Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 127

First Poppy of the Season

Ok, if we're being truthful, its actually, Robyn's first poppy of the season. But need we be particular, really? I am just in love with these orange, papery goodness...

Day 126

*inhale deeply. ahhhhh*
herbs. yum. especially basil. he's my favorite (along with mint). though, any fresh herb will do. here we have thyme, basil and tarragon, just waiting to be made into something very yummy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 125

Today I went for a walk after I dropped the kids off at school. It was perfect. The weather was gorgeous - warm, sunny. I had my iPhone and was listening to some good tunes on Pandora. And I should have had my camera, because I saw some things that were photo worthy.
These particular peonies caught my eye. I snuck up someone's driveway and photographed them with the trusty hipstomatic :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 124

Look at my new toy!!! That's right....... for mother's day, my wonderful husband got me a flash for my camera! Now I just need to learn it....

Day 123

You see these? I hate these. I am currently knee-deep in these. And that's a big thing for me to say, because I really love old, big, beautiful trees. But this tree? I loathe. I loathe these seeds that drop in bucketfulls onto my lawn and in my gardens and then plant themselves. I am picking little trees year-long. Ugh. And its not even my tree.

Day 122

The energy of a Sunday morning marathon on a spring morning in Wisconsin

Day 121

Inside Lambeau Field! And look....we can move freely. No one is holding a beer. No painted bodies or spongey cheese heads. Just 2 fun loving girlies.

Day 120

Look at those eyelashes.
Look at those cheeks.
Don't you want to eat those boys up?
Thems is my nephews. My husband's brother and his wife's chillins.

Day 119

My Mother's Day bouquet that arrived on a tray w/ my breakfast in bed :)
Flowers from my garden!
(ahem, and the neighbor's. see previous post)

Day 118

Almost every time I am at the library (at least once a week), I see this car in the parking lot. I think its a freaking cool car. Except the insides are all torn up - like I don't know how the person even drives (that's how bad the seat, or lack thereof, is). But still....there's something to be said about a car like this.

Day 117

May 11

Day 116

Several days of cold, icky rain.
Rain, rain go away. Please.

Day 115

May 9

Day 114

May 8

Day 113

May 7

Day 112

May 6

Day 111

May 5

Day 110

I love lilacs. The smell is heavenly and they are just so velvety to touch. I was bad and I snipped a few off my neighbor's bush so that I could enjoy them. In my defense, they do hang over my fence. Soooo.....

Day 109

Day 108

Making a wish on a "wishberry", as she calls it

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 104

Poor baby.

Elliott took a spill off the side of the slide at school, and landed on his face. On the wood chips. Ouch.

day 103

Give peas a chance!

Day 102

Yeah, the picture isn't anything special. But its indicative of what my life was like that day. Sick. 2nd day in 2 weeks. Some random stomach thing. So there I was, in the house. Staring outside. No bueno.

Day 101

2 tired kiddos zoned out on t.v. in the morning after a sleepover

Day 100

Laundry. My life.

Day 99

Take Your Child To Work Day, 2010

Day 98

It was late. I realized I had to do the POTD yet. I walked into the bathroom to wash my face and when I went to grab my face wash out of the shower, I saw this sight and could not resist using it as my photo.
Barbies are almost always naked in our house. Not always, but often. I will note that they all had bathing suits, but they were discarded, laying by the barbies feet. And the one w/ the funky hairdo? She was one of my barbies from my childhood. I went through a haircutting phase.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 97

Baseball season has begun.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 96

Norah went to California Pizza Kitchen with her Daisy troop for a fun field trip. They toured the restaurant and then got to make and eat their own pizzas. It was a ton of fun!

Day 95

Oh, if only to be a cat. Such a rough life it would be.

Day 94

If we had the front yard to do so, I would plant a magnolia tree in a heartbeat. Several yards around here have them and I love to look at them. Its so sad when the first rainstorm comes through and all the blossoms fall off.

Day 93

Bleeding heart. Its such a cool flowering shrub.

Day 92

Enjoying the colorful signs of spring all over my yard

Day 91

I love how she plays with toys. A Magnatile house. Lego submarine & diver. Star Wars girls & animals. LPS cat. What an imagination.

Day 90

She got her brown eyes from her mama, who got hers from her mama, too. But they're not like mine. Mine have flecks of gold in them. Hers are deep, dark brown. A dark brown that I've never seen on a blonde before. Granted, she doesn't have the blonde like I did as a child. But she's blonde. With olive skin and dark dark brown eyes. And the brown eyebrows and thick, long eyelashes. Such a lovely combination.

Day 89

My first tulips of the season - my coral fancy tulips. You know - the ones w/ the pointy edges. She picked one of the first ones that came up. It just about killed me, because not only was there no stem for me to put it in water, but she left it on the ground. To lay there and wilt.
So is life, eh?

Day 88

Another day, more dress-up fun!

Day 87

The kids are really, really into dress-up lately. Especially cross-dressing.

Day 86

Baby Ethan and his great-papa Jack

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 85

My first daffodils to bloom!

Day 84

Springtime = bubbles! I think its cool that the reflection of Norah and the house is so clear in the bubble.

Day 83

This photo makes me smile. My sweet nephew*, Ethan. My cousin was hoping to get a photo of him with his basket, but apparently, he decided to go to sleep just as she was going to sit him down. And he wouldn't wake for the life of him.

*I think that technically, he's my first cousin, once removed, since he's my cousin's baby. But for all intents and purposes, he's my nephew.

Day 82

I forgot to take a photo again. Ack.

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Day 80

Apologies to anyone who is skeeved out by feet...

April 1st. It was true...March went in like a lion and out like a lamb. It was in the 80's on April 1st! Flip flop and shorts weather!! This photo commemorates the first day that I wore flip flops this season. Happies.

Day 79

Norah's Daisy troop went to a local upscale resale shop where they learned about recycling. They had to bring an old t-shirt and got to make a bag out of it. For several days after, Norah sported the shirt collar as an 80's style headband.

Day 78

While the kids were at school, I made some tulip and butterfly cookies (closest thing to easter cookie cutters I have!). It took A LOT to hold myself back from decorating them myself and making them pretty. But I did it. And the kids had a ball decorating them.

Day 77

One of Aidan's favorite things to do this spring is to shoot hoops

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 76

Just a lone lemon

Day 75

The assignment for the weekend was to take a photo at 3:oopm, showing what you were doing. This was on Saturday, and I happened to be picking up my girlie from a birthday party and walking home. I got a few strange looks when I showed up with my camera around my neck, but eh... whatever.

Day 74

Egg wreath
Not done for its sheer beauty, but because the kids love seeing it hanging in the den where they like to lay in the sun and read or play legos.

(more about the wreath here)