Monday, March 30, 2009

a slow moving weekend

Things were moving slowly here this weekend. This was our first Saturday without hockey in months, as the season ended last week; baseball practice was rained out. We did some indoor camping; some eating at the "campground" (tables above were made to surprise me while I made lunch).

How about you? How was your weekend?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

out my window

Lots of traffic this weekend.

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

moving into spring

I'm feeling quiet and sleepy today. Five years behind the masses, we just started watching LOST from the beginning. I've been staying up far too late watching just one more episode, and scaring myself silly. I'm looking forward to this afternoon, when the obligations of the day are fulfilled. Cal and Abbott will play with their diggers and balls; I'll sit on the bench of our deck and close my eyes, and let the sun and sounds stream in.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Favorite Easter Books

I spent some time over the weekend finding our Easter books. Our favorites:

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes - a story about a kind and clever bunny; a feminist tale from 1939!

The Truth About Easter Rabbits - describes the many Easter Rabbits that live all around the world, and how they decorate and deliver Easter eggs.

The Golden Egg Book
by Margaret Wise Brown - a giant Golden Book first published in 1947.

The Easter Rabbit's Parade by Lois Lenski - farm animals all contribute to a surprise for the girl who takes care of them. Sweet story, beautiful illustrations.

If you have any favorites I haven't mentioned, I'd love to hear about them in the comments.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day. In honor of it, here are some interesting links for your perusal:

UN International Women's Day - information for children
International Women's Day
National Women's Hall of Fame
Women in World History
300 Women Who Changed the World

And feel free to share about your favorite woman leader in the comments section.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

weekend doings

What are you up to this weekend? I hope you're having a lovely time!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1

from our deck

We're looking forward to starting a garden later this month...growing tomatoes in pots was a great success last summer and we want to try more things.

This is Women's History Month - did you know the theme this year is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet'?

And today is the anniversary of my first date with Alexi, 11 years ago.

Welcome, March!