We bought some lady bugs for our garden today to take care of the little pests eating our plants. Before letting them go we did a bit of research on them and discovered that it's best to release them with moisture. How perfect for a rainy day! We also learned that the babies look like tiny alligators and Oliver has been asking us all afternoon how alligators turn into ladybugs. Wouldn't that be quite a sight! The boys had fun releasing them and Oliver brought a few inside to keep as pets.
Monday, May 27, 2013
The boys had fun at Golden Gardens on Friday. The tide was really low and there were many creatures to explore in the tide pools! We saw crabs, starfish, geoducks (which are a type of clam), birds and trains.
|getting ready to explore|
|geoduck! Oliver and Tessa had fun poking them and watching them sink back into the sand and spray water over a foot tall.|
|starfish! we saw several.|
|looking for more geoducks|
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Uncle Evan celebrated his 26th birthday with us yesterday! He went with Oliver to preschool in the morning which made a certain little boy very happy. The boys also helped me make this delicious cake and they could hardly wait to try it.
|Uncle lights the candles|
|ready to blow!|
|Uncle makes the first cut|
|my first four layer cake!|
|waiting in anticipation|
|and now I'm thirsty|
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Someone was awfully happy to have gotten a hold of his brother's fireman hat without him noticing. He even managed to snag the fire truck (aka the wooden airplane that magically transforms into whatever particular vehicle is needed at the moment).
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
As the weather gets warmer, the boys have been enjoying more and more time outside. All it takes is a little water and dirt and they can occupy themselves for hours!
|Mr. Cool in his sunglasses|
|I'm not exactly sure what he's doing here|
|the teakettle lid makes a nice hat!|
|Elliott demonstrates hands-free drinking on a tricycle|
|busy mixing mud|
|hanging out on the slide|
|They have been enjoying the front yard, too!|