Sunday, June 29, 2008

a few random pictures

Daniel must miss winter. He still insists on going out in his hat and gloves from time to time.

How do you like my handsome boy? How do you like my careful framing?

Because people asked ... of course, some makeup and a cuter top would help make it an outfit!

A little update, also for those who asked. I'm feeling OK (OK = a little run down but otherwise fine) since finishing my chemo session Tuesday, but I'm trying to stay away from big groups and people with colds and other potential sources of infection. Every two days, I change the dressing of my Hickman catheter and flush out the lines with heparin to protect against clotting. But really, I'm trying not to think about cancer very much. My sister left Friday after a very nice (but short) stay. Now I'm spending a lot of time with my family and a few friends — and in the garden. For the past two weeks, we've brought the paper and coffee out to the patio and enjoyed a quiet Sunday morning there.

Or maybe not always quiet. Stressful, sometimes. Work has begun on the fence (photos forthcoming). It's pretty exciting! But at the moment we have no fence at all — just tall cedar posts, eight feet apart — which means it's really hard to keep Daniel from running into the alleyway. Someone always has to chase him. Or keep him busy with a shovel.


Anonymous said...

For some reason the purple hair reminds me of Stephanie from LazyTown... perhaps it's the craziness of the color & basic shape..

Love it!
Work it, girl..

By the way, thanks for the framing... for some reason little baby boy pee pees creep me out.

- Aunt LizzieBoo

Almamay said...

Great photos. I'm loving the purple hair. When I was in college I actually coloured my hair purple years before it was acceptable (yes, the 80's were still that square). My boyfriend's father thought I was a hooker!

kristine said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the hair! So fun!
Your boys are just too cute, Emilie.
I know you're feeling ok, but I wish you could feel better. Could always be worse..

jessica said...

Love the hair!

I had to laugh at the pic of Daniel because Adam has the same yellow loader and it goes everywhere with us--he even sleeps with it.

Marketing Mama said...

Cute pictures! Love the wig - you are totally able to pull it off! Daniel's rain boots are adorable. The fence transition sounds tough, but it will be worth it in the end! :)

Anonymous said...

Who took that pic of the fabulous hair??

There's nothing like mornings on the patio, with coffee and the paper. Kiersten and I were talking about how nice your patio is.

- Susanne

Meg said...

BRAVA!!! Brittany Spears has nothing on you, Emilie!

Christina said...

Could Ben possibly be any cuter?!?

You are rocking the wig, Em!

Anonymous said...

Four and a half days without your blog.... I had withdrawal. I'm glad I could log on today and see happy pictures of purple hair, winter hats, and smiling brothers. Yay! Can't wait to see the fence.

-- Laura S.

Ahuva Batya said...

You are fabulous in your wig! And Daniel is cracking me up... he's a true Minnesotan. I know the in-between of the fence building is hard, but it will be all done in no time and then you'll be so happy with the result!

Anonymous said...

You have beautiful children :)

Piccinigirl said...

you look AWESOME! VaVaVoom!
I'm glad you are feeling ok. Prayers still coming

I love the pictures of the boys. They are just so handsome :)