Doris Mae II

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A nice day for a walk.

The 3 of us took a walk on Monday. We followed some trails we hadn't been on yet.
One of the coolest things we saw was this huge old maple tree. Bug was fascinated by the big hole at the base and was excited to find out that if she stuck her head inside and looked up, she could see daylight....that's when we walked around to the other side of it and saw the huge hole on the other side.
This is inside the tree, looking down from outside.

Here was Bug's view when she stuck her head inside and looked up. Pretty cool!
What has Bug's dad so interested?


AND MORE FLAMES! The guitar-builder in him really REALLY wanted to take this home.
After seeing a spot on the tree where a woodpecker had been, Bug needed to draw.

The water in just this one spot was orange....beautiful, but weird.

Bug saw this frog on the trail in front of us. We stopped a couple of roller-bladers so that I could get a pic.

It then hopped off the path and showed us how well its camoflauge worked. I couldn't see it on the camera screen.

This turtle wasn't too close, but Bug really wanted a picture of it.

Near the end of the hike, Bug still had enough energy to do quite a bit of skipping. I'm glad that I was able to capture this.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bug is 7!

Bug turned 7 last week. How that happened, I do not know. I do know that we headed to Milwaukee early Saturday morning to see Grandma. Here's Bug, catching up on her reading in the van. The pillow was an Xmas gift from one of my internet mommy friends when Bug was 1 1/2. It is now called the "nose-rubbing pillow".

Waiting patiently to dig in and see what's there!

Yay! Magnext are our current favorite thing.

Of course, one must have a little Captain Underpants to read...

According to Bug, the gift from me and her dad was the old (not that old) digital camera. Bug has been asking for one for over a year.

Bug, making a favorite face.

Here are a few of the photos that Bug has taken with her camera:
Bug's dad promised her that he'd make pancakes on the morning of her birthday. Here are a couple of them that she especially liked.

Bug's favorite electric guitar: the Fender "Rory Gallagher" Strat.

Purrl has decided that the dollhouse is a good place to sit while watching the squirrels.

After showing her new camera to Grandma, of course Bug had to take a picture of her!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Slim Goodbody!

Bug and I went to see Slim Goodbody's Bodyology show yesterday. was so much fun! I figured that I would be able to tolerate it, as I knew that Bug would enjoy it, but this guy was so good, that I thoroughly enjoyed the show. He posed for a photo with Bug after the show. We're planning to go again, next year.

We got a call a few days ago that our friend from Japan was in the states and wanted to visit. It was a short, but nice, visit. We went out to eat, then he took Bug shopping for a birthday present...She was overjoyed to get Eve and Wall-e, as you can see in the photo below. THANK YOU, TAKESHI!!!

Nature drawings.

While on our hike last weekend, Bug did some drawing in her nature journal. I took pictures of each drawing and of the real thing that she was looking at.

I was the first one to spot the reindeer head on this tree...but it was Bug who, in her drawing, decided just exactly which reindeer it was.

Bug spotted this log and was quite excited. It's not often that you run across a jackal log, you know.

This was just a hole in the bottom of a tree....but there was much discussion as to what might live in there.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Go take a hike!

We had beautiful weather here this past weekend. On Saturday, we decided to go for a hike. Here's what we were rewarded with when we got to the top.

We found a really cool area of sandstone. Bug thought that this hole was pretty cool.

Bug's dad decided to walk across this fallen tree.

Bug had other ideas for getting across.


We made a trip to Red Wing recently to visit with some friends. We also went down to the train station to hear some other friends play. Here's Bug's dad sitting in with Patchouli.

Here's Bug trying out a very cool electric guitar. (maybe even as cool as her own...)

At the park with friends.

Recently, some friends visited from out of town. We went to Bug's favorite playground. Much fun was had, even though it was a bit chilly.