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. :) As for my “best shot,” I’m having aRead More →

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 workedRead More →

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.” You can see moreRead More →

Julian LOVES his pumpkin and black bean soup. Can ya tell he fed himself? ;) 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. :) You canRead More →