Monday, July 6

a new place

I came across this site while looking for a new wallpaper for my desktop. I wanted something artsy and colorful. This is what I found and I love it. I am sure that it will be here for a while. I'm sharing a little blog love and am putton a button over to the side for you if you need a bit of cheering up. take care

Thursday, July 2

kids to the rescue...

A couple days ago the kids came running into the kitchen..."MOM...hurry there is a baby bird on the trampoline!" I grabbed the camera and out we went.

The poor little guy could fly around a little, but not straight up to get out of the net. The moma bird was creating quite a scene squawking all around the yard. I was actually a little afraid that she was going to attack me... start pecking at my head. (I have a small fear of birds, from an incident when the bird hit the car window and fell into the front seat with me... quite humorous today, but not then... maybe a post for later)

I tried to pick him up (with a washcloth) but he just yelped at me and jumped off. (That caused lots of excitement for my two little ones.) So I decided to chase behind him until he got to the entrance... and he sort of fell out (with style of course) fluttering down to the grass and hopped...

over to the patio near the house. I finally convinced the kids to go in, so that the moma bird could get closer to her baby. They watched from the window.

Wednesday, July 1

thinking of butterflies....

Well this is well deserved but extremely LATE post. Last month I organized an event within my moms group for the Holocaust Muesuem in Houston, TX.

We started with a story about a hippo that was rude and insisted on the other animals to be his friend and even naming himself king. We talked about how that would make us feel and I tried to explain to the VERY young group that once there was a guy who thought b/c people were different he had the right to hurt them, including the children. We talked about how that was wrong.

In the end I asked them to make any sort of butterfly they wished to represent the kids that were hurt and explained that they were going to be in a museum FOREVER in an exhibit. They really out did themselves and had a great time doing so.

We had tons of butterflies in all sorts of mediums. I do believe this was one of my favorite gatherings. Thanks to all.