Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bobcat sighting

My husband had been looking for this bobcat for a very long time.   We both saw him one time on a hike while birding at a nearby state park and never saw him again. The next time he went birding after work, he spotted him right away, and of course he didn't have his camera.  He has been going several times since then and he would spot the cat every once in awhile, however, something would always happen to his camera just as he was about to take his picture so there was never any proof  that he would see it.  He would come home and say " I spotted the bobcat it was on the trail" and of course I would always say "sure"...  He has been going alone on this hike for a while now because I just didn't want to deal with the whole stroller, mosquitoes, sunblock this and that and Tealyn becomes cranky in the evenings when shes ready for bed.  

About a month ago he decided to go again, this time he made sure his camera was charged 

I'm so glad I didn't go I would have been terrified, but what a beautiful shot he took.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Tealyn dying Easter eggs

In our family it is a tradition to buy Cascarones every Easter from local vendors selling from the street . Cascarones are dyed egg shells filled with confetti, used to crack over an unsuspecting family members head, after hunting for them. 


This year instead of buying them we decided to make three dozens. We had been saving shells from breakfast eggs for about two months and it was time to get this done. We dyed the eggs in her bedroom on her table.
I was so excited for her that, I didn't stop and think about the mess it would make . I got some dye on my carpet that I had to remove with peroxide yes, peroxide imagine that ... Other than that she had so much fun making these.  We  did it in steps which took a total of three days. I think for a toddler this is the way to go. It makes it fun to do something each day and they look forward to the next step.

Here are the finished cascarones.  We had a whole lot of Valentine tissue paper left over and I thought It would look cute with the hearts.  She loved it... I  can't wait for her to hunt for eggs this year. She has been playing with her basket and hiding plastic fishes in our back yard and pretends they are eggs and makes mommy or daddy (depending who's playing with her) hunt for them, then its our turn to hide them that game goes on forever....

Here she is Easter 2016  I wish I had a better picture.

2015 Easter

Here is a picture of her and her dad he had just finished cracking a cascaron showering her with a confetti. 
I wish you and your family a very blessed Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Daddy's girl

The connection between Tealyn and her dad is beautiful to witness. They are truly best buddies in every way.  Her eyes light up with joy and she becomes giddy everyday when he comes home from work. They play together building forts and pretend to be Peppa and Daddy Pig.  It is the cutest thing to see. They have conversations about her day he pays close attention to her and listens to her stories. Saturdays become what they both call DAD-UR-DAY  they make breakfast together and while singing and sometimes dancing . Dadurdays is what she looks forward to all week. Their bond is amazing and beyond belief and it makes me so incredibly proud . 

They say that a fathers bond with his daughter is extremely important and that helps to build confidence, self esteem, self image, and it even impacts her ability to preform well academically well then, I shouldn't have any problems in those departments. I just pray that their bond always remains this way and that when she goes through rough patches in her life that she continues to have the confidence to rely on her dad to get her through it. I pray when the time comes that she finds someone as strong and attentive as her dad. I love to see their connection become stronger its a beautiful thing.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring fever

I am so excited about spring this year for so many reasons 
I can actually now see progress
I decided I needed more of a flower bed so we had our yard guy make curves and remove another 4 feet of grass. I want to fill the entire bed with fox tail ferns. So exciting.
We also started working on the other side of the yard removed grass, painted, straightened out the fence (somewhat) added bushes and a Crape Myrtle Tree
and I am going to fill this entire space too.
We had this staircase build for Tealyns tree house 
we just now need to stain it. She loves, loves, loves it..
The smell of my Star Jasmine is pure heaven these days..
My sweet neighbor gave me this lantana Isn't it just beautiful?  I planted it and can't wait for it to grow.  Slowly (very slowly) but surely my backyard retreat is coming together and I couldn't be happier 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Me time

I can't believe I have not blogged in several months I have been so very busy with this little one during the days that I hardly get a chance to catch my breath. Its been in my thoughts late at nights,but every time I want to start a post something happens . Tonight my husband volunteered to get grocery's Yay for me! so, I decided this would be perfect   ME TIME alone time....

Here are a few pictures we took of Tealyn at Christmas time.  I am so proud of my husband who took these beautiful pictures. I seriously wanted to send all my family every single shot he took of her they all came out so incredibly beautiful.
We took these pictures of her across the street where we live . The owners have acres of orchards and three gorgeous lakes it is the most peaceful and beautiful place perfect for picture taking.  They were so kind to let us take pictures.
Do you see why I had such a hard time deciding which picture to send out for Christmas? 


Till next time friends