Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Going to the country, gonna see me a lot of flowers

Flowers on the farm

Texas Natural Science Center


I took all three boys to the Natural Science museum at UT on Sunday, with Lucas' Cub scout den. The boys enjoyed posing by the lion statue, and I took a picture of my Tiger cub by the Tiger Eye stone. The insect mosaic was amazing, and Zachary enjoyed crawling around the evolution exhibit while I talked with Doug on the phone. I was very proud of the way my boys behaved.
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Candid shot by Lucas

doing my baby reps (it's like push-ups, only inverted)
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Palestrina Choir

I got to hear the Palestrina men's/boy's choir while at Mass at the Pro-Cathedral on Sunday. I took the opportunity to record some of their beautiful music.

Regina Coeli (de Victoria)
Ardens est Cor Meum (Dering)

Dublin pics

I'm on a ferry to the UK on the morrow.. here are some pics of the sightseeing I got to do in Dublin while I was here.

Dublin

Friday, April 16, 2010

ambition

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Tug-of-war

Since classes were canceled again today, we had a field trip to the Wells Branch homestead instead. During the two-hour program, I managed to get Zachary's 9-month portrait taken (only a week late). They've made many improvements at the homestead since out last visit, I'm looking forward to the homestead festival a week from tomorrow! http://www.wellsbranchmud.com/wb-special.html
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Candy experiments

We've been having fun trying a few simple experiments on our Easter candy. This is the floating "s" experiment. See www.candyexperiments.com for directions and other experiment ideas.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

spider web

O what a tangled web we weave...
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Zilker Botanical Garden flowers

After dropping Doug of at the airport today, we took a detour by the Zilker botanical gardens. What a great time of year to visit! The azaleas and roses are in full bloom and the air is thick with the sweet scent of flowers. Here are a few of the 220 or so pictures we took. Everything was so beautiful, it was a treat!

Flowers at Zilker Botanical Gardens

Pack Spring family camp out

Pedernales Falls

overheard

"Do I look like I have a lollipop on my head?"
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Field trip

I chaperoned a class field trip to identify wildflowers in the field across the street from the school. It was so much fun to see the kids playing with the flowers and the butterflies. Kids need more time to do stuff like that. That's one reason I love homeschooling.

Spring flowers

Splash!

Timmy's lesson this morning involved measuring volume with water. Zachary had great fun spashing in the basin when Timmy was done. Needless to say, he dumped it. Sigh. I suppose I needed to mop anyway.
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Easter Tuesday


Regina Mater celebrated Easter with an Easter egg hunt and a special lunch, each child ordered what they wanted from sonic. Thank you Mrs. Haskins for organizing everything!
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Easter Monday


We celebrated Easter Monday with a family dinner and egg hunt at my mom's house. I love it when I don't have to cook! We also celebrated Doug's birthday with a cake.
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Happy Easter!


We took some pictures before and after the Easter vigil Mass. Zachary was very good, he slept through the first few hours. Timmy and Lucas stayed awake the whole time, it's their favorite Mass of the year (must be the candles)!
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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Bluebonnets!


The drive out to Marble Falls was beautiful. We stopped to take a few pictures!
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Strawberries

Strawberry picking April 2010

Camping- Bastrop

Bastrop Campout March 2010

My little boys


exploring a friend's backyard
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applause

When you're happy and you know it clap your hands!
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