Sunday, May 25, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 144/365 Playground robin

We've been watching this robin who built a nest in a tree in our play yard. It's so exciting!

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 140/365 Lilac

Oh, man! I love lilacs. Growing up there were two huge lilac bushes outside my window and I used to love the scent just wafting into my bedroom. I need to remedy the fact that I no longer have any blooming lilacs in my yard! This beauty was shot at Yale Marsh Garden.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 138/365 Marsh Gardens, 1

Yale Marsh Botanical Gardens are worth the trip! Such a beautiful place. We went on a recent class field trip and I will definitely be bringing Annie here on one of our summer explorations.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2014 132/365 Mom

 

It's such a small word, but it holds so much.

 

Mother's Day...it can be a complicated thing. Grateful my mom is here and I can celebrate with her. Thankful my daughters (and husband) are here to add snuggles to my day. And, feeling bittersweet...missing Nathan and holding close all for whom this day is painful, complicated, or just bittersweet - whether you are missing your mom, your child, or your relationships with either are strained. Wishing you moments of peace....

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

2014 129/365 Random bits, Work Desk Edition

So, in the kindegarten, we use my iPad in the classroom, mostly for photos and documentation. Then, when I take a break, I'll sit at the desk, eat a few bites of lunch, and turn on the iPad to check email and see if my own kids or husband have left any messages - and maybe play a turn or two in Words with Friends (dad, play your word!). It always makes me chuckle when I turn on the iPad and up pops the camera app opened and focused on whatever happens to be on the desk. And, so, I share....