Tuesday, June 21, 2011

{Virtual Coffee}

   It's Tuesday and I so look forward to {Virtual Coffee}.  Thanks, Amy (over at Lucky Number 13 blogspot) for conceiving the idea and hosting!

   Another week has flown by and I have managed to get so little done... 
But its been a good week and a fun week!

   As I write this, there is a mob going on outside.  I can't actually see the details because its kind of far away and the trees in our back woods are dense with leaves, but I can hear the crows mobbing something, and now the blue jays are chiming in.  Just figured out that the "something" is our resident red-shouldered hawk because I heard it call.  I don't have a recent photo of our resident guy (or gal-- they look the same except for a difference in size), but here is a picture I took over the winter...

I'm feeling a little indecisive this morning, so I included 2 photos.

   In other nature notes around the house, I had this visitor at my honeysuckle:

Again, indecisive... 1st one is better exposure, but 2nd photo shows dragonfly better.

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!  My kids made some art for Dad:

From my daughter;
It says: "I look up to you Dad"
My daughter's current obsession: the Power Puff Girls
She watches the shows, she draws pages and pages of them,
and creates her own new characters that she names

My 3 yr old son HAS to do everything my 8 yr old daughter does;
these are his drawings for Dad
   I hope everyone was able to enjoy some outdoor fun!  We did a little of this..

And an outdoor photo shoot of my daughter's other current obsession:  Littlest Pet Shop toys (LPS)

   If we were really meeting for coffee, I'd have to tell you that my son's new favorite word is "Never!"
   MOMMY:  "It's time to wash your hands."
   SON:  "Never!"

   MOMMY:  "Let's clean up your toys."
   SON:  "Never!"
   He has to be the most stubborn 3 year old I've ever met!  He also refuses to potty train.  We've tried all the recommendations: bribery (lollipops), superhero underwear, books, videos, pull ups (controversial for some), trying to go every half hour, a rewards chart... At this point he is most influenced by his peers, who are all trained, so I think he's just going to decide one day that he doesn't want to be different.  But we'll see.  I make suggestions to him, without pushing him, because then he'll just dig in his heels.  I really should have invested in Pampers and Huggies stock-- I'd be rich!

   Well, I've finished my coffee.   Its a beautiful day and I have a million things to do; the kids have been dropped off at school and camp, so I now have 4 hours to get things done!  Time to get to it!
   Have a great day and a great week! 



Judith said...

Lovely pics. You could always try reverse psychology on your son e.g. 'I don't ever want to see you washing your hands ever again!!' You never know!! Jxo

christi @ burlap and basil said...

lovely pics and the one with the dragonfly is a great shot. i like #1. visiting for coffee!

Brooke said...

Love all the artwork pics. So cute :D And I should pick up some of that stock too... My, almost FOUR YEAR OLD has no desire to ever use a toilet. Grrr.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ah yes, the old dilemma of potty training. It will happen, as you know. I love kids are, I'm just going through what my son brought home from school that he did over the year. It's so pure and to the point. Thanks for coffee and looking forward to more garden pics. Loved the hawk!