Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just a bit of paradise...

A little bit of everything in this  Just trying to catch up on the past few months.

Can you see those little precious babies in there?  The horn bird nest is here for another year.  We had the best time watching these sweet little house wrens grow up.  We actually got to watch the Momma teach her babies to fly.  She sent them out of the nest one afternoon.  I was in the kitchen and heard Sadie barking and barking.  Well, as I exited the back yard, I saw her trying to stick her nose under the grill.  Turns out there was a couple of baby birds back there.  I shooed her away and the boys and I watched the Momma fuss and chirp at her babies (who were hiding behind the bench, rain water barrels and grill), until they started to fly.  It was the most precious thing! 
Some of Peanuts lego creations. 
Our wooly bear caterpillar habitat.  The boys and I enjoyed catching wooly bears in the yard and we made a habitat so we could watch them eat and spin their cocoon. 
Here is a few up close. 
I finally finished the scarf I have been working on for way to long!  Whew!   
My GA girls and I made bird feeders as part of our God's Creation Badge requirements.  We took them to Getzendaner park one afternoon and hung them around one of the trails for our feathered friends. 

Here's the bird feeder hanging crew! 
RA Race - 2012 
The boys didn't win any awards, but they had a great time racing their cars.
Here is Bug's American Flag Truck.
Red's Firetruck.
Momma Kitty blessed us with five precious kittens on April 10, 2012.

"Don't you have enough pictures yet, Mom!" 
Here is my smokey...just born...sweet baby. 
This is Miss Minnie Me. 
Our sweet boy Lucas. 
Bug's baby Lucky.

And our sweet Tigger girl. 
Junkin' weekend came up again this spring and of course, family tradition, we headed out bright and early to see what goodies we could find.  I picked up this Ubuild Monopoly game for $.50!  Can you believe that - what a deal.  It's become one of our favorite fun! 
We also got this Clue spy's awesome, the boys love this one!   
This one is just funny.  I opened the potato drawer and found a science experiment!  LOL 
Forts, Forts and more FORTS...even forts on the trampoline!   
Check out our swans...pretty good, right? 

Bananagrams...this was another Junkin' Weekend find...$.50 - I love this price, and the game is so fun! 
Easter Fun with my GA girls!  We played some fun games outside and the girls had a ball! 
Easter Egg relays! 
Run, Run, Run! 
One of Red's Mission Projects for RA's was to make envelope books for the hospital.  The boys decorated the envelopes and wrote nice things on them.  Then we wrote out verses on index cards and put them inside the envelopes.  I attached them together with a ring.  We left these at the hospital waiting room in town. 

Some of Red's math work, he was working on graphs, so we used a random magazine at the library to graph animals we saw. 
Bug is learning to research.  So he picks a subject and then goes through the steps to look it up.  Finding books, taking notes, writing a report, then giving his report out loud. 
My Bunnies...I have to say I believe this Draw Write Now is helping me with my drawing skills!  LOL 
For Mother's Day, the boys picked out special cards for Memaw.  Then they wrote her special notes and decorated them. 

Red writing out his card. 
Here we are drawing The 3 little pigs! 
Here's those itty bitty sweet they are!
From left to right, Tigger, Smokey, Minnie Me, Lucas, Lucky 
Bug liked to try to get them to play with the cat teaser. 
Lincoln Log building! 
Check this out, I have actually taught myself to knit on the needles!  LOL 
Go Me!  I am making (made) a pot holder!!! 
One of our chrysalis' hatched...woo-hoo! 
The Painted Lady Butterfly 
Our Monarch...we came home and found him on the chair! 
So pretty! 
Isn't he gorgeous!  Oh my goodness, I was just in awe at his colors and patterns.  Such a beauty! 
I took him out and put him on the bush outside.  He drank nectar for a while then off he flew.
This is what happens when a Bug stays up late.  LOL 
I broke out the Cricut machine that Mom got me for my birthday.  It came in quite handy to make the names for the GA girls posters.  I am not so sure about the whole paper sticking to the mat thing, that's a little icky for me, but I love the way it cuts.  Now I just gotta be on the lookout for clearance cartridges. 
Sadie girl got a bath...she was not very happy. 
"Aww, Mom, I worked so hard to stink this bad".  LOL
And this is what Sadie does when your back is turned and your washing her brother!  GRRR! 
Look how filthy she is, crazy hound!
Scamp followed Sadie's example while I was busy washing Lady!  Heathen Dog!
Momma Kitty and her babies, they are a little over a month old here and we started
 them on wet food.  We knew we were going to be traveling to Uncle Mike's in a few weeks 
and we wanted to make sure they were eating by then. 
We found a little tiny frog in the back yard.  We shall call him Fred and set him free over the fence where the hounds can't eat him! 
My GA girls got to meet a missionary.  How cool is that?  Ms. Moore came to talk to the group and the girls got to hear all about her work in the Canary Islands.  She even brought clothes for them to try on.  Bailey is so funny, she put on the full costume - such an actress!  LOL 
The girls also got to participate in the discussion about the people that live there.  We learned all sorts of interesting facts about the Canary Islands. 
Mrs. Moore brought lots of cool items to share as well as some really cool pictures. 
The girls also got to play a paddle ball game like the kids in the Canary Islands! 
Some of our wooly bear caterpillars made their cocoons! 
Have you ever done your school work in a boys love it!  LOL 
Another Painted Lady has emerged! 
Bug caught her with the net so he could let her go outside. 
And there she goes...

On that note, more to come!  Thanks for sharing our crazy lives with us...we-

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