Sunday, April 11, 2010
Happy Birthday to my First Born!
Don't you just love it when Auto Focus decides to choose the olive oil in the foreground instead of "the moment" you are trying to capture? *sigh*
"Oooooooh!!" (A reaction to Noah's cool gift. This really happened.)
Monday, April 12, 2010
All day and late into the night I did THIS:
Today was all about Noah and a magnifying glass. He spent HOURS (not an exaggeration) exploring the effects of concentrated heat through the lens. He smoldered bits of paper, dead leaves, and bugs (yeah, he's not exactly a soft-hearted kid). But then he and I had a little scare...when three (count 'em, THREE) firetrucks came flying down our little street for the first time in two and a half years of living here!!! Thankfully, they had been called to a house at the end of our street (still don't know what happened there) and had not--as Noah was worried--seen. his. smoke. *grin*
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Ballet Rehearsal. Saylor is the daydreamer of the group.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
My little Atticus and I were all alone for dinner, since the others went to watch Noah's soccer practice. We had the best time giggling over pasta.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Our precious friend Miriam has been coming on Fridays to lend a hand. (I am so appreciative.) Today after she read a large number of books to the kids while I vacuumed and folded some clothes, we decided to walk down to the playground together--something I don't feel comfortable doing by myself (too many little ones, too close to the road). Of course, since it was the hottest day we've had all spring, we burned up!! But it was fun for the kids. She's always been so special to Saylor, but now Gabriel has decided she's HIS special friend, too. He calls her "Meemo."
Saturday, April 17, 2010
After today's soccer game, Daddy had to go in to work for a while, so the kids and I went to the zoo for an hour or so. Because we have a zoo membership (thanks, Aunt Erin and Uncle Benjamin), there is no financial pressure to see everything each time!
Sara is the host of our little picture-a-day "project." You can check out all the other entries there. It's a great group!