Monthly Archives: March 2008


Iain was sitting at the table with Ryan and Sean over the weekend and I was sitting nearby on the sofa when he said, “Momma, did Tom Edison invent anything besides the light bulb?” Now, this question came from out of the clear blue sky and I didn’t know the answer off the top of […]

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Stephanie S. - March 31, 2008 - 11:00 pm

Don’t you just get so excited in your heart when things like this happen?
I just always want to do a jig… not because I am surprised, just because it’s such a happy thing to see the magic happen so naturally!

Cate - April 1, 2008 - 2:57 am

I know that episode & I learnt heaps from it too!!

Gotta love the Simpsons!

whimsigal - April 1, 2008 - 4:02 am

Steph, that is totally the joy I get out of it, too!

Cate, How funny that you know that episode! I don’t watch The Simpsons. Is that weird?

carri - April 1, 2008 - 11:05 am

I so love those moments! How exciting!

Rinnyboo - April 1, 2008 - 2:23 pm

I just LOVE the Simpsons. I would probably say it is my favorite TV show. It has so much fun stuff and pop culture and interesting references. It’s what lead us to go to 7-11 when we were in Orlando last year.

Deeg - April 3, 2008 - 3:01 am

yay a science fair! My daughter loves to do them. She even does them during the summer just for kicks. The last time she did one it was on different brands of popcorn and which one left the most unpopped kernals…oh yes, much needed information hahaha

I just love hearing about your boys, they are such interesting little men :)

Bridget - April 3, 2008 - 2:04 pm


Hey! My son (9) picked a Thomas Edison book to read when we discussed biographies. It is SUCH a great book about Thomas Edison’s life and it also is filled with experiments. The name of it is Thomas Edison for Kids by Laurie Carlson. I am learning so much!!! :)

It’s Quiet Here Today

We’re just chillin’ today. I had a dear friend over for lunch and it was wonderful to see her again and get caught up on the latest and greatest. After that, the boys and I went over to my parents house for a quick visit. They got new granite countertops and wanted me to see […]

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betty75 - March 29, 2008 - 12:27 am

Love the pic of the flowers. You’re really becoming quite the photographer.

whimsigal - March 29, 2008 - 12:56 am

thanks, dude!

Donna Boucher - March 31, 2008 - 4:14 pm

Oh! Your pictures look wonderful!!!
What great eyes! Nice skin tones!!!

whimsigal - March 31, 2008 - 5:06 pm

Hey, Donna! Thanks so much for your very kind comment! I come to your site daily for photographic inspiration so it means a lot to hear you say that.

Looking forward to your next post at P-Dub’s site as well!


Cate - April 1, 2008 - 2:59 am

I tried commenting here yesterday, but the silly thing closed me out.

Anyhow…jonquils – one of my favourite spring flowers & smell divine!

Also – your boy’s eyes look amazing!

whimsigal - April 1, 2008 - 4:04 am

Cate, I can’t stand how much trouble Blogger has with comments sometimes!

Thank you for solving my Flower name dilemma! I had no idea that’s what a Jonquil looks like.

Aren’t Iain’s eyes just gorgeous? They both have these amazing blue eyes.

Hope you’re well!

FLO - April 1, 2008 - 10:23 pm

Great photos! The flowers look like narcissus to me.

whimsigal - April 1, 2008 - 10:35 pm

Hey, Flo. Thanks!

Argh! THe flower mystery continues. I will have to google both and see what I can find out.


Birthday Boy Again!

Today is Ryan’s actual birthday and I woke up this morning feeling totally at peace with life and as a result, we had a beautiful day. When the boys woke up, I asked Ryan what he wanted to do. Since it was his birthday, I let him be in charge of our itinerary for the […]

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carri - March 28, 2008 - 11:25 am

Happy Birthday Ryan!

I’m so glad ya’ll had such a wonderful day!

Tara - March 28, 2008 - 12:08 pm

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day! Keeping those nature sketchbooks at the ready is something I have to remember to do with my son.

Stephanie S. - March 28, 2008 - 1:19 pm

Why, indeed?

Deeg - March 28, 2008 - 3:52 pm

that is a great idea…or maybe one day a month each of you (yes parents included) get to have a special day where its all about them and what they like.

My daughters girl scout troop does this in a way. They meet every other week and there is a new girl chosen each week who is the PIG (pretty important girl) the week leading up to the special girls day the other girls work on projects for her to show that they care (could be as simple as a drawing they did out of inspiration of her…or a necklace or art project)

that day the P.I.G. gets to chose the snack they all eat and things like that.

Birthdays are fun because the day is all about you and the people that love you come together to show you just how much you are loved…I agree-why can’t we do that more often?

I love the pictures btw-especially the goofy faces…and sigh, i miss cold stone-all the ones near me shut down this year. sniff sniff

LittlePaintedPolkaDots - March 30, 2008 - 11:54 pm

What a great way to spend the day! Thanks for the reminder that everyday is special.