Experiments in Sepia

Yesterday I had the all kids pose for me in my favorite spring spot.

Today, I “went to school” via internet and refreshed my memory on how to change color photos to sepia.  I need a little practice, but I like how these turned out.

Enjoy the newest pictures of all the kids.

Spring Colors

Audrey and I have been enjoying the Forget Me Nots we forgot we planted in the garden!

I do not think that I ever saw holly flowers. I was surprised to see our holly plants blooming this year after years of trying to get rid of the plants.

In Spite of my Fear

I do not like snakes. My children know that I do not like them. However, that fear has not been passed on to my children!

Today, Mark was so excited to find a small garter snake while playing in the backyard. Audrey yelled asking me to get an aquarium ready for their new pet snake. Mark and the girls waited around for the snake to reappear from its hiding place. They then had a fun time trying to catch the snake.

I am so thankful that they have had a wonderful nature teacher who has been able to teach them a healthy respect for snakes. They are not afraid of them, enjoy holding them and have learned to never tease people with the snakes they hold. I have been encouraged to hold snakes and am not quite so fearful of them–but I still dislike them VERY much! Thank you Miss Krista!

I’m a Cook!

This weekend the girls were gone so the boys had a special time by themselves. While Mark ran some errands with Daddy, Adrian got to create his own special pizza.  He put pepperoni on most of it, sprinkled on a little onions and lots of cheese and called it a “Robot Pizza”.  He excitedly told me, “I’m a cook!”

Four Years Old

Adrian is four years old!

He requested a dinosaur cake, so I made a brownie and let the kids decorate it with their toy dinosaurs.  It was the best looking cake I have seen in a long time! Adrian thought it was perfect, just what he wanted. It tasted great with the chocolate chip and the raspberry chocolate ice creams he chose.

Spring Flowers

The crocus are up!  Spring is here!  The girls were so excited finding the first flowers in our yard. They both loved tucking flowers behind their ears and bringing me my first bouquet of the year.  They love the flowers as much as I do!

The neighbor offered to let them pick his daffodils when they come up…wonder how many flowers they would leave him if they were allowed to pick to their hearts content?