Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lovely Kate

This little girl of mine is growing up so fast.


Daddy found this really cool salamander hanging out in our basement. The kids have really enjoyed it

Little Birdies

We've been waiting patiently for momma birdie's eggs to hatch.  She built her nest under our side porch. 
We were excited to look up one day and see tiny beaks.  

 I climbed up on a step ladder to get this picture.  Un-graceful as I am, I fell off and bruised my knee and twisted my ankle.  It was worth it for the kids to get a good view of them.  

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Summer is coming.  I did the CSA again this year, but we decided to split a box with a friend, which makes for a much more reasonable amount of veggies. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Beautiful Night for Baseball

Michael got the game ball tonight, and the younger two brought home half the field's dirt. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Treasure Hunt At The Park

Kate finds all kinds of treasures at the park, especially shiney rocks and brilliant dandelions.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Male Bonding

The boys were out working out in the yard today, and I caught them taking a break on the back of the truck, probably talking about manly things and spitting.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Ones Who Call Me "Mom"

I just love these sweet, funny, creative kids, and I'm so glad to be their mom.  This is their version of the Empire State Building that they built today. I also received breakfast in bed from Michael, which consisted of a squished cinnamon roll and a bottle of apple juice. He made me a really sweet book about what he loves about his mother. Kate made me a very elaborate craft that looked like a large cupcake. It took her a lot of time, and I know she was very proud of it.  David gave me his usual sweetness and snuggles.  These guys are the best!

My Sweet Kate

I sure do love this sweet girl. 

My Boys

These boys keep me laughing.  Love them!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Michael Sickie

Michael woke up about 3:30 a.m. with severe ear pain. We went to the urgent care clinic today to get it checked out, and he has a double ear infection and bronchitis. Hope you are feeling better soon, buddy.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Nurses Gala

Jon was kind enough to go with me to my hospital system's nurses gala for Nurse's Week 2013. 

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Lugnuts baseball 2013

Michael's first year in *real* baseball. 

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Sounds of Summer

Last night, we went to the first in the Summer Concert Series at the Fredericksburg Museum and Cultural Center. The Elby Brass was playing, and it was a fun time for all.  
Walking through downtown Fredericksburg on our way to the show.

We stood off to the side of the Market Square so the kids could have lots of room to expel some energy.  It was a really good eclectic mix of people in attendance.  Young families, elderly people, college students, and everything in between.  Good, local fun!

The kids got their groove on:

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


The kids found this really cool  cocoon in one of our trees. They have been watching it closely for signs of transformation. They really love being outside and exploring nature.

River Walk

Fredericksburg city put in a really nice Riverwalk pass along the Rappahannock River. We got a chance to walk it today with my friend Kathy from work. We stopped halfway and let the kids play the park, then we finished our walk. It was a perfect day for a walk by the river today.

To Do List

Kate is probably going to be a writer with her passionate love for words. Today, she made a to do list, then probably crossed off all the things that she had already done.
Wake up, eat brefest, brush teeth, get grist (dressed), wollk (walk to) pond, sleep