Thursday, February 2, 2012

{p,h,f,r} groundhog day

Isn't it funny how sometimes it takes things going quite wrong to help you find your gratitude?  Not everything has gone wrong this week, of course, but our regular routine has been interrupted by a nasty stomach bug.  This was, obviously, not a fun way to spend the week, but it did help me realize that I am luckier than most.  My problems can be solved by a day or two of rest and a can of Lysol (maybe 2).  I know a lot of wonderful people who are not so fortunate.  So here are some of the highlights of our week so far.

I just love birthday parties.  This was such a sweet little party for Zadie's friend Claire.  We were  thankful for being included, especially because Zadie loves to paint and it was a rare opportunity for her to spend some big girl time with me and without her siblings.

Claire and Zadie

Zadie showing off her work to her friend Brody

The finished masterpieces

Andy also got to break out of his routine this week for a field trip to the weather station... Let me tell you, field trips make second graders very {happy}

Andy hates it when I say he's cute.... but isn't he cute?!
 Now, this just made me laugh today.  Some of you may think that having girls means coloring pages and tea parties.  Well here's a shot of my little princess sharpening her 'sword' so that she could kill a dragon.  I'm pretty sure at this age Andy would have made friends with the dragon and invited him for tea.  He had an awesome Curious George tea set.


I have shared photos with you in weeks past of our sweet bunny Nala.  I am so sad to tell you that Nala died recently.  It was a hard lesson, especially for Zadie.  We do have a new bunny that we named 'Go Diego, Go'-  I'll share her picture next week.  For now, here is the beautiful garden stone that Zadie made to mark the place in our garden where we laid Nala to rest.  Poor little bunny.


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1 comment:

  1. Saying goodbye to a much-loved pet is never easy - even for grown-ups. What a beautiful garden stone made by little hands - such a lovely memorial.