Monday, April 27, 2009

Mountain Monday

Spring is finally in full bloom here in Utah. Sure there were a few snow flakes yesterday, but in spite of mother nature trying to mess with our minds, the evidence says Spring is here to stay. YAY!
In spite of the fact that Pygmy Child returned home to her husband and home in FL, we are managing to go on without her. We miss her laughter, her joy, her sweet loving ways. It was wonderful to get to spend so much time with her. Mountain Monday goes on, with or without the Pygmy Child.











We drove by this spot last week and Pygmy Child declared it to be the epitome of what Spring is supposed to be, so in honor of her, I post this:



The sides of the mountains are verdant with spring growth. Creeping up the sides, soon the mountains will completely join in with the valleys in celebrating a new season.






Ms. Tenacious Oak leaf, surrounded by her aborning siblings.




This is shepard's purse, either a weed or an herb, depending on who you are talking to.




And now, some of my favorite pictures from the preceding week.

Soccer!




My daughters wanted a picture of themselves. Wow, it is much easier to work with grownups who cooperate!










We took the kids to the park, I had bought the children matching outfits in hopes of getting a nice group shot. Yay, right! Ha ha, now that I have stopped laughing at my own hubris, I can stare the pictures proving how very silly I am to try!


June Bug did a face plant in the sand. She didn't cry, but she didn't much like the sand in her mouth. We laughed. We are mean like that.









Squid's nose hook gets me every time!



I am totally enjoying the sunshine and greeness surrounding me. Hopefully you are getting a chance to drink in Spring too!

18 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

Those pictures are gorgeous. As are your daughters!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Sorry she went home, I bet you do miss her. I like the pic of all the kids and the flowers are my fave part of spring. The Tub ones I think are my fave this week.

rychelle said...

I think tulips may be my favorite flower.

These pictures are gorgeous and so is your family.

The Boob Nazi said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVE SHEEP. I wish I could be a sheep.

tubaville said...

That sheep picture makes me want to run out and buy 50 of my own. Don't worry, I would settle for 3 :)

Christa said...

Wow on the colors in the first tulip picture. Very vibrant. Your daughters look just like you by the way.

amelia said...

You have such a goodlooking family. Love your Mountain Monday pics! YEAH SPRING!

Lisa said...

Yahoo for spring!!!! And for visits from really cool (and beautiful) daughters!

Sheri said...

I adore your picture of your daughters. You are blessed! Thanks for sharing.

Jillene said...

Your daughters are BEAUTIFUL....just like their mother!!

Bobie said...

Love the pics, thanks for sharing!!

SO said...

What beautiful pictures of your family. And that sheep pasture? We had sheep when I was growing up and it wasn't Spring until the lambs made and appearance. I miss them.

Jillybean said...

I LOVE the nose hook!

Soxy Deb said...

Love the pics. The family pic under the tree is a great shot. And the nose hook? Too much.

I think my favorite (not child) photo this week is the second one down. The tuplips. With your permission, I would love to use that as my screen saver. Let me know, cause I may be a lot of things, but I don't pilfer. hehe.

K J and the kids said...

verdant, hubris, aborning.
Poetry to go along with the pictures.

Great pictures.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. And the nose hook is truly fabulous.

elizasmom said...

Your beautiful daughters look so much like you! And Junebug's sandy face is too cute. i.e. I would be laughing too, mean lady that I am!

Motherboard said...

Your daughters are gorgeous!

It was so fun to meet you today! You are just delightful! I had a blast!