Sunday, June 9, 2013

This One is For the Birds

Over the past year we've lived in our home, I've noticed that the birds love our house, especially this Spring. One Mama bird has built a big nest on the light fixture outside our back door. When we peeked inside a couple weeks ago we found 4 bright blue-green eggs. I'm excited for the eggs to hatch and watch the new baby birds. A week later we noticed that one of our hanging flower baskets on the front porch looked a little flat on top and also saw a robin making frequent visits to the basket. Upon closer inspection we found another nest in the middle of the basket. So far there are no eggs in this nest and I think the bird may have moved on to a new location, but I keep wondering if I need to keep carefully watering around the nest...a great trick in itself. In my last post I mentioned the nest on the wreath of our front door...I think that bird went to build a new nest in a place that isn't constantly opening and closing. Anyways, it's kind of fun to see all the nests and especially watch Mama bird in the back yard. The boys love watching!

Here are the boys floating their home-made boats down a stream by our house.

Hugh graduated from preschool and Grandma sent all the kids "graduation dogs" where the kids could sign their names on each others dogs. It was a fun day.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Here the boys are getting their cars ready for our ward all-ages pine wood derby. Hugh made a green car and Joel made his yellow with a green stripe.

We spent a few days at Grandma and Grandpa's house

T-ball practice

We found a bird's nest on the wreath of our front door.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt

Coloring Easter Eggs

Love this

Flying Kites

Playing Outside

Our new trampoline. The boys love it.

Refinishing this old oak cabinet has been one of our latest projects. I love how it turned bright and Springy!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Florida and A Birthday Celebration

Bryce and I escaped our cold Montana weather for a few days and headed to sunny Florida. We had a great time and really enjoyed the beach and we even made it over to Disney World for a day. We both forgot to grab the camera, so these pics from Bryce's phone aren't the best (they are almost all blurry), but better than nothing. Here's the Orlando Temple...beautiful! I thought these next two photos were fun of Hugh and I taking pictures of each other. We celebrated Joel's 2nd birthday...I can hardly believe he is two! Without us knowing, Hugh discovered the rocket birthday cake on the counter... some big chunks of cake were missing. I'm glad Joel is so easy going and didn't seem to mind much. Next year we'll remember to hide the cake on a high shelf somewhere. Besides the small cake mishap, the rest of Joel's birthday went well and he loves his new firetruck. Can't get enough of my sweet 2-year old! (and sweet 3-year old too :)