Friday, May 31, 2013
I bet you can probably guess where we will be this weekend...and oh what fun we will have!
The girls couldn't wait to ride in the wagon pulled by Whimsy, the pony. They're getting to the age though where I'm not sure if the thrill is the ride, or the driver....
The other thrill this evening was the petting zoo - they spent most of their time there loving all over the wonderfully friendly puppies, kittens, chicks, ducklings, bunnies, goats, a calf and a pot-bellied pig! They had the best time and can't wait to go back in the morning...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
This morning we drove up to the Windsor Fairgrounds for the Central Maine Bird Fanciers' spring show. We thoroughly enjoyed touring through the show barn and seeing all the many varieties of poultry that were on display. Afterwards there was an auction of birds and poultry related items. We sat there freezing to death in the cold, wet wind because she had her eye on some of those birds. Our quiet, shy, little girl demonstrated that if she wants something, nobody (And I mean NOBODY!) is going to outbid her! She stood up in her chair and hollered out her bids. She is now the very proud owner of 3 laying hens and 2 pairs of bantams.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I love planting the more unusual varieties of plants, and this flower certainly fits the bill. I was so pleased to see it open this evening. It's just gorgeous!
However, the little creature buried in its petals is not. I didn't even notice him until I looked at the pictures on the computer. Does anyone know what it is?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We visited our friend's consignment shop, La Donna Zabella. She always has a great selection of really nice clothes, shoes and accessories.
The girls had a blast playing 'dress-up'...
This crazy girl thinks she could be a ballerina!
Monday, May 13, 2013
This weekend we went to Young's Greenhouse in South Paris to check out all their beautiful plants and find something for the grandmothers for Mother's Day. Check out that beautiful bed of marigolds...
And, of course, you have to have pillows for your bed...so soft!
Each year I let them pick out a plant of their own. This year they skipped the flashy annuals, in favor of these perennials. They like the idea that these beautiful flowers will keep coming back year after year.
Good choices, girls!
Good choices, girls!
We spent almost 2 hours touring the greenhouses, "ooohing and aaahing" over all the wonderful plants, collecting fallen flowers for keepsakes, and just having a blast learning about all the different kinds of plants that are available. Finally we picked out a couple of flowering shrubs for the grandmothers, and, while I wasn't looking, they snagged a 'Sensation' Lilac for my Mother's Day gift - what a great surprise!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
He used scrap wood from his step-father's workshop and built them over a couple of particularly muddy spots on the trail, thinking that it would help to keep them from getting too dirty on their bikes. I have a feeling that the kiddos will do the same thing as Amber did, and get muddy anyway! That's half the fun, isn't it?
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This morning they ran a race together! The results? From left to right...2nd place, 9th place, 5th place (1st female!), 13th place and 33rd place, and she came across the finish line with the biggest grin for all her cheering fans! We are incredibly proud of them all. Not just for their accomplishments, but also for their excellent sportsmanship. They make a great team!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
This evening the 6th graders put on a Vocabulary Parde. They each had picked a word to study, and created costumes to match. They marched, one at a time, across the stage, while one of their fellow students read what they had written about the word. It was really fun to watch them - they were all so creative! And not a bit shy!!