Saturday, May 16, 2015

A few things.














A few things...

-We're going over plants and seeds! My oldest absolutely loves helping in the garden. Right now she's observing a bean grow in a mason jar. Each day we take down a few notes and discuss the transformation of the bean.

- I planned an event at the park! It was wonderful.- Paint and bubbles in the park. A few moms showed up with their little ones and we all enjoyed the nice weather and chat.

-I've been making shakers for my littlest one. She's moving and grooving. She's a very active baby and loves to shake things. Using an old cinnamon candy container, food coloring and noodles, I was able to create a simple and fun shaker. 

-My littlest one is now 8 months. I'm continuing to nurse her and she's exploring with pureed foods. Her favorite is squash with brown rice. 

-Our oldest daughter loves reading to us now. She's so wonderful and we enjoy this time that she reads to us. Children truly are amazing!

- I'm gardening more now that the rain has come to an end. Honestly, I would love more rainy days. 

-My Fitbit ChargeHR finally arrived. I had been waiting since December for the plum color one to come out. I've been tracking my sleep, steps, workouts and much more. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's a heart rate+activity wristband. It continuously takes your heart rate. Just click the ChargeHR link to learn more. :)

-I'll be painting a room or two in our home this weekend. - I need change! 

I hope you all have enjoyed your week! Have a beautiful and very happy weekend.

Welcome new readers! I'm so happy to have you here. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Simple and sweet.







This day was simple and sweet. 
Surrounded by my love ones.
I enjoyed it very much.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rainy day, please stay..{Currently}


 I'm embracing these rainy days. Ah, the smell of rain.- So fresh. Perfect weather for a snuggle, cup of coffee and of course for the little ones to splash in rainy puddles. We've been having a few thunderstorms late at night. Today it has mostly been a light sprinkle. - I'm enjoying this very much.

Currently

-Baking an apple coffee cake in the slowcooker.
-Piles of books lay on our living room floor. 
-My oldest is singing. She enjoys this very much. And of course her little sister can't stop smiling.
-A warm cup of coffee awaits me in the kitchen.
-Rain is coming down. It really is relaxing.
-I've started a load of laundry. Something about doing laundry on a rainy day...
-Math lessons are set aside for our oldest. -We'll get to them later this evening.
For now..
We will enjoy our time together on this rainy day.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring-catchers..(A DIY craft post)

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” 
― Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass


Spring-Catchers.
(Spring time suncatchers)

Materials for this fun, simple craft:
-Paint- regular or water paint.
-Pencil
-Template (I made my own. -Tulip, sun and flower shapes)
-Scissors
-Tape
-Flowers
and of course some paint brushes.
















Draw.
Cut.
Paint.
Tape.
And place your beautiful flowers.
Apply tape on the front side. - This will seal the flowers inside.
All done! Now hang and enjoy this simple Spring time craft.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Slowing down..

“Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list.” ― Patti Digh

It has been a bit hectic around here.
I think we're in need of rest.
Our days seem long and hectic.
Maybe soon..
things will start slowing down.









This week:

-We continued our lessons. Reading lessons are slowing down. - Right now our oldest daughter is sick. Just a common cold. But she is definitely in need of rest. -Warm baths, vapor rub and warm drinks. - This seems to be helping out some.

I've washed, and sanitized things around our house.  - So far little one, daddy and I are cold free. I'm sure it will sneak up on me when I least expect it.

We're still working on lessons and this week she's learning about ladybugs. Once she is is feeling better, we'll head out and go on an outdoor adventure. 

Out littlest one has been fussy. - Maybe she's teething?! I haven't seen or felt any teeth that may be coming in. She's content when she is being held or wrapped in her carrier. I swear if I could put her in the wrap during showers...you betcha I would! - Especially if that meant longer and quieter showers.
I've learned to work around that. I shower early mornings when everyone is sleeping. - This way there's not interruptions and I can have some quiet time.

Even with lack of sleep, I managed to meet with a group of ladies for coffee and a chat.  It was nice and definitely needed. 

Our nights are long. We're normally in bed by 11:30-12.  - This of course is when we are off schedule. 
So I think this weekend, I'll try and catch up on some sleep.  Maybe a nap for this mama...I think so!
And we will hope that things start slowing down.

How has your week been? I'd love to know! :)

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.