Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring suprise!

Yesterday afternoon when I returned home from picking up Becca at school I found a basket of Spring daisies outside my front door. I was pleasantly suprised and couldn't imagine who they were from. I was even more suprised to read the card and find out they were from my husband!

You see, as wonderful as my husband is, romance is not one of his strong points and he really doesn't like the "hallmark holidays" when people generally give flowers . And that's okay because when it comes to the really important stuff he is spot on and he spoils me in other ways. But I have to admit it was really nice to receive flowers for no special reason!
Thanks honey, I love you!

Fashion Statement

This is the latest in Spring fashion here in the northeast. When the temperature gets above 60 degrees it is time to pull out the shorts and t-shirts. But one also needs to be practical as well as fashionable and rubber boots are a must to navigate the mud puddles, spring creeks and remaining piles of snow(and dog poo!).
Just check out these lovely fashionistas!

Becca is modeling the more subltle "Fireman" style, while Kenzie prefers "Cute and Cuddly" with her Cow boots.

Special thanks to Grampie who provided the boots for todays fashion segment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

House For Rent: Cheep!

For several year now we have been wanting to put up some birdhouses around the yard in the hopes that we could get some birds to raise a family that we could watch. So the other day Dom came home with one and we proceeded to put it up in the front yard. Since the children still are not too keen on me taking thier picture and the current landscape is pretty dull and drab Dom became a willing subject as he put up the house.
Hopefully sometime this Spring we will get it some tenants and get a chance to see some baby birds. I'll keep you posted!

And speaking of birds here is a favorite picture of mine of an Evening Grosbeak. Usually we have a whole flock of them show up at one time to feed at the feeders and they are ususally easily scared away. This guy was all alone and let me get really close, relatively speaking as I was using a telephoto lense. He hung around for several days and I haven't seen him since, but I am glad to have got some pictures of him!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Life is Good

The Bruins made the playoffs for the first time in four years and they are playing Montreal in the first round. We have had significant snow meltage this week(I can actually see large areas of grass!) and for the first time in three weeks everyone in the house is healthy.
Life is good.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Poem To Mud
- Poem to ooze- Patted in pies, or coating the shoes. Poem to slooze- Poem to crud- Fed by a leak, or spread by a flood. Wherever, whenever, whyever it goes, Stirred by your finger or strained by your toes, There's nothing sloppier, slipperier, floppier, There's nothing slickier, stickier, thickier, There's nothing quickier to make grown-ups sickier, Trulier coolier, Than wonderful mud.

-Zilpha Keatley Snyder

So we are full on in mud season which is obvious from the photos. As you can also see from the photos we were actually able to go outside without snowpants, coats, hats and mittens! Yes Spring has finally arrived and after three weeks of one person or another being sick it has been a very welcome reprieve! We still have piles of snow but there are patches of grass to be seen here and there and for the next several days we are supposed to get temperatures in the 50s and 60s so we should have some significant melting. But with the melting comes the mud and I have given up trying to keep my floors clean until it dries up!