Monthly Archives: April 2011

Happy Easter!

After a Saturday Egg Hunt, a spontaneous lunch out with friends and date night for Mommy & Daddy . . .


After a visit from the Easter Bunny and donning our Sunday finest . . .





We wrapped up yet another extraordinarily beautiful Low Country weekend with a picnic in the shade of this incredible tree.


I love my life.

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coloring Easter













Tips for enjoying a Spring Break “staycation”:

1. Plan nothing.
(Play board games instead.)

2. Blow bunny bubbles

3. Play Legos on the hot sidewalk whenever possible.

4. Snack a LOT

5. You never know what you will find if you look around

6. Don’t even think about it!

7. Breathe deeply – spring is definitely in the air

8. Popsicles are the perfect way to end the day

9. Days this beautiful will certainly be enough to make you forget the stress of grocery shopping with kids in tow (did I really manage to spend twice as much money on half as much food??) and wish that every day could be this lazy and sweet.

play ball!

Sand Gnats opening day, baby! Time to play ball!







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The thing I love most about these photos? The fact that her boots are on the wrong feet. Her shoes are always on the wrong feet! You would think she would get it right at least 50% of the time, right? I have a feeling this is one of the things I am going to really miss as she gets older. It’s only a matter of time . . .

the 3rd tooth

5 Ways to Unplug and Connect with Your Family for Earth Day : Wildlife Promise

Earth Day is right around the corner, and I’ve been trying to come up with some fun things to do with the kids to reinforce the importance of being good stewards of our planet . This article on the NWF blog has some great ides for connecting with nature, but I think my favorite is #1: Make solar S’Mores! I mean, what better way to learn about the power of the sun, renewable resources, and power conservation than through a yummy, chocolaty, marshmallowy treat!

Click the link below for the full article – and be sure to let me know what YOU plan to do to B Kind 2 Earth!

5 Ways to Unplug and Connect with Your Family for Earth Day : Wildlife Promise.

Are you ready for Earth Day? Help your family embrace nature on April 22 by doing more than just hugging a tree with these activities from Rebecca P. Cohen’s new book, Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids.

These simple ideas will help you conserve, learn, and have fun together. Then you can join the B Kind 2 Earth Day campaign! The idea is simple: promise to do at least one kind thing for the earth on Earth Day and get others to do the same. The kindness can be as basic as going on a hike with your kids, or as big as a park clean up – or anything in between.