Sunday, April 18, 2010

Project 365: Week 16

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to my First Born!

Yes. (hanging head in shame) That is winter wrapping paper. What can I say? I did my best.

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:

(This is the latest we've ever been getting them done. Groan...)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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!


  1. What a treat to have a zoo nearby that doesn't cost anything! And a treat (and huge difference maker) to have a mother's helper in a few hours a week.

    Love how all the kids were so into the birthday gifts.

    I imagine that was very strange and ironic to see the firetrucks when you did.

  2. Great pics! I love the birthday ones (can totally relate to the olive oil)! Glad everyone enjoyed Noah's birthday.

    Isn't great when you can spend a little one on one time? Such a sweet pasta face!

  3. That first picture of Saylor makes her look like a mini super model!!! She's so pretty!

    You have such great looking kiddos. :)

  4. Happy birthday and who doesn't want olive oil? :)
    Zoo memberships are great, so glad you can enjoy it!
    Have a super week!!

  5. What a great week...Happy Birthday to you boy! And no worries about the wrapping paper...I have been know to wrap it inside out and have my boys use stickers to decorate it! Love the last pic of the giraffe between the 2 boys!

  6. It's great to meet you from the UBP, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your children are gorgeous, I LOVE your header photo!

  7. great pics this week!!

    I had 2 teenagers that were my "helpers" when my kids were young...loved those girls!!! We still keep in touch with them!!

  8. That was really funny about the fire truck - I would react the same way. I haven't committed any crimes (that I know of) but I ALWAYS feel guilty!

  9. I loved the Lil' helper pics. So cute!

  10. OK, the firetruck story made me laugh out loud!

    And the b-day picks are great!

  11. You have such a cute family! I'll definitely be following along!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog during UBP. I've been so slow responding to my fun comments, but I'm getting there.

    Have a blessed day!

  12. What was Noah's "cool gift" - I can't figure it out. And how do you write on your pictures? We have a zoo membership, too, if you ever want to meet up! Also, I much prefer shelling out $150 than spending all day and into the night working on taxes - yuck.


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