Let’s go fly a kite (BSM -3/31/08)

Saturday was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm with just enough wind for flying a kite. Jody bought a kite for Ava several weeks ago and she’d been excited to give it a try. Her excitement grew after she received the Mary Poppins DVD for Easter. So on Saturday we went to the park and flew that kite, up to the highest height. ;) It was a good thing we took advantage of the nice spring-like weather on Saturday, because we woke up to snow on Sunday!

Here are a few pics of Ava, the kite-flyer. :)

Wow! It’s flying! 3/29/08 Ava holds on tight to her kite string - 3/29/08 Ut oh! It’s heading for a tree! 3/29/08

As for my “best shot,” I’m having a hard time choosing between these two. Which do you prefer?

The kite flying high - 3/29/08

Ava flying her kite - 3/29/08

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Best Shot Monday – 3/24/08 – Egg-citing!

That’s egg-citing, not to be confused with egg sighting, though I guess either would work in this case. ;)

On Saturday we dyed a crapton of 26 eggs using natural dyes made from things like tumeric, chili powder, beets, blueberries, and red cabbage. We did 14 during the day with the kids and my sister (Aunt Carrie), and then because I wanted to experiment some more, Jody and I did another dozen after the kids went to bed. We now have enough boiled eggs to feed a small village.

I will do a post with the details of the natural egg dyeing, including what worked well and what didn’t work so well and pictures of the process, later in the week. For today, however, I’m just sharing some pictures of the egg-dyeing egg-stravaganza, our indoor egg hunt (due to snow) and then my best shot of all of our eggs in one basket (I know, I know, they say not to do that) is at the end. ;)

Most of the pics were taken with the point and shoot, and a few with my SLR. Mouse over the pics for a description.

Our natural egg-dyeing egg-stravaganza was on Saturday. Julian enjoyed eating leftover blueberries (from the dyeing process) while the rest of us dyed the eggs.

Mommy with Julian, the blueberry eater - 3/22/08Mommy dyes eggs while Julian signs for more blueberries - 3/22/08The egg dyeing commences - 3/22/08Julian, the blueberry-eating boy - 3/22/08Family egg dyeing - 3/22/08Mommy with her silly girl Ava - 3/22/08Julian laughs at Aunt Carrie - 3/22/08Ava shows off a green egg (with spinach still on it) - 3/22/08Aunt Carrie cleans up blueberry boy - 3/22/08

Our Easter egg hunt on Sunday was inside (since our snow from the night before hadn’t melted yet). Ava had a blast finding all of the eggs, while Julian enjoyed smacking eggs together and throwing them around the house.

The egg hunt gets underway - 3/23/08Daddy makes sure all hidden eggs are accounted for - 3/23/08Ava, the bunny - 3/23/08Ava and daddy make deviled eggs - 3/23/08The kids hang out with daddy - 3/23/08

And lastly, here’s my best shot. All 26 of our naturally dyed eggs (in one basket). :)

Our naturally dyed Easter eggs - 3/23/08

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Best Shot Monday – 3/10/08 – Hanging out

The weekend was sunny and semi-warm, at least warm enough for some good outside play time which is what the kids have been craving these days.

On Sunday we went to the park for a while. The kids did some swinging, went down the slide, demolished the sand cakes Jody and I made, and even got in a bit of hang time. Since I didn’t take very many pics this week, these are going to have to do for my best shots. :) They were both all giggles while upside down and Julian gave new meaning to the term “hanging out.”

Ava and Jody at the park - 3/9/08 Julian and Jody at the park - 3/9/08

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Best Shot Monday – 3/3/08 – Soup goatee

Julian LOVES his pumpkin and black bean soup. Can ya tell he fed himself? ;)

Julian’s soup goatee - 2/29/08
Taken with the point & shoot.

I’m not feeling too wordy today. Have this wicked cold/flu thing going on. I’m blaming the dramatic change in weather – 70s and sunny on Saturday, 30s and snow on Sunday. Jody bought a Neti pot this weekend and I may have to give it a go myself. I need to do something so I can breathe. ::whine::

Check back here on Tuesday. I’ve got an upcoming review and giveaway that all of you greenies or green-wannabes are going to love. :)

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