Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bridal Veil Falls

Yesterday we went for a walk along the PRT.  Mr. Man ran with Mischief and Sunshine in the double jogger while Drama Queen and I just mozied along. He ran all the way up to the trail head (Vivian Park I think)  while DQ and I decided Bridal Veil Falls was our destination.

Should have taken my other lens with us.  Drama Queen and I spotted these two deer on the other side of the river.  And no I don't know what all the concrete boxes are.  They are EVERYWHERE  on either side of the river and I told DQ they're for hiding from the aliens....or bombs....or that perhaps they were to the under ground water pipe, which is  most likely as you can hear rushing water if you listen to the lid.)

She was quite pleased that I encouraged her to take off her socks and shoes and go climb the rocks.  Next time we will take her keen sandals because she said there are pokey rocks.  She'd love to climb higher.

It was windy and dinner time.  The smell of all the bbqs going on made us hungry and we decided we'd go back in a couple of weeks and have our own picnic of hot dogs and chips then go up to the falls again.

And then....she couldn't figure out how to get down...

This girl was quite kind and kept encouraging Drama Queen and giving suggestions on where to move her hands/feet next.  I rather liked her thoughtfulness.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Presently they came to an old man lying asleep on the lawn outside his cottage.
"There, " said Pippi, "that man is lying on the ground and we have found him.  We'll take him!"
Tommy and Annika were utterly terrified.
"No, no, Pippi, we can't take an old gentleman.  We couldn't possibly,"  said Tommy. "Anyway, whatever would we do with him?"
"What would we do with him? Oh, there are plenty of things we could do with him.  We could keep him in a little rabbit hutch instead of a rabbit and feed him on dandelions.  But if you don't want to, I don't care.  Though it does bother me to think that some other Thing-finder may come along and grab him.""
Excerpt from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Oh the things we read to our children for bedtime stories.  Though this seemed to go right over Drama Queen's head.
 Yesterday Mischief, Sunshine and I played outside for a while and pulled weeds.  Sunshine appears to be the sort that will plant in all sorts of odd things that she can find.  It's dandelion season so they had fun picking those and blowing the very few that were already to seed.

Aunt Shannon wanted to know where Drama Queen's pictures were so we snapped a few.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Yesterday I asked the girls to move all the toy stuff out of the sitting room and into the playroom (aka, move it all over about 10 feet).  These are pictures of them doing that....
Eventually it did happen.  And well, you see what's in the background of all these?  double the mass and you will have what it looked like.

So Sunshine got put to bed, mommy put on Power Puff Girls for Drama Queen and Mischief, and got to working.

4 hours later....

A clean playroom is ever so much more fun to play in.