Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Midway, Georgia visit

Midway is the next town south of us from Richmond Hill. It was first settled in 1754 & though history rich, is a very small sleepy town these days - (whereas it's sister city to the north, Savannah thrived & is comparatively huge now). We went Sunday & roamed around this very old graveyard.

Levi brought gloves & a ball in case we needed to take a break.

an ancient & partially hollow live oak

the script of the writing & graphic at the top would make a cool rubbing
also of note - a fair number of headstones were made of this dark slate

I thought this very interesting: Mary 'consort' of Samuel. Date of death 1845, 78 years old.

Monday, January 24, 2011

End of January

~22 weeks

I took Levi to a Christmas parade in early December & he still has a stash of candy - he's only getting 1 or 2 pieces a day & I'm so ready for it to be gone - I do not keep sweets in the house & this is like crack for him - I've been slowly throwing pieces away all the while - he takes a great deal of time picking out his piece for the day - he pours it all out & ponders....

He *loves* to help in the kitchen - I made him this apron for Christmas - if he hears me start moving around in the kitchen he'll come running - he's an expert at peeling carrots & chopping soft veggies. He likes to stir whatevers on the stovetop - you have to watch him with the salt & pepper though- he's a bit heavy handed.
And he can make pancake batter with his eyes closed (as can I = we have them about 4 times a week). Here he's helping with morning oatmeal.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Baby check

We had our first and only ultrasound this week (at a safe 22 weeks) and thankfully this time (unlike the one ultrasound of Levi) got no hint of the sex. 10 fingers, 10 toes, 2 kidneys - check. Healthy baby. Placenta up & to the right. Feeling so many many kicks now. This pregnancy is flying by. I'm attending a belly casting party at the end of the month - excited to try that out.