Friday, May 26, 2006

A Second Photo of the day: May 26th

Of course, no day would be complete without the dog. Courage accompanied us on our Nature Center journey. Hot weather took it's toll on the lad, but nothing a long tongue and a huge yawn wont fix!

Photo of the Day 1: May 26th

T'was a beautiful day in Cincinnati, nice day for a stroll at the Cincinnati Nature Center. We found this beautiful Tiger Swallowtail drying its wings on an old log near the Kripendorf Lodge. Hopefully he finished before a wise bird spotted the elegant insect!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Photo of the Day: May 25th

I know, I know. A week without a new image.
Moving on, last night, daughter No. 2 performed with her 3rd grade class as Ms. Frizzle, the energetic teacher from the Magic School Bus series. Everything went extremely well! The show was quite funny and our Ms. Frizzle put on a great performance with no signs of nervousness at all! She has one more performance tonight. Break a leg!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Photo of the Day: May18th

Ok, ok...enough of the dog! But I can't help it! This is Courage sending me off to work this morning. As I (or anyone else) drive, run or walk by, Courage chases us as far as the electric fence allows and then he does this bouncy, half circle at the end. It's a bad habit to encourage so when we're not home, he's confined to the back yard.
Bad news from the 5th grade election...after a good campaign, Daughter No. 1 did not get elected. She wasn't even allowed to wear the t-shirt I made her! She's tough though, and after a good cry and some comforting words, she's almost over it. We are very proud of her regardless., and I can't imagine what it must have felt like to delliver a speech in front of the entire school! Way to go, H!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Photo of the Day: May17th

Well, Daughter No. 1 is running for student body president this morning. She is supposed to give a campaign speech at 9:30 AM today, so last night I made her this T-shirt to wear during the speech. This is her and mom giving me the campaign strategy for the day. We should know the results either this afternoon or tomorrow. I'm really proud of her for taking this on!
Way to go!

Photo of the Day: May 16th

Up the street from my office in Amberley Village is French park. This stately home and the surrounding 275 acres was bequeathed to the City of Cincinnati in 1943 by Herbert Greer French.
According to the Hamilton County Park District, a tornado riped through the park in 1969, destroying over 540 trees. Not sure how old this bent tree is, but I'm going to guess at least 50 years old.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Photo of the Day: May13th

Not the most flattering image of daughter No. 1, but hey, she's concentrating on my cell phone at the moment. The girls and I (less mom) are heading to the frame shop to have my wedding license framed nicely for Mother's Day. I almost threw it away last year! We also stopped at Big Lots and grabbed some funny Mom's day cards.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Photo of the Day: May 10th

Good Ol Courage is FINALLY getting used to the idea of sticking his head out the car window. He likes to do it, just doesn't know it yet. As you can see, he's slowly discovering this new joy one whisker at a time!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My Spring Grades!!

WOOHOO! Two classes, two "As". Beat that, suckah! Hey, I know it's only two classes, but I still gotta work full time! Click on the image to get a better view of those "AAs".
Maybe I'll post a photo tomorrow, but for now, it's all about the As!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Photo of the Day: May 8th

Sorry, no posts for a few days.

Ok, so just when you thought this place could not get any greener...behold! And with the green comes huge amounts of shade which is great for the hostas we planted this spring. We have one small spot in the front right corner of the yard that gets a decent amount of sunshine, and I can usually get a decent crop of tomatoes if the deer don't find them first! Last summer, almost every tomato had teeth marks in them.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Photo of the Day: May 4th

Yep...this is about as exciting as images get! Just a car in the parking lot at work. And while this car looks innocent enough, the interior is trashed as is most of the body.
Anyway, last day o classes is today. All I need to do is get my final writing portfolio to the teacher, and i should score an "A". Suuwheeet!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Photo of the Day: May 2nd

Protecting us from harm at all hours, Courage peruses the back yard as Maura cuts the grass. I think one of these days he's going to leap from that wall if something tempting enough, like a squirrel, shows up!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Photo of the Day: May 1st

Dad (me) and daughter No. 2 pose for a quick photo, taken by her sister. As you can see, the woods is in full green and the yard looks great. I ordered 4 yards of mulch this weekend and am about 1/2 done.
I've been on the morel mushroom hunting kick for some reason, haven't found anything yet, but I'm determined to find at least one before the season ends in mid May.