Wednesday, March 26, 2014

introducing our chicks

 introducing the newest members of the family...

we are thrilled to have begun our new 
adventures as backyard chicken farmers!

Monday, March 24, 2014

happy birthday wes - outtakes

i shared the above photo on wes' birthday.
our failed attempt at snapping a fun little happy birthday photo for daddy.  
i thought the episode was best depicted in those 3 pics up there.
but while going through photos today,
 i realized the moments leading up to the point when ella & bennett 
rescued jane by removing the balloons and then losing them up in the tree  
tell a far better story.
i present takes 1-10 of a failed birthday photo shoot...
happy birthday wes!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

headbands & sleep

  pictures posted while sitting outside jane's room on the night 
we let her scream and cry herself back to sleep.

what's it called...furberize?
awful word.
this is torture.

so...i'm making myself feel like not such a mean mama by 
looking at the pics from our day together making headbands out of old t-shirts. 

yeah, this was not a good idea.
she's too cute give tough love.
especially with new chic headband look.

but, the girl needs to sleep.
this mama needs to sleep,
or there won't be anything left for more headbands,
 or better said, dinner. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

tweet tweet birdie treats

we saw our first robin redbreast the other day,
a most welcome sign of spring!
 we celebrated by making some treats for our backyard birdie friends.

we decorated some tin cans for feeders, and made some tasty frozen birdseed cookies. 
and , can you even stand how focused jane with a paintbrush?!
we are quite excited to have another official member of crafternoons here at home. 


the next day after the paint dried and the cookies froze 
it was time to fill the cans and hang everything up on the make shift kid-height tree 
that bennett created by sticking a fallen limb into the snowbank just below our kitchen window. 
and as you can see,  jane thought we should also give the squirrels a treat by dumping 
half the bag of birdseed in the snow, woops!

and now our mornings look like this...
gazing out the window to watch our happy bird friends (and squirrels)!
janie is beyond fascinated, can't you tell?
bennettt, ella, wes & i are fascniated as well and have been busy 
checking off the different types on our bird guide from anya.  
tweet tweet...happy spring!