Bringing Summer Indoors

Cooler temperatures, jeans, jackets in the morning-there was a special nip in the air today.  This evening the girls came in from the backyard and requested scissors and a jar.  They meticulously cut every flower and pulled every ripe tomato from the vine.   I do believe they are rolling out the red carpet for Autumn.


Saturday morning we got up bright and early and checked out some yard sales.  We didn’t have much luck so we decided to hit up two of our favorite thrift stores.  First we went to St. Vincent de Paul on Beechmont Avenue where the girls scored lots of good books.  While there I debated back and forth over a cute chair that was really cheap, but in the end I passed because I wasn’t sure where I would put it.  Then we went to Goodwill in Oakley.  Again, the girls both found some books and this time Blackburn did too.  Ben and I bought some cds.  Our next stop was Lowes to pick out paint for Isabella’s room.  It didn’t take too long for her to settle on a color so we went outside to the gardening area.  There were several plants on sale for $3.00 a piece.  Isabella picked out a Creopsis with bright yellow flowers, Vita chose a pink Dianthus, Blackburn got a flat of strawberry plants (of course), Ben picked a Clematis and I chose some Scotch Moss.   I can’t wait to plant them.

Isabella’s started reading chapter books. I remember reading some of these when I was little, especially the Babysitter’s club.

Vita’s book purchases Scooby Doo, Little House on the Prairie  

Harry Potter- I am going to collect the series here and there so we can all read them together.

Lots of good cds: Goldfinger, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Warped Tour 2005, The Pinstripes, Tori Amos, and for the kids – High School Musical

Isabella lost a tooth right before bed…

She lost the front right one.

First coat of paint is on the walls and ceiling in Isabella’s room.

Official Color: Imperial Lilac

Hope to show you more soon!

Early Night

Today was a long day and I am hoping to get us all in bed early tonight…by early, I mean before midnight.  Blackburn and I took our evening stroll in the backyard and we took pictures of a couple of things that caught our eye.

Mothers Day Rose Bush

This strawberry plant is his pride and joy.

Last years blueberries

Now we are snacking on blueberries, finishing up baths and heading to bed.   Tomorrow I want to tell you about the newest member of our family.  It has whiskers, hops and is the sweetest little thing.