Outside my window… it’s a sunny, mild day and there are just a few piles of snow hanging on here and there where it’s usually shady. My great-uncles used to get out their shovels and break it up so that it would melt faster!

I am thinking… about what sort of cake I should make for Little Guy’s birthday next week. I’m not sure whether I want to make cupcakes or a regular cake… In some ways it’s easier when they are old enough to tell you what they want.

I am thankful for… sunny mornings.

From the learning rooms… I used a creative writing prompt book with Munchkin a while back. You can find my review here, and enter to win your own copy! We enjoyed using it, and older kids would get even more out of it than Munchkin did.

From the kitchen… I made cupcakes this weekend that were a total flop. It was a recipe I’d never tried before and the photos looked great… I don’t know if it was me or the recipe, but Camo didn’t even finish his!

I am wearing… jeans and a white button-down shirt.

I am creating… a knitted toy that my IT staff has dubbed “Creepy Owl”. I think he’s rather cute, myself.

I am going… to take Camo to the eye doctor today. I’d like to think that our kids won’t need glasses eventually, but with parents who have worn them for years I guess the chances of that are a bit slim.

I am reading… I actually just finished reading a novel that I’ll be reviewing for Christian Fiction Book Reviews. I’ll let you know when it’s up!

I am hoping… that the predicted rain and snow holds off until later this afternoon.

I am hearing… Munchkin pretending to sell flowers made out of newspaper. The kids’ imaginations never cease to make me smile!

Pondering these words… that Jessica posted over on her blog, “No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.” –Earnest Hemingway, as played in Midnight In Paris

Around the house… we have a baby crawling EVERYWHERE these days. I forgot how fast they can get around on their hands and knees once they really get the hang of it.

One of my favorite things… an afternoon spent with my husband, even if the movie we watched was terrible.

A few plans for the rest of the week: plans for a certain Little Guy’s first birthday… Can it really be true? Is my baby nearly a toddler?

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