Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Swan

Have you ever been this close to a swan?

Now, imagine being this small and being close to a bird of that particular size!

Brave girls.

Beautiful, brave girls.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Oh, the places you'll go!

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

~exerpt from "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss

Thursday, June 24, 2010

soapy slip and slide

Does this mean he doesn't have to take a shower tonight?

Yes. Yes it does.

And I'm thinking of installing one of these babies permanently in the back yard and using it for the whole tribe.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Delicate life

so is ours in the hands of The Almighty

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

fairies among us

I am smitten with this fairy child with clear blue eyes and flaxen hair.

And here is proof that she is indeed part fairy.

Monday, June 21, 2010

trois parapluies

Umbrella Fun

Umbrellas are for make-believe
The one I have is red.
I twirl it upside down
and it's a carousel instead.
I use it for a parachute
(I don't jump very far.)
Or else I walk a tightrope
On the shadow of a bar
I think it must be magic, too.
My mother was upset
the day it vanished in the rain
And I got soaking wet.

~ Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Daddy, I love you
For all that you do.
I'll kiss you and hug you
'Cause you love me, too.

You feed me and need me
To teach you to play,
So smile 'cause I love you
On this Father's Day.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Girl in red painting on the patio

i wonder what you are thinking as you daintly press your imaginations onto the wet paper.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spinner of upside down bike wheels

Have you got one of these?

They're very handy to have around the homestead.

I'm lucky because I have two.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sprinkler Sprites

What's that?

You don't have a pool, you say?

No matter.

Maybe the sprinkler sprites will visit you too and take the summer blues away!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oliver's book review

Ouch! He's one tough critic. Really it is one of his favorite books.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Let the Summer fun begin!

Lion's beach, St. Joseph Michigan