Thursday, November 15, 2007

Conglomeration

The day after my family left, I watered my favorite house plant that I haven't managed to kill yet--according to its handwritten stake it is a Hoya Rope. I noticed three tiny little shoots peeping from the potting soil. I rolled my eyes and dialed my brother's number. Fortunately for him, Sherri answered. Once again, Kev-O left dry soybeans all over the house. The last time this happened, I was finding beans for the next couple of years. And yes, in case you're reading, Kevin, I found the pecans in my vase cupboard. I left the shoots as a reprisal of one of my freshman biology science experiments.

Today I am watching Ava. She slept while my kids ate lunch, then woke up and ate while my kids entertained her. Ava's like Helen in that she doesn't need much encouragement to eat. She is such a neat eater--if even one macaroni fell off her fork, before she could take another bite, she had to search until she found it. She didn't eat as much as I expected her too, but maybe that was due to the huge Charms sucker--the kind with that nasty gum in the middle--that I gave her before her nap. Heh heh!














And here is a little pair of Mary Jane-style bitty booties I made for a friend who is having a baby very soon. Owen thinks they belong to Aunt Mary Jane, and told me she was coming to get them.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

those shoes are adorable!!! If I ever have a little girl, I'll put my request in for Aunt Joyce to make her some shoes :). Jan

Cottonista said...

And Aunt Joyce will make her little Yoder niece many pairs of shoes!!

Kevin said...

Super cool plant there, Joyce...I know nothing about the strange growths coming out of the side there...heh heh. You will be finding beans for years to come.

lkbontrager said...

You make shoes, too?! You never cease to amaze me, Joyce.

Sherri said...

You are so extremely talented, Joyce! Those shoes are the cutest I've ever seen...how did you make them?

joy said...

Very cute shoes. Very creative brother.

Leslie said...

They did turn out great, Joyce!! Too bad Abby's too old for those.

Sabrina said...

Love the bean trick! Did you have a pattern for the shoes? they are adorable!