Nesting and lessons learned

So here is what I learned this week

  • That my son believes he can persuade some birds to come and live in his meringue nest! He ran around the garden with the aforementioned meringue nest shouting “Here, birdie, birdie….come and live in my nest – it is so yummy”!

Even the addition of a dandelion could not persuade any birds to join him.

  • I am SO ready to say goodbye to this kitchen and it’s black units.

  • I can’t wait for my new kitchen appliances and cupboards (and neither can my son)

  • My daughters love each other (really!)

  • When my friend (a.k.a. The Chicken Lady) has a hen massacre (by a Mr Fox) then I am the wrong person to ask to help! I struggle with hens when they are alive … there is no way I want to clean up “chicken bits”…..sorry. But you should be thankful, because if I had I may have felt obliged to share some photos with my bloggy friends!

  • When my daughter can be distracted from the tv, she can be quite artistic.

The kit used in this page is from Gina Marie Huff at Weeds & Wildflowers and will be revealed tomorrow for the Weeds 2nd Anniversary party.

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See you tomorrow.

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  1. Aww I love the photos of your son and his nest! That is the cutest thing I have heard in a long time!

    Your daughter’s art is beautiful!

  2. Oh that was wonderful. My smile just kept getting bigger and bigger! I love your daughters creativity and your sons amazing hair! What a lovely family you have!

  3. I just loved this post! From that sweet little red-haired boy of yours to the beautiful scrapbook page with your daughter’s art… sweet. Thanks for the smile this afternoon.

  4. My oldest use to try to catch birds in the park when he was one by running after them doing the sign for bird.
    Beautiful photos. Hope the kitchen remodel goes fast.

  5. What’s wrong with those silly birds? Can’t they see that it’s a perfectly lovely meringue nest? And I’m sure that cute little redheaded boy is perfectly safe… Well, maybe not…

  6. I love the way kids think. Some of the ideas and stories they come up with amaze me. Your daughter’s art work is beautiful, she’s very talanted.

  7. WHEW – you really catch all the ‘sweet moments’ of your family, JanMary… there will be no worries with “remember when?’s” when they grow up, for you capture not just photos but the very essence of their personalities.

    Oh, how I remember trying to lure insects, birds and I ached to be the one to tame a WILD horse. I felt that I would contain some magicalness that would draw them. haha, NOT. At least when you’re a kid you can believe this about yourself.

    And the hating your siblings phase – ya, I got that too, though now we are all grown up I love having big brothers and my sister is closer to me than ever.

    Thanks again for your post!

  8. I love your lessons! Your children are beautiful, your son would fit in with my two oldest boys with the red hair,too.
    A new kitchen sounds like so much fun, enjoy!

  9. what’s funny is two other bloggers can’t wait to go black in their kitchens and here you are getting out..funny.

    the pix of the art work and the comment about getting away from the Tv so true!

    Great post and blog!

  10. So excited for you and your new kitchen… good luck making it through the re-do process… it sounds like you are prepared and informed and will do great!!!

    God bless-

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