Monthly Archives: April 2006

BEES

Elli is very scared of bees right now. The weather is beautiful these days, and she wishes it were cold so that the bees would go away. The picture of Elli is one I shot when she thought she saw one. It was a mosquito!

I wasn’t sure how to handle the problem, so we went to the library to find some books on the subject, thinking that if she were more informed about the little monsters, she might not be so scared. Elli was relieved to find out that males do not have stingers. Now, everytime she sees one, she says, “Maybe it’s a boy!” One page in the book described the pollination process and then showed you how to make your own flowers. We made the ones pictured yesterday (Along with the bee – it’s a girl – can you tell?) and this morning I found them dripping some sort of sticky substance. On closer inspection I realized it was honey. Elli thought they should be filled with nectar – just like real flowers. What a girl.


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EASTER IN DALLAS


We had a great weekend with the Martin’s in Dallas. Fyvie was adorable, and the kids all had a great time playing and meeting their newest cousin!

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MEMORY LANE FROM ’03




I can’t believe how much they have changed! I showed Nathan a bunch of pictures last night that were taken about two years ago. He couldn’t believe how little the girls were, and had to run into their room to look at them while they were sleeping because he was feeling so nostalgic!

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SPRING DAY














Today we went on a pre-school field trip to the Botanical gardens and then on to the playground and duck pond at a nearby park. It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun! Elli then spent about 2 hours at home planting pinecones around the yard and landscaping, saying that she was planting “Pine trees.” I told Nathan, and he thinks we should plant a tree and surprise her. That reminds me of the time that Elli’s pet turtle, Hannah, who was about the size of her palm, was replaced one night with a gigantic turtle the size of a frisbee that Nathan found on the side of the road. When she woke up, Nathan said, “Look Elli, Hannah really grew last night!” She was so surprised! To this day, she still talks about Hannah getting bigger that one day!

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