Category Archives: life

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

It was the first really beautiful day in over a week. The sun was beaming down from the sky early in the morning and we found ourselves inspired to get out of the house and breathe that sunshine in. The boys and I called my sister and asked her to bring Makena and meet us […]

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MamaK - April 11, 2008 - 5:06 pm

Rock on. I have been feeling the love and joy of it all in it’s most simplest forms lately too. I love this life of ours.-K

whimsigal - April 11, 2008 - 5:53 pm

I wonder if it’s something about spring? you know, everything around us is in re-birth, maybe we experience it, too.

Madeline - April 11, 2008 - 7:44 pm

I’ve been thinking it was due to spring as well, this feeling that i share with you and that you articulated so beautifully.

whimsigal - April 11, 2008 - 7:59 pm

Thanks Madeline!

Homeschooling Mama - April 11, 2008 - 10:28 pm

What a great morning you had! I love those moments when of joy that come when realizing how lucky we are to be with our children and they are not stuck in a classroom. Think of all we would miss! You said it so well. :)

Stephanie S. - April 12, 2008 - 2:14 am


carri - April 12, 2008 - 11:24 am

Beautiful morning indeed! I adore those moments!

Oh man! Is That Really the Sun??

Man, the weather around here has been downright dreary with rain almost every day since last Monday. Over a week of gray skies. Today though, the sun broke through the clouds valiantly, even if only for about an hour or so. Taking advantage of the sorely missed sunshine, the boys and I headed out to […]

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betty75 - April 9, 2008 - 12:15 pm

Great pics. I love the squirrel. He looks like a character out of a disney movie. Looks like you guys had a great time. We’ll have to go back and take Makena too. I’m sure she would love it!!!

Madeline - April 9, 2008 - 12:53 pm

That is such a great picture of a squirrel. He looks like he is inviting you into his den for tea. We were excited to be in the sun too yesterday. Both my boys are thinking about participating in the science fair, btw.

Joan - April 9, 2008 - 4:01 pm

Yes to sunshine! The lack of was really starting to affect me. I like to stop at Bicentennial Park on my way home from work on occasion and take pictures. - April 9, 2008 - 4:34 pm

Such lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. No sun around these parts unfortunately. But then, I’m sick, so who needs the sun. I was hoping to get started on that science project, but I’m just not up to it yet.

Care to send some healthy vibes? ;)

MamaK - April 9, 2008 - 10:42 pm

We finally had some today, but now it’s gone gray again. April showers bring May flowers, or something…-K

Deeg - April 10, 2008 - 2:53 am

ahhh I love spring! Maybe thats because I don’t suffer from allergies though lol. Great shots! I love the one of them on the bench looking over -too cute

sheri - April 10, 2008 - 3:01 pm

It is my absolute favorite time of the year when Cherry Blossoms sprinkle down from the trees. Lovely and magical all at the same time.

whimsigal - April 10, 2008 - 3:16 pm

MamaK, I can almost hear you grumbling from here! We’re getting ready to cool off again so I can totally identify!

Deeg, thanks! I liked that shot, too. I usually suffer a lot with allergies but this year hasn’t been bad so far.

Have you ever seen the movie “Legend” with TOm Cruise? Beautiful movie, typical 80’s cheese but gorgeous. I think about that movie every time I see cherry blossoms on the trees.


whimsigal - April 10, 2008 - 4:28 pm

Madeline, thanks! I’m glad to hear both boys might do it!!

Joan, have you ever been to Tannenbaum Park? We haven’t and we’re going to try that tomorrow morning.

So sorry to hear that you’re under the weather! Definitely sending healthy vibes your way!!


piscesgrrl - April 11, 2008 - 1:48 pm

Those pictures are gorgeous. You have become quite the photographer! I got a new Canon Rebel XT for my birthday but when I read the manual my eyes cross. I think I need a course or something! I hope to be taking great pictures like these soon.

Oh, and we have a project for the science fair! It happened quite serendipitously… we – ok, *I* – have been planning to do vermicomposting for some time now. We bought the materials to build a bin the other day when I thought, “Hey! Science project! Score!” Jonathan is excited and absolutely sure he’s going to make his fortune selling worm poop. Who knows? He may be right. So, we’re in. This’ll hold me to task and get me to move on this. I tend to procrastinate quite badly!

Week of Friends

It’s only Tuesday but already this week has been full of playtimes with friends. Iain met a boy about a month ago who lives up the street and they have become friends. He’s a really nice kid and gets along well with Ryan too which is nice. Sadly, we just found out that his dad […]

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betty75 - March 25, 2008 - 11:04 pm

Oh no. I can’t believe LJ is moving. That sucks for Iain. I know he’s going to be devestated.

The girls are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown.