Thursday, February 04, 2010

The amusement is not mutual





Would you get any work done with these two at your feet? You can hear our printer running in the background as well as Lemon the canary singing his morning song. These two are a constant comedy routine, with Roman playing the lead role as the faithful pet and Leo playing the supporting role as the impatient unappreciative pet owner.

Right after our 3 kid birthdays wrapped up we were hit with a slew of snowdays here which sent me right back into being, well, snowed over. Only more fun and wintery like than the other kind of snowed over. We were quite literally stuck here and I didn't even get in a car for about 5 days. This made me a little crazy and hugely happy. And productive.

During our stuckinthesnow days I made:

: spinach chicken lasagna
: popovers
: two pairs of little girl leggings
: two little girl shirts
: prolly about 20 cups of cocoa
: one little japanese print skirt
: creamy chicken tomato chowder
: butterscotch cookies
: a snowman and a half
: homemade popcorn by the giant stockpot full. twice.
: a snow angel (which was much deeper than Eleni's snow angel so I think I stopped all the cooking somewhere around there)

I also made a video of Roman sledding in a salad bowl that I am too scared to show here for fear of having my children taken into custody. But if you think the baby giggling at the dog is funny...

Missed you guys
xo,Anna

105 comments:

  1. Leo is a good sport :-) He knows the rule "when all else fails, walk away" good for him! I hope our puppy, Hazel, is just as patient when our little one (due 3/30/10) starts grabbing handfuls of dog-fur.

    I wish I were snowed in for 5 days! My sewing machine would THANK me!
    Cheers!

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  2. Vivienne9:24 AM

    Awww sooo cute!! :)

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  3. There is nothing sweeter than the laughter of a little one! Thanks for sharing that.

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  4. Isn't it funny that while adults laugh differently on each continent, babys seem to laugh the same everywhere?
    Roman sounds pretty much like my little brother. I miss those days, he is almost 12 now and all "grown up".

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  5. Oh How Cute!
    And, Roman in the salad bowl is a hoot, we'll just have to use our imaginations!

    Spinach Chicken Lasagna....send me the recipe!!!

    Happy February!
    ~Jes

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  6. Nothing like baby giggles to start the day off right!

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  7. Julia9:40 AM

    Too cute!!! Few things sweeter than the sound of baby giggles :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Awww - so adorable! And I am so impressed with your recipes and crafts. I too would love the recipes:) I just bought some of your fabric at an adorable store in Burlington, VT. However, I am a beginning sewer and haven't made anything just yet.

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  9. There is nothing more precious than the sound of babies giggling...love it!

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  10. So stink'en adorable! I think it's time for me to have another little one, I may have to adopt a lab too! :)

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  11. lmmcreative9:43 AM

    So so cute! I want all recipes including the ones for the skirts, leggings, shirts. And the cute baby recipe. Please.

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  12. Looooovvvveeeee the baby giggles and the good, good puppy. it's a wonder you get anything done and don't spend all day watching these two. Let me know when you train the puppy to change a diaper.

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  13. seriously adorable! please show us the leggings!!!

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  14. Can you post the receipe for the creamy chicken tomato chowder? That sounds amazing.

    I just ordered some of your chocolate lollipop fabric off of ebay. I am so excited for it to arrive. I am totally in love.

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  15. Maria asks: "Can Roman come to our house to play?"
    She wants to play "puppy and baby," and she's willing to play the part of the puppy.

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  16. So cute! I love his laugh. (:

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  17. aww...what a sweet baby and what a sweet dog! I love it! I love your list, too - wow!

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  18. Hi Anna! Romans laughter is just magical! Your snow days sound wonderful! I'm so jealous.

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  19. A baby sleeding in a salad bowl! You can't leave us with that teaser! I say take the risk and share!

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  20. patty esposito10:28 AM

    O mi goodness! Please post Roman sledding in the salad bowl!!

    That was too cute. I know you guys down there have been getting slammed with snow, I cant help but just be happy it isn't us up here in the north.....; )
    patty

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  21. Your baby has such a sweet laugh, and Leo has a sweet temperament!

    It looks like you were incredibly productive. This gives me hope since we have a snowstorm of our own heading this way. Perhaps I'll run out and pick up some yarn before the storm hits. :)

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  22. Now I'm craving some cocoa!

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  23. This video needs to go viral! Hilariously cute! My 5 girls and 2 boys all sat around and watched this over and over and over again as we wish for another baby. Thank you for sharing!

    Natalee

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  24. Roman is so cute! And the dog is so patient. When I played the video, my little boston terrier came over to sniff the laptop screen. I think she would get along with Roman pretty well. ^_^

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  25. Too cute

    Such a sweet posting today. Charming. Off to catch up on your last few. I've been away for a few days and have so much to catch up on

    Hugs,
    Kate - The Garden Bell

    I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

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  26. I love how the dog gives a calming signal (yawning and looking away), and when Roman doesn't get that, the pup is outta there! So cute.

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  27. Oh my gosh I WISH you'd post a video of Roman sledding in a salad bowl. He is the cutest! I would never get any work done. I'd sit back and watch this all day long :-)

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  28. This video has made my day!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love baby laughter. . .So real, so sweet, so adorable! Can you tell all my babies are grown up? :(
    Two are in their twenties and two are 12 so no teenagers for a whole 5 more months - but no baby laughter. * Deep Sigh* I would love to see the sleding video if you ever get brave enough to post it!

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  29. oh yay! i love this video. i have 2 labs that are just about as amused by my 2 year old as well. hehe. i also have a tabby cat that bears the brunt too. hilarious. you just have got to LOVE a lab and their patience and love and sweet nature!

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  30. I had to play this at least 5 times for my 19 month old. Your dog looks very similar to ours, and she loved hearing Roman's giggle.

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  31. Oh how sweet!
    My 6 year old came RUNNING over at the sound of Romans laughter. so precious.
    MMMMM yummy baking. I am so jealous of you....lol, I know that sounds so catty. But meant in a better way then stated I promise. I have no motivation lately. I am dying to move.....again. And so ready for some change.
    You amaze me!

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  32. That was incredibly adorable, my three year old loved the baby giggles!!! I was laughing at the poor puppy trying to turn his ear back right side in! I wanna see the salad bowl!! Pleeeease?! :-)

    Oh, and I loved the canary song, what a happy bright spot in the middle of winter. I might have to get one myself!

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  33. This makes me so happy. Our dog was the first thing our oldest child that at and it took us by absolute surprise. We thought something was wrong with her! Turns out she was just laughing. Thanks for sharing this, it's charming.

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  34. I just finished watching the video for the third time because I love the sound of a happy, contented, and greatly amused baby. Sure does take me back to those days when they sat on my lap while I used the sewing maching, jumped all over my back when I crawled around on the floor trying to baste a quilt top, and sat in piles of freshly laundered fabric while I tried to fold it for future sewing projects.
    Thank you so much for sharing your precious baby with all of us.

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  35. That's so cute...I love to hear babys laugh, it just makes you feel good inside, thanks for sharing!

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  36. Tuesday left us with powdery snow, went snowshoeing and snow angels too. Made the lasagna recipe from this month's Family Circle mag. It was good! I love hunkering down on wintery days. Roman's giggles are adorable. Labradors are awesome dogs.

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  37. Anna,

    OMG! That was the sweetest this EVER! Baby giggles are pure magic to me. Thanks you SO much for sharing. And P.S. I would personally LOVE To see the sledding.

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  38. What a FULL beautiful life!

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  39. Oh, the thought of your babe in a salad bowl! It provided a much needed chuckle!

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  40. Do you have a favorite cookbook where you get most of your recipes? I'm hungry just reading about the yummy things you made. Hooray for snow! We don't get much up here in the NW - mostly rain. I miss it.

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  41. Very cute! I wish we could see the salad bowl!

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  42. So good to hear from you! I was wondering if everything was OK.

    http://debajounboton.typepad.com/blog

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  43. is there anything better than a baby's belly laugh? thanks for sharing!

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  44. you're in nashville???
    I'm moving there the beginning of march!!! yay!

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  45. That video is so cute!!! Your dog is so patient. Your son is so cute. Enjoy them - they grow up too fast!

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  46. Soooo adorable! Brought a much needed smile to my face, thanks!

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  47. Oh there's nothing like that! So cute!

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  48. Anna, there is NO greater music on the planet than that of a child's giggle. This kind, the kind that originates from their toes and tickles their entire beings. Thank you for sharing this melody.
    Lisa

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  49. Do you sleep more than 6 hours per night? Do you work out? I just don't understand why I can't accomplish 20% of what you do. Please don't tell me you never lose your temper either! That said, don't slow down. I can't go on without your textiles to inspire me.

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  50. Thats *so* cute! Here in Ireland we had a few days heavy snow and i just loved having to walk everywhere and make bread, and stay home from work, yay! x

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  51. so sweet :) makes me want to get a dog again, my little girl is just a few months away from that stage :) i had the pleasure of ordering your first book a few days ago, can't wait for it to get here!

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  52. Oh my, the giggles of babes! My daughter is 14 mths old and when she giggles like Roman the cuteness is unbearable!!!

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  53. Toooooo adorable!!!! Love that giggle!

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  54. the salad bowl vid sounds awesome. :)

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  55. Our lab Holly has the same temperment. Cute video.

    TFS!!

    Alisha
    www.craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com

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  56. Roman is so adorable I love that infectious laugh!!

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  57. Vanessa6:15 PM

    Roman and puppy are adorable, but what about the milestone birthday?!!? How is it living with another official adult? I have four (seven and under) and can't imagine what it will be like when #1 becomes 18.

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  58. so so sweet! I wish my dog liked kids more...

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  59. He's such a cutie! I want the spinach chicken lasagna recipe please!

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  60. If you would just bottle Roman's laugh, and share just a minute clip of him each day, my day would be complete. He is delectable.

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  61. Yellow Labs are the best family companion, for sure. Our big guy is just as happy to be crawled on, as long as they leave his face alone. Then he just gets up and walks away.

    I love it.

    Just wanted to mention that the studio I work for was putting up a shipment of your patterns. One of the skirt patterns has my name on it!

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  62. So cute thanks for sharing!

    mary
    hoganfe handmade
    handbag originals

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  63. So precious. Roman's laughter is contagious. I needed a good laugh today. What fun!

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  64. how absolutely adorable, but definitely makes me want to see the salad bowl video! What a cutie!

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  65. A snowman and a half? Too funny! I personally would love to see little Roman sledding in that salad bowl. I wish we'd have more snow days...sigh.

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  66. Salad bowl - made me belly laugh like Roman! So cute! Glad to see you are passing on all those great snowhill/sledding memories to your little ones.

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  67. jenny from florida10:31 PM

    So adorable! I was smiling the whole time watching this. Roman's chuckle is so cute to hear. It brings back baby memories! My 2 wonderful boys are grown now, but, thankfully they're still both at home, and I love it! I finally had to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. Also, I asked for your book for Christmas last year, and my younger son bought it for me. I like to sew by hand, but I'm a real novice with a sewing machine. (My older son was the one who figured out how to thread it! I sure couldn't!) You are so talented, and have a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wonderful photos! You're an inspiration!

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  68. *sigh* sounds like wonderful-sorta days! Isn't being a mother grand! :)

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  69. that is one of the sweetest videos ever!

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  70. Katja1:52 AM

    I don't think there is a sweeter sound in the world than a baby giggling, it's so cute! Great video!

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  71. That laugh! OH I can't wait until my little one gets more in to the laughing!

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  72. ohhhhhhhhhh!!!
    Cute !!!!!

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  73. OMG! i think i'd pay to see that sledding video. i laughed out loud even just at the idea of it.

    glad you're enjoying the winter.
    hoping to see more pictures of your creations soon.

    <3

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  74. So cute! I wanna see the salad bowl footage!

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  75. I think I am in love! With both the baby and the dog. If you ever need a sitter, call me. For either one...

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  76. World's greatest baby laugh! Too cute!

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  77. I smiled and giggled the whole time I watched that. How precious!

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  78. There's nothing better than a baby's laugh. Picked up a copy of BH&G DO IT YOURSELF magazine only to find an article on you. Congratulations and it was wonderful reading about your sewing room.

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  79. Thanks for sharing! That's one of the things I miss most about having a baby around - their wonderful laughs. Love it! And what a patient, gentle dog; a must in your family I'm sure.

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  80. water works10:42 AM

    Spinach chicken lasagna??? You must share the recipe. Thanks for the baby/dog fun. It's making me miss our sweet beagle. We just had baby number four, but the first without a beagle for a playmate.

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  81. Your floor is so clean! How do you do it!

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  82. That is the cutest video ever!!! Made my day!

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  83. Your baby is making my baby (and me) giggle :)
    And hit the replay button a gazillion times!

    Our winter days sound just like yours...snowing and sewing, sledding and cooking and plain ol' enjoying each other :)

    And totally standing by over here....waiting for the salad bowl sledding video!! What a hoot!

    xo
    Ruth

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  84. baby laughs are the best! thanks for sharing!

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  85. baby giggles are intoxicating... I can feel my heart swelling up and bursting out for baby love again :)

    I would love to have another child, but I think I've waited to long and I'm getting too old. I was amazed when I heard you talking at the end, we sound so alike on video. Even my son (almost 4) looked my way thinking it was me talking... ha ha

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  86. Prolly like to see the video of Roman.

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  87. A baby's laugh.. nothing better!!

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  88. I'm having a love/hate relationship with productivity right now. I'd love to hear you write about that, since you have a way of saying what is in my head an clarifying my thoughts!

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  89. There is nothing, just nothing, better than a baby belly laugh!

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  90. I want to see that sledding video so bad!

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  91. This is so familiar! My son is almost 10 months old and loves to play with our dog. She is so good with him... much like your sweetie dog. :)

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  92. Anonymous1:25 AM

    That is just divine!!!

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  93. Such a good sweet dog and SO patient with Roman. Love the giggle.
    Kind regards from The Netherlands, Hannie

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  94. OH my Roman baby fix! Thank you! Such sweet laughter. And a really patient dog!!! I bet the sledding is hysterical!

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  95. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. No, I would never get anything done with those two around! Your sweet doggie looks so bugged and yet he is so gentle:) And that little boy of your's.... oh he is just the sweetest little chubby-faced stinker in the world! How much fun you must have!

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  96. too adorable, thank you for sharing.

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  97. omigosh...i haven't heard a little bitty baby laugh in awhile! so darn cute :) thanks for making my day.

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  98. That put the first smile I've had on my face all day (nasty PMS). My 2 year old Linus had to leap into my lap to see what was making me giggle.

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