Look what came in the mail!

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In the mailbox this morning was one of those great offers from Highlights Magazine, for a series featuring world travel. I always enjoyed reading (and coloring in) these magazines as a kid (*ahem adult*). And it will be exciting to share these moments with my little ones.
Of course the magazines are developmentally inappropriate for Monkey Nose right now, but the package included these stickers! What amazing timing! It almost seems like the people over at Highlights were reading my blog.
Well, almost 😉

Firefly Festival

About two weeks ago, we went out to Terhune Farms in Princeton, for their Firefly Festival with some friends. We had a great time eating farm fresh barbecue, dodging through occasional downpours, making buggy antennae and wings,

coloring firefly wings

coloring firefly wings

going on a tractor ride,

on the tractor ride

on the tractor ride

listening to kid-friendly music by the talented Miss Amy,  climbing all over farm equipment,

driving the John Deere with Jeremiah

driving the John Deere with Jeremiah

going through a gymnastics obstacle course,

Monkey Nose climbing with gymnastics instructor

Monkey Nose climbing with gymnastics instructor

and feeding some sheep and ducks. Oh, and just as the sun was setting, a beautiful double rainbow appeared over the field.

Double rainbow over sheep field

Double rainbow over sheep field

It was a great day!

sweet

sweet

When We Were Weeding

I didn’t really mean to have such a wonderfully alliterate title, but I like it 🙂
Anyway, Monkey Nose and I went out in the front yard to do some much overdue weeding.  We kneeled down and got to work. Then I heard a little noise like this, “What work, tee work!” It took a few repeats to realize MN was singing the song from “Wonderpets”. It was so cute! Every time she pulled up a weed, she sang her version of “What’s gonna work? Teamwork!”

After a while, we turned to pull weeds from under this tree.

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There were a lot under there. They were hard to see because of all those weepy branches. As I cleared them away, I saw these little blue things.

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Can you see them? They’re robin eggs! How exciting! But, how did they get there? Hmm…

Then I looked up and saw this.

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A robin’s nest! How cool! We have a robin family in our tree! And, it’s right in front of a window, so we can watch them come and go! (Can you tell I’m excited?) I hope they keep living there so we can take more pictures! This may become the first post in a series. We’ll see.  😉

Bored Mama and the Scissors: A Cautionary Tale

Monkey Nose needed her bangs trimmed. They were hanging in her eyes. She hates them poking her, so it was imperitive they be trimmed.
So, I sit her by the sink, grab the scissors and snip.
Then, hair falls onto her leg.
Then, she freaks out.
Then, she won’t stay still, but I’ve only cut one part.
It looks bad. See?
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Oh, no! What do I do????? How do I get the rest done?!?!
Wait.
My sister usually does this. She’s a professional hair cutter. And, she lives just down the hall.
So, I send a quick text.
It reads, “Help! I’m butchering MN’s bangs!”
She comes running (but her scissors are in their safety pouch, so it’s okay.)
Minutes later, all is well.
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A little short, but at least we won’t need to go through this drama again anytime soon!!
The End.