Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Colors of Fall

I just love fall, the weather has been so nice, and I enjoy walking through my garden in the morning and just listening and watching. I especially like the fall flowers, their colors are so rich and beautiful. For me it's some of the best eye candy and what a great way to relax!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Beautiful Weekend Hike!

This was a new hiking spot for us and it was really pretty , it used to be a girl scout camp, in a way I felt kind of bad as we walked through thinking about all the girls who had stomped down those trails, you could almost hear the camp songs and invision the canoes being launched. We found a thicket of Hawthorne covered by wild grapevines, Claire thought it was great ! As we travelled along the trail we found lots of fall wild flowers and and the river. What a nice hike, can't wait to take my sisters!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Cutest Elf!

I remember going to Frankenmuth with my parents and my Dad took a picture of me sitting on a bench with an elf , so when we were on one of our summer excursions with my sister Kathy I just had to get a picture of Claire with these elves! She's starting to get into the holidays more and it's getting fun, and she's starting to notice decorations.... I can't wait to really start decorating....this years Christmas decorating will be fun with two little hands to help!! And lets not forget the refrigerator art!!! I love school art projects but that's a whole other story!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Much Needed Hike.

Sunday was such a beautiful day, we jumped in the car and took off to one of our favorite hiking spots. I always feel so much better after a hike , the beauty, fresh air, quiet from the rush of life. Claire likes it too and her Dad ( a naturalist) always finds fun things for her to look at.... especially looking for Tinkerbell in old trees and roots, or Piglet, or Eeyores house. Can't wait for another nice weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Furry Friends Friday

Isn't this little guy adorable! My husband took this picture while working outside. I just had to share it...too cute!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Day Of School

Claires first day of school was good. I asked my sister Laurie if she'd make a 1st day of school cake ( I got the idea out of a magazine ) then for dessert we talked about school and ate cake! Here is Claire before we left... she couldn't hold the cake so I sat her up next to it. Thanks Laurie the cake tasted great!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Summers End and New Beginnings

I can't believe summer is almost over and school starts in a couple days. This year is going to be a milestone year..Kindergarden, and a new school. I'm excited yet anxious, as I'm sure every parent is when they send there little one off to school. We went to her school and met her teacher the other day, and she loved the fact that there are a lot of books and a Peter Pan book with Tinker Bell! In fact she took it and sat right down and made herself comfortable. I'm still glad it's only a half day, I have a feeling I'll be the one wiping tears away on the first day of school.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


My brother made this swing and Claire and I had a wonderful time swinging on it. What is it about swings ? I've always loved them ( some more than others now that my hips are wider.) Makes me think of school days , the swing set at the beach ( ummm I can smell the water just thinking about it.) the rope swing in our backyard, wind blowing through my hair, motherhood and little ones laughing as we swing. One of my favorite poems is The Swing , by Robert Louis Stevenson, I always say it to Claire as we swing. For that few minutes life is simple and easy ( just swing). I hope I never grow too old to swing.