Saturday, May 31, 2008

Not the wrong beverage...

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
~Vicki Baum

Chosen by Jacqueline:
Lia dances in the icy cold waters of Lake Ontario.

~*~

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~Kahlil Gibran

Chosen by JoAnn:
She dries off after a bracing dip - or two.

~*~

Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it.
~Henry S. Haskins

Chosen by Esme:
We all start to head back to the car after all 3 girls have gotten completely in and the rest of us have merely dipped our toes.

~*~

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
~Mother Teresa

Chosen by Lia:
Jacqueline & JoAnn bake us a spice cake.

~*~

A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Chosen by Antonio:
A few treasures I chose to bring home.

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One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
~Alexander Jodorowsky

Chosen by me:
Yes, the glass is half full, and it's *not* the wrong beverage...


Friday, May 30, 2008

Passion


My choice - JoAnn is passionate about her book.


Lia's choice - More passion from JoAnn!


Josie's choice - A pic Es drew of Demyx, Axel, and Xemnas from Organization IV.


Es's choice - Fransisca.


A second choice from me today - Lia in the front, Josie on the table, and Ant vanishing into the kitchen.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Lone Deer Visited Us This Morning


The deer was cautious but still eager to sample the long grass in our "meadow." Diana was able to capture numerous photos through our bedroom and livingroom windows and chose this one to share.


Es chose this close up.


I chose this pic of Josie, just coming in from a long game of Care Bears in the woods.


Alphabet soup for lunch! Lia got the word TOTE in one bite and decided to take a picture of it.


JoAnn chose this pic of her bff Saten.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Todays Pictures


Esme chose two today. This pic shows her progress on her chakram.


And this pic she drew of Kairi from KH2.


This is my choice! Josie, Antonio, and Es playing a game that involved kicking dandelion seeds into the air.


This is Diana's gorgeous pic of the sunset.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Creativity


Lia having fun taking pictures of herself with a mirror.


Then she captured this one of Bunny who *so* didn't want to be photographed.


Diana made this pretty thank you card for some online friends who sent a care package.


Esme spent hours traipsing the property in search of spikes for her chakram.


Diana captured this creative photo this evening! It is so cool!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Party!


Off to a party at Grandma and Grandpa's house!


Grandma has flags and flowers to decorate her porch!


Antonio is ready to party!!!


Down in the yard, some enjoy hula hoops, mingling, and the great weather!


Beneath the big tree, some have fun swinging!


Meanwhile up on the deck, Antonio, Esme, and JoAnn roleplay Organization IV. It was a great day!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Beautiful Weather!

The beautiful, sunshiny weather we had today lent itself well to outdoor projects. Josie, Es, and Ant went scavenging for materials to make weapons for their cosplay outfits.

Josie found a board perfect for a sitar. She spent hours removing nails in preparation for her project. She chose this picture even though she said her hair was wonky!


Es removed the spokes from a pair of old bicycle wheels in preparation for making chakram.


Antonio found a smooth, straight tree limb to use for his long sword. He is outside sanding right now in the twilight.


I enjoyed the weather while hanging the laundry on the line. After a string of rainy days, I had a lot of catching up to do!

Lia wants me to note that she was at a friend's house all day and didn't have a chance to take or be in any pics.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Today was Jacqueline's Birthday

After hanging out at home til late in the morning, Jacqueline & I headed out for some errands. We stopped for a late brunch at a local diner we've never been to, and we hope to go back again soon with the kids! (Click pics for full size if you want...)


The Birthday Girl with her coffee waiting for the main course...


We split a yummeh bunch of mozzarella sticks...


Jacqueline ordered the fish dinner, one of her favorites!


While out & about we saw this cool stand of curly trees, not yet in full foliage...


After errands, we came home & Jacqueline made a cake for herself! (She shared!) YUM!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Adventure and Relaxation


Diana with her camera ever in her hand heads off to work!


On the way home, she stops to trudge through a ditch and poison ivy, to capture this photo of a tree disrobing. The poison ivy is pulling its clothes right off!


Meanwhile, Esme relaxes in bed with a book.


JoAnn is winning at Audition on the laptop!


And Saten relaxes in bed after a day filled with adventure!


We finish up with Lia's close up pic of Bunny the cat!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Quiet Day at Faerie Gardens


Esme and Josie play in the chair.



Big Wish cuddles with Bunny.



Relaxing in the livingroom, view one!



Relaxing in the livingroom, view two!



Diana's desk is bursting with signs of creativity!