Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'Tis the Season

For a visit from the Easter Chicken!!!

This morning when I arrived at work I found this sweet little box of soft, pastelly eggs waiting for me on my desk. A "cube neighbor" had arrived just before me and I was sure she'd brought the gift.

"Courtney! Do you have chickens in your yard??"

She looked at me like I was a little wacko.
Ok. It wasn't Courtney...........but she reminded me Amy and her kids have chickens.
Of course!!! Amy confirmed it, fresh little Easter eggs straight from her hen house and aren't they just the CUTEST things you've ever seen!!!!

Thanks Amy!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Almost done..........

Graduating on May 8, Mama's crawlin' out from under her rock....

..and coming out of her shell!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Today's the day I took my final stand against winter. I took down the Christmas cards from the back of my front door. It snowed last night, it's melted off the driveway and walks already; it's warm. The first official day of spring is upon us after a long, harsh winter.

I'm not complaining. I love the snow, whether it's raging against my windshield carried by a strong wind or, like in this little video clip I made standing next to the woods a month or so ago, falling soft and silent.

Bring on the tulips.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fun Weekend

Fun to break up this long winter with a weekend visit to the coast.
Saw the ocean as I flew in but that really wasn't the point of the visit.
My granddaughter just turned six and I flew out to give her some hugs!

Favorite project of the weekend: throwing around some flour in Mom's kitchen!

Thanks Mom, for being so cool about the big mess!!!

Sneaking a few licks and tastes along the way.........

And hanging out playing Barbie cut-outs all afternoon when we were done.
"Grandma, 'tend you were the girl in the blue dress and 'tend I was the one in the pink and you said I looked pretty and you wanted to go to the mall."

These days paper dolls are magnetic dolls and we 'tended off and on all weekend....going to the mall, wearing princess outfits, talking about getting our hair done and going to the beach . Her Barbies have a 3-story dream house. With an elevator. Prettttttty cool.

We played with all her toys.
She has a couple of those battery-powered hamster things that everyone was nuts about at Christmas. They were kind of neat.

But nothing is neater than just hanging out with my favorite 6-year old in the whole world, chatting about life in general and making memories.