Saturday, May 26, 2012

There was a birthday yesterday...

A five-year-old boy became six...
 We baked cakes...
And had a mini feast…
 There were candles lit and blown out...
 And I just kept looking at how big this
 little boy has become… So extremely fast…

                                                                                  Best wishes everyone ~ Marica

Monday, May 21, 2012

What we saw of the solar eclipse...

We tried out the pin hole in the cardboard trick...
 We took pictures of the sun with our eyes closed or only gazing just to the side...
 We saw our crazy shadows on the fence...
 Waving our arms and wiggling our fingers...
 We saw the translucent almost X-ray like shimmer the sun and moon together made...
Did you see the eclipse?

                                                                          ~ Marica

Sunday, May 20, 2012

In the kitchen...

There has been a lot of cooking lately…
The kids have been on a cake baking spree… I think there were five cakes baked in two days...
 I made baked macaroni and cheese with Parmesan, sharp cheddar and aged Gouda…
 I can't wait to make it again...
We had a lunch of fresh sauteed ahi tuna made into salad, as well as egg salad with eggs from my parent's hens. We ate it with multi-grain bread just out of the oven and lettuce from the garden...
 I think after a couple weeks of counter top building madness (that will be another post…)
finally having the kitchen back and finally having real surfaces that can so easily
be wiped clean, we are extremely happy to be in the kitchen...

                                                         Cheers ~ Marica


Friday, May 18, 2012

Mister Toad...

This big fellow was under our play pool this morning…
 Hiding from the sun and and most likely the dogs…
 After we said our hellos, we set him back in in his moist, dark den...
With the roly-polys and bugs that like to pertched on his back. 
I'm always amazed toads can survive so far from a pond or river, 
but they must have their ways…

                                               Cheers ~ Marica


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time has been flying…

Aprons have been officially finished…
The girls are thrilled...
 Writing...
 And reading has been in the air...
 So far, so fun...
Summer weather has been blasting spring out of the way… I'm not so sure I feel okay about that...
But this is California and I can't say I didn't know…

Happy May and all the warmth to come ~ Marica