For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Signs of Spring...

Chef Levi...helping daddy make our "hearty" breakfast...see that stack of toast,Nolan thought it was all for him Flying Planes in the breezy Spring weather...

See the daffodils,momma...

We love Spring!! It lifts all of our spirits, and we are so excited to be able to go outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Our yard is beginning to show signs of Spring. We are studying Birds and Flying creatures in science. As part of our study, we have set up a backyard Bird Sanctuary. We love to watch all the birds as they feed at our feeders. We have 6 male and 3 female cardinals that visit regularly. We have lots of yellow and purple finches, doves, blackbirds, 3 woodpeckers, wrens, titmouses, mockingbirds, purple martins, robins, and hummingbirds(although we haven't seen them out yet this year). We have had a few visitor birds including bluebirds, bluejays, and orioles. It is so cool to watch them interact and feed. We are able to watch out our windows, and it is great fun to hear the kids shout out when a new bird is discovered. It is our dream to expand our bird area and make a butterfly garden as well.
So each year we plan to add a few different plants to this area of our yard.
We are making plans for a vegetable garden which the kids will help me plant and cultivate starting after Easter. I love gardening and cooking the fresh vegetables that we are able to harvest. Come on Spring!!

2 comments:

Kimi said...

LOL....I see that you have a future iron chef living in your house and that hat, I love love love it...how cute!!! Very creative how he used his ball cap turned around to help hold the chef hat up...that's my guess if not then Levi is just too cool and is sporting his own chef style.

I love spring too! We've been enjoying the warm days...the last few have not felt like Spring....grrr...but tomorrow is back in the 70's so that means I can venture out of my house :-P

You are a wonderful teacher! Always an adventure!

We need to decide on a meeting place...is there a good camping place somewhere about mid way...do you guys like to camp...we love it..tent camping is what we love and we're taking the kids this spring, it will be the first time for both...I'll be shocked if they both don't love it...Vivi Jo looks girly at times but she leans toward being a little tom- boyish...more than a girly girl.

Blah blah blah...I'm a little long winded tonight. Gonna go and get the kiddos in bed.

Have a great week,
Kim

Jill and Rick said...

We've been loving these warmer days too, Kim! (yeah, I know, we need them back again) It was great seeing you guys yesterday, and Mia told me that you had some yellow flowers growing at your house.

I wish we had a good space for a vegetable garden - yum!

Jill