Saturday, February 25, 2012

Little Movie Stars...

Here's the cover of the latest movie production....
a stirring saga about a true love snatched away from her man
only to be returned by a repentant bad guy.
full of action and forgiveness;-)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Great Backyard Bird Count...

We had lots of fun counting the birds in and around our backyard for 
The Great Backyard Bird Count.
We placed a feeder on our clothes line post at the beginning of winter.
We also made bird cupcakes and have kept one on top of the post.
We are able to see the birds from out kitchen window as we are eating breakfast.
This has made for some fun mornings of bird watching.

Here is our official count...
Song Sparrows-12
House Finch-2
European Starling-1
Dark-Eyed Junco-2
Tufted Titmouse-2
Red-Bellied Woodpecker-1
Brown-Headed Cowbird-1
 Tufted Titmouse
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
and this guy....he doesn't qualify for the count...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Valentine...

This baby girl turned one today.
Here she is at her party eating wrapping paper.
and posing for a picture...
and eating her first cupcake!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl...
I love...
the way you hold onto my legs and follow me around
the way your hair hangs over your eyes
snuggling with you at night
listening to you try new words...thankyou...kitty...bubba
watching you walk all around the house
the way you love to eat
the way your brothers and sisters all want to see you first thing in the mornings...
And this morning was special....
the boys gave you a choo-choo train ride in the laundry basket for your birthday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Mercies...

46.  playing Candyland with LouLou...again and again until she wins
47.  Teaching LouLou how to draw an acorn in her nature notebook...watching her smile proud
48.  His playful looks and silly glances among the routine of the night
49.  girls scrambling to stand on a bucket to help cut out biscuits for supper
50.  That boy excited over something he's made...we wants me to capture it with a photo.
51.  the cool early morning breeze...running through my hair
52.  water dripping from the roof after a night of rain
53.  a hawk calling in the early morning
54.  Little Boy rescuing moth from the watery grave of the toilet
55.  chubby fingers...rubber band wrists...fingering the book I am reading in the early morning
56.  Little Bitty painting on herself more than on the paper.
57.  watching him tools in hand...crawl under the van...working hard...figuring out the problem
58.  supper waiting for us on the stove as we return from a day of riding around together.
59.  Miss LouLou coming to me tonight reaching up for me to hold her
60.  That girl always trying to convince someone to scratch her back.
61.  Our tiny miss taking those first few wobbly steps...a big smile on her face
62.  The way she crawls around after hold her...those arms out-stretched...that grin irresistible
63.  Grandmother...reminiscing her childhood...sharing family history with us
64.  A house finch perching on the window peering into the kitchen.
65.  Sitting on the couch with him this morning...each reading our own thing...but we were together
66.  Little one resting in my arms as I bounce her...head falls over in sweet sleep.
67.  That Little Bitty...giggling in the driveway...her laugh is so contagious
68.  crying little one...whining...generally unhappy...I decide to thank God for the opportunity to be patient when I don't feel like it.