Tuesday, April 22, 2014

surprise snow

 Now that my tulips are dropping their lovely coral petals, and the daffodils bowing their heads in resignation to the roses, who just last week, seemed to show no promise of life, and are now leafing out like reminders of summer mornings, I think it is safe to say one more big thank you to God and Mother Nature for the mild winter of 2014. 

Thank you for a handful of snowy days, lovely enough for pictures, including this odd late March snow squall. I promise you that five minutes before I grabbed my camera, we had warmth and sunshine. An enormous wind blew in through the canyon and brought a mix of rain, snow, and sleet. I saw Olivia dash through the back gate, running in to find like-minded playmates.


 Olivia, I love that you let weather fascinate you. I will not be surprised at all if you grow up to be a meteorologist. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

the many faces of birthday

 I felt quite happy that Kyle's birthday request was to do pretty much the same thing as last year... a boy  after my own heart.  We had our traditional gyro lunch at Burger Supreme and went to a matinee with Ben, Monuments Men.

Kyle's bright green cast was still the star of the day. The word of the month, definitely malleolus, even  Sophie's been enjoying a larger anatomical vocabulary. Right posterior malleolus, to be exact...fractured in a skateboarding accident, just in time for his birthday.

Kyle's birthday dinner has become a tradition as well, chicken pot pie, admittedly from Costco. Kyle, thank you for becoming remarkably easy to shop for...banjo music, records from my day, and a few new additions to your favorite collection, beards.

 We all had a great time celebrating with you.