Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Backyard Butterflies

We have trees in our backyard that bloom each spring and have an amazing aroma. We always hate the pollen but look forward to the wonderful smell. This year we've been treated with something even more amazing, butterflies.  At least a hundred of them between the two trees. If you sit outside for a few minutes, you can see the trees almost moving with the unbelievable number of butterflies. It is so much fun to see. I love our backyard butterflies and hope they return next spring to make our yard beautiful again.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Opening Day

Leo is playing baseball now!! I think he seems to enjoy it more than soccer and he looks adorable in his uniform. We've had one game so far and our boys did great! With two games per week, plus Leo (the big one) one of the assistant coaches AND playing on two different teams of his own, our family will be living baseball for the next few months. At least it's fun and the concession stand is open:)

In the outfield
Swinging away
Intent on the game

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lindsay's Allergy Adventure

A few weeks ago Lindsay's allergist suggested we do testing to help us find out what makes her sick. When she gets sick, she starts coughing and coughing and coughing. All day. All night. Cough. They test for 24 irritants....she was allergic to 12 of them, and in all seasons of the year. No break at any time. The best part is that she's allergic to both types of dust mites they tested for. You can do things to minimize contact, but basically that's a part of our world. Poor girl gets to be on year rounds meds like her brother. Oh well, thank goodness for insurance!

So here's what it looks like to be allergic to two molds, two dust mites, a tree, 3 grasses and 4 weeds:

She did great, by the way, flinched once or twice but in true Lindsay form, she took it like a champ:)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Making Rain

Pinterest has opened my eyes to so many fun things that I can do cheaply and easily with the kids. To explain how clouds get heavy and rain falls, we did this neat little experiment.

First, put some water in the bottom of a glass then put shaving cream on top.

Next, use food coloring to make the "cloud" heavy.......

Then watch it "rain", in color.
Happy and fun learning. Just the way we like it.
What happens when the "cloud" won't "rain" and fingers are used to help things along. It helps to drip the food coloring down the side of the glass instead of the middle;)

Go make it rain and sing some songs about rain. I'm partial to songs by Adele, Bruno Mars and Milli Vanilli.

Friday, March 2, 2012

What We Do All Day

I've been taking pictures of the everyday stuff lately. I want to remember even the average day, how it felt to live our lives. Soon enough my kids will be too busy to sit around with me, so I'm enjoying the little things. Simple pleasures like.....

Playing dress up with friends

Riding bikes

Reading good books

Doing puzzles
And creating with playdough.
The simple things in life are what make it worth living. So, go enjoy your average everyday!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pretty Flowers

It's a bit late I know, but I wanted to share the beautiful roses my family picked out for Valentine's Day. I'm a lucky girl.

Friday, February 24, 2012

What a 3 Year Old Does When Mommy Turns Her Back

I really try to be a good mother and keep my children from harm, but there are times when you can't be everywhere at once. Lindsay took advantage of that a few days ago and this is where I found her. Yes, I did get pictures before getting her down.