Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
There is so much to do and see. Literally in a few miles you go from rocky desert, to a prairie, to wetlands.
On the way I remembered I hadn't put sunblock on the girls so we stopped at the store, while in line to buy the sunblock, the girls asked to buy these little dolls, very cheap- $1 for 2. so I gave in. They liked to carry the fairies on the hike and had them "flying"
We took the Oak Grove Trail so we could check on the tadpoles at the creek. On the Mission Dam trail, we saw baby fish in the edge of the water.
Love getting out in the sunshine and walking with the girls. I am so happy they appreciate nature and the small wonders all around them. They love how blue the dragon flies are, and how cool it is in the shade of the oak trees. They ask the names of trees and notice all the birds. They are delighted to see a mommy and baby bunny.
and yes, Davi's shirt does say "Hug a tree" :)
Thursday, May 24, 2007
thanks to Judi and her pool for the great pool- I called her one day and said "hey can I bring the girls to swim? I need some great pool photos for scrapbooking"
This I Know
I printed my favorite quotes and scripture on lined paper:
Live with an attitude of gratitude-
when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.-
whether you think you can or cant, either way you are right-
take the first step in faith. you do not need to see the whole stair case. just take the first step.-
Dr martin luther king jr.
never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.-
and others :)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Ellen show letter
Why My Lips Stayed Chapped On Mother's Day
So, we had this great cat named Jack and the kids would carry him around and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.
Well we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES it. He kept asking to use my chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.
Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone> has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.
We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli.
He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped."
Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind.
And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the 1st time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth.
And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt.
Monday, May 14, 2007
I love this kitty
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Happy Birthday Davi
Saturday, May 12, 2007
c u next year
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Whoever said you can't buy love was wrong, we just did, and her name is Missy.