Dirt Worshipping Tree Hugger

Sharing the daily life of Sunsong with interested parties.

Monday: back to work June 10, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 1:44 am

I’ve been trying, for about three weeks, to work out the kinks in my chore schedule. I’ve figured out that having set things I need to do on certain days help me to keep up. For instance: tomorrow is trash day, therefore today I need to clean out the refrigerator and the cat box. Easier said than done when you’ve got two kids.

Today we went down to Donnies’ house to look at some pictures he had developed. He found some film in my moms stuff and wanted to see what was on it. One of the rolls was when my mom took Evan and I out to take pictures last year during bluebonnet season. She went into the hospital for the first time shortly after these pictures and I never got a chance to ask her what happened to them. Seeing how skinny I was has inspired me to work harder to lose this baby weight. I hope I can have some of these scanned to add here soon.

After Donnies’ house Evan and I came home and went outside to play. He had a ton of fun. 🙂 Look how cute he is!


Sunday: Grocery day June 9, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 4:33 am

HEB was crowded today, but not as bad as it’s been before. Three different people stopped and talked to me about our kids. A couple of ladies were looking at Lillith in the produce aisle. Another lady was talking to Evan in dairy, he looked grumpy and he’s got a large owie-booboo on his knee where he bumped into the iron. I think he enjoyed the attention, and she was really nice. And the cashier was admiring my ring sling and asked where she could find one to buy for her friend who is expecting a baby any day now. I love it when people notice our beautiful children. And I really love it when someone is turned on to baby wearing after seeing us.

Brian and I have been talking about making flash cards for Evan to help him learn his letters, numbers, shapes and colors. I started working on them yesterday. If they turn out well I might make an extra set and see if I can sell them on Etsy. Oh! And I got my first sell today! Someone bought one of my patterns. I’m falling so behind though, I’ve got a whole box of them I need to get listed! *sigh* Here are the flash cards so far:

Evan has been doing really well with the alphabet. Sometimes he can remember two or three letters in a row, but mostly he just repeats after us. He is starting to pronounce things better. However the words he already knows but doesn’t say the right way, he isn’t correcting. Donnies name is still “Nani” Daniel is still “Nano”, Odin is still “Odah”, and Astrid is still “Alla”.

Speaking of Odin, he’s a silly cat. I managed to get this picture of him yesterday. Look how fat he is now! Astrid is hiding so I can’t get a picture of her just now, and the kids wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to get any good ones of them today. It’s so wonderful having $200 photo editing software, and a $20 camera! HA!


Saturday June 7, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 10:34 pm

Well I helped my step dad today, like we do just about every Saturday, look through some of my moms stuff, trying to get it organized. I thought Brian was going to just fall over dead when I brought home four boxes of stuff to put on Ebay. I hope something sells so I can feel a bIt more financially useful around here, and maybe he’ll stop panicking when I drag home yet another box of stuff.

Evan loves to play in the pan closet. Sometimes he just drags out all the pans and sits in there, like today. And sometimes he drags out all the pans and lines them up by size on the kitchen floor. It’s always quite a mess, either way…

Evan in the pan closet


Tapdancing Flamingos on a Waxed Tortise Shell June 6, 2008

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 6:24 pm

Named for Trisha! I had to use it somewhere.

Well I figured I’d start with what has been going on in our lives lately. A couple of months ago my dad was helping my grandmother was clean out her garage and I got some little baby toys (as opposed to big baby toys and toddler toys, like we’ve got now.) for Lillith. A couple of days ago I gathered them all up into one basket for her and the three of us sat down and played.

Lillith and her toys

Evan and Lillith play with her first toys

Today, Evan is playing with water in the sink. I’m learning to let go a little bit. Every time I hear a splash, I’m trying to remind myself that it’s just water, all I have to do is put down a towel.

I’ve also been doing some sewing. This week I made a diaper, and a new casing for our nursing pillow, and a pillowcase for it! I also made Evan a baby sling. 🙂


New Blog! TaDa!

Filed under: General — Sunsong Braun @ 6:41 am

This is the first post of my new blog. But I’m going to have to work on it tomorrow, because it’s late.