Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A group of girls

“Cousins by chance, friends by choice.” ~ Proverb 
These four girls love to be together. The secrets they must have  are ones I am sure we will not hear until years later when they are older.  My hope for these girls is that they remain friends as they grow and change.  Life takes us all in different directions but for now they regard each other as some of their closest friends.   

Little by Little

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A capture of March in photos

Here is a little about us from the viewpoint of a lens for the month of March.

A month of school projects, great books with fabulous yarn, always working on our reading, and started a 100 day read for library.

There are a lot of birthdays this month.  Some became teenagers and some turned the wonderful age of four.

There are crafts for all ages, trips to our Grandparents to make memories, and our first dinner outside.

A trip to the library for American Girl Tea, time to play with all our cars, celebrating a wonderful man, and time with a special niece.

There was a quick knit for a little friend, derby races, and science fair volcanos. 

The best news is spring is here. There are shorts being worn, painting outside, planting those peas right in a row, and the color green is coming through the yard that has been sleeping these past months.

My 365 day project is going well and it so helps having a group to be accountable to.  Love seeing our life through my camera!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Break Memories

Spring Break is over but there were memories made last week.  We went to the Sand Dunes with cousins and it was very windy.  I do believe that when you are a kid it really doesn't matter. As I looked through photos I saw a lot of smiles that came without a regard to the weather of the day.

The water was amazing this year. All the snow of the year made a great runoff to play in.

It was this little lady's first trip to the dunes.  Is there anything more cute than a baby playing in the sand?  Her cousins were so very nice and loaded her pockets up with sand!

I caught Mom up on the dunes with the kids. It was a jumping contest and it looks like the kids were getting Grandma to participate.  

I know it wasn't the best weather for this trip but I still love it there.  Sand and water are my favorite combination.  Summer is coming, and although plans are not set yet, I am hoping it involves some time at a beach. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Brian

Happy Birthday to this wonderful man! Brian is the man that makes my life complete. The kids love and adore their Dad in so many ways. Wishing him all that is good in the next year as we move along this journey of life. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Toes in the sand (box)

A trip to Grandma and Papa's gave these little ones a chance to dig their toes in the sandbox.  Just when you think they might be outgrowing it they seem to love this outside sand play.

Mr. Andrew seems to love to look at me over his glasses.  I am sure they need to be adjusted but I still love that look.

It feels like spring is coming.  I know we still need moisture but we are going to start playing more outside and soaking up the sun!

Knitting and Reading

I had finished this scarf out of Luna Grey yarn right as we had  snow on the ground.  I convinced a twelve year old to take a few photos during this beautiful day.  This scarf took a little to get it going but once I did I loved it!  

Now I am on to knitting a sweater for a special little girl that has been on my mind.  I just finished reading "Life by the Cup" and I loved it.  It was a book just sitting on the shelf at the library and with a tea cup on the front I could not resist.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy 13th Birthday!

Thirteen years ago at almost this exact time we welcomed our new baby boy into the world and added the names Mom and Dad to our list of titles.  He changed our world and brought with it the love of a child so unlike any other love I had ever known.  Today he is officially a teenager.  He is starting to have his own set of wings.  

There are days when it is hard to let go as he finds his way, but mostly we are proud of the man he is becoming. I remember the cute way he talked at four and how I cried to send him to kindergarden.  I think about what a great big brother he is and how they all look up to him.  I am grateful for each day I am given being his Mom.  He was just a little baby at 4 lbs 4 oz and today he is my height and will look down on me soon.  He taught us that sleep is optional and learning to run and play mandatory.  On this birthday he will hit the slopes, one of his favorite places, and then we will celebrate as a family!

 I love you Riley Lynn!

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