Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cultural Fair

This evening was the Cultural Fair at Faye and Drew's school.  The school was decorated with some of the artwork the kids have made throughout the school year. Each class learned about a different country, made artwork, and learned a song from the country.  Their class learned about Thailand.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

In our yard

I've found lots of interesting things in our yard this spring.  I was thrilled a few weeks ago when I found out we had a magnolia tree! I absolutely love the smell of them, and they are so pretty too! We also have a forsythia bush, a lilac bush, and a couple lily of the valley(which just happens to be my favorite flower scent, despite its toxicity). I know that lily of the valley spread, so why we seem to only have about two plants is beyond me. Our lilac bush only has a few flowers, but I will try to prune it(?) and get it to bloom more next year.

We have a few of these plants growing around our yard as well, does anyone know what these are?  

We also have a purple flowering tree in our front yard.  I'm terrible at identifying trees.  Any one know what this one is?  I took a close up picture of the flowers too...

A few weeks ago I noticed a birds nest right outside our side door, on top of the light fixture.  Over the past few days I've been trying to get a picture of this bird, but the second it sees any motion it flies off.  I had a little spare time this morning so I stood very still with my camera ready and I finally got a picture. It took me about 10 minutes of zero motion... have  you ever tried to stand perfectly still holding a camera for 10 minutes?  Its not easy. There were two birds, but they weren't fighting, so I'm guessing I got the mamma and the papa!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day

We had a very lazy Mother's Day yesterday.  The weather was cold and I opted to stay home and do nothing. Andy suggested going to the White Sox game because they were giving out White Sox tote bags, but it was a late game and way too cold. I guess I should clarify and say I had a very lazy Mother's Day yesterday, as I think Andy was quite busy making me lunch and cupcakes and cleaning up! Faye and Alex brought me breakfast in bed - buttered bread - and gave me the things they made for me as soon as I woke up.  Faye made me a very funny acrostic poem (I'm apparently not a nerd, nor a terd, and also not a ninny), and Alex made a very cute card as well. Drew has been not feeling the best since he got his RPE on Friday, but he made me a card and gave it to me in the afternoon. 

The kids and I started taking some silly pictures - and once Andy joined in they got really silly.

Yep, that's my family!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Tea

Alex's preschool class held a Mother's Day tea party at school this morning.  They sang us songs and made us muffins and lots of other goodies.  Alex was so excited to show off everything he made. He told me last week he was making things for me, but that it was a secret.  He's usually not very good at keeping secrets, but he did great this time.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!!