Showing posts from June, 2014

Bird Watching

We see different kinds of birds around here.  Cardinals and blue jays are a couple of my favorites. We also see lovebirds, hawks and even falcons flying in our backyard almost daily. Sometimes a woodpecker would wake me up in the morning making me think someone's knocking on the around 6:30. Aside from the little birds we also get to see ibises as well as crows hanging out in our backyard especially after the grass is cut. They like freshly cut grass because they're able to dig out for food since the grass is short. A few weeks ago hubby had an encounter with a cardinal while he was watering the plants. The little red bird probably got hot so it decided to take a shower under the water hose that hubby was using to water the plants. It was for this reason that he decided to look for a bird bath. We were supposed to look for one together but didn't have the chance to do it on a weekend when he's free. So he decided to pick one on his way home from work one day

A Mosquito Invasion

Literally. Because when I say A mosquito invasion I mean just ONE mosquito creating havoc in our household. Dramatic, eh? Weather has been generally nice around here. It can get a bit warm during the day but early evening is quite comfortable. This is the reason why the man of the house likes spending some time in our back porch sipping a cup of his favorite java after dinner. I usually join him there even if I don't drink coffee and so does the little one when she feels like it. It's a great way to spend some family time together...away from our gadgets that is. I guess it was during one of those days when one sneaky mosquito got into the house. We weren't aware it's in the house until a couple of days ago. The husband first complained that something bit him. That same day the little one showed me a couple of bumps on her skin. Not long after that I saw a few on my legs and thighs as well. I freak out whenever the little one gets bitten by any insect. Her bites swe

Breakfast is Served!

The man of the house had to work on both days over the weekend. For whatever reason, the little one decided to make me breakfast on one of those days ~ Sunday to be specific. I was actually awake already when I heard the clanking of the pans in the kitchen but decided to let her do whatever it was she was doing. After a few minutes of just listening to the 'activities' in the kitchen I decided to peek out of my bedroom and saw her busy on the stove doing something ~still in her nightgown. I asked her what she's doing. Her reply: "I'm making you pancake for breakfast." Uhm, okey. I'm normally hesitant to let her use the stove but I let her this time since she already had a head start and she seemed to be in control. I went to wash up while she was doing the finishing touches to her 'pancake breakfast'...especially for moi! When I got on the breakfast table, this is what she had waiting for me. I, of course, had to take a picture of it...for souven

Almost Summer

Technically anyway. Where we're at it already feels like summer a couple of springs ago. Anyway, my sister in law who loves summer barbecue is now all agog prepping for family get together. I forwarded her the link because she's been looking for table linens forever. It seems to be the case every year so I decided to help out in my own little way. She's the type who likes to host functions not only for family but for the different organizations she's involved with and she's always in need of something especially when it comes to her table setting. Hopefully the website I forwarder her will help her in some way.