30 April 2011

April Memories

Happy Willow. Happy Dinosaurs.


Unhappy Dinosaurs.


Tai Chi.


Livin' the dream :)

Tomboys and tutus.
Seriously. These single socks emerged from one load
of laundry ... where are their mates?
I am so thrilled that Trader Joe's is only
30 minutes away (compared with 2.5 hours
when living at our former location).

Lovely. Exquisite. Precious.

31 March 2011

Our Saplings: March

Blogspot changed their programming for new posts; for example, you'll see that several photographs uploaded in landscape form (instead of portrait form). Turn your computer sideways? During the dead of winter I purchased these "river stones" on eBay. I had seen them on another blog and the author spoke volumes about how great they were (I didn't understand at that time what the big deal could be). Wrong. Excellent toy that yielded hours of jumping (read = tired toddlers) ,and necessitated intricate balance. Who knew! These were developed in Denmark (another country with l-o-n-g winters, like Minnesota). There's another set that has higher stones (called hilltops)--maybe next winter.

Tupelo found the winter air stimulating :)

26 March 2011

Happy 4th Birthday

Can I have strawberry cupcakes please! 

Happy birthday our precious daughter. Oh, could you please stop growing up? Your Mom can't stand it.

28 February 2011

February Images: Year of the Rabbit

Pictures from a Chinese New Year's carnival for families with children from China (and Asia). If you look at Willow's hat, you might guess correctly that it is the Year of the Rabbit (officialy began on 3 February). Farther below are images from ribbon dancing (taught by a front-runner for Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother movie). Lastly, is my fur daughter Chloe, a labradoyte (Chocolate lab x coyote).