Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!

What a great evening we had! We had the whole family out working in the front yard. We planted impatiens, and mulched, and put some top soil over the grass seed, and watered, and just enjoyed working together! Sigh..... heaven...!!

I love how even Felicity is helping!
Here's what it looked like when we finished. The center dark part will hopefully be grass.... I've never planted grass seed, so we'll see! And there'll be lots more flowers that will fill in and show up over the next few months, too. I can't wait!

Sometimes when you go to the 2nd hand store you find something that you just HAVE to have! Even though you didn't know you needed it when you first went in! Today was 25% off day, too! So for less than $3.00 this came home with us!

It needs some love, but I'm excited!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring has Sprung in NYC

Spring has come and it's been 80 - 90 degrees! Heavenly!!!! Here's the latest update in no particular order.....

I brought back some tiger lilies from Easter break at my parents house, and got those transplanted into our side yard this morning. I LOVE digging in the dirt! The daffodils and tulips and grape hyacinths etc toward the right were bulbs we planted on my birthday this past fall. (Thanks Chris and Karen!) They're beautiful!
This would be the mess that Gary made the other day with a huge container of Nesquik! It sure made the house smell nice, though! You can't really tell from the picture, but that pile is really high... it had been nearly full. It was all over Felicity and Gary.

This is at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola down in Columbus circle. One of the ensembles that Ben is in -- the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, performed there this past week. It was great!

On one of the last days of Easter break, I took the kids down to see The Little Red Lighthouse. It's right under the manhattan side of the George Washington Bridge. They loved it!

Gary was there, too, but he didn't want to be in the picture. He preferred to watch the camera.

Coloring eggs at Nana and Grandpa's house...

Ben and his brother John playing at Eastman School of Music for John's senior recital!

Pardon the mess behind it, but here's our egg filled lamp for Easter.

The boys had a day off of school and we moved the couched to clean under and behind them -- well, that was perfect for a blanket fort! 18 blankets when all was said and done.

Gary lined up all his cars and insisted that we take a picture!

We've been having lots of fun lately....