Friday, April 29, 2011

a day in the garden...

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some of my favorite days are the simplest of days...
a day in our garden... playing with the hose... planting some seeds...
being together doing a little bit of nothing

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we are so so so excited about our broccoli!

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this sweet face pops in front of my camera ever so often... she's so funny... I love this angel face!

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our garden is a bit eclectic... nothing really perfect... a bit tropical and nice and shaded. When we started our garden around our home Pappa and I wanted it to be like a "secret garden" ... little trails, quirky things planted in unusual places. I love how our girl's imaginations totally open up the moment they step outside... they find secret trails where the fairies live... they cook lots of rock and fern stews... and every once in awhile they have to hop on their pirate ships and set sail to another land...
but my most favorite part of this eclectic amusement is when I find little things... things that make me laugh...
This little dinosaur caught my eye and made me laugh out loud... how did he get here... will he stay long... what kind of adventures will he too have???

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so many special times shared here... many memories made

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so many pretty things are in bloom... the smells... the colors... the birds... it's fantastic in the spring!

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when the jasmine is in bloom so are my senses... it's the most beautiful scent you can imagine! It's intoxicating and makes us so happy! To take in the scent is enough... there is something about scents... with them comes memories, happiness, and love.

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usually a little bum finds it's way into our garden... clothes get lost... and feet get mucky... childhood

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

egg fun!

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don't you love Easter...
I remember as a kid having the purplest fingers on the street! My brother and I would try to get the brightest eggs... my favorite is always the robin blue ones. To see our little girls making their own memories... turning their fingers colors... comparing colors... making cracks... it's such fun!

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always nice to have something pretty on the table, don't you think...

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some treats from the bunny...

I almost forgot... our poor Isabelle...not only has she in the past 2 weeks gotten stitches in her sweet chin... (split it at a friend's house... slippery little girls out of the pool + running on wooden floors = a trip to the ER) then Friday before the big weekend our sweetie wakes with the stomach bug... iyyy! so finally by Easter morning she was almost herself again... what a rough few weeks!

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so here are the girls after Isabelle took a little rest from the Easter basket fun... she was then ready for the egg hunt!

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Cecilia was quite good this year... found so many all by herself! without the help of her big sister! :-)

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table all set for a nice Easter lunch... we did it Swedish style! a little Swedish Schnapps and herring!

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how it looks!

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our sweeties in their Easter dresses... their Uma made them special for them! cute huh!

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our little helper!

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what a nice day we had... best part... at the end of the day... Isabelle said, "wow, thank you Mamma and Pappa... I had a really nice Easter..." so sweet!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Odds & Ends...

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just some fun little odds and ends...
we have been felting so much lately... my fingers hurt!
it's so much fun and so satisfying... I have accepted that I cannot knit but man oh man can I get into felting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

egg water felting fun!

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our girls get such a kick out of these wet felted eggs we make every spring! I think it's all the water soapy messiness! perhaps? We LOVE felting ... love the handicraftness about it... love how it's such an old craft but yet our girls are obsessed with it! We put Isabelle's washboard to use this time around... she got it for this particular project from Santa Claus.

But this year we invited some friends over to join in on the fun! it was quite cute and all the fluffy felt was all over the place... lots of bubbles... lots of giggles.. lots of fun!

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best of all at the end you get a pretty little egg... looks so nice on our spring nature table!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mama!

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My Mother turned 60 a bit ago! We made such a special dinner for her! real champagne and shrimp parmesan risotto! YUM!
lots of pretty decorations! girls got all pretty and helped wrap her gifts! it was a sweet night of celebration!

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a little bubbly for the wee ones! (apple juice & club soda)

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a little bit fizzy!

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Happy Birthday Mama!
I wish you a beautiful year with lots of love!
you're like my best friend and I'm so happy to have you in my life!!!
xoxoxo