Sunday, May 31, 2009

An Idaho Mum has moved!

So, in honor of the One Year anniversary of my blog, we're moving... I'm trying out a new blog site that will hopefully give me a bit more creative freedom. So, all the archives from the past year will remain here, but all future posts will be made here. Please come and check out our new home, and don't forget to update your bookmarks.
Jenni & Owen

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How does my garden grow?!

So, it was Memorial Day Weekend out in Idaho - and traditionally the time it is somewhat safe to plant your veggie garden (although last year we had snow in August...). So I spent most of the weekend digging and planting - with lots of help from Owen, who loved to use a trowel.



Lots and lots of tomatoes, herbs, onions, strawberries and a few cantaloupe melons (we'll see how those go...)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Our little outdoorsman

Thank God for summer! Owen LOVES to play outside, and has a particular fondness for eating dandelions....

Feeding myself

As they say - pictures speak louder than words!!

Owen is doing a lot better with food now, which is great news. He is still very wary of anything solid with chunks in it, especially if we feed it to him, so baby purees are still the best way to get nutrients into him. But recently he has discovered the joys of feeding himself strawberries - and while messy - it's a step in the right direction! Occasionally I let him try and feed himself his baby food, which he thoroughly enjoys but which is not a reliable method to actually get food into his stomach, as opposed to into his hair...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

a sunny day at Silver Creek

My favorite place in Idaho is Silver Creek Nature Preserve. 15 minutes from our house, every time we go there was see a wonderful array of creatures. This last time we clocked up a Sandhill Crane, 2 moose, 3 deer, a muskrat and countless beautiful birds and ducks, including a Great Blue Heron, a Red Tailed Hawk and a Northern Harrier.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our Easter Bunny

Pictures and video from Owen's first Easter Egg hunts...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Habitat published today

My magazine, Habitat, the spring Home and Garden edition of the Sun Valley Guide, is published today. You can read it online here (download the PDF and flick through that rather than reading it on the web-page, it's much better as a PDF - click on the link in the top left hand corner) or pick one up all over the valley.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


So, I don't want to dwell too much more on Owen's bouts with sickness, but suffice to say another stay in hospital was required following his diagnoses with RSV. Here are a few snapshots from our stay. He held up very well, poor chicken.