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)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 73

I got an idea from another blogger to do a craft with eggs, so I was working on this. The kids loooove them some plastic eggs!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 72

The kids are mesmerized by the crocuses, because they open and close. Norah asked if I'd take a photo of her with them. Sho 'nuff.

Day 71

It was a beautiful spring day. I was doing yardwork, Elliott was at the playground with a friend, Aidan was playing basketball, and Norah was practicing rollerblading. She looked so cute, but she was grumpy that I made her take her skirt off, so I was surprised she hammed it up.

Day 70

Rub a dub dub. Twinadoes in a tub.

Day 69

I was sick on Saturday. Slept all day long. Soooo...that means I forgot to take a photo. Whoops.

Still recovering, so I was laying on the couch. I looked out the window at my husband playing baseball with the kids. I grabbed my camera, but didn't change the lens, so the action shots are blurry.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 67

Spring has officially sprung! Spring is here! Purple crocus in da hizzouse!

Day 66

I was at Barnes & Noble scoping out my daughter's artwork that was on display there when I cam across this piece. No idea who this child is, but it caught my eye because A) Norah loves her some cat, and B) the mixed medias just popped out at me.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 65

Irish Root Soup. Mnnnn. Carrots, waiting to be made into this delicious soup from the County Clare B&B.
Taters, waiting to be chucked into some boiled dinner.

day 64


UrbanDictionary.com defines as:

The stuff that piles up in parking lots and along side the road in the midwest during the winter. Not quite snow, not quite dirt.

Don't step in the snirt or you will crud up your shoes

Around here, snirt is a common find from March through May. Its gross and it hurts. It causes Elliott to break out in hives when he comes into contact with it.
The midwest. Love it.

Day 63

How sweet is this? A little girl in Bean's class made this for me last week when I was helping out in there. I was tickled.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 62

We were at the Museum of Science and Industry today and they have a live chick hatchery. So. Freaking. Cool. We literally saw chicks hatching. I got some funky photos. Norah was totally enthralled. I really dug this photo--- its like he's sunning himself, thinking, 'ahhhh'.

Day 61

Its called Cloud Gate, but it looks like a giant bean. Like a giant charm from a Tiffany & Co. necklace. This cool sculpture is in Millennium Park in Chicago. I got some pretty nifty photo angles from this thing. Too bad it was raining.

Day 60

Awe. Fright. Delight.
We were at the Chicago Children's Museum (at Navy Pier) and the kids were climbing on/in this schooner exhibit and Elliott was so scared. Yet he loved it. Just check out that look in his eyes.

Day 59

embroidery thread abound........

Day 58

My girlie got a fresh haircut (finally! no more tangles!) and tried on mama's glasses. Too cute.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 57

No Dignity
also known as
Fat Cat In A Little (doll's) Shirt
(or what happens when you indulge your daughter's whim)

Day 56

Despite the name, which I think could be better, I think that The Little Red Store is such a charming and cool piece of history in my town. Its the town's oldest building, once serving as a post office, a library, general store, grocery, and other things. Its now owned by the Historical Society and our Farmer's Market (that I helped get off the ground, but am now not a part of) will be held in the lot behind it

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 55

Two days in a row - iPhone photos. Not ideal, but you capture what strikes you, right?
I was shopping at a store I don't normally shop at (for good reasons. Gr. ), and as I walked by the small euro-product section, this caught my eye. How could it not?!?
Ok. Spotted Dick. Why is it named as such? Not a really appealing name, if you ask me. And whatever it is, its microwavable.

Day 54

Over 8 years ago, Chris tried his hand at home brewing. We gave our first home brew out as a 'goodie bottle' for the guests that came to Aidan's party. We also served it. Truthfully, it wasn't all that good. At all. But everyone kept their bottle, because how could you not? Look at that darling little face! (and props to my friend Sheila who designed those labels for me 8 years ago.) And oh - I found this bottle in a bedroom, in plain view :) - at my parents house on Saturday.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 53

I technically didn't take this, but 8 years ago to the minute this photo was taken, this little boy was born. Wow.

Day 52

Wacky Wednesday!!!!!

Day 51

They call this an animal picnic (they were artfully arranged on separate blankets down the hall). I call this a BIG. FAT. MESS.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 50

Norah had a friend over who was a really good influence. Her friend encouraged her to let the boys play with them, instead of the whole, "NO BOYS!" that other kindy girls employ.

Day 49

Reasons Not To Make Your Bed.

I was pulling the mattress pad taught on my bed when I was putting on clean sheets when my hand slipped and BAM! went right into the window and subsequently, through it. 80 year old windows don't stand much of a chance when making contact with a fist, I guess.

Amazingly, my hand didn't require any stitches or anything serious.

Day 48

Will come back and edit (2/27)

Day 47


I took photos of some of my photos that I recently framed and hung. Based on the quality of the photos of the photos, you'd never guess that I could take a reasonably decent photo. lol.

Day 46

I've been drowning in laundry lately and can't catch up. This was 4 baskets waiting to be folded and a bag of shirts waiting to be taken to get laundered (not by me). I am typically someone who folds the moment it comes out of the dryer. So the fact that this sat here for days indicates just how awful I felt for so long.

Day 45

will edit.

Day 44

Elliott's Play-Doh Creation