Project 356: January 15-21, 2012

This was a hard week on all of us.

Cort’s Grandpa died.

Eddie got sick.

No one slept very well.

But we still tried very hard to find something to smile about almost every day.

January 15: Eddie perfects the "Llama Face". If you have read the Llama Llama books, you know this look.


January 16: Thank goodness it's "Ash-ee Day" or as Cort and I call it "let's hope Ashley doesn't judge us too harshly when she cleans Day"


January 17: I realize Eddie has a LOT of books. Can't wait to organized these in his new Big Boy Room.


January 18: Our week gets rough. Funeral for Grandpa Potter and Eddie get sick. This is how he asked to sleep that night.


January 19: On our quest to "back up" the boy. He shows off his "binding" dinner.


January 20: It finally starts to LOOK like a Michigan Winter. And brrrr....14 degrees!


January 21: Eddie "plays" with his baby brother. "yook, mommy! He is moooving them!"

What did you smile about this week?

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Even through great loss, there is tremendous sweetness here. Love.

  2. January 18th’s photo? The CUTEST ever. Love.

  3. Aww. Sorry for your loss. Cute pictures, I have the same race for the cure shirt you are wearing in the last one!

  4. Love.
    We finally got snow too.
    In fact we are going skating today in our outdoor rink….well not me. If I fell on that and busted my back, my hair wouldn’t look right 😉

  5. I had a great week, with no complaints. I mean, I have a one week old!

  6. So sorry about your grandpa, very sorry. The picture playing with his baby brother was so sweet.

  7. I am so sorry that you had such a rough week. I hope that thing get better for you! <3

  8. I. Love. Llama. Face. That is all.

  9. Him playing cars on your belly–the cutest thing ever!!


  11. I love the books and the llama face? Dead on!