Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

{Day 90} Making a suncatcher

Madalyn got these suncatchers for her birthday.  I remember making ones when I was her age!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

{Day 89} The Yellow River


We have not had a lot of rain this spring.  Not that I am complaining.  I am so over rain.  BUT.  Some rain to wash the pollen away would be lovely.  Unfortunately.  All this rain did was to smudge up everything.  It's all rather nasty.  (This is the "puddle" that accumulates in my driveway)

Monday, April 19, 2010

{Day 88} Dogwood tree

Our dogwood tree is dying.  Only the lower half has any leaves on it.  It did bloom.  But I wonder how much longer that will last.  What I love about this tree is the holes in it.  Which appear to be havens for lots of birds during the day.  Naturally they all got camera shy when I try and capture their comings and goings.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

{Day 87} Let's sing Happy Birthday

The celebrations for Madalyn's birthday continues.  We went to Red Robin for dinner.  Where Madalyn pointed told our server that she was celebrating her birthday.  And that she wanted a Sunday.  And for them to sing to her.  Except when they came.  I am not sure if she was embarrassed.  Or embarrassed for them.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

{Day 86} Rock Climbing party




Happy 9th Birthday, Madalyn!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

{Day 84} Blue Iris

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

{Day 83} Wisteria bud

Lots of people think they are weeds.  But I just love them.  I have a plant that winds around my deck.  Last year it grew, but never bloomed.  This year I have these buds.  But no blooms yet.  Even though they are choking all the trees in everyone else's yard.  I wonder if we will move beyond these pods??

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

{Day 82} Another Iris bud

Monday, April 12, 2010

{Day 81} Book Signing with Erin Hunter


One of Katie's favorite book series is Warriors by Erin Hunter.  So you can imagine she was quite insistent that we go to the book signing.  What a thrill for her to meet one of her favorite authors.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

{Day 78} scientific name: red flower


I got these pretty flowers for a container at our front door.  But I cannot recall what they are.  They kinda look like carnations.  But not.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

{Day 76} Rain drops

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

{Day 74} Pink Verbena

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

{Day 72} Planting flowers


We managed to get enough flowers for one section of our front bed.  But there are several more sections.  And several more days of gardening ahead...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{Day 69} Daisy? Zinnia? Orange Flower?


We planted these beauties in the island at the top of our driveway.  Right in front of the Irises.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

{Day 68} Product 19


Neither of the girls ever eats cereal.  I mean never.  And then somehow.  Madalyn was possessed.  And decided to try MY cereal.  Mine.  Mine.  Mine.  Naturally.  She loves it.  It's like manna from heaven.  She likes it for breakfast.  Maybe even two bowls.  She has it for second breakfast.  An afternoon snack.  Dessert.  All the while referring to it as HER cereal.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

{Day 66} Mac and Cheese



I think I might need to do another recipe post.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

{Day 65} The watcher

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

{Day 63} Japanese Maple


Every winter I am quite convinced that my Japanese Maple has died.  And then in the Spring.  I am always surprised to see that it is fully leafed.  It kinda sneaks up on you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

{Day 62} Iris in bloom

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

{Day 61} Buzzzzz

Monday, March 22, 2010

{Day 60} Cookie or Cat?



I don't even want to talk about why I still have undelivered cookies at my house.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

{Day 57} What is it?



This is growing in my backyard.  I have no idea what it is.  If it's a weed.  Or something lovely.  Or maybe even dangerous.  I just thought it looked interesting.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

{Day 56} More Forsythia

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

{Day 55} Happy St. Patrick's Day

It's wear green day at school.  And the class with the most green items gets a party.  So...Madalyn loaded up on the green.  Even wearing a lap blanket.  And a green pen behind her ears.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

{Day 54} It's all a-bloom

Monday, March 15, 2010

{Day 53} Beware the Ides of March

Beware!  Or celebrate as the case may be.  It was for us 14 years ago.  So, to celebrate our anniversary, we went out to dinner at Ted's.  And then hung out at Barnes and Noble.  All sans children.  It was a glorious day!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

{Day 52} Happy Pi Day

It's Pi day...Katie's favorite day of the year.  So.  Naturally.  We made pie.  With strawberries making the pi symbol.  We even had pie for dinner.  Egg pie.  Yum.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

{Day 50} La Madeleine

Somehow Katie and I have become addicted to expensive sandwich shops.  First Panera.  And now La Madeleine.  This is my yummy lunch: a chicken parisien sandwich.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

{Day 49} Lunch with Madalyn

Madalyn is constantly begging me to come and have lunch with her at school.  We get to sit at a special table.  She can invite a friend.  And when the rest of the kids get too loud and have to be quiet, we can keep talking.  But I think the whole reason she likes me to come is that I always give her ice cream money.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

{Day 48} Time to donate

I just love it when I have donations...and the company comes to pick them up from me.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

{Day 47} Chocolate parfait

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

{Day 45} Ella

Saturday, March 6, 2010

{Day 44} I might need wrist surgery

After looking at Madalyn's nightstand, I thought I'd show you the books on mine.  I am reading "World Without End" now.  But I am thinking that my wrists will need a break before I start "Under the Dome."

Friday, March 5, 2010

{Day 43} On Madalyn's nightstand


After reading that Barnes and Noble defines "Are you there God, It's me Margaret..." as "iffy" for anyone under 14, I got the book for Madalyn.  Who is 8.  She has really liked it.  Asked lots of questions.  (Like:  what are loafers?).  And has been full of lots of giggles.