Saturday, January 17, 2015


Having another baby girl when the last baby girl is only 20 months old means there are no new clothes to make, no new diapers to sew, no new baby things to get ready - they are all ready from the last time.  So instead, I am working furiously on a polar playscape for Poppyseed. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


If we are having rice for dinner and I ask Poppyseed if she'd like some, she goes running to her bedroom, excitedly yelling "Rice! Rice!"I keep her rice box underneath her bed.  It is one of her very favorite things.

In September, Holden and I dyed up about 8 pounds of rainbow rice.  It came out fabulous.  We used liquid food coloring, dropped a few drops into a gallon freezer bag with a few cups of rice, shook it, then set it out to dry.  Repeat for each color.   The whole process took about half an hour (plus drying time, which wasn't much more), and Holden had a blast.

Even Holden and Kenna love to play in the rice box.  4 months later, despite vacuuming up what seems like half the rice box every time we use it, it is still going strong.

It is a wonderfully calming activity.  And Poppyseed is obsessed with pouring things from one container to another, and this ends up being a lot easier on the carpet and wood floor than water!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Here she comes ...

I feel like I *just* ran this contest! Poppyseed arrived just 20 months ago, and now her little sister will be here any day!

When do you think the newest Holden's Landing baby will arrive? Post a comment here with your guess (date and time) and be entered to win a $40 gift certificate :)  My official due date range is between January 24- February 1.  The person with the guess closest to her actual date/time of arrival will win.  If there are multiple winners, I will put them in a hat and draw a winner from the pool.

Contest opens: January 13
Contest ends: Whenever I go into labor :P
Prize: $40 gift certificate to Holden's Landing

Winner will be announced within 3 days of baby's arrival. 

Ready, set, guess! Could be any day now!!