Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nature Explorers

We enjoyed a peaceful spring break from school. No big plans, just some relaxing. We did get outside to explore many times and had several nature encounters. We got to observe a porcupine dining in the backyard-luckily we noticed him before letting the dog out!
On one of several excursions into the woods we discovered a vernal pool with a bunch of frogs eggs in it.It's a little hard to tell but that cloudy mass in the center of the picture are the frogs eggs. We've gone back a couple of times to check to see if they've hatched into tadpoles but not yet!

On a fishing trip Dom and Kenzie found this little guy and put him into the turtle relocation program as he was sunning himself in the middle of the road. They brought him home so the girls could observe him for awhile then we let him free into woods near the house.

He tried to make a run for it off the kitchen counter before Becca grabbed him. He was nice enough to stick his head out for a picture before we brought him back outside.

We also came across a ribbon snake and found a birds nest. Lots of neat stuff. Further exploring may be on hold for a little while as blackfly season is upon us and you can barely go outside without getting eaten alive!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter part 2

We spent Easter in Gloucester and were blessed with another beautiful day, more yummy food and lots of goodies for the girls. I think we have enough candy to last us until next Easter!! I didn't take many picture on Easter Sunday but did get to capture a few pictures.

Here is Kenzie and Nonna swinging at a little park down the street.

Here is Becca who is a true New Englander. She was complaining that it was too hot! Too hot in April in New Hampshire, we're lucky there isn't still snow on the ground!

And here is Becca getting comfort from her dad because she was mad at me for taking her picture. What a mean mom I am.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Easter part 1

We started out Easter festivities today with a visit to Grammy & Grampy's house. We had the most beautiful weather with temps around 80 which highly unusual for Easter in these parts.
The girls got to hunt for plastic goodie filled eggs outside and chocolate eggs inside. And truth be told I think Boomer found all the eggs before the girls did, but he was a good dog and didn't run away with any!

Hangin' with my PEEPs

I Crack Myself Up

Friday, April 02, 2010


It just wouldn't be Easter if we didn't color some eggs. It also wouldn't be an easter project if I didn't take too many pictures. We did the traditional bright colored ones and then tried some tie-dye ones. The tie-dye ones looked cool but were really messy and the girls just did one each before deciding they would really rather do the bright colors. The faces really add character don't you think?