Thursday, September 13, 2012

{pretty, happy, funny, real}


Some of the plants in our yard are doing good and provide a pretty spot for me to focus on.  September is a hard month for this mama.  I'm so tired of heat, and so ready to curl up with a cozy cup of tea.  But it's still hot, so I must console myself with looking at the flowers that still have a month or more left of blooming.  Look at how big our Bird of Paradise has gotten this year!  Crazy.


 Happily the morning weather has cooled off some, and we HAVE had a couple of days in the 90s recently.  A good (actually a great) book and a cup of coffee on the back porch (in the shade) has kept me fairly content.

 We also made these little felt rosaries one afternoon.  It was a fun, quick craft, and I have even caught Fritter and Ladybug praying on their rosaries before bed.
 Dan came home early that day while we were in the middle of rosary making, and he sat down with us and made these little toys: a blue shark, a green Littlefoot, and a yellow duck with a great orange bill.
 Ladybug contented herself with making a bead necklace.

 Dan had some extra wood laying in his garage, so he gave this circled board to the children to play with.  It has been hilarious seeing the games they have come up with for it.  This one is "spin the board without getting your feet pinched".

They also use it as a pretend diving board to dive into the deep green sea.

 Uh-oh, sissy is next!  I'm not so sure she wants to go.

 I'm not sure if it's just the time of year, but the mosquitoes are terrible in our backyard.  The children routinely come back inside with five or six bite marks daily.  So bugspray has become our reality.  I'm open to other ideas if you have them!

Also, the bougainvillea in the top picture is the only one of three that has survived the scorching summer.  I'm sure being in a raised box didn't help keep them cool, and lack of water (my fault entirely) clinched the deal.  I don't really know how the other one is still alive...

round button chicken

1 comment:

i cant decide said...

Ah, I'm sorry all of your plants didn't make it!

Wow, who new a round piece of wood could be so much fun. Cute and creative children!