Monday, May 25, 2009

Brown Eyed Girls

Earlier this month, I got to visit with Karen and her niece, "L," at "B's" birthday party. In addition to those terrific curls and big brown eyes, I really enjoyed L's playful personality.

Here are a few highlights:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mother's Day Surprise

I recently had an opportunity to visit with 19-month-old, "E," while she spent the weekend with her aunt and uncle, my neighbors. We managed to squeeze in a short play date with my son before the rain spoiled our fun and I grabbed some shots to share with E's mom for Mother's Day.

Here are a few of my favorites. I love those big, brown eyes!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ready to Burst!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day with their families! As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband works in the horticulture industry. His degree is in plant industries management and when we bought our house, he said he wanted to find a blank slate that he could bring to life. Well, we did, and he did, though he wishes he had the time to do much more!

One of the most thrilling things about our garden is the way he has planted things so that something is always blooming. It is like watching fireworks - as one plant finishes for the year, another one blooms.

In that spirit, I have posted a few shots of plants that are on the verge of opening. The tulips, sadly, have already come and gone. Last week's rain didn't do them any favors. The neighbor's lilacs are *almost* there and we should have peonies by week's end. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere!

Last weekend we celebrated "C's" 2nd birthday at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Who knew that it would feel like July at the end of April? Even though the party was indoors, the kids were able to beat the heat with a big room full of water to play in - and what could be better than that?

Here are some highlights of the birthday girl and her friends living it up: