Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Springtime in the garden

Kirsten and I have been having so much fun! This is a busy time of year for my home school. My new favorite subject is biology and Kirsten and I have been learning so much about plants and fungi for the last week we thought it would be fun to go to Red Butte Garden and test our skills.

FINALLY the weather has cleared up a little bit. After our sunny day on Easter it snowed and rained again for an entire week, but today is just perfect, a perfect day for the garden that is. Kirsten was very interested in Red Butte Garden, their gardening methods in the desert of Utah, and how the entire garden is actually built on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains! It was so fun to walk around and look at the daffodils, which were all in bloom!

We are excited to explore the garden. Kirsten is excited because it is NOT raining!
Look at all the daffodils! Hundreds and hundreds were in bloom.
Aren't they pretty?
I even wore my yellow garden shirt!
Kirsten and I walked all through the garden and spotted lots of birds, butterflies and squirrels. It was fun! Kirsten even saw one extra fat squirrel she named Nutty.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter my friends!

The Easter bunny came to the farmhouse, can you believe that, that he knew where to find me, and knew I would be down there? Neat!

The Easter weekend started out really cold and yucky. I was worried the Easter bunny wouldn't come to visit because of all the rain and snow. But, on Easter morning I found my basket and it was stuffed! Plus, there was a new girl down there named Chrissa and on Easter I showed her all around the farmhouse. It was cold and chilly but we both didn't want to cover up our cute Easter outfits with coats.

I tried to stay awake and wait for the Easter bunny but the farmhouse beds were too cozy, I fell asleep after only an hour of waiting!
Somehow the Easter bunny knew I was at the farmhouse!
Chrissa and I took a little walk outside. It was rainy and gloomy.
But we loved pretending it was sunny and warm. Plus, do you see a little blue spot of the sky? We did!
But then when I got home the clouds had cleared and it turned out to be a beautiful day! Plus, Mama said we might be getting a Easter visitor. I waited outside on the porch and a new friend came to stay for three weeks - Kirsten - and she is a traveler just like me! She has been all over the US and has been traveling since last fall! Anyway, after she arrived we had an egg hunt in the back yard and played in my room. It was a very very good Easter!

Back at home it was beautiful and sunny! Almost like a different day, but it was still Easter Sunday. Kirsten arrived and we became friends very easily. She loves to travel just like me!
After she put her things away in my room we had a little Easter hunt in the backyard. We collected lots and lots of Easter treats!