Experimenting

Bees on flowerMark and I have been experimenting with catching bees flying around flowers. We tease we need a “trained bee” that is taught to fly to a flower, pretend to collect pollen and then fly off before returning to the same flower.

We have learned a few lessons to make the pictures work.  I sat near this flower for about a half hour while the kids played watching a multitude of insects do their jobs. Observing them taught me a lot!  Hopefully, we can get out again so Mark has the chance to try another picture this year.

Cousins

Tree.signed

On Easter, I tried taking a current picture of all the cousins.  It is difficult to get eight children all to look nice at the same time 🙂

I tried again on Monday.  Monday’s is better, but I cheated.  I used a composite of all the pictures that I had and edited them.  I need more practice on composites, but I am happy with my first try.

Adrian’s Birthday

Adrian's Swing setIt is so hard to believe that Adrian is 4 already!  Maybe you are saying, “Wow, I can’t believe that!”  Well, he is. Last year he turned 6 years old.  On his half birthday he turned 3. Since his birthday was yesterday, he is a year older.  You know that 3+1 = 4.  Yesterday was his birthday and he turned 4.

If you happen to see Adrian, don’t forget to wish him a happy birthday!  Remember, your 4th birthday only comes once 🙂 .