Sunday, May 29, 2011

simple things sunday

We spend our days outside...enjoying this lovely weather, riding bikes, and blowing bubbles with friends.  Or trying to blow bubbles with friends. ;)

My garden helper


The girls love to try to blow bubbles.  We keep telling Ry to hold the wand a little bit closer.  :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

sweet ryleigh

I just can't help taking her picture all the time...can you blame me?  ;)

Monday, May 23, 2011

the battle of the birds

I am brand spanking new to the whole bird-feeder-community.  I have been wanting birdfeeders for awhile...inspired by my mom and sister...who have paved the way flawlessly!  Their yards are always filled with birdfeeders and lovely birds eating away.  Soooo, this year, my mom and sister each got me a hook and feeder for my birthday.  Well, it has been almost a week...and NO BIRDS.  :(  I thought I would try to lure them to the feeders with old fashioned pinecone feeders...and it was a super fun activity for the kiddos as well! 

We started with peanut butter and a pine cone...

...then added the bird seed.


Ryleigh was VERY into it.

So was big brother.

Silly face...but so proud.  :)

Off to hang it on the tree!

Ryleigh had a hard time letting go.  ;)
They were so excited! 


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ring around the rosey...

It is Simple Things Sunday again...perhaps my favorite post of the week.  :)  Today, the kiddos and I made some super cool pine cone bird feeders followed by a quick game of Ring Around the Rosey...what else?!  ;)

My girl is HAPPY...

...the reason?  He big brother is playing with her.  :) 

I was so honored to have one of my photos highlighted in the Simple Things Roundup last week!  :)  Please go see the post HERE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

16 on 16

I recently read about a really neat idea on a blog somewhere...I just can't remember where.  Anyhoo...the blogger puts up a collage of 12 photos on the 12th of each month.  Well, I missed the 12th.  AND I have soooo many photos from May that I haven't put up yet.  So, I thought I would do 16 photos on the 16th.  Hence, 16 on 16.  Enjoy!

 So far this month, we have been extremely busy!  We have enjoyed 3 birthday parties, 3 Mother's Day celebrations (including the one at favorite day ever), a carnival, may flowers, trips to the park, and (of course) playtime with our dear neighbors.  Hooray!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

ahhh....the simple things....

It is true that there is nothing like the sound of a child's pure and true hysterical laughter.  But when it is your own is that much better.  :)

Inspired by (as always...)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April {in pictures}

What a fantastic month April was!!!  The weather finally broke and we were able to get outdoors!  Here is our April in photos!

April was filled with:
~splashing in puddles
~crafting outside (yea birdhouse!)
~Easter egg hunts
~delicious popcicles
~super fast Gator driving

As always, this month's collage is inspired by:

Monday, May 2, 2011


This week, my little girl will be twenty months old.  HOW?  It feels like just yesterday this little one surprised me by coming slightly early!!  She continues to amaze us everyday!  A little glimpse:

~She is talking like crazy!  She puts 2, 3, and even 4 words together.  Often about her brother.  :)
~My littlest loves to snuggle in "Mommy's Bed" with a binky and her beloved piggy blanket.
~"Wawa and Bootsh" continues to be a favorite.  (aka Dora and Boots;))
~Ry LIVES to play outside.  You can often find her at the door chanting "side, side, side"
~She loves to play with playdoh, sidewalk chalk, and the sand table.  All of which become a snack at some point.

Here are some of my lovely little lady in an adorable outfit given to her from her Nanmom.  How beautiful!?
(click on the photos to see them in all their glory)