Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big Legs!


These are actually the sticks to a limbo game, but Arthur decided to put them to a better use.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Aunt Em's PJs


Coraline found a pair of Aunt Emily's pajamas at the bottom of the pajama bin, and loves to wear them now.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

An Afternoon Walk




Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Visit from Relatives


Today we had fun playing with Aunt Lois, and the triplets' second cousins Min Joo and Nu Ella. We also took turns watering the tomato plants, as we wait for May in order to plant them after the last frost.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mr. McGregor's Garden


Most of my free time, when not watching the triplets or writing my book, I've been working on making a fence for the garden. Since it borders a fairly road, I thought if I built a garden fence, we might actually be able to have the triplets with us when we're gardening (and for once, stay ahead of the weeds).

About 40% of the fence was used from recycled materials (during fall/spring cleanup days, I managed to find quite a few sections of antique fence, and a lot of discarded timber). So I built the rest of the fence to match, and had the Virginia Tech students paint it on their annual volunteer day.

Since the kids love Peter Rabbit, I decided to make it into Mr. McGregor's garden. On and around the fence, I attached cutouts that I made of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, and Squirrel Nutkin (along with many butterflies, a bee, a dragonfly, and a bird).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Our Visitors


At the right side of this blog, I track the locations of the visitors to this site. In the past year, we had 11,826 visits.
They came from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Turkey, France, Portugal, Colombia, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Russian Federation, Malaysia, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Burmuda, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Italy, Belgium, Argentina, India, Norway, South Africa, Austria, Serbia, Switzerland, Indonesia, Georgia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Malta, Jordan, Bulgaria, Korea, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Iceland, Saudia Arabia, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Taiwan, Estonia, Nigeria, Kuwait, Ukraine, Denmark, Honduras, Jamaica, Guam, Venezuela, Paraguay, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Slovenia, China, Egypt, Qatar, and Slovakia.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Visit from Grandma and Grandpa


Today we had tons of fun playing with Grandma and Grandpa. Coraline liked arranging some plywood cutouts of animals that I made for our new garden.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Birthday Balloon


This morning Arthur decided to go out onto the porch to take care of a balloon from my birthday.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Coraline's Story


"I see kitty up up up up the climb tree. Something happened. I don't know. He went up high. He was climbing. And then down down comes the kitty cat. He came down the leaves. I see him again. He walking on bridge. He liked me. He walk by me. He fuzzy!"

Monday, April 05, 2010

Grandpa Ken Visits





Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!




Saturday, April 03, 2010

Cherry Blossom Festival


This morning we took the train into DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Last time we took the train, we kept the kids in their strollers, so they were thrilled when we let them sit on the seats for the ride.

We first went to the Natural History Museum, and checked out the dinosaurs and wild animals.


Afterwards, we sat by the fountain at the National World War II Memorial, and then looked at some cherry trees.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Maryland Visit


Last night we drove up to Maryland to visit our cousins. The kids were so excited that they had been talking about the visit all week. Today they had fun playing on the playground with them.