Monday, March 24, 2008

A Visit to Grandma's House

Yesterday was Easter Sunday. We went to Grandma's house for dinner. Grandma and Grandaddy have a bird feeder, bird houses and a bird bath, so they have a lot of birds visit their yard. The kids borrowed Jen's camera to go outside. W. was going to sit quietly and wait for the birds to come so that he could take their pictures, but then M. decided to go outside too. As they walked around the yard, they discovered a strange bird was following them. They decided to take its picture. They took a lot of pictures of the bird all around the yard. Here he is by the daffodils. We call this one "Daffy Duck."

Wendy went to Grandma's and got to look around her garden, too. Here she is by Grandma's favorite Lenten Rose. We only have one Lenten Rose, but Grandma has a lot of them!

Jen made a new dress for Wendy last week, so she wanted to wear her new dress for Easter. It has blue cherries on it.

Jen wanted to take more pictures of Wendy at Grandma's house, but the kids took so many pictures of the crazy bird and Grandma's flowers, that the camera battery quit.

More later


Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Joyous Day!

Wishing you a very happy and blessed Easter!

Jesus Christ is Risen!  
He is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!

Chloe, Samantha
Lilly, Hannah, Jodi
Amy, Alley,Wendy
Melody & Daisy

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I don't remember St. Patrick's Day falling during Holy Week before!  A very unusual event.  In fact, we've found out that this is the earliest Easter will fall in our lifetime!  (See  Sure enough, our Lenten Rose is blooming:

Here is my friend, Chloe, and I in our front yard.  We are wearing our green for St. Patrick's Day.

Even though Chloe has pointy ears, she insists she is a Christmas elf and not a leprechaun.  Since I have never seen her cranky, nor is she the tricky sort, and I've never seen her repair fairy shoes, I believe her.  You don't suppose she is just telling me tht so that I don't try to get her gold do you?

- Samantha


Spring must be coming soon!  Today we are watching the ACC Basketball Championship.  Later, we will do what we've done every year on Palm Sunday, since 2005, watch The Passion of the Christ.  Yesterday, Jen's son braved sticker bushes and high weeds to get to the daffodils blooming in the vacant community space next to our house.  Aren't they pretty?  It inspired me to go searching for a fitting poem.

by William Wordsworth  (1770–1850)

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Isn't it amazing that a poem written so long ago (more than 200 years!) can still be so pretty to hear today?  I hope that I can call these pretty daffodils to mind when I'm feeling pensive!!!

I'm sorry I have been so negligent in updating my blog, dear friends.  I hope to post more often!