Sunday, May 31, 2009

where's the ball

:: Where's the ball

:: Decided to take some pictures of Vince and myself. A little out-of-focus

:: Foxgloves reseeded very well in my garden. Soon, time will tell if they are lavender or rose in color.

:: A rainbow heart

in our yard

:: In our yard

:: Allium Cristophii , Star of Persia, beginning to bloom

:: The Globemasters in full bloom

Saturday, May 30, 2009

the water ride

My little one was looking forward to the water ride and she was not disappointed. The ride completely soaked her and boy did she have the biggest smile on her face.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

nature scavenger hunt

After more than a week of successfully being able to follow my lactation specialist plan to correct my supply, another bout of mastitis set in. The baby's fussiness had started decreasing and he was just starting to sleep better. I had 3 nights of an extended sleep period, which allowed for a much needed drink!! The mastitis put me in bed for a few days. Stuck inside, I utilized these nature scavenger hunt cards with my little girl.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

garden goodness

:: globemaster progressing
:: camissa progressing
:: columbine
:: wildflower
:: summer snowflake
:: centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow'
:: a gifted dahlia
:: baptisia

I enjoy ever so much taking a daily look through my gardens, seeing the progression of growth, anticipating their bloom and admiring their beauty.

Monday, May 25, 2009

7 year anniversary

Today is my 7 year wedding anniversary. We were married on the Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island. We had an amazingly beautiful day. I will never forget the excitement and happiness I felt and all the friends and family that shared in our special day. So many memories.

Friday, May 22, 2009

A few days

:: Vince sleeping peacefully on mommy

:: A basket nest

:: Beautifying our neighborhood

:: Lilly-of-the-valley from our neighbors

:: Buttercups from our yard

:: A needle felted fairy mushroom ring

:: Colorful beads

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Another wall of art

Wow, another wall of art. I love her creativity & imagination.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Storybook pictures

First Ourselves, a mothering website, offers advise for mother to help start caring for themselves. As mothers don't we always think of ourselves last? This one is, particularly helping me these days, it's simple & to the point. I'm enjoying petting my dogs, enjoying my daughter's storybook pictures, enjoying her smiles as she splashes in her pool, enjoying baby talk with my baby boy, and enjoying a wide variety of music like my oldest love, U2, some old school breaking music, some disco inspired pop music and some Bob Marley, especially Three Little Birds.

I'm enjoying getting outside, enjoying the sunshine, enjoying my gardens and my flowers, like Globemasters & Camissas just starting to bloom.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The most beautiful pearl ever

Last week, my little girl returned with an oyster shell from her grandparent's house, in addition to 2 toys (from the toy store). She has been carrying the shell around in her basket all week. Her story about the shell has progressed with each passing day . . . deep in the ocean . . . something shiny caught their eye . . . the purple area is where the pearl was . . . it started with a speck of sand . . . it grew bigger and bigger and bigger . . . and it was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEARL EVER. I wish that always the grandparent's could see that the most beautiful gift they can share with her is time . . . time to hear her stories . . . time to share stories . . . time to share in nature. While the toy-store toys get tossed in a pile with all the others and later when the pile gets too big they are shipped out, it is the shell that captivates her mind & imagination and nurtures her sense of wonder.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Frozen fruit project

Last night's berries were a little tart. Don't you love that lip smacking sound & funny faces that a sour taste provokes.

This medley of frozen fruit is too fun not to eat. Have your little one arrange fresh fruit in a small bowl, followed by pouring in some water to cover the fruit. Then, freeze overnight. Your little one will enjoy the process of melting the ice and eating each berry as it is exposed.


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