Tuesday, September 02, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten/Preschool

Today is the first day of kindergarten/preschool for the boys! After a hearty breakfast of pancakes, they were ready for this next adventure!

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Brothers heading out for the first day of kindergarten/preschool

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They look gung-ho!

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Jules is ready!

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Elliott is ready!

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Jules' new school

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Putting away his backpack

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Elliott's new school

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Making a new friend

Monday, September 01, 2014

Butterflies

With the help of a friend, I planted a bunch of seeds on Mother's Day. Those seeds have transformed into gorgeous zinnias of all colors, shapes, and sizes, and which attract gorgeous butterflies.

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We think this is a Tiger Swallowtail

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It happily flitted from flower to flower.

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Sipping nectar

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A full wing shot!

Friday, August 29, 2014

For the Birds

Recently, my mom came to visit and brought a bird house kit for the kids. Jules decided he wanted to make it the weekend Paul & Elliott were in Michigan.

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Check out the cool kit!

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Carefully opening the package

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Fully constructed

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Let the painting commence!

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Painstakingly following the example on the packaging.

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The masterpiece is complete!

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A close up

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Inspecting my hanging handiwork.
We also bought birdseed and are happy to announce that the birds are enjoying our offerings.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chinese Brunch and Heading Home

A rare underwater cactus

He insisting on sitting at the table with his lady friend 

 When it comes to food, Elliott moves fast

Back to the airport 

Making new friends 

The inevitable outcome of traveling 

He even stayed asleep when I carried him off the plane

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Wave Field!

One of our last stops in Michigan was the Wave Field at U of M.




"I will harness the power of waves to fly my space ship!"