I wish I had frilly dresses and pretty hats like I used to wear as a little girl on Easter Sunday, but I somehow don't think I'd look so adorable in any of that. This Easter outfit is probably more my speed! Go to Polyvore to make your own Easter ensemble.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Easter is my favorite holiday, but with it coming early this year, I feel a bit out of sorts. I haven't even pulled out any decorations. Isn't that sad?! I will try to get that done this week, along with dying eggs with the boys and putting baskets together. To help get me in the spirit, I think I'll stick to spring and Easter themed posts this week. Here's one of my favorite old cartoons to get the week off to a hopping start!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
My firstborn turns five today and I know it's cliche, but where does the time go?! I can't even begin to describe how happy I was the moment I first laid eyes on my little guy. We found out I was pregnant with Oscar just a few months after I had a miscarriage, so we were beyond excited and after hearing his heartbeat for the first time, the fears from my first pregnancy were gone and we were smitten. We knew he would be called Oscar, as soon as we saw the first sonogram pictures, and now I can't imagine him with any other name. Although the most famous Oscar is quite the grouch, our Oscar was such a sweet and easy baby from the start.
|He doesn't look so happy here, but he was the happiest baby I ever met!|
I'm not sad that my children are growing up, because I love seeing the people they are becoming. Oscar is still so sweet and happy. He's such a compassionate and kind soul, except for those rare moments with his little brother. I love seeing how much we have in common too. Oscar is so not a morning person, loves chocolate, and is always up for crafty time. We took him to the zoo over the weekend, because he clearly shares his daddy's love of animals and today we plan on visiting a potato chip factory, so Oscar can see how a real live factory works. That was his request. There will definitely be some cake and balloons in there too! Here's to the birthday boy!
|The birthday boy with his favorite stuffed animal, Purple Dog, and his sidekick, Benny, at the zoo this weekend.|
Monday, March 23, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I still have lots of pictures of Florida to share, but I wanted to space them out a little bit. I am missing my brother like crazy and stretching out the posts seem to help with that, in some strange way. One of my favorite things to do in Florida was to just sit on my brother's back porch with his pups and my Kindle, ice tea in hand, dad and Jamie talking about various sports, and the quiet breeze keeping us cool. My brother's backyard is surrounded by lots of trees and shrubbery on either side There always seem to be lots of birds chirping and singing and a ton of tiny lizards and colorful insects I chased about trying to photograph, usually with at least one little dog trailing closely behind. At the very end of his yard is a fence with a gate that leads to a big pond. He said the pond was completely dry when they first moved in, but the rain has kept it filled over the years. The sad crumbling dock beside the pond tells me that it used to be much bigger. Each time I visit, I mean to get a closer look, but I never get around to it. Maybe next time...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
During a scenic drive last week, we came upon Lake Ashby Park. We actually came to Lake Ashby first, but it was just a boat ramp with no actual place to really enjoy the lake. I think my brother knew of Lake Ashby Park and had possibly visited before, but he had no idea that the park had access to the actual lake. The park was in a lovely wooded area and we found a sign directing us to the lake. It took us to a leaf-covered wooded path that eventually led to a boardwalk. The boardwalk circled around a side of the lake and back into a swampy area and the woods. There were signs posted along the trail identifying the various trees and plants and, although it was mostly quiet, I imagine the park is home to lots of critters. I think my favorite park was seeing my brother's excitement over this hidden gem just minutes from his home. I could see him imagining future outings and fishing trips to the park. I can't wait to hear what he catches from the boardwalk over the lake!