Posts Tagged ‘ready for summer’

What’s that phrase? April goes out like a lion? Is that right? Well, whatever it is about April dumping rain all over everything, it was definitely true for the last part of the month. It was almost constant and occasionally it would stop and the sun would come out and you would sigh and think that finally it was going to be possible to take the kids outside to play and then… it would start raining again.  Yes, I am a bad Oregonian. I do not enjoy the rain, as a rule. There are exceptions, but mostly I do not like it and I give a cheer when it goes away for a while.  And it’s gone until Sunday.

PicMonkey Collage

There’s nothing that gets us girls more excited some sunshine and an afternoon spent outside.


Also, it’s so easy to get pretty pictures of the girls when the sun is out. I have been dying to take some sunny pictures of the ladies in their dresses for a couple of weeks now. I feel like they are growing up so fast and if I don’t start taking some good pictures then I’ll have missed something. Haley will even tell me “I growing too fast, Mommy.” And I say “yes, you are, Haley”.


I wish I could remember who this poem is by, but this black and white of Hazel makes me think of it.

And the riverbank sings

Of the waters of March

It’s the end of despair

It’s the joy in your heart


I got so excited about the sun that my paste-y, paste-y legs came out.


14I’m trying to make a bucket list for this summer. The problem I ran into last year was that I had all these things I wanted to do, but I didn’t write them down and before I knew it the summer was almost over or I missed the dates for events that I wanted to go to. I want to go to Oaks Park, the beach, the lavender festival, berry picking, but I know there are lots of other things going on. Does anyone have any recommendations?

16Haley took this picture. Kinda. But she was very insistent about taking a picture by herself. So all I did was hold the camera and help her press the button. She was so proud.

17And, of course, little sister had to have a turn. But, y’all, this was the stillest Haley has held for a picture in her entire life. I love these girls.


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