Tuesday, May 02, 2006

springtime rituals

Well the second skating show went great too. Hubby and my parents were there. Could you ever see the pride in their faces! There was this one skater that stole my heart. A girl about 9 years old. She was one of two dozens doing this number on the song "Walkin' on Sunshine". She had a helper with her, an adolescent gently guiding her along, when I realized that she was blind. She had such energy and was having such a blast and a great skater too. Truly inspirational.

So starting yesterday, the twins are officially going full days at their pre-school on Mondays and Tuesdays. They were so excited! They even helped me make their lunch. They proudly walked in holding their lunch box (Dora and Spiderman, of course)and their small sleeping bags for naptime. As prepared as they were, I wasn't. Had a little pang in my heart when I left them. Even more so when baby boy turned around, looked me straight in the eye and asked "What are you going to do all day mom?" Don't worry, sweetie, I've kept busy. Mostly shopped a lot for this and that. Sigh, another stage achieved. And of course, they did great, just as I thought.

Our outdoor project is done. I'm proud of this one as all my creative ideas were used. Hubby just did the negotiating part with the contractor which he's much better at than I am.

Bought myself an early Mother's Day present. I've been eyeing this for a while and hubby was being so indecisive that I just went out and got it anyways.

All that beautiful weather we've had led to lots of outdoor work: cleaning up the yard, opening up the gazebo and having our first meal there, planning future plantings and admiring the new growths and the early blooms.

It seems I have a fascination with photographing flowers. Have hundreds of pics I've taken everywhere. Love the intricacy and fragility of petals and stamina and pistils. Guess this started as a youngster when I used to dry flowers and make cards with them. I've evolved, now I make cards with the pics I take. So you've been warned, there will be lots of flowery pics as they bloom all around the house.


nancy said...

Wowee!! Everything is so beautiful and warm and lovely and and and...

What a fun transition time for you, full days in school for the twins, new landscaping and that GORGEOUS new outdoor furniture - love it!!

I loved this post, it just seemed to be full of some of the things you love.

re: flower cards - you know my address - heh heh.


Northern Mom said...

Love the new landscaping!
I can't believe the twins are going to school 2 full days a week. It saddens me to know that next year at this time Jo will be registered for school..full time days right from the start if we put her in all french
They grow to fast.
Glad your flowers are blooming. I have a few tulips in full bloom and cleaned out one bed tonight..


I really like your early Mother's day gift. It will be nice for you to have some time by yourself a couple of days a week.

Snack Mommy said...

Wow Wow Wow....love the outdoor projects you have on the go! I didn't know you had a gazebo...I would live out there. I mean, literally....when you adopt me :~)

Silver Creek Mom said...

I love Flowery Pictures!

And the Paving looks wonderful your a true artist. Is there anything you can't do.

Kids going Full days. WOW! What are you going to do with your time? Coffee?

Nice set I want that one too but I got new Screen doors instead. WEll IF WE ever get them put up.

DaniGirl said...

This post is full of lovely spring things - I love it!! Even the bittersweet joy of full days at school. Wow...

And the interlock looks AMAZING!

BeachMama said...

I have been eyeing that same Mother's Day present. I think it looks great, and I love your ideas for the stonework, very, very creative and beautiful. I can't wait to come out and see it all.

My heart took a lurch for you, when you mentioned the twins going full days. I just went for a solo trip to the grocery store and was missing my little guy, I can't even imagine whole days at school!