Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Our Neck of the Woods...

Lughnassadh approaches! Diana is kept busy making cornstalk decorations!

A sign for our ongoing yard sale invites passer-by's to buy our stuff and help pay our rent!

Birthday money has bought gummi bears shared by all!

Es is busy as usual drawing and writing!

Lia dances with glee in her "new to her" swimsuit that JoAnn could now pass down 'cause...

She got a new skirt and suit with her birthday money!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Who lives at Faerie Gardens?

Prickly plants with pretty, pretty flowers!

Extra large mushrooms!

Stray cats with nowhere else to go.

Tall, tall trees!

Tiny bugs and ripening black berries.

Pretty mermaid baubles sculpted by Diana to sell at Faerie Garden Fancies!

Monday, July 28, 2008


I wish I had the camera right now, because the COOLEST little green leafhopper with red eyes is crawling all over my monitor! ^_^ So cool!

Anyway, busy day! While many pics were taken, these are the only 2 worthy of posting here...

The Cat who Doesn't Live Here...

And why does he sleep in such WEIRD places???

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Antonio!

Saten and the stray kitten sleep on the kitchen floor.

The girls are off to a birthday party. I have made a giant cookie for them to take for a gift.

After the party, we head to Flat Rock for a celebratory swim. Antonio is 16 today! We have a had a few busy weeks! Lia takes a moment to comfort me when I need it.

Antonio and friend Devin have fun skipping stones.

Back at home, we have a quiet evening. Lia enjoys relaxing on the bed with a movie.

Party Day!

Cupcakes await the arrival of guests... (Made by Esme, and they got rave reviews!)

The kids... Do you know how many pics I took before I got them ALL looking at the camera??? LOL! Note: Antonio is not standing on the planter... Obviously!

Big sister, and birthday girl, Emma and her handsome boyfriend, Scott...

Beautiful sky at sunset...

So pretty we had to add a second!

Friday, July 25, 2008

JoAnn's Birthday

We started the day with a flat tire, but moved on to a joyous picnic at the park...

JoAnn spent part of her special day bonding with a random ant...

Our mullien is now taller than Esme!

Lia longs for *her* special day...

Everyone helps out in the kitchen!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Some of our pets...

Bunny amidst my crafting project...

Allie takes a bath... (She really does like it!)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthday Activities

The sight that greeted me in the morning...

A secret trail we discovered...

A walk in the woods...

A climb in a tree...

Birthday creations!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Another Sunset at Flatrock

Ant, as usual, the first one in...


Lia, singing and dancing simply for her own joy...

Da Momma was tired...

Queen Anne's Lace bathed in sun...

Tired but happy girls, ready to head home...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rainy Sunday

Becca and Rachel have some fun before it is time to go!

Mullein in the rain!

Laundry in the rain!

Becca in the rain!

Flat Rock after the rain ended.

Driving home after an impromptu swim!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cook-Out #2 and more!

This time in our very own backyard! I love how the bats visit us every evening, but the cameras just can't quite capture them...

They can capture moths that sit very still though; isn't this one gorgeous?

This is the mullein in the front garden box; it has little prongs now!

And here is Lia with our sunflower garden; I hope they grow fast! The one in the backyard just started blooming!

Here the girls play Care Bears with "the next generation of Care Bear Fans" as Esme said...

Ah... the cook-out awaits...

Jo roasting her hot dog; the poor dear burnt her stick right up and lost that dog to the fire... :(

Here we all are, Rachel is on the far right... Thanks, Bill, for taking the pic!