Friday, March 21, 2008

Nature Girl Rocks

This is Nature Girl stomping around in the mud in her pink rain boots. Our dirt driveway provides lots of mud puddles to stomp in as the snow melts. Of course it also provides lots of rocks to add to her collection.

This is the pile of rocks she set aside to bring into the house. In the end I talked her into choosing just two of the bigger rocks to bring in for a future painting project. That's one thing about her love of rocks we always have lots of free rocks for projects.

Yes it's a box of rocks. A walk around the downstairs of the house picking up rocks yielded this big treasure box filled with rocks. The little pink box was a gift from miniswap 3. Nature Girl was thrilled to recieve the treasure box and especially the rocks. Her swap partner Nathan sent the perfect package. She couldn't have been happier. Nathan's mom's blog is here: Mama Said Sew

Has Spring Sprung?

So this has been a record breaking winter for us with 112 inches of snow so far. We all have cabin fever and can't wait for spring to arrive. Nature girl has repeatedly asked my why I don't take her to the park anymore. The answer is because the park is buried under 2 or 3 feet of snow and we're waiting for the snow to melt. In the meantime she likes to regale me with the different things that make her think of spring. "Momma, you know what makes me think of spring? Going to the farm to see Sunny." Sunny is a horse at a local petting farm slash ice cream stand we like to visit during the spring and summer. "Momma you know what makes me think of spring? Eating ice cream. Birds flying. Flowers growing." And the list goes on. You know what makes me think of spring? These baby grasshoppers we found on a patch of grass in our yard this week. These little buggers were hopping around. They provided an hour worth of fun for us and the neighborhood children. Yes I think spring has literally sprung. Of course par for the course our little friends got dusted with an inch of snow the next morning. Hopefully they'll be springing again soon!