Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our Majestic Bird!

An amazing creature!

Johnathan took these pictures about 2 miles away from home!

Can you believe it?

A brief moment of sunshine!

Looking for earthworms.

   Hello again. There has been a lot going on around here the past few days. A lot of out door play followed by a lot of indoor play and not much napping for the little one. The highlight of the week so far has been watching my girls find some new life outside. We've discovered a mama bird who has decided to use the rain spout outside our living room window to build her nest. It really is incredible to see how much material this little bird has used so far. The children have taken an interest in bird watching as well and wouldn't you be surprised to hear that my Tory came bounding up the stairs the other day to tell me about the bald eagle flying over our house and to "look quick before he flies away!" To my amazement she was right and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. A majestic being for sure! Lily has started to point out the cry of a dove and tries to coo back to them. She can also point them out. I am so excited to see where this new interest takes us.
       What life have you seen this week?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fresh Flowers From Daddy!!!

     Today when I arrived home from work there was a lovely bouquet of hand picked flowers from Lily and Daddy for me in my favorite teapot on the table! I love how he's so thoughtful. God has truly blessed me with such a wonderful man. It's almost as though I need to pinch myself each day to make sure it's real. Daddy and Lily also made a bouquet for Tory and Lily and placed them in their rooms. The simplicity of such a thing is the best part. I love it.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rainy Day

     Rainy day today. It's so hard to focus on your work when you just want to go outside and play! I am looking forward to the wet weekend we're supposed to have. We really need the rain here to green up the grass a bit. I love the smell of the air when it rains. It reminds me of when I was a child. We lived in Washington then. I would climb up into a secure branch in our apple tree with a book and stay there all day. Loosing myself in the pages as I would nibble on the tart fruit. I miss that place. It was a magical place. Moss grew on everything, slugs and snails would climb all over, and there was so very much green! Everything was green. There truly is nothing like living in a fairy forest! To this day I swear the Bigfoot I saw is real. We have magic here too. It's just a little dryer. And a lot windier. I like to think the wind is my mother blowing me kisses. That is her was of greeting me from whatever beautiful place she is now.  Today I didn't make anything. I haven't had a day go by since she died that I didn't make something. Maybe another step up in this process called grief.