Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lately.

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

















Ah, flowers are blooming.
The sun is shining.
Bubbles are being blown. 
There's doodling with chalk.
Sprinklers are on.
Flowers on display in my kitchen.
More hikes and family walks.
More time in the garden.
Park days.
Family events at the local library.
 Last event was a hula party. It was fun for all ages!
Block building.- Our oldest enjoys her morning building blocks before we start her lessons.
Baby giggles and a whole lot of babbling. 
Now that our little one has mastered saying "mama" and "Dada", she
can't get enough of it. - We absolutely love it! 

How have you all been? How are you enjoying your days lately?

Welcome new readers. So happy to have you all here. 
And a big thank you to those who have been following my blog for a while. 



Friday, April 10, 2015

Four.

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. 

There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”― Dr. Seuss

A trip to the Children's Museum.




A bite to eat at a cute pizzeria.

Her big day arrived...





On April 7th, we celebrated our oldest daughter turning 4. 
I honestly don't know where the time goes.
I remember when she was first learning to crawl. Now she's running around and reading to us.
Ah, I absolutely love this little girl...

Dear sweet one,
It's hard to believe that Dad and I once lived without you.
You're sweet, bright, bubbly, and so lovable. Just how we
imagined you would be.  You mean the world to us. We would do anything for you.
Now you are 4. - Full of energy, a great big sister and an amazing daughter.
I hope you know just how loved you are. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Around here.- Lately..














Around here.- Lately...

- Planting a few seeds in the garden with my oldest. She's so excited about growing vegetables and flowers. We normally grow a few peppers, tomatoes, chives and cilantro on our back porch. I set out a few decorative pots; so that when you step out from the kitchen you can grab your veggies and be on your way. :) I enjoy it and it's pretty simple. - I like simple things.

-I have a few perennials in my flowerbed. Some have started blooming and we bought a few seeds to add in. I've been pulling up a few weeds that decided to invade our yard. This weekend we mowed and cleaned up the yard a bit. - Spring cleaning begins!

-We have enjoyed our trips to the library. We're super excited now that our daughter is reading on her own. The system that we had started using, has really impressed us. We do three daily reading lessons each day. Each lesson takes about 5-10 minutes. I'll include a link in the comment section to the book we've been using to teach our daughter to read, if anyone is interested. Just let me know.

-This week our favorite book is- Counting in the Garden by, Kim Parker. It's such a beautiful book. Perfect for Spring and little ones are sure to want to paint there very own garden when you are done reading this lovely book. We have read it several times and it's definitely a book to take along during a park visit or hike. (It also includes counting).

-I've been enjoying making baby food! Little one is still nursing, but we have started her on exploring with different foods. We space it out; making sure there are no allergic reactions to any new foods. Earlier in the week she tried sweet potato. And this weekend she had avocado. I normally make them in batches and place them in containers in the freezer.

-I've been enjoying healthy smoothies in the morning. Sometimes I'll add in a scoop of protein. Lately, I've also explored a few new recipes. - Baked avocado with egg and bits of bacon crumbled on top. Just add a few spices and bake it for about 20 minutes. - It's so delicious!

- I finally tried a drink off the Starbucks secret menu. I knew about these special drinks; I just never had enough nerve to ask for one. Silly me! - It was delicious and I'm sure I deserved one after such a long week.

-We've been walking more! We recently purchased a double stroller and now walks are a must. - Refreshing, cool and just so much fun with the girls. We see horses, flowers, buzzing bees and trains on our walks.


How are you enjoying your Spring days? I'd love to know. Let me know by leaving a comment below. And be sure if your visiting my blog for the first time to please leave me a link to your blog. I'd love to swing by and visit.

Hello newest followers! I'm so happy to have you here and to all my lovely readers, I hope you all have a beautiful week ahead.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Good days.

We have had a wonderful week. 
Yesterday we attended the Magic Bunny show at our local library. 
This show included comedy, magic tricks and cute little bunnies.- And a few birds. 
Children gathered around and giggled and participated in this cute little performance. 
We enjoyed our time.

Today, instead of focusing so much on lessons we made sure to have a little fun. 
We worked on a fun science experiment on clouds and rain.
 Writing down our observations and just enjoying our time at home. 
I like days where we set our lessons aside for the week and enjoy a little free time. 
So today, we are enjoying some play dress up, baking pretend cakes and dance parties.
 - Happy Friday to all!







Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy days.- Enjoying..

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” 
― Betty SmithA Tree Grows in Brooklyn










Enjoying-

-Spring weather.
-Blooming flowers
-Gentle breezes
-Baby food making

-Crafts with my oldest
-Preschool at home
-Family walks
-28 days of Pilates
-Beautiful sunsets
-Positive messages

-Continuing to nurse our littlest one. -What a beautiful time to bond
- Not getting on Facebook as much. - Less drama and did I mention how I enjoy blogging way more anyway!
-Preparing my garden
-Paint choices. -Oh there are just so many options. 

I'm just really enjoying embracing life more. Each day I'm finding that there is so much to be thankful for. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Spring. -Currently..












I'm thrilled to have this beautiful weather around!  We welcomed spring with clear skies and weather in the upper 60's. I was able to open all windows and let in some fresh air. - Ah, refreshing. 

Currently-

- Finishing up this weeks lessons with my oldest daughter. Reading, math, shapes and the letter G. She's doing great and we're so proud of her.

-My husband and oldest daughter have been working on a few science labs for his chemistry class. 

-Picking out new paint colors and decorations for the girl's bathroom. I'm kind of in the mood for repainting and sprucing this space up. 

-Taking down our St. Patrick's day decorations. Our oldest made a few shamrocks using- water paint, coloring pencils and glitter. 

-Enjoying our trips back to the library. I hadn't been going for some time. We eventually made our way back this week and our daughter met a few new friends. She's so excited about her new friends! 

-Enjoying this stage with our little one. She's 6 months and exploring like crazy. I'm really taking it all in and enjoying every minute of this.

-I purchased some new sheets and absolutely love the design. - I absolutely love making the beds in the morning! 

-Admiring art.

It has been a great week and I really hope the same for all of you. If this beautiful weather sticks around we'll be hiking, exploring and of course I'll be gardening very soon. -Ah, spring is here. 

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