Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I went out to Dessert Oasis tonight with some friends.  It's always amazing the unique designs in the drinks there.  Tonight's hot chocolate was particularly stunning with a dragon on top!  It's almost a shame to drink it!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The tree house is starting to take shape!
Daddy and Grandpa L set the posts and got the platform edge in today!

Jason and Sophie reading with Grandma while they wait for dinner.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Benny!
Jason and Sophie really had a lot of fun with cousin Laura...
playing soccer and just playing around.

The kids all loved the pinata, despite the fact that it looked like we were hanging a child size Spiderman from the tree.
When it came down to it, Uncle Mikhail had to step in take him down.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grandpa Bob came over and helped us build some carwash sprinklers!
Sophie helped out, too!
The kids love them!
We built three for $26!  It was incredibly easy, too! 
If you want to build your own, follow the directions at Instructables.
Sophie loves her new sandbox... and filling it with water.

Jason getting the mail on his own!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The lovely flowers on the porch.
You can see my cute Mother's Day gifts, the rock turtle and penguin from Jason and Sophie.
What's better than fudgsicles on a hot day?
Our dragon gardens have been replanted for the summer.  
Here's Sophie's garden.
And Jason's...
And mine.

One of our tadpoles is almost a toad!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We checked out Detroit Kid City with some friends.
The kids had a blast!  Here's Sophie the mail carrier!
And Jason delivering the mail to the correct boxes.
Sophie and a friend cooked us some lunch.
And Sophie played banker.
The boys set up a fox den in the wild.
And they all sat down for story time!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Daddy and Jason broke ground for the tree house!
The tree house is Jason's birthday present this year.  
It will be in these trees.
It looks like a good year for blackberries, even if we aren't getting any apples, cherries, peaches or grapes.  The frost killed all the other buds.
Here's the garden!
Potatoes, carrots, corn, squash, watermelon, and pumpkin are in so far.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jason diving for the ball!

Jason had his monthly Junior Naturalist club.  
Sophie tagged along to the Nature Center.
Jason learned about birds and eggs.  
They put on beaks and practiced pushing around their eggs with a beak!

The kids love building habitats for their hexbugs.

Friday, May 18, 2012

We had a wonderful time at our friend Hayden's birthday party at Moose Tree nature center.
We saw salamanders and turtles upclose!
And made frog crafts!
Then we took a lovely walk through the woods.  
The kids all found toads!
Here's Sophie showing off the toad she found.