Thursday, April 23, 2009

The "Bucket Bike"

This is our new Madsen cargo bike (or the "bucket bike" as the kids call it.)  Shawn has been making very good use of it and the kids beg to ride in it every day.  He's taken it to the library, the store and on errands around the neighborhood.  It's definitely a conversation piece as it is always full of kids and stuff.

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Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Things I Love

Such a rare moment - everyone smiling and getting along.  It may be short lived but it's always nice when it happens. 

Monday, April 6, 2009

Major Accomplishments for the Week

Major accomplishment #1:

I had a baby.
He is beautiful and healthy and I am glad to be done with the process of getting him here.

This is Peter.

It is sad that my sister-in-law managed to post pictures of my baby before I did.  I imagine that is how things will always go with this poor 5th child.  He doesn't lack for love or mothering though, thanks to all of his older siblings.

Major accomplishment #2:
Perhaps less physically taxing but definitely more time consuming, I washed and folded a week's worth of laundry today.  This is about 15 vertical feet of laundry all on my bed waiting to be put away.  (This accomplishment was much less rewarding, by the way.)

If I plan to sleep here tonight, I've got to go and put this all away.  Too bad that didn't get done yet - that would have been 3 major accomplishments in one week - pretty amazing around here.  I'm pretty tired, maybe I'll just sleep on the couch....