Thursday, March 31, 2011


Since it's only been in the 30's these past few days (and rainy and snowy and sleeting) and we have pretty much forgotten that it's actually springtime, I'm looking at some pictures I took a few weeks back when it wasn't quite yet spring, but in the high 60's. Crazy weather we're having here in Virginia. I hope it warms up in time for Easter. Actually, I'd like it to warm up quicker than that because we have garden work to do! :)
Anyway, in case you have forgotten it's spring too, I'd like to share my pictures with you!
Little Miss Sunshine was sitting on a blanket when she decided she wanted to crawl over to me. As soon as her hand touched the grass, she forgot all about me! She thought this was really cool stuff!

She started pulling handfuls of grass off the ground and throwing it into the air.

She was quite entertained with this new discovery.

(note to self: the next time its absolutely gorgeous outside and you rush through lunch because you are just dying to get out there, and you notice that your child got food all over her little sweater but you decide you don't mind because you have to get outside RIGHT. THAT. SECOND. don't forget that you will probably end up taking pictures and will later wish you had taken a few minutes to change her sweater. C'mon, Jodi.)

First time on the swing!

In case you can't tell from the picture, she absolutely loved it. Squishy nose galore!

Squishy nose with her mouth wide open.

The kids LOVE their swing set. It's their favorite place to play outside.

Second Place: the crab apple tree in our front yard. Mr. Tickle is excited because he's big enough to climb it this year. My rule is, if you can't get up there on your own, you can't get up there.

Signs of spring: the bulbs are blooming!

New growth on the crab apple tree.

Our hydrangea that Mike bought me for Mother's Day last year. We were afraid it was dead! But no! Still alive. :)

This was another gift from mike on Mother's Day. Best rose ever. The deer really feasted on this thing last year. But look at all that new growth! We'll try harder to protect you this year, little rose bush. Don't worry.

Sunshine has been hanging out in here while I do yard work. Just until the ground dries out a bit and every thing's not so muddy. Tickle went in there because he thinks it's fun!

Little Miss Chatterbox made a "house" on the front deck. She loves to make little "homes" wherever she can.

When the sun started going down, it got a little too chilly for Sunshine. So she watched her best friends through the storm door window. It was so cute. So naturally, I grabbed my camera and went outside to get a picture of her.

After posing for a picture, she realized she was now the only one inside and started banging on the window.

Then she noticed her fingers and decided to check them out a minute.

Then back to her pleas. She even whipped out the squishy nose in hopes that her cuteness would get her outside.

When that didn't work, she got angry. This is her "I'm not messin' around" look. Hahaha. Oh, Little Miss Sunshine. What a cutie pie.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my pictures! Happy spring, everyone!


  1. Love Colette's very expressive faces. She is so cute and looks so much like baby Jodi.

  2. Awww, great pictures!!!! She is definitely the life of the party. So funny!! And she does look a lot like you at that age. BTW, can't even tell that her sweater is dirty..maybe close up.
    Love the pretty new flowers and the swings! How fun!!
    Hope you guys had a great time at your retreat this weekend.