Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On Watching them with Others

Whenever I have had the chance to partake with Lucy in activities at her school, it has been rewarding in ways that seem a bit unexplainable.   At times, she will forget I am there, and I get to see her interact with her peers in a way that I usually am not privy to.   Who knows why this is such a joy to see.   But I imagine most parents would agree that they derive great happiness in watching their child, particularly when their child doesn't know their watching.

Kind of like when we stand in their bedrooms at night watching them sleep.

Lucy's class field trip to Gorman Farms did not disappoint.

Lucy and her BFF snuck away from the group to pet the goats (which they weren't supposed to do... already a rebel!)

Lucy and her teacher, Ms. Morgan (who we looooove!)

getting ready to grind corn.

my fav pic....in the chicken coop.

taking it all in....
There are only 5 girls in the class;  according to the teacher, they have bonded quite nicely this year.

The school year is coming to a close.  We will miss this great group of kids and teachers.   (My guess is it is going to be harder for mom than child. God help me!   And yes, I know... this is only just the beginning.)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

How to Entertain Your Child...

The following have been tested, and proven to work--for a minimum of 30 minutes/ up to a maximum or 45-- in providing uninterrupted,  unadulterated entertainment for your child.   It is true, some were a shocker--even to me.   I mean, really, is it possible to take 45 minutes to eat a smore?  When it comes to Lucy, the answer is yes.  

Digging for worms in the front yard:

do you see that big thing on her shovel?

Have Mamaw and Papa come for a visit:

Give them your camera: 

(especially if you are hoping they may drop it and you can get that new one you are wanting!)


Grow some butterflies:

here they are in the caterpillar stage....stay tuned for chrysalis!
 Big wheelin' it in the backyard:


And last, but certainly not least:  Smores!

notice how it is getting darker...

and darker....

Still eating.  Truly....45 minutes of pure entertainment, in a Smore!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Time!

The beautiful Spring came; 
and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.
~Harriet Ann Jacobs

Liberty Park spring festivities:

Easter egg hunt...

Getting ready!

With all the kids, we were impressed with how Lucy held her own...

She only went for the blue eggs (her favorite color).
"Mommy, Daddy...look what I got!!!"

 Coach and Penny for a visit:

  Easter Morning

Lindsay's Sweet 16

Happy Spring Everyone!!!