Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Much love my internet friends... time for me to go to bed.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
There are times I just love having a girl.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
One of them is still sitting right where it landed after it came out of the butterfly house. This is about 4 hours later folks! For a complete slide show: See here!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Yes... my sweet baby mangled his face. He fell off a gazebo at a train station field trip yesterday. He is doing much better today though, so I foresee quick healing. In these pictures he actually doesn't look as bad as it does in real life. He has a large knot on his head, a smaller knot in the middle of his forehead, his nose and lip are cut, while under his nose is scraped really badly... the scrape will be the most likely scar... poor sweet guy. Obviously, he is bouncing back alright. :)
This mama robin we see around a bunch right now. She seems to be used to all the kid noise, beings that she showed up to watch us all while the kids were jumping up and down in the pool. lol! I think she is testing us for nesting compatibility... just like the blue jay did.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
And the evidence of a good homeschool outing...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Not to mention that chickens make surprisingly good pets. My daughter has so many pictures taken with these critters I can't even count. lol... sometimes I wonder if she is torturing them, but they really don't seem to mind her carrying them around, swinging on swings with them, etc... they still follow her around when ever she is out there. They can't be too traumatized, right?
I am in the process of trying to figure out a few small details in their coop to make it a nicer space for everyone, and get ready for our new bunny that is coming on Tuesday to eat whatever the worms and chickens do not of the garden scraps, but this Mother's Day, my little inner city homestead is doing well. Critters and all.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!
We have several little mothers rushing around our house lately. We have nesting materials that we have laid out (some purposely and some not so purposely) that they have been collecting for about a month now. No one has come back to the blue nest since some critter jumped on it and set it askew. But they are nesting close by. :) So we see them a lot, getting their spaces ready and comfortable for their newly hatched broods.Sweet chickadee mama, collecting the fluff next to her on the ground.
Blue Jay that is completely convinced that we are going to rob her nest of little ones. I don't even know where it is, but yesterday while I was walking, she followed me half a block to harass me about it. We also have a small flock of robbins that we watch collect all sorts of things from our backyard and take away. There must be babies close by. The chickens are even being broody... clucking LOUDLY whenever they lay an egg, laying on them... waiting for chicks that would only come if we had a rooster. Which we don't. So we collect them right out from under the upset bitties. They are getting used to it.
It has been a sweet, but very busy spring season so far. School is coming to a close for both my children, the days are still wet, but they are warm, so we have been spending a lot of time outside. Spring is in the air. I sure wish it was in the weather. But we have changed the world. I don't think it is going to go back from here unfortunetly.
Much love to my mama friends on Blogger! (My newest mama friend Katie just had her baby last week! Congratulations and happy BabyMoon Katie! Jack is an amazingly blessed baby!)
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Logan has spent the first months of his toddlerhood outside. He wakes up, and wants us to put his boots on so he can get out the back door. We have a fully privacy fenced backyard, and he is in view of the back door 90% of the time (which we can see out while we are doing schoolwork at the table), but it makes me feel strange to let my baby go out by himself. He loves it though... he wanders around, and then will come back to the door and babble at me to follow him. I do, and he will show me stuff... usually the tacks that are set up for making the garden graph, or a helicopter going by...
and this morning, he figured out how to use the hose.
Those are sweet moments.
I keep thinking that I am neglecting him because he doesn't get the same kind of constant 1 on 1 attention that the other two got...
but I have to say, it looks like there are worse ways to spend your toddlerhood.
Friday, May 02, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
And of course, my own personal garden gnome. (Don't you just love his new "Cheese!" smile?)