold his hand - he likes his hand rubbed... I quickly found out that while I may have a master's degree, I am not able to pat with my left hand at the same time as rubbing with my right!! It took some serious concentration, and still didn't really work. {They are both asleep now :)}