Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Today was beautiful! We went to my favorite park and hiked around one of the lakes there. Simple fun, with fresh air and sunshine, much needed exercise too! Some of the coolest birds are nesting there! Cranes, herons, egrets, and swans. I love those big pterodactyl looking birds! It's always amazing to see them fly and when you get close enough and you realize they are over 3 feet tall it's awesome. My littlest loved it too, leading the way and stopping to see the animals and collect rocks and sticks. She loves rocks right now. Then there was the deer! It jumped right out in front of me and startled me so bad I screamed and snapped a pic at the same time, completely missed it and my husband and daughter were behind me and never even saw it lol! I'm sure they're doubting it's existence. It was a good day.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Yesterday was Mother's Day. First, let me say I hope you had a great one. Whether you are a mom or have/had one then it was a day to celebrate. I think that covers everyone. I mean, even if you hate or didn't know your mom and was raised by a pack of wolves and now find yourself craving raw, wild rabbit; someone raised you, someone gave you life. Maybe not the same person for both but hey, that lady or ladies or she-wolf are part of the reason you are what you are. So, it's a cause for celebration, otherwise known as drowning your sorrows. OK, I'm kidding. I have a wonderful mom but that's not the reason for my ramblings. I am a mom, and as one with kids at home, I have stolen the holiday lol! That's right. I made it my own. Well, actually my kids gave it to me. They are amazing kids. When I see how good they do I realize how badly I did. But lets not focus on that. Right now I'm focusing on a day in the life. I know, you're thinking conceit maybe, hmmmm. But no, short term memory loss. Basically, I forget things easily. Things such as last Mother's Day. When my kids look at me with their sweet eyes and say, "Remember what we did last year? Remember the croissants and tepid coffee we poured way before bringing it to you in bed because we couldn't decide which jelly to bring and argued loudly while you patiently pretended to sleep in the other room... for 2 hours... because you get up before the roosters mom and we like to sleep in and, after all, jelly is the most important decision of breakfast?" I don't want to stare blankly and those beautiful faces and say "huh?". Next year, I want to be prepared. The only way that's going to happen is if I take notes. So, I did lol! I made a digi page about yesterday. That way, next year I can look at that page and have a brief overview which hopefully will trigger enough memories to allow me to make the correct responses to my awesome kids. So, why put this here where I risk it being stumbled across by my children? Well, there may be one or two of you, like me, that could use this stroke of genius. Why I never thought of it before, I don't know. Or... maybe I did... but forgot.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Remember the robin's nest pic I put on here. Well, it ended up with 4 eggs instead of 3 and one of those eggs hatched today, about 3 hours ago. I had to get pics of the newborn since the mother has become almost a pet to us. She is a very tame bird. I can walk right up to her and as long as I don't make any sudden moves, she hangs out with me. Anyway, here's the little cutie and mommy. Don't you love the mohawk!