The Beauty of Spring

I almost cannot believe today is the first day of summer! I like the fact that it has gotten much warmer the last few days, but nevertheless I really love spring and I wished it stayed at least another month. Spring is that time of the year when I feel most inspired and when the love of everything nature blooms into my heart. Because of that, me and the kiddos spend a lot of time outdoors observing the changes in the natural world around us…

This spring was fun. We did some gardening, bird watching, raised silkworms, and many other things. Below, some memorable springtime moments:

The Amarilis Dani and Nico planted last year rebloomed this year. Dani was delighted when she woke up one morning and saw the beautiful flowers.

A few days later, Dani planted acidanthera bulbs. Together we also planted sunflower seeds, impatiens, tomatoes, and a small herb garden.

Me and Dani also made a fairy house. We were very inspired by some books we read and by the latest Tinkerbell movie, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.

Easter was very special because our cousins Karina and Annelise joined us for an afternoon of Easter eggs dying.

Cody, our golden retriever, grew quite  a lot this spring (about 30 pounds.) Nico is sure his best buddy and they still spend quite a lot time together indoors and outdoors playing and playing…

We celebrated Children’s Day by hanging our Japanese koi kites in front of our house. Nico’s one was purchased from Ebay, but Dani made her own, with some help from mommy, from a paper bag.

Finally, we watched a couple of house finches build their nest right outside our kitchen window. We managed to protect it from the crows by placing a scarecrow in our front yard, below the nest.

The mama bird laid her eggs and four cute little birds were born a few weeks later. Watch the short video below to see mama bird feeding her babies.

Before we knew, the baby birds were ready to fly. Unfortunately, we didn’t see their first flight. We just saw some commotion the day they flew, but we only realized they were gone the day after. Anyways, we missed watching the birds, but we were very, very happy that they all made it this time.

This is it for our spring this year. Now, with the summer ahead of us, we look forward to do so many cool things… God willing!





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