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 😉
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
going on a 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
going through a gymnastics obstacle course,
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
It was a great day!
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.
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.
Can you see them? They’re robin eggs! How exciting! But, how did they get there? Hmm…
Then I looked up and saw this.
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. 😉
Papa came home with a huge, 3D butterfly kite! So, naturally we had to fly it on the first windy day. Papa is an excellent kite flier. He got it all the way above the tree line, and into the neighbor’s bushes!
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?
Oh, no! What do I do????? How do I get the rest done?!?!
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.
A little short, but at least we won’t need to go through this drama again anytime soon!!
Seriously. 2-3 inches of snow at the end of March. The school district here is on Spring Break. I’m sure there are a bunch of disappointed kids stuck inside right now.
Phil, you’re fired!