Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring!
















It has been a jam packed week.
Friday night was the kids talent show at our local cultural center. We have a kids art camp at our cultural center every August, and Friday night was the art auction and talent show to raise money for this event. The money goes towards scholarships for local children to attend the art camp who may not otherwise be able to afford the tuition. Local artists run the camp and it has been wildly successful. It is a diamond in the rough to have our beloved one room schoolhouse run as a local venue for culture, classes and fun. So my little show stopper daughter decided to join in the fun and sing the song,  'My Favorite Things', while her dad played guitar. Her kindergarten teacher even came to watch her and a fellow classmate, who is a serious guitar prodigy. I thought it was really touching he came to support them both!
The weekend was a birthday party and a trip to the river on the way home. Spring is buzzing, people are out and about, flowers are blooming. Our river is smack in the middle of everything here, and our world somewhat revolves around it in the summer time. Even though the water was freezing cold, M could not help jumping in about 20 times. She screamed with excitement upon discovering the tadpoles, climbed rocks, followed lizards, brought me a heart-shaped rock she found and throughly examined the dead mouse we saw on the trail. She had a long conversation with her dad about all the reasons why she loves both the city and the country life, noting she was happy she gets a hefty dose of both. "I get to climb on rocks instead of a playground and swim in a river instead of a pool" referring to the country and about the city,  "I get to hear all the sounds of the city that are like music".


9 comments:

d said...

What a good post. Will you add a picture of her new haircut?

Anonymous said...

what new haircut?

and what a beauty!

love you guys! can't wait to frolick at the river with you and my two.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing place to live and what a beautiful family! As you know I have always been the hard core city girl but now I long for the open spaces. Its so awesome to see your pics. Still am amazed that u look exactly the same as when u were 19 years old!!! Sooo happy that you are so blessed. And I'm actually attempting your cooking creations! Which is truly shocking for me, the take out queen. Sendin lots o hugs. Nikole

Gigi said...

your blog is so interesting! You have such a gift to write so well and take such great pix! So glad to be a part of the gig! G

Becky said...

Jess! You are certainly putting that new camera to good use. Beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

i love your blog! i look for new posts daily!

Chez des Tombe said...

The picture of M on the bridge is gorgeous. Definitely print- worthy, as are the rest. It's the perfect time for Bridge-P outing. I'm inspired to make one myself!

heather said...

Lovely little girl. Beautiful place to live. I'm only just a tad bit jealous...:)

Ashley said...

PRESH.

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