Alder Slaughter… Success!

It’s amazing what heavy equipment can do.  This weekend the excavator arrived, and the alders met their match.  Don’t get me wrong:  remnants of their roots are still lurking beneath the surface, so I know the war is not over.  But I do feel like we’ve won round one of the battle. The hill out front is nearly ready for seed.  Quick recap: here is … Continue reading Alder Slaughter… Success!

Yellow

I’m worried about our old dog.  Yesterday I came home and found her stuck half in and half out of her doggie door.  It requires a slight hop to get through, and her back legs barely have the strength anymore.  I helped her outside, where she  struggled to squat and do her business.  She typically prefers to be outdoors, but yesterday she wanted to come … Continue reading Yellow

Bird-Themed Birthday Party

In case anyone else out there wants to throw a bird-themed party, I thought I’d share a few ideas that we used to pull it all together.  When Maggie initially picked this theme, I had no idea what we would do.  In the end, we had more ideas than we could use! Designing the invitations is my favorite step in the party planning process.  I … Continue reading Bird-Themed Birthday Party

For the Birds: Part II

We survived the bird-day party without too many ruffled feathers.  Oh sure, there were a few bonked heads and plenty of tattling, and some odd moments (like when a little girl locked herself in the bathroom with a hijacked doll stroller).  But but what can you expect when you invite 14 kindergarten girls to your nest?  All you can hope is that you will learn … Continue reading For the Birds: Part II