Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30

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April showers....

April 29

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The hummingbirds are here.  Here's proof.
But I'm determined to get a better shot of him at the feeder.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28

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Josie enjoying Sloppy Josie's.
Want the recipe?  Click here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27 - part 2

Okay, this was too cute not to share! (I think)

Blake just loves our dog Sasha.
Here he's looking out the window, calling her.
His first word?  Sasha!

April 27

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All week Reuben has been counting down sleeps til Dentist Day.
Today was the day...finally.  He was so excited.  He jumped out of bed,
got dressed, ate breakfast, and asked me to comb his hair all nice.
On the way, he said to me "I always get the doctor and the dentist mixed up".
I asked him if he knew where we were going today.  He remembered...
the dentist!.  When I asked him if he knew what the dentist does,
he said, "They take out all your teeth."
And to think he was looking forward to going there!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26

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If you need to break apart frozen chicken pieces...
don't drop them on a good plate.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25

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It's perfect mushroom-growing weather outside...
we had a few nice and sunny days...followed by cool and rainy ones.
See the bark mulch that has been pushed up out of the way?
They literally POP out the ground!!
I'm amazed how fast they always appear.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 24

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Our bunny found some delicious 'boerenkool'
that the dog left in her food dish.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April 23

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I wish I could let you sniff how beautiful these viburnum flowers smell!
I've been checking everyday to see if they had opened yet..
and finally yesterday they had.  Love it!

April 22

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Happy Sunnyday!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April 21

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Eeeek!  Blake has discovered the toilet....
Yesterday he was happily crawling around the house, checking things out
when I realized how quiet it had gotten.  I immediately went into overdrive,
checking to make sure all the bathroom doors were closed!
On my way up the stairs I could already hear the splashing and happy squeals!
So, so yucky!

Friday, April 20, 2012

April 20

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Oh, the sun is shining and the birds are singing!
I can't resist going outside and checking out the gardens.
Things are growing nicely, despite the cool-ish weather.we've been having.
I just have to tell myself that the warm weather is coming!!

And about yesterday's post...
Reuben is on the left and Blake is on the right. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April 19

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What's a mom to do when she's got a whiny kid around while
she's making supper? Well, give him/her an Oreo cookie of course!
Can you guess who is who on these two pictures?
Dustin?  Josie?  Reuben?  Blake?  You guess!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18

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This picture cracks me up every time I look at it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17

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The Spring birds have been coming by the feeders in the past week.
On Sunday, the Evening Grosbeak (pictured) came for sunflower seeds.
Mr. Yellow Rumped Warbler has been seen a few more times...
once, clinging to the trim of my kitchen window, peering in!
Yesterday, an American Goldfinch discovered the nijer feeder.
But still no sign of any hummingbirds.  We're still waiting...

Monday, April 16, 2012

April 16

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Happy 9th Birthday Dustin!!

April 15

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We took the kids to see the plowing match on Saturday.
They loved every minute of it!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14

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5:45am is too early to be woken up on a Saturday,
even IF it is by this boy with the sweet smiling face 'calling' from his bed.
I think he enjoyed being outside so much yesterday that he
wanted to make sure he wasn't missing out on anything today.

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13

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I got this card in the mail today...
from my Secret Sister!!
Hmmm...can I figure this out from the handwriting,
or do I have to wait an entire year to find out who she is???

And on the bird hummingbirds yet.
Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12

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We hung up our hummingbird feeders this morning.
Has anyone seen any hummingbirds this year yet?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11

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All the trees around here are at their
most beautiful right now.
Spring is my favorite time of year!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10

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I been the gardening bug!
The weather is absolutely beautiful and I couldn't resist
buying a geranium, just one, for by my back door.
A full month too if it dies,
I know I have no one to blame but myself.
But doesn't it look pretty??? Huh??

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9

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We came across this picture of Dustin (left) and noticed
that Reuben was wearing the same shirt today.
So we decided to re-enact this picture with Reuben (right).

April 8

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It was exciting to look out the window at our new bird feeder
to see Mr. Yellow-Rumped Warbler checking it out.